[amsat-bb] Re: Digipeating Through the ISS

MM ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 7 05:06:41 PDT 2013

Digi-peating can be fun.  I use to frequently digi-peat or chat-room with many stations using the Mir Kantroinics or the ISS-Paccom system.  I even made a digi-peat contact from Boston MA to Pine Grove California.  The ISS radio window between Boston and California is only a few seconds long.
I am not sure which radio is in use on ISS today, the old D700 had a delay issue caused by a user cross-band configuration error which made digi-peating difficult.  Did they ever replace the D700 or disable the cross band receivers?

--- On Fri, 5/31/13, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:

> From: Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Digipeating Through the ISS
> To: "AMSAT Mailing List" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Date: Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:51 AM
> After several frustrating hours of
> trying to get the software set up properly, I finally
> managed to
> get Packet Engine Pro and UISS working in time for a good
> pass of the ISS over the Southeastern US.
> It was really something to see the software display stations
> and plot them on a map as the ISS passed
> overhead. Even more so to see my own callsign digipeated
> through the software.
> Next up is to attempt a full fledged QSO through the ISS in
> real-time.
> My special thanks to  Joanne Maenpaa, K9JKM whose paper
> on working through the ISS using software was
> most helpful.
> I used my Icom IC-910H with a Signalink interface instead of
> a hardware TNC.
> Having a blast on the birds, and this just adds a whole
> other element of fun to the process.
> --
> 73,
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
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