[amsat-bb] ISS DIGI

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 14:49:26 UTC 2015

I have made QSOs through the ISS digipeater. More often than not I use the
digipeater to simply send my coordinates to test my equipment and make sure
I'm tracking and getting through. It is a bit fun to see my transmission on
ARISS.net. It's even more fun when I catch my own digipeat.

Usin the digipeater is a great way for beginners to build skills. It's not
used often but there is an official ARISS activity where schools can use
the digipeater by send a couple lines of code to operate a remote robot
some distance from their school. ARISS has also promoted and encouraged its
use for schools who are preparing for an ARISS contact to send messages to
other schools who are doing the same, so they get a first hand
demonstration of space communication.


On Thursday, December 17, 2015, Kevin Deane <summit496 at live.com> 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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E. Michael McCardel, KC8YLD
V.P. for Educational Relations, AMSAT-NA

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