[amsat-bb] Re: Boy Scout Contact in AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 3, Issue 400

joe cassano aka jmario jmario at fast.net
Sat Aug 9 12:29:01 PDT 2008


http://oscar.dcarr.org  is a good place to look for up to date reports 
on types of ISS activity (when it is active).  Another place to look is 
http://www.ariss.net  which indicates that (outside of school contacts) 
the ISS TM-D700 digipeater has not been active for over a month.

The ISS digipeater was more active in the past - wonder why it is rarely 
active these days.


> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 21:29:17 -0700
> From: "Ken Owen" <n6kth at n6kth.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Help with ISS Boy Scout Contact
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <000801c8f9d8$7d10bc00$2e01a8c0 at CIR2>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"
> Hi folks:
> I will be setting up the station that will contact the ISS in less than two
> weeks on behalf of the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club and a local Boy
> Scout troop. The contact is scheduled, and we have the necessary equipment.
> I would like to make sure in advance that my station is tracking the ISS
> correctly.  I wonder if anyone is currently making any ISS contacts (of the
> not so pre-arranged type) and whether the cross-band repeater is in use.
> I've listened on 145.800 for a couple of passes, but I've not heard anything
> yet.
> I appreciate any advice from those who have done this before.
> Thanks,
> Ken Owen, N6KTH
> AMSAT Area Coordinator

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list