Unattended beaconing via ISS a scourge on ham radio
It is unfortunate that the ISS has been transmitting back on 2m/VHF packet for less than 48 hours and already many unattended stations are transmitting their beacon every 30 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, etc. It is a selfish act of "I want to see that I was repeated" that takes place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are not at the keyboard and looking to make a QSO (conversation) then there is no reasonable purpose to transmit a position via RF. In fact, your station sending unattended packets is probably clogging up the single user channel and interfering with other people who are trying to engage in a contact with another human being.
It is very easy to run an IGATE/SGATE that is RX-only and does not beacon on the 145.825 MHz channel. Most software allows you to configure the beacon interval. Some software such as UISS SatGate allow you to Beacon only via the Internet.
I've discovered some stations simply have their station set to beacon all day, every day on 145.825 via ARISS. This is sad.