Category Archives: ISS

Calibrating the Uplinks for FD

The satellites are conspiring against me this year, mostly passes in the dark (nothing like stumbling/fumbling around in the dark in a field), but I’m getting the uplink calibrated again on my IC-9100. Anyway, was able to calibrate AO-7 uplink … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Successful Digipeat from ISS

As our ARISS contact is 30 days away, so it is time for lots of practice.  While not at All Saints yet, I am using my IC-9100 with egg-beaters to monitor the ISS Packet Robot on 145.825 +/- Doppler.  Packets … Continue reading

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Fixing an Upside-Down RPi3 7″ LCD Display

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced their new RPi Model 3 this month, upping the processor speed and memory yet again.  They also announced the availability of an “official” 7″ LCD with touchscreen. I couldn’t resist picking up one of each … Continue reading

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