[amsat-bb] ISS APRS

Roy Dean royldean at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 20:15:13 UTC 2017

Word on the street is that the digipeater is indeed switched on, but is
just not working.   I have not yet had an opportunity to set up and listen
for it to see if it's off completely, or if the packets are just so bad as
to be un-decodable by any software.

I can tell you that prior to being shut off the last time, the packets -
while decodable - were drifting in frequency pretty noticeably.   There was
a serious "slant" in the packets when viewed on a waterfall - and this was
most definitely NOT due to doppler.   Yet my Kenwood and Direwolf had no
problems decoding them.   I'm wondering if the digi is in fact beaconing
and digipeating, but the packets are just so bad now that nothing can
decode them?

Interested to see if anybody has noticed anything at all (even if it was
pure silence)?   Plenty of "not heard" reports on the Amsat status page - I
assume those were more than just "nothing showed up on my satgate report
and/or ariss.net".


> No APRS through ISS for 21 days. Anybody have any hints as to when it
> will be back up and running? Steve AI9IN

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