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Re: ISS PACKET 5/8/01 - 1418UTC PASS


Yes hall of SHAME.....
Guess there was a visiting operator at W1AW....

Connects TO ISS will not work.
Waste of bandwidth!

Connecting TO another station Via NOCALL is also a waste of bandwidth.

Using APRS style 1 line messages is a good use of bandwidth.
A single line APRS format can include a stations EXACT
location,Status,comments and an object on a monitor. Not to mention sending
an EMAIL message via NOCALL, which goes through the APRS uplinking stations
via the internet.
Look at http://www.ariss.net  for more info.

Nuff said....

73 and have fun..

Scott WA6LIE

A lot in 1 line eh?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dino Darling" <k6rix@arrl.net>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 8:59 AM
Subject: [sarex] ISS PACKET 5/8/01 - 1418UTC PASS

Hall of shame....(or, I have this all completely wrong...)

W1AW tried to connect to ISS and it said NO, THREE TIMES!  Then, W1AW tried
to connect
to KC8IDG DIRECTLY on the downlink?!  When that didn't work, then KC8IDG
tried to connect
DIRECTLY to W1AW on the DOWNLINK and W1AW said OK.  Now it IS possible that
ISS was out of range of both of these stations when they tried to make a
connect.  In that
case, no harm done...just setting a bad example by transmitting on the

Currently, the only thing that is working is unproto communications through
ISS.  You cannot
connect to another station when in UNPROTO mode.  You can if you digipete,
but thats not
what I'm seeing here.  I don't even know if you CAN digipete at this time.
What I do know is
that if you can, it is not recommended!  The chances of having two stations
in limbo is VERY
high due to the traffic and unpreditability of the ISS!

As a reminder...don't try to CONNECT to the ISS.  It won't work and uses up
valuable air time!
Don't try to connect to another station via ISS.  This ties up the frequency
and can/will leave
two stations hanging.

For now its UNPROTO baby!  People are sending e-mail (inefficient...but
fun), doing APRS, saying
a quick "hello", and in most cases, just getting their callsign repeated for
everyone to see.  These
are all great!  Any other operations beside UNPROTO at the time only ties up
the frequency
needlessly and makes it that much harder for little guy with a groundplane
to get in.

Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!

>NOCALL>W1AW [05/08/01  10:19:03]: <<DM>>:
>NOCALL>W1AW [05/08/01  10:19:18]: <<DM>>:
>NOCALL>W1AW [05/08/01  10:19:26]: <<DM>>:
>W1AW>KC8IDG [05/08/01  10:20:10]: <<C>>:
>W1AW>KC8IDG [05/08/01  10:20:42]: <<C>>:
>KC8IDG>W1AW [05/08/01  10:21:00]: <<C>>:
>W1AW>KC8IDG [05/08/01  10:21:02]: <<UA>>:


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