Category Archives: APRS

SatGate Worked!

SatGate worked after I made changes to the SatGate2/IGate Settings tab, changing the “Gate only these” list to be RS0ISS*.  (That did not allow PSAT-1 to route through as you might expect — see below). Immediately after a pass of … Continue reading

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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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So How Do You Get a APRS Passcode

If you want to connect to the APRS network, you need a Passcode that will validate your callsign. Obtain one here:  http://n5dux.com/ham/aprs-passcode/

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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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Packet QSO with VA3NNA via ISS (RS0ISS)

Adrian, VA3NNA, and I used UNPROTO packets to have a QSO today via the Packet Robot, RS0ISS, aboard the International Space Station. fm WB4SON to CQ via RS0ISS* FN41FN +/ ctl UI^ pid F0 – 25-APR-16 11:08:12 fm VA3NNA to … 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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TNC-Pi for Raspberry Pi 2

I just ordered a TNC-Pi 2 (they have a model for the older Pi versions as well) from Coastal Chip Works on Wednesday.  It was in my mailbox on Friday – FAST service! Nice looking board, well put together.  I’m curious … Continue reading

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