[amsat-bb] Making ISS voice contacts, best practice

Alexander Sack pisymbol at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 16:39:10 PDT 2011


Is it bad form to call the NA1SS during a pass in a vain attempt to
make a contact?  I am not trying to stalk them (well actually...) but
this has always been a dream of mine since I got my Amateur Radio
golden ticket.

But I am trying to wake up early in the morning when presumably the
ISS crew is active and call CQ.

Do folks call CQ NA1SS?  Its this bad form?

I also don't know how to tell if the FM repeater is on (I have read
several links on how to make contacts but they are vague, its more or
less monitor 145.800Mhz and go from there).


-aps (KC2ZSX)

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