[amsat-bb] ISS DIGI

Clayton W5PFG w5pfg at amsat.org
Sat Dec 19 03:29:33 UTC 2015

Kevin KF7MYK has posted his disdain for unattended beacon stations via 
ARISS and NO-44 several times in the past.  I agree with him that these 
stations who beacon every 5,10, and 15 minutes are really LAME.  They 
send out beacons 24x7 on 145.825 MHz with a path of ARISS and are never 
at the keyboard.  It's inconsiderate and against good operating 
practice. Stations who want to help out the network and act as IGATEs 
don't need to camp out and beacon all day on 145.825 MHz.


On 12/18/2015 10:53, John Becker wrote:
> yes I have many times. Short QSO's. I dont think it was ever meant for
> long winded QSO's such as what you find on 75 meters.
> John
> On 12/17/2015 5:34 PM, Kevin Deane wrote:
>> Has anyone made any contacts at all? I doubt it, all shown are beacons
>> which are lame because they wear down the bats on PC-SAT  -44 remember
>> that bird?
>> The packet on ISS is a waste of time maybe they should move the
>> antenna or something...
>> Kevin
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