HOW TO RECIEVE PACKET AND SSTV IMAGES

My name is Benjamin Bonsu from All Nations University GHANA
We are young students who have build a ground station to receive packet data and other voice comms from ISS
The station call sign is 9G2AA
Please, as a new operator, what uplink commands and other helpful tools can i know vto enable ANU-ISSL team recieve beacons, packet data, voice,sstv from ISS
We are using G-predict, soda radio, and USRP N210....
thanks

Nana – Tue, 2014 – 08 – 19 08:18

Re: HOW TO RECIEVE PACKET AND SSTV IMAGES -=9G2AA=-

Hello Benjamin,

Often amateur radio operators use UISS software to send and receive aprs beacons to ISS and with
this software it is also possible to connect the ISS bbs to send and read messages.
UISS is freeware and you can download it here:
http://users.belgacom.net/hamradio/uissdownload.htm
But this UISS software needs AGW or Soundmodem soundcard (or tnc) driver.
This driver needs to be started first and after that start UISS.
If you dont Choose AGW driver you can also use Soundmodem software.
Soundmodem is better software to decode also weak
packets and is easier to use.
http://uz7.ho.ua/packetradio.htm
Direct link to download Soundmodem:
http://uz7.ho.ua/modem_beta/sm2ch44.zip
With this software UISS needs to be set in the LAN mode!

ISS packet simplex frequentie is: 145.825Mhz(FM/N).
Here you can see if packet is active or not:
http://www.issfanclub.com/packet-reports

SSTV is not often active but somethimes Russian crew organize SSTV events.
For more information see:
http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.nl/
http://www.issfanclub.com/sstv-reports
https://twitter.com/RF2Space

The best SSTV software to use is MMSSTV soundcard software.
You can download from:
http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

Current ISS crew is not often in voice active.
During their work times less chance to hear them.
The best chance is to work the ISS crew in voice in their presleep times.
See the crew work scedule here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/ (look at 2014).
In the weekend crew have less work tasks.
Follow the voice reports in issfanclub:
http://www.issfanclub.com/voice-reports
ISS crew in voice frequentie information for your region:
http://www.issfanclub.com/frequencies

Good luck and keep us informed from your activities from Africa!
73s Cor PD0RKC

Submitted by pd0rkc on Tue, 2014-08-19 11:59.
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