[aprssig] Field Day ISS APRS Contacts?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Jun 19 17:16:24 CDT 2012

On 6/19/2012 3:55 PM, Ted Antanaitis wrote:
> I was able to relay a packet through the ISS yesterday using my THD7A HT.
> It is quite quiet since the move of the ISS APRS to UHF. Few (if any?) satgates
> seem to be operating on UHF.

It's actually operating on UHF?   I've been monitoring it for 5 days now and 
haven't heard a thing!     I was beginning to think that they didn't have a TNC 
on the alternate radio now being used on UHF.

> Was wondering if any are going to try Field Day exchanges using contacts
> relayed through the ISS? (Especially, any in the Pacific Northwest or West 
> Coast)

I was just looking at the FD rules last night.  They explicitly prohibit using 
the ISS digipeater.   (It's considered a violation of the "no FD activity via 
repeaters" rule, unless you were to work one of the crew onboard themselves 
rather than another station on the ground.)

More information about the aprssig mailing list