[amsat-bb] ISS DIGI
skristof at etczone.com
skristof at etczone.com
Mon Dec 21 18:02:07 UTC 2015
"It would be nice for those using unattended auto beacons to indicate so
in their beacon message so people do not waste time trying to do a short
QSO with them."
Amen, brother! I can only guess how many times I've sent my info to an
unattended computer, expecting an answer in return.
On 2015-12-21 11:08, David Haworth wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> I found ISS DIGI a great stepping stone up from receiving FUNcube AO-73 telemetry (>81,000 packet since January 2015) using a SDR radio.
> http://www.stargazing.net/david/satellites/20150104_1809UT_AO-73.html 
> 1. Using a Kenwood TM-710G and a vertical antenna I have received the ISS DIGI and other stations through the ISS.
> The Kenwood TM-710G is left on 24/7 and later looking at the TM-710G APRS list I can see stations received when I am at work or sleeping.
> 2. Using the manual beacon it is very exciting to see my call on the Amateur Radio Stations heard via ISS map and list
> http://ariss.net  <http://ariss.net/ >
> I plan to do a STEM project on this activity at the Pine Mountain Observatory Summer workshop in 2016.
> Last summer we did FUNcube AO-73 telemetry. We received 759 packets.
> https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidAHaworth/videos 
> http://warehouse.funcube.org.uk/ranking.html?satelliteId=2 
> 3. Hooking a PC terminal to the Kenwood TM-710G I made my first satellite contact with CA using the ISS DIGI.
> It would be nice for those using unattended auto beacons to indicate so in their beacon message so people do not waste time trying to do a short QSO with them.
> 4. Using a Kenwood TH-72 hand held with its own rubber ducky antenna I can pick up the ISS DIGI on high passes over head.
> Summary: ISS DIGI is a great learning tool about satellite communications and it is fun.
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:34 PM, 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 KF7MYK _______________________________________________ Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb 
> Clear and dark skies without RFI,
> David Haworth, WA9ONY
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