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Re: ISS ham radio setup



For those who would like to see a picture of the present ISS Amateur Radio
setup check:
    http://www.marex-na.org   Go down to Gallery and click on "Sergei
Krikalev, U5MIR with the ARISS Amateur Station"
    The IBM 760 laptop is shown along with the internect module to the
Ericsson HT.
    This is the same basic setup which will be used for SpaceCam1,  which is
the SSTV System being readied for the ISS.  A small interconnecting module
will marry the laptop with the Ericsson HT.  The SpaceCam software will be
loaded into the laptop via a CD.
    Perhaps someone  knows if the ISS position can be displayed on the
laptop.
    Farrell Winder, W8ZCF, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Leber" <maggie@voicenet.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS ham radio setup


> Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:
>
> > It would be interesting to know if the ISS hams use any computer
>  > tracking software or not.
>
> I remeber seeing one of the early "Grid" laptops being used in the early
> days of the Shuttle program (before the TDRS constellation was
> comissioned) for exactly that purpose; telling the crew when they were
> within line-of-sight of various ground stations. (The Grids had been
> modified by the addition of a fan, since convection cooling doesn't work
> well in microgravity.)
>
> Before the S-band capability was working aboard ISS I recall that the
> ARISS station was being used to communicate operationally with ground on
> VHF. I've gotta belive that orbital tracking is an everyday function on
> board ISS, not only to know what ground is beneith them but also to
> predict when they will be in eclipse.
>
> Looking out the window prolly works a lot of the time too. :-)
>
> 73 de Maggie K3XS
>
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