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RE: ISS Repeater Operations?



Scott, 
I know exactly what you mean.  That "operator" from north of the Montana border has been on there almost every West Coast pass that we've tried to get on.  

Yesterday I tried to do a parking lot demo with some college students with 5 watts to an Arrow but this "operator" didn't give us a chance to get in.  I heard several weaker stations, but this guy just talked right on top of them. 

I tried to do another parking lot demo this morning on an 87 degree overhead pass.  Still couldn't get a word in - he talked all over us even though I heard myself on the downlink - this guy was too busy talking to the same guyss that he had talked to on almost every previous pass. 

Suffice it to say that my students were not impressed. 

73
Tim w6mu

PS: Tomorrow we do it right - 500 watts into a pair of phased 30 element 70cm beams.  No more Mr. Nice Guy. ;-) 



  





 

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Avery WA6LIE [mailto:wa6lie@msn.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:55 PM
To: sarex@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [sarex] ISS Repeater Operations?


Hello All....

Is there any protocol on the ISS Repeater?
I heard a station tonight in California working ISS just like a CONTEST!
He was "running the frequency"! The WHOLE PASS! I am disappointed hearing 
LIDS and CBers a like using the ISS repeater, but I guess that is why it is 
there. It is the SAME way on other FM Birds.

I also guess, that is why I don't use the repeater, I would go to Radio 
Shack "IF" I wanted a CB.

73, Scott
WA6LIE, Salinas, Ca. 
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