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Re: ISS repeater mode to be active



The D700 has a timer in repeater mode.  If there is no break in 
received signals, it times out after 3 minutes.  It resets when no 
signal is received.  That could be part of what you're hearing.

-- Dave, W8AAS

On Sep 24, 2004, at 6:29 PM, Francisco Costa wrote:

> Hi all
>
> ISS repeater was on at 2011z pass over Europe.
> It was back at 2146z, but very few QSO's were
> made, not because the lack of stations, but due
> the repater not operating as expected. It was working
> fine, and then goes QRT for a couple minutes,
> and then is back for 30 secs, and after is off for
> a minute or two... and so on. Any comments?
>
> 73 F.Costa, CT1EAT
> www.qsl.net/ct1eat
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "RANSOM, KENNETH G. (JSC-OC) (BAR)" 
> <kenneth.g.ransom1@jsc.nasa.gov>
> To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 9:53 PM
> Subject: [sarex] ISS repeater mode to be active
>
>
>> The repeater mode on board the International Space Station will be
> activated
>> soon (if not already) by ISS Science Officer, Mike Fincke. The ISS 
>> amateur
>> radio station should remain in this configuration until just prior to 
>> the
>> next school contact. The Primary School of Montaud in France is 
>> currently
>> scheduled for Oct 30 at 1158 UTC. After that contact, the radio will 
>> be
>> returned  to packet operations.
>>
>> Kenneth - N5VHO
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