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Sun Aug 20 20:07:12 UTC 2017
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> On 21 Aug 2017, at 4:07 am, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> NO-84 will at least transmit beacon packets when the digipeater
> on 145.825 MHz is off. It uses PSAT as its call sign when the
> digipeater is on, and PSAT-1 when the digipeater is off. You
> will also see APRSON in the path for the beacon packets when
> the digipeater is on, and APOFF when it is off.
> It is possible that a station capable of copying ISS packets
> may not work as well for NO-84. NO-84's digipeater has less
> transmit power than any of the radios used on the ISS for
> 145.825 MHz packet. With my Elk antenna and either of my Kenwood
> HTs (TH-D74, TH-D72), I do OK with NO-84 when the digipeater is
> WB4APR has more information about NO-84 at:
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
>> On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 5:52 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hard to say. The OSCAR Status page does indicate that others have heard
>> it, but passes here in CM98 are currently at very inopportune times
>> (middle of the night, mostly), so I have not heard it myself.
>> If you are decoding RF traffic from the ISS but not PSAT, it's probably
>> that the satellite isn't in packet mode at the time. Most of the time
>> it only does PSK31.
>> Greg KO6TH
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