ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
14 weeks 22 hours ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
Tough copy on 38-degree pass over southwestern sky. Heard my packets a couple of times, also copied N6DAN-7, that's it. No QSOs.
WD9EWK – Tue, 2017 – 08 – 15 21:55

What am I listening for?

Hello.

Can I pick up the ISS packet radio transmissions on a hand-held? If so, what am I likely to hear?

Thanks. Mark M6JLQ

Submitted by MarkoESQ on Wed, 2017-08-16 07:22.

Re: What am I listening for?

Hi!

Yes, you should be able to hear the 145.825 MHz packet signals with a handheld radio. I normally use a Kenwood TH-D74, and previously a TH-D72, to work these passes through the digipeater. You will probably want to improve the antenna on your handheld radio. Longer duckie, telescoping whip, directional antenna - something other than the normal duckie antennas that come on the radios. What radio do you have?

73!

Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK

Submitted by WD9EWK on Wed, 2017-08-16 22:01.
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