[amsat-bb] ISS Beacons

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Tue Apr 19 11:48:46 UTC 2016


My first packet on an ISS pass always includes a CQ. I attempt to send a
direct call to every station that comes up on the heard list. I get very
few responses. But, I do occasionally get a response. I got one just a
day or two ago, but, unfortunately the log is on my other computer or
I'd give the person credit for sending a reply! Thank you station from 4

I wonder why a person would set up an auto-beacon. I have to imagine
that half of the time, the person isn't even there to see their callsign
pop up on the screen. 

I was going to get on the 0200 pass last night when this thread started
but the pass predictions showed it was a 2 degree max elevation for me.
That wasn't going to happen with my set up. 

Anyway, if you see my callsign on an ISS pass, I'm sitting at the
keyboard. Give me a shout or send a reply. I even still send out QSL
cards if you want one! 

Steve AI9IN 

On 2016-04-19 03:47, Kevin Deane wrote: 

> I pretty much gave up on the ISS packet because all there was were beacons. Are there actually people trying to us it again? Wow I might give it a try tomorrow...
> Kevin
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