[amsat-bb] ISS Contacts

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 15:12:11 UTC 2015

haha. I know, I should be grateful too. I am, but I'm also upset! I
can be both right?

Anyway, I'm hoping they can organize another field day operation this
year. I haven't been to field day in years anyway, so my first in a
while plus my first ever ISS contact would be amazing.

fwiw, I do know not to interrupt during scheduled ARISS contacts. I
was telling someone else who responded to me that it was a good thing
they don't publish the uplink frequencies not only so people don't
intentionally try to take advantage of the situation, but also so
ignorant (and excitedly blind people like me) don't interfere.

Thanks for the links, and for your website and work. I can tell you
put a lot into it. BTW, I'm a Kenwood guy and considering a new
dualband HT for satellite FM work, and I saw you said the TH-D72A was
the only HT that did good/real full duplex. If that's so, what do the
other radios do? Do they get desensitized or something?

John Brier KG4AKV

On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 1:08 PM, Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com> wrote:
>>> ... I am again disappointed to learn that random unscheduled contacts are still uncommon ...
> Well, the astronauts are quite busy up there ... (grin)
> That is what makes the scheduled amateur radio time so exciting - like last Field Day when
> we were able to make voice contacts ... Heck, I used just two Watts and a handheld tape measure
> beam for my contact ...
> http://www.work-sat.com/ISS-062814.html
> And, of course, monitoring hams should never try to interrupt or contact during any of the scheduled
> ARISS contacts.
> Watch issfanclub.com, amsat-uk.org, and amsat.org for announcements of possible "windows" of
> opportunities!
> Clint Bradford K6LCS
> http://www.iss-flabob.com

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