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[aprssig] Is ISS Digipeater Down?

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Sun Jun 17 03:51:59 UTC 2012


The way I read it, is that they needed power for something that was not there before, the air purifier.  If I understand correctly, they are doing this because of the extra vehicle currently attached to the station.  I suspect there are only so many power outlets available at various places in the station, and due to the placement of the purifier, the D700 outlet was the power outlet was chosen to be used, so it is therefore powered off, for now.

Gregg Wonderly

On Jun 16, 2012, at 10:38 PM, Steve Noskowicz wrote:

> 
>>> It has moved to 437.550 MHz. Apparently they needed the
>>> power outlet that normally powered a D700 for something as
>> trivial as running an air purifier for a while. 8)
>>> 
>>> www.uk.amsat.org/8136
>>> 
>> 
>> Interesting...  Apparently then, they have an external
>> TNC up there, along with the one inside the D700.
> 
> I don't understand this.  They're using something other than the D700 that draws less current, or uses another power outlet?
> 
> Could the D700 be moded for European freq range (UHF 430-440)
> 
> 73, Sterve, K9DCI
> 
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