[amsat-bb] Re: LOTW Satellite name for ISS ?

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sat Dec 6 13:51:14 PST 2008

I have a different view of the choppy nature of things - and I hope others will jump in with information about it. 

I believe it has to do with the relative position of the antenna(s) on the ISS and all the "stuff" connected to the station that run in different directions. I can see how the antennas might be blocked from out "line of sight" as this module or that solar array "gets in the way" on a given pass.

Any other thoughts about it out there?
-------------- Original message from "Tim Goodrich" <tim at timgoodrich.net>: -------------- 

> Bruce, 
> I believe this is due to the carrier and some people are just barely getting 
> over it at times with the power they're using. 
> Tim 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Bruce Semple [mailto:brucesemple at verizon.net] 
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 4:07 PM 
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
> Subject: [amsat-bb] LOTW Satellite name for ISS ? 
> Does one log contacts through the ISS repeater as a SAT contact? 
> If so -- ISS does not appear to be one of the accepted names. 
> tonights 23:49 UTC pass over East Coast -- the downlink was very 
> choppy -- as if someone was keying their microphone on 
> and off randomly but not saying anything -- was anyone else hearing the 
> same? 
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