[amsat-bb] ISS Packet Format

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 23:45:15 UTC 2016

Hi Gerald.

I was wondering about the meaning of those Q-constructs in packet log files 
just the other day.

This link spells them out:


As for terminal software, I use UISS on a Windows PC but technology is 
catching up with us and many people are having success with radios (HT's in 
particular) that have APRS / packet capability built in.

-Scott,  K4KDR


-----Original Message----- 
From: Gerald Payton
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:33 PM
To: Amsat BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS Packet Format

I just finished reading JoAnne Maepaa's (K9JKM) excellent PDF on ISS packet 
operation.   Thank you JoAnne.

Couple of questions, please:

1)     What "Terminal Emulator" do members use?

2)     Looking at the examples in her PDF I noticed "qAR and qAS."  What are 
these terms?

It has been at least 10 years since my brush with packet.  I have to really 
REBOOT my brain, for sure.

Thank you & 73,

Jerry  AB5R
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