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Re: ISS Repeater results - thank you Kenneth !



I'm impressed too!

Roger
WA1KAT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henk PA3GUO" <pa3guo@amsat.org>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 1:37 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS Repeater results - thank you Kenneth !


> To Kenneth, N5VHO,
> 
> Dear Kenneth,
> Having the ISS repeater on for FieldDay was a big success !
> 
> On the evening of June 22 I was awaiting the repeater to be
> switched on. The first pass APRS was still active. Second pass
> there were no downlink signals at all, so I knew someone up there
> was working on the D700 - tension further growing. And YES !
> The third pass (~21:30 UTC) the repeater was on, working great,
> and both myself and Ib, OZ1MY made a QSO with Jeff Williams.
> 
> In the days after, many stations were able to make contacts, and
> to my surprise there was no chaos this time on the passes over
> Europe. Very polite traffic, and all stations waiting for the others
> to finish their QSO's. Lot of fun !
> 
> Portable access was doable too: with my Kenwood THD7 (2W) and
> only a 7 elements handheld beam I made on June 24 a QSO.
> Compared to AO51 the D700 in ISS is much more sensitive to
> doppler correction, but with 3 memory channels it worked fine.
> 
> The audio over-modulation is still for many stations an issue to
> handle, but it seems most of us can listen full-duplux, as after one
> day this this was under control. Is there a setting in the D700 that
> we could change for this ? Or is the crew mic level setting coupled
> the audio level of the uplink receiver (in which case we should not
> change anything as the crew's audio is excellent via the repeater) ?
> 
> Anyway: I thanked Jeff for switching on the repeater, but I also
> wanted to thank you Kenneth, for organizing all of this.
> 
> Many thanks on behalf of all the stations that had a great weekend!
> 
> Henk, PA3GUO
> http://www.qsl.net/pa3guo
> (contains the audio recordings of the above mentioned repeater QSO's
>  with NA1SS, 2E1EUB, SP1WSR, SQ5FNQ and PE1RXJ)
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