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  • Kenwood TH-D7a (g) HT Operations with ISS Help Thank You   10 years 11 weeks ago

    Stephen,
    Check the following:
    APRS 2-M
    Data Band (Set to) A

    APRS 2-N
    Packet Speed(Set to) 1200bps

    APRS 2-B
    Packet Pat (Set to) Relay, Wide

    If you have all the other basics set (My Callsign, Status text, Position,...) You should be good to go.

    If you have APRS 2-B:Data TX set to Manual, you will need to press the BCON (6) keypad button to transmit your info.

    If you have any specific questions, let me know.

  • Have you talked to the ISS? (POLL)   10 years 11 weeks ago

    :lol: I HAVE A MP3 AUDIO

    LEROY AND SALEJAN
    SERGEY KRIKALEV
    WILLIAM MACARTHUR

    :arrow: PY4MAB@AMSAT.ORG

  • How do I get started   10 years 12 weeks ago

    Mary,
    I guess what you do now depends on what it is you want to do.

    Do you want to listen to the ISS as it flies over? Do you want to know when you can see the ISS? Do you want to try and talk to the crew?

    Let us know what your interests are and we can provide you with specifics to help you.

  • How do I get started   10 years 12 weeks ago

    Thanks

    I do track the ISS through this website - but thanks for the additional information

    Mary

  • How do I get started   10 years 12 weeks ago

    Hello Mary,

    First you have to know where the ISS is.
    You need a trackings software program.
    Good sat tracker is Satscape freeware.
    http://www.satscape.co.uk/
    But there is also a online satellite tracker
    in the ISSFANCLUB (easy to use).
    With this program you see a map from earth
    with the ISS traveling on it.
    So you can predict when the ISS comes
    in your range.
    Well there are many types transceivers you
    can use to monitor the ISS frequency on 145.800Mhz.
    Brands of hamradio equipment: Icom, Kenwood,
    yaesu etc..
    For a antenna you can start with a simple
    vertical 2m. GP antenna, but better is
    a yagi antenna with rotator.

    Feel free to join my ISS MSN messenger chat-
    group!
    My add is: isszarya @ hotmail.com

    73's Cor PD0RKC
    http://pd0rkc.ontwikkel.nl
    ISS info: http://pd0rkc.ontwikkel.nl/index.html

  • ISS QSL CARD   10 years 12 weeks ago

    If you made a contact with ISS on Aug 27, you can still request a qsl card. Just send your info to the appropriate bureau. In your case, that would be ARRL. See the directions on the ISS Fan Club site for "QSL Cards" in the Amateur Radio box in the upper right corner.

  • Have you talked to the ISS? (POLL)   10 years 12 weeks ago

    So far I only managed to work Valery Korzun - 2times. He was quite active. Thanks Valery!

  • Have you talked to the ISS? (POLL)   10 years 12 weeks ago

    11 Votes in the poll, And only 4 posters have talked to crew members ?

  • SuitSat Readies for Operation on 145.990 mhz   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Take notice of the downlink frequency. That is the worldwide packet uplink for ISS. The packet system will be OFF during the time that SuitSat is operational. Please be considerate and turn off your automatic beacons and packet transmissions during this time frame to aviod causing interference to the very low power output (1/2 Watt) of SuitSat. The suit will transmit until the batteries run down but as of this time, no time estimate has been given.

    Kenneth - N5VHO

  • ISS Fanclub member #897 launches Kids Ham website   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Quite Impressive!!!Nice work and a hardy congradulations!!Sound to be quite a interesting life ahead of you.Good luck.

    kc0eyt-brian
    springfield,mo

  • Unregisterd Users - posting   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Alain also thanks for working on the
    problem good luck!

    73's Cor PD0RKC

  • Unregisterd Users - posting   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Congratulations!
    Very nice job!

  • Unregisterd Users - posting   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Alain, Thank-you sooo much for all your hard work,
    super job ! Ron - N7SIJ

  • illegal char in logging   10 years 13 weeks ago

    fixed.
    will now have to deal somehow with the problem of screen enlarging when posting those large words

  • illegal char in logging   10 years 13 weeks ago

    NG9Y,KC8RWD-14,AI4AR-1,AC4YC-1,N0LRG-5,WB8NUT,RS0ISS-3,KB2M-8,VA3POT,KB1GVR,KB8SVO,

  • ISS SPACEWALK TO INSTALL NEW CAMERAS   10 years 13 weeks ago

    The amateur radios on the International Space Station will be turned off to support the planned 5 1/2 hour US spacewalk schedule to start about 1430 UTC on Nov 7. The radios are scheduled to be turned off no later than 0655 UTC and will be returned to service as soon as possible.

    This will be the first US based spacewalk in over 2 years. Specifics about the spacewalk are available at the following link:

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition12/exp12...

    Kenneth - N5VHO

  • illegal char in logging   10 years 13 weeks ago

    I tried ( ) [] and it didn't accept those. Maybe the - in callsigns gave him trouble?

  • illegal char in logging   10 years 13 weeks ago

    hard to say if you dont show what you tried to post.
    The module is new, it still needs some bug fixing...

    Bye

  • Have you talked to the ISS? (POLL)   10 years 13 weeks ago

    William Mc aurthur expo 12, and Mike Finke expo 9

  • Have you talked to the ISS? (POLL)   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Surely more operators have talked to the crew...

  • POWER   10 years 13 weeks ago

    You could try a 3 element beam and a rotor then angle the antenna upwards about 30 degrees. That way, you could track most of the mid to low elevation passes and get more signal towards the ISS from your D-7. Good, low loss and short runs of coax will help to make sure more of your signal makes it to the antenna.

  • Unregisterd Users - posting   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Thanks Alain! I look forward to checking some of the new mode buttons in the future.
    Also, thanks for fixing the forum so that topics with recent posts go to the top of the list. Make it much easier to see the recently discussed items.

  • Unregisterd Users - posting   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Its a fantastic and great job, Alain. Keep up the good work, and all the best in fighting the spammers.

    73,
    Sion Chow Q. C.,
    9W2QC.

  • POWER   10 years 13 weeks ago

    Thanks for the info Kennneth . As i don't have the option of more power available to me i think i'll make myself a yagi and try that. My roof antenna is pretty poor all round really...deaf as a post actually :lol:
    All the best Kenneth...
    de Lee M0hok .

  • Unregisterd Users - posting   10 years 13 weeks ago

    I worked all night long on that thing and even if it still needs some cosmetic changes it should do the job.

    Now we have the anti-spam thing plus a unique form that managed all the modes at once (notice the new SSTV, PSK31 etc...).

    Suggestions welcomed.
    73's

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