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[aprssig] Field Day ISS APRS Contacts?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Jun 19 22:16:24 UTC 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.)




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