[amsat-bb] Thoughts on ISS packet switch back to 145.825 MHz (long)

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Sun Apr 16 02:37:22 UTC 2017

*"Hopefully we can make a QSO over the ISS digipeater on 2m soon! 73!"*
You got It :-) Thanks a lot and Happy Easter!


On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 9:35 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:

> Hi Stefan!
> I also look online after the passes, hoping to see gateways picking up
> the activity. Looks like some of the gateways either need to be turned
> on again, or switched back to 145.825 MHz.
> Seems like there are a lot of stations using UISS, which makes the
> use of APRS messages an easy thing. Several of the calls I saw on
> the radio today were the same calls that never responded to APRS
> messages in the past. More often than not, if the station is using
> an HT, or maybe a mobile radio (as identified on the screen when I
> see details on that station on my screen), those are the stations
> I have the best chance at making a QSO.
> Maybe some of these stations won't stay on 145.825 MHz, after the
> novelty of the ISS digipeater coming back to 2m wears off. If there are
> operators at those keyboards, hopefully they will answer the APRS
> messages they receive from me and others, and try to contact stations
> they see/hear on these passes.
> Hopefully we can make a QSO over the ISS digipeater on 2m soon! 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @WD9EWK
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 1:43 AM, Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Patrick,
> >
> > Thanks for your post and feedback. It is much appreciated.
> >
> >  I am too looking once in a while for an ISS contact. On the other hand,
> I
> > have realized that many stations are actually on the keyboard and they
> > answer, but I don't decode it on my system and they might not either. I
> see
> > it later on the web. In addition, folks are not that quick in response
> also
> > and trying to type an answer and get a packet out especially on a less
> > elaborate station is not always easy. Yes, I am using UISS with
> > pre-recorded answers and a quick mouse click but I still need a few tries
> > to sometimes see or hear my own packet repeated. So, bottom line for me,
> be
> > happy for the few contacts and help others along :-)
> >
> >
> >
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