That is right! There are options for packet and voice repeaters. It might be some time before there is any ISS voice/packet activity.
I put my money on Bob Bruninga building a satellite, launching it and have it operating before ISS is back on the air.
Happy satellite hunting!
Another option would be for packets on ISS to be on 145.825 always. That has historically been the channel for AX.25 digipeating:
We hope to establish that as a permanent fixture in space with all satellllites that are capable of digipeating being on that same frequency so that access becomes transparent to the users.
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 7:58 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [sarex] Re: Future ISS amateur radio modes
Could the two channels used for casual crew to ham contacts (144.49/145.80 & 145.20/145.80) be programmed to send a subaudible tone?
The subaudible tone would only be on the downlink from the ISS and not required for uplink stations. Let me be very clear on this, I am not asking for the subaudible tone squelch to be turned on at the ISS,
subaudible tone encoded into the transmission from the ISS on 145.80 and only on the two channels used for crew to ham communications.
The subaudible tone would not be sent on the packet repeater
(145.99/145.80) or other channels that use 145.800 as the
This would allow those of us who would like to monitor 145.80 for contacts with the crew to set our own receiver subaudible tone squelch. We then would only hear signals from the ISS when a crew member was
contacts. The squelch would not open for packet, etc.
For those who want to hear everything, nothing would change.
On April 29, 2007 04:40 pm, Patrick McGrane wrote:
I read rogers mail pushing for packet on ISS. I have a
to express. For years, the ISS transmitted a very
mode devoid of real communications with the crew. After
many passes for years waiting to hear a crewmember call CQ
noise began to grow on me like chinese water torture. To
me, without the
capability to communicate with the crew, the aprs packet
frivolous robotic stuff. Sorry, But I'm not the military
type. I realize
the crew is busy, or otherwise uninterested, but I prefer
with the crew or others directly. I'm thankful for the
times the d700 was
placed in cross-band repeat mode. It was the next best
thing to talking
to the crew. Please use it in the future.
Thank you, 73, patrick N2OEQ
-- Darrell Bellerive Amateur Radio Stations VA7TO and VE7CLA Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
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