[amsat-bb] Re: not getting into the ISS using HRD 4.1

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 5 12:53:40 PST 2009

I think everyone is having a hard time getting in, just because there are so many people trying at the same time.  When most of the footprint is outside the CUSA and the repeater is not busy, I can get in easily with just a 19" ground plane (here in south Florida, there are often passes where Floridians are in but otherwise the footprint is mostly over water).

Double check that you have the correct new uplink frequency (145.99).

73 and GL,
Bill NZ5N 

>>>I am having a problem getting into the ISS,even when its over head.
>>>I can hear the station vary loud. Last night it was almost over head and it was 40 over, still no luck.
I am using HRD 4.1Build 2019 to run the TS-2000.
I have checked the tone and it should be set for 67hz. and turned on.
It is almost like the tone isnt there.
Will the uplink antenna make that much of a differance? I am using an old style KLM 143-150-14C without the switch wired up so I cant change it.
The other question I have is...is it better to cant the antennas at a 45* angle rather than being 90* to ground(looking more like an"X" than "+") ?
I would sure like to get in one time before the mode changes again.
Great web site.
Thanks everyone for the help  the last couple of weeks. It make this new mode a lot more fun.



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