[amsat-bb] Re: Help in Hearing ISS
les at highnoonfilm.com
Mon May 27 08:44:34 PDT 2013
Ah, so THAT's what the other SATPC32 program (ISS) version is for.
Read the instructions? Sir--where is your manhood? It runs counter to my
gender to resort to something as despicable as reading
instructions. Why, it makes me suspect you might be a Communist! (No
offense to any communists who might be members of the list.)
Seriously, Stefan, thank you for the assist. I'll eat my serving of
humble pie while I read the instructions for SATPC32 again.
On 5/27/2013 10:35 AM, Stefan Wagener wrote:
> Hi Les,
> 1. Go to: http://www.issfanclub.com
> on the right side you see activities. Packet was active an hour ago.
> Found it to be the most up-to-date source for activities short of
> special announcements.
> 2. Please read the SatPC32 instructions, especially the part on
> SatPC32ISS. Use that program and make sure you select the correct
> frequencies. You might need to change the default ones in SatPC for
> the ISS based on the link/activity above.
> Hope that helps.
> 73 Stefan, VE4NSA
> On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com
> <mailto:les at highnoonfilm.com>> wrote:
> I ran a Google search this morning, and there is still no known
> cure for "operator error". So I resort to searching
> for more medicine on the list until a cure can be found. Please
> give generously until a cure can be found. :-)
> Been on satellites for about five weeks now, and have managed to
> work a few contacts through SO-50, FO-29, AO-7,
> and VO-52. Have copied CW beacons from other birds including a few
> of the small Cubesats. The system
> seems to be working well.
> Some bugs had to be worked out along the way, including adjusting
> Doppler correction on SATPC32,
> fixing an audio distortion problem, and desense in Mode J.
> But despite my best efforts, I've yet to hear a single peep out of
> the International Space Station. Not just in voice modes,
> mind you, but I can't seem to find the digipeater signals, or
> anything else. I'm clearly doing something wrong.
> So, here are my questions:
> 1.) My IC-910H is controlled by SATPC32 in "satellite mode".
> Simple enough. But when I make the ISS the "active satellite" it
> stays in V/U mode, and won't easily let me go into simplex mode to
> work the ISS voice circuits or FM repeater.
> Is there a fix for this? How do other IC-910H owners deal with
> this issue?
> 2.) What frequency should I be looking for the packet signals on?
> I don't have a TNC, but do have a Rigblaster USB Advantage sound
> card interface. I know it's possible to use this to monitor (and
> possibly transmit signals to the ISS) Is there a link to a web
> site explaining how to configure the software, etc. for beginners?
> 3.) How often is the ISS in FM repeater mode? Not often, I'm
> guessing. Anyone know why?
> 4.) Any other tips on working the ISS? It would be quite a thrill
> for me!
> Please pardon the newbie questions. This list is great, and I
> really appreciate the help.
> We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming for
> smart, capable operators, already in
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
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