[amsat-bb] ISS Unattended Beacon Theory (UBT) - PROVE ME WRONG!

Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 11:56:08 UTC 2016

Hi Clayton,

I'm one of the ones that is not beaconing 24x7. BUT, given your challenge, i hope to jump in and keyboard (unproto) sometime soon. 


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> On Apr 18, 2016, at 9:30 PM, Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx at gmail.com> wrote:
> I worked an ISS pass earlier tonight on packet.  I copied 18 stations
> digipeated via the ISS. However, only one of them responded to any
> kind of live, keyboard-to-keyboard action.  The other stations seemed
> very dedicated to letting the world know their name and city every 1-2
> minutes.
> Surely my theory that 80% of the stations are unattended beacons, pass
> after pass, must be wrong.
> Please, prove me wrong at 0200Z 19-April, and show me that people have
> two-way QSO's and not just beacon their name and city continuously for
> 24 hours.
> 73
> Clayton
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