Archive - 2009 - Forum topic

December 30th

Has anyone heard the Packets on 145.825

I have been monitoring the packet frequency 145.825 for a few close passes to home and I did not hear the digi-repeater. Does anyone know if it is turned on?
Mike Lib

mikelib123 – Wed, 2009 – 12 – 30 17:01

December 28th

Eggbeater antenna

I have been working on a uhf eggbeater antenna for about a week and cannot get the thing to tune worth squat. As a matter of fact it won't tune at all. I used the plans posted by k50e and am at a loss as to what is causing it. I used 3' of shedule 40 pvc pipe as a platform, made the loops the right size, used rg/62 (93ohm) for the phasing line at 5.08"" and fed it with good rg8 coax. It will do nothing. Any hints or clear plans would be a help. Thanks

w0hsn – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 29 03:37

ISS astronaut made a video for me

Hi everyone,

I recently submitted a question to be answered by Frank De Winne on the ISS, and he made a video while in orbit to answer it for me:

Anonymous – Mon, 2009 – 12 – 28 07:01

December 18th


Someone knows why the inactivity of the ISS ...........
(Alguien sabe porque la inactividad de la ISS...........)

Thank you very much for giving your attention
(Muchas Gracias por prestar su atencion)

Best regards / Saludos cordiales
Luis Leon

YV6ALX – Sat, 2009 – 12 – 19 01:17


We need the Packet "ON" Amazing Crew wake up the world is calling........73

YY6IEA – Fri, 2009 – 12 – 18 23:39

December 16th

ISS virtual tour?

I was on a few days ago and there was a cool submission of this website that let you go around in a sort of 3D virtual tour. Sort of like how Google Street View works only it was the inside of the ISS.

Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about or what that URL is? I have been looking for it for 3 days and I can't find it!

Spelzmann – Wed, 2009 – 12 – 16 16:44

December 14th

Amateurlogic Ep 25 released (featuring ISS contact)

Hi all

Episode 25 of Amateurlogic, the technology and ham radio videocast has been released. Its free to download at or view at Youtube.

The relevance to this forum is that episode 25 features my efforts to contact the ISS on packet and also briefly mentions the ISS fan club.

Regards Peter VK3PB

vk3pb – Mon, 2009 – 12 – 14 08:07

December 10th

SSTV images received.

Several ISS SSTV images where received which
are shown on the ARISS SSTV gallery

If you have received images please send them
via the ARISS SSTV submission page:

We may not be able to display every image because of
quality or duplication.
But we keep them in the archieve for futher investigation.

73's Cor PD0RKC

pd0rkc – Thu, 2009 – 12 – 10 05:11

December 8th

Limited SSTV planned for Dec 09-11

Another activation of the MAI-75 experiment using the SSTV system is scheduled from about 0700-1100 UTC on Dec 09-11. Various modes are expected with the downlink frequency being 145.80 MHz. Most activity will be in range of Moscow but some transmissions could occur beyond that region.

Watch for updates.

N5VHO – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 08 12:42

December 6th

The repeater; mode J

Can someone tell me if the repeater is working or not? I'd be excited to add another satellite to talk on.


de tom kb3htn
san antonio, tx

onepolyglot – Sun, 2009 – 12 – 06 15:45

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