[amsat-bb] Is ISS Digipeater not always on for use?
johnbrier at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 15:41:42 UTC 2015
This is what I understood too, but why do they use the lower power HT for
ARISS school contacts? Is it because they have that headset for it that
makes it easier to hear questions perhaps?
On Jul 22, 2015 10:09 AM, "JoAnne K9JKM" <joanne.k9jkm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> Two different radios are used on the ISS. The SSTV pictures on 145.800 were
> sent using the Kenwood rig in the Russian segment. The packet digipeater on
> 145.825 is an Ericcson HT at lower power and different antenna than the
> Kenwood rig.
> On Saturday when the SSTV signal was still just an unmodulated carrier on
> 145.800 I was able to digi on 145.825 up/down.
> 73 de JoAnne K9JKM
> k9jkm at amsat.org
> AMSAT VP User Services
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Bob
> > KD7YZ
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:01 AM
> > To: AMSAT BB
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Is ISS Digipeater not always on for use?
> > The reason I ask is because the other day when ISS was xmit SSTV, I was
> > able to digipeat through the 145.800 ax.25. As this was my first ever
> > try at such a mode, I wasn't real sure what the heck I was doing.
> > The last couple days I have tried to digipeat through but don't even
> > hear anything on 145.800/145/990 .
> > 73,
> > --
> > Bob KD7YZ
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> > AMSAT LM#901
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