[aprssig] Field Day ISS APRS Contacts?

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Jun 19 17:40:37 CDT 2012

I'm with you.  I monitored several passes on 437.550 and heard 
nothing.   But yet an APRS-IS filter of b/RS0ISS* d/ARISS/RS0ISS* shows 
that there's some traffic ostensibly from and through the ISS.

2012-06-19T19:18:09.342 RS0ISS>CQ,qAR,ZL2KG-5:>ARISS - International Space Station
2012-06-19T20:07:49.269 LA4FPA-6>V0RQP0,RS0ISS*,WIDE2-2,qAR,EI7IG:'{1Nl 
`/]Erling JP20QI=
2012-06-19T20:08:26.282 LA4FPA-6>V0RQP0,RS0ISS*,WIDE2-2,qAR,MM1MPB-6:'{1Nl 
`/]Erling JP20QI=
2012-06-19T20:09:41.101 ON7KEI-9>UQ1PX0,RS0ISS*,qAR,ON5APO:`{7:l#:j/]"44}73 from belgium=
2012-06-19T20:09:43.631 LA4FPA-6>V0RQP0,RS0ISS*,WIDE2-2,qAR,ON5APO:'{1Nl 
`/]Erling JP20QI=
2012-06-19T20:10:22.862 ON7KEI-9>UQ1PX4,RS0ISS*,qAR,ON5APO:`{77l#:j/]"44}73 from belgium=
2012-06-19T20:10:23.166 RS0ISS>CQ,qAR,ON5APO:>ARISS - International Space Station
2012-06-19T20:56:16.905 RS0ISS>CQ,qAR,ZL2KG-5:>ARISS - International Space Station
2012-06-19T21:32:19.526 RS0ISS>CQ,qAR,WB2LMV-1:>ARISS - International Space Station
2012-06-19T21:32:27.199 AB1OD>CQ,RS0ISS*,RS0ISS-4,MIKE,FN31,qAR,WB2LMV-1:=4155.15N/07241.78W`CQ de AB1OD (FN31)

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 6/19/2012 6:16 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> 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.)
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