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Re: Starting out on packet mode MM



Ciaran:

I posted several How to access ISS manuals on the MarexMg web page,
enjoy, 
Miles wf1f


http://www.marexmg.org/fileshtml/howtouseiss.html



--- On Sun, 11/2/08, Mike Miller <mike.kc9doa@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: Mike Miller <mike.kc9doa@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Starting out on packet mode
> To: "Ciaran Morgan" <ciaran@it-sparkles.co.uk>
> Cc: aMSAT-BB@amsat.org
> Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008, 12:30 PM
> Hello Ciaran,
> 
> You can use AGWpe as the soundcard modem. This site has an 
> excellent "How-To":
> <http://kc2rlm.info/soundcardpacket/>
> 
> There is another application that works with AGWpe to
> simplify 
> APRS via ISS and that is UISS.
> <http://users.belgacom.net/hamradio/uiss.htm>
> 
> Since you already have an interface, you could be up and
> running 
> for the next pass.
> 
> For the FT-857, I set menu 80 RF-GAIN/SQL to squelch and
> open 
> the squelch for packet. I'm connected to the 6 pin data
> jack and 
> use either mode FM or PKT. If you use PKT set menu 73 to
> 1200bps 
> and adjust the audio input gain at menu 71 if needed. I
> turn DNR 
> and DBF off for packet.
> 
> For pass prediction I use Orbitron. It is a simple easy to
> use 
> program.
> <http://www.stoff.pl/>
> 
> 73
> Mike kc9doa
> 
> On 2 Nov 2008 at 10:38, Ciaran Morgan wrote:
> 
> > Hello folks,
> > 
> > Being a relative "newbe" to the hobby, I am
> trying to find
> > information on using packet data with the likes of the
> ISS and
> > other AO satellites.  
> > 
> > My set up is fairly basic at the moment - FT857D using
> a US
> > Interface Navigator and running into a Watson W50
> co-linear that
> > is on the very top of my house (which is on a bit of a
> hill in
> > the area I live).  I know most people
> suggest/recommend using a
> > TNC for packet but are there any software TNCs/systems
> (and
> > instructions on setting them up) around that I could
> pick up to
> > try out?
> > 
> > I did hear the ISS on 145.825Mhz this morning as it
> went over
> > Europe (0840UTC ish.) which is a start.. 
> > 
> > 
> > 73
> > 
> > Ciaran - M0XTD	
> 
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