[amsat-bb] Re: What frequency do I use?

Trey Brown palintheus at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 20:36:19 PST 2009


ISS is currently in a special configuration

WB2LLP wrote:
> As of late Thursday  afternoon the ARISS site was showing  the 145.99/437.80 pair in two locations.  Unfortunately  one location was the inverse of the other.  Which was correct?   If I had packed up my equipment and gone out to work the ISS repeater, and heard nothing because I picked the wrong frequency pair I would come home rather frustrated/irritated.   
> AO-51 is a wonderfully capable machine and the controllers are doing a wonderful job of  changing the satellite capabilities which encourages the newcomer to improve his station  and the old timer to dust off his AO-40 hardware.  Unfortunately, for any number of reasons, the satellite capabilities and frequencies have been changing rather quickly. If a user does not check  the AMSAT website, and the AMSAT BBS before trying to hear the satellite he risks hearing nothing and getting frustrated thinking that there is something wrong with his equipment or his understanding of  the process.
> I would like to suggest that the  controllers give some serious thought to more stability in the AO-51 configuration.  Maybe the configuration periods should  be at least 2 weeks so that people have a better chance of knowing  the hardware and frequencies of the satellite. Also, the person trying a new configuration has a few consecutive days to get the bugs out of his  station.  Additionally, make sure the information presented on the AMSAT and ARISS sites is correct. 
> 73 de WB2LLP   Gene 
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