Category Archives: ARISS

Where Did the SatGate2 RF->Internet Packets Go?

I had UISS, CAT7200, and SatGate2 running last night.  My hourly beacon was showing up just fine on the APRS network, but I was disappointing that nothing appeared to get routed from the RF side to the Internet. When I … Continue reading

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Getting SatGate 2 to run Under Win 10 32-bit

I think I used my quota of good luck up getting UISS and CAT7200 running on my Win10 laptop.  That laptop had a fresh install of Win10 32-bit on it, so it had no legacy files from prior Windows versions. … Continue reading

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Setup UZ7HO’s SoundModem

UZ7HO’s SoundModem program is automatically installed when you install UISS.  It’s a program that converts the audio tones sent/received into AX.25 data that can be understood by UISS.  To use SoundModem requires a few simple setup steps. When you first … Continue reading

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Installing G8BPQ’s CAT7200 for IC-9100 PTT Control

If you plan on using UISS with SoundModem on your IC-9100, then you are going to need to obtain a copy of the CAT7200 program by John Wiseman (G8BPQ) to deal with the PTT function. First, obtain a copy of CAT7200 … Continue reading

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Using UISS with an Icom IC-9100

The program UISS is designed for satellite communicators to use UI packets to communicate with other stations on the ground, while using the Space Station or other packet satellite as a packet repeater. UI  (Unnumbered Information) packets are handled specially … Continue reading

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Log Shows QSOs With Ten Different Satellites

I went through my logbook since I got back on the air five years ago and discovered a bunch of confirmed satellite QSOs.  In that time I’ve worked the following: AO-7 Confirmed by eQSL AO-27 (Four QSOs but no confirmations … Continue reading

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ARISS Contact Wild Success!

For tiny Rhode Island, the International Space Station contact with students from All Saints Academy (Middletown, RI) and other schools on May 6 was BIG news.  Perhaps because it was good news, or maybe because of a statewide heightened interest … Continue reading

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ARISS Contact to be Friday May 6

The ARISS and NASA organizations have just announced that the All Saints Academy contact with the International Space Station will take place on Friday May 6th. Our orbit will be a descending one, beginning at approximately 12:44 PM local time and … Continue reading

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ARISS Practice Going Well

As of yesterday, the RF Team from NCRC has had 3 ARISS practice sessions, where we use the Packet Robot RS0ISS to check out the RF uplink/downlink and antenna tracking gear. Usually at home I use M2 Eggbeater antennas, and … Continue reading

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QSL for RS0ISS Packet Arrives

I received a QSL via the ARRL for the packet activity through the ISS Packet Robot, RS0ISS on April 4th.  

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