[amsat-bb] Re: APRS beaconing on the ISS no luck....

Alexander Sack pisymbol at gmail.com
Sun May 15 08:53:03 PDT 2011

On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Eric H. Christensen
<eric at christensenplace.us> wrote:
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> On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 10:21:20AM -0400, Alexander Sack wrote:
>> Is this just not gonna happen on a HT?  I have tried 4 times with no
>> luck (all high elevation passes).  Again I see every packet that flies
>> by (comparing my HT list with that on ariss.net).  Very frustrating.
> I personally haven't tried to do APRS from an HT on the ISS.  I used to get a few lucky packets through PCSAT back when it was working well but up until a couple of weeks ago I hadn't heard the ISS in packet mode in some time.  I'd say keep trying.  Sometimes you'll get lucky and can get a packet through.  You may need to go with a yagi, though...

Well I hear a lot (it was a W->NW->N pass at a 21 degreeish max
elevation) but I can't seem to beacon myself.

I have set my PATH to Others/ARISS.  I see some have used
ARISS,WIDEN-n but I don't see the need.

Is there anything else I have to do?  My beacon is set again to TX 30
seconds AUTO.  I constantly try a Quick Beacon with the TH-72A but I
can't really tell if it send it.

Also, to send a message via the ISS what is the address?

I have been using RS0ISS-4 based on packets received.

Any comments before 4:20EST would be appreciated as I have one more
really good high elevation pass then...



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