[amsat-bb] APRS birds

Sean Waite waisean at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 04:56:59 UTC 2017

Any tips on knowing where the ISS is? I tried to catch it on a pass and
couldn't get it to hear any of my beacons. Much harder than AO-91 which
kind of blows your eardrums out the moment it crosses into your antenna's
pattern. I was hoping that someone else would be beaconing and I could aim
that way, but no dice.

John, I notice in some of your videos you have the passes printed out on
paper, do you do this with every pass you try and work?

Sean WA1TE

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:50 PM Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Mac and John, those are very helpful. The D72 specific one gave me
> enough keywords that I could search the manual in a more useful fashion.
> This radio does a ton of stuff.
> No passes until tomorrow, so I have some for some more reading.
> 73,
> Sean WA1TE
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:18 PM John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ignore the references to UHF. It's back on 145.825
>> https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/AMSAT_Journal_KenwoodHT_Packet.pdf
>> 73, John Brier KG4AKV
>> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > There was a comment on the recent experimenters thread about using the
>> > birds. I'm new at this game - I've made 2 satellite QSOs so far - and
>> would
>> > love to know more. Is there a good document on how to use these
>> satellites,
>> > and maybe some tips on how to get a TH-D72A to do it? I've only used it
>> to
>> > beacon APRS, messaging with the service isn't something I've tried.
>> >
>> > Thanks and 73,
>> > Sean WA1TE
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