[amsat-bb] Re: Help in Hearing ISS

gordonjcp at gjcp.net gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon May 27 13:37:17 PDT 2013

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 10:10:02AM -0500, Les Rayburn wrote:
> 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.
Do not use silly overcomplicated radios and pointy-clicky software.  Don't waste time with directional aerials and Heath-Robinson rotators.

Grab some pass predictions, and stick a handie with a rubber duck in a south-facing window set to 145.825MHz - if the ISS is transmitting you will hear it.

The ISS isn't always in packet mode, and in particular they shut it off during EVA and docking/launching procedures.  If it's up and talking (check issfanclub for details) you *will* hear it.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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