[amsat-bb] ISS APRS in low power?

Pavel Milanes Costa co7wt at frcuba.co.cu
Sat Dec 13 20:18:01 UTC 2014

Hi to all...

 From a few days now (3 actually) I have been monitoring the ISS APRS 
digipiter, and seems to me that the power has been turned down or 
equipment changed...

Today I conducted a (long delayed) maintenance to my 3 antennas on the 
back yard, two J-poles and the HF doublet...

I was worried about the performance of my antennas, nope... SWR is 1.2 
and lower on the two J-poles... and I can reach the usual local and 
quasi-dx repiters in my area... (hombrew copper pipe J-Poles and AH 
LDF-4 on both...)

So, I'm right? ISS APRS equipment has reduced power?

I remember working ISS APRS with this setup and signals was very strong, 
now I have to open the squelch to hear something...

73 from CO7WT.

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