[amsat-bb] Re: Help in Hearing ISS
wageners at gmail.com
Mon May 27 09:04:20 PDT 2013
Sounds good. :-)
Regarding reading instructions, I like the thing with the fish.....
You know, this one: "give a man a quick answer (fish), and you help him for
a minute until he forgets again (feed him for a day): show him the manual
and have him read it and apply it, you helped him for a long time and he
can help others now (you feed him for a lifetime) ;-)
73, Stefan VE4NSA
On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 10:44 AM, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Les N1LF
> 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
> 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>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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