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Re: Future ISS amateur radio modes



That is right!
There are options for packet and voice repeaters.
It might be some time before there is any ISS voice/packet activity.

I put my money on Bob Bruninga building a satellite, launching it and
have it operating before ISS is back on the air.

Happy satellite hunting!

Scott


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <va7to@yahoo.ca>; <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 6:01 PM
Subject: [sarex] Re: Future ISS amateur radio modes


> Another option would be for packets on ISS to be on 145.825
> always.  That has historically been the channel for AX.25
> digipeating:
> 
> SUNSAT,PCSAT-1,PCSAT2,ANDE, RAFT
> 
> We hope to establish that as a permanent fixture in space with
> all satellllites that are capable of digipeating being on that
> same frequency so that access becomes transparent to the users.
> 
> Bob, Wb4APR 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sarex-bounces@AMSAT.Org 
> > [mailto:sarex-bounces@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf Of Darrell
> Bellerive
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 7:58 PM
> > To: sarex@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: [sarex] Re: Future ISS amateur radio modes
> > 
> > Could the two channels used for casual crew to ham contacts 
> > (144.49/145.80 & 
> > 145.20/145.80) be programmed to send a subaudible tone?
> > 
> > The subaudible tone would only be on the downlink from the 
> > ISS and not 
> > required for uplink stations. Let me be very clear on this, I 
> > am not asking 
> > for the subaudible tone squelch to be turned on at the ISS,
> just a 
> > subaudible tone encoded into the transmission from the ISS on 
> > 145.80 and 
> > only on the two channels used for crew to ham communications.
> > 
> > The subaudible tone would not be sent on the packet repeater
> channel 
> > (145.99/145.80) or other channels that use 145.800 as the
> downlink.
> > 
> > This would allow those of us who would like to monitor 145.80 
> > for contacts 
> > with the crew to set our own receiver subaudible tone 
> > squelch. We then 
> > would only hear signals from the ISS when a crew member was
> making 
> > contacts. The squelch would not open for packet, etc.
> > 
> > For those who want to hear everything, nothing would change.
> > 
> > Darrell
> > VA7TO
> > 
> > 
> > On April 29, 2007 04:40 pm, Patrick McGrane wrote:
> > > Greetings
> > >
> > > I read rogers mail pushing for packet on ISS. I have a 
> > different opinion
> > > to express. For years, the ISS transmitted a very 
> > unchallenging Packet
> > > mode devoid of real communications with the crew. After 
> > listening for
> > > many passes for years waiting to hear a crewmember call CQ 
> > the packet
> > > noise began to grow on me like chinese water torture. To 
> > me, without the
> > > capability to communicate with the crew, the aprs packet
> mode is
> > > frivolous robotic stuff. Sorry, But I'm not the military 
> > type. I realize
> > > the crew is busy, or otherwise uninterested, but I prefer 
> > to communicate
> > > with the crew or others directly. I'm thankful for the 
> > times the d700 was
> > > placed in cross-band repeat mode. It was the next best 
> > thing to talking
> > > to the crew. Please use it in the future.
> > >
> > > Thank you, 73, patrick N2OEQ
> > 
> > -- 
> > Darrell Bellerive
> > Amateur Radio Stations VA7TO and VE7CLA
> > Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
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