[amsat-bb] ISS ping box (now PBBS)

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 22:33:41 UTC 2016

Actually, using the BBS on the ISS is worse.  With unattended operation
on HF, you're only causing congestion when transmitting.  With the BBS,
once you connect you "own" the entire packet system until you either log
out or it times out.  Given the difficulty of getting packets through
(2-way) the ISS, the chances of successfully talking to the BBS and
successfully logging out are next to nil, so when the station goes out
of range the system is dead to everyone for many minutes.

Once upon a time, the Mir station's BBS actually worked.  But that
environment is long gone.

Greg  KO6TH

John Becker wrote:
> Sounds a lot like the uproar that was being said about the pactor
> unattended system on HF bands. even if it was in its own "auto
> forwarding sub band.
> On 9/22/2016 2:40 PM, Clayton W5PFG wrote:
>> Sadly, there are people who connect to the packet BBS regularly over the
>> USA. It jams up the channel with REJ packets from AOS to LOS.  Those
>> people probably don't read anything published here on AMSAT-BB.
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