[amsat-bb] Email via The ISS Was: What Happened to the PacSats?

Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com
Wed Jan 4 16:45:41 PST 2012

> Short emails are posible trough iss
> http://wa8lmf.net/bruninga/aprs/sset-email.GIF
> it's one way only but good enough for checkin messages, there are enough
> monitoring stations to cover most needs, africa might be a bit hard at
> places but even there, there should be posibileties.
> 73 Andre PE1RDW

I had a low pass right now and I did not get a repeat of what I sent
up.  I am beaconing:

KQ6UP>BEACON,ARISS: <UI>:     :EMAIL    :kq6up at kq6up.org  This is a
test of ISS mail.

This did not echo back, but this is what I did decode:

ISS Crew Keyboard.  Crew may not be available.  For BBS/PMS use RS0ISS-11

RS0ISS-4>N7HQB: <<UA>>:
and three more very similar lines.

Should I be using RS0ISS for the via?  Has the call sign changed?

Chris Maness

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