[amsat-bb] Re: Still not getting into the ISS...

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Tue Jan 6 02:03:46 PST 2009

An interesting thought...could they have the squelch engaged while also
requiring tone? I personally haven't been able to get in on 80 degree passes
over New England with 25 watts and an omni at 5:30 AM local time.

Reception is just fine, but there are a lot of "empty" spaces in between
contacts that could be collisions I guess...


----- Original Message -----
From: "MAC1" <dimtcho at shaw.ca>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 1:25 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Still not getting into the ISS...

> Hi Gordon,
> I had a chance to talk to Mike from the ISS on Saturday  for 7-8
> minutes.
> I was the only station at the time (3 AM..) During the pass I tried
> to adjust to minimum power
> and my pre-amp on and off.  My feeling is that 5 W is not enough to
> keep the ISS squelch open.
> The pre-amp made a difference on low elevation.  I used 25W, 120 FT
> LMR 400 coax,  4 element Yagi on 48ft tower,
> automatic AZ/ EL and  automatic doppler with SatPC32.
> Dino

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