Kenwood D700, Packet Status

ARISS/NASA guru Ken Ransom N5VHO reports that the ISS' Kenwood D700 radio is off due to an air purifier running in the Service Module 24/7, and it uses the same power outlet that the Kenwood radio uses.

They only power the purifier off for scheduled ham events and then re-activate right afterwards.

Ken also advises that Flight Engineer Pettit reports the Columbus radio should be back up on packet operating on 437.550.


K6LCS – Mon, 2012 – 06 – 04 11:26

UHF Active (confirmed)

I can confirm that the Columbus radio is active on 437.550 with APRS, but the signal is a *lot* weaker than on VHF. You will need to compensate for doppler, and probably need a AZ/EL yagi for a good copy.

I got digipeated using 10W to a dual band collinear, and could just about decode the UHF signal above the noise level (squelch off) on a high pass, while VHF used to come booming in with S9+ on such passes.

Submitted by bring on Wed, 2012-06-06 19:46.

Help with UHF digi

What do I set the digi path to be?
Thanks Jack

Submitted by W7JLC on Fri, 2012-06-08 19:30.


You should set the digipath to ARISS


Submitted by PA3GET on Tue, 2012-06-19 13:05.

D700 setup for ISS (working for sure)

I have just had an easy pass and contact using:

D700 MENU 3-B: Packet path = ARISS, WIDE3-3
D700 MENU 3-E: Unprotocol = APRS

Submitted by m3eav on Sat, 2012-10-06 18:38.

D700 Path

i'm just using RS0ISS-4 and it works

Submitted by F4ESV on Sun, 2012-10-07 06:46.

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