[aprssig] ARISS back online?

Kenneth Finnegan kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 16:24:42 EDT 2016

>From what I understood from the rumor mill, it's running on a UHF frequency
this week instead of the APRSAT VHF frequency. Would that be the cause?

Kenneth Finnegan, W6KWF

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:

> If you didn't know there was a hardware failure in the ARISS packet system
> about three weeks ago. Two days ago stations around the world began hearing
> beacons from the ISS, but so far we have not had any digipeated packets
> reach the APRS Internet System.
> I just listened to the one good (while awake) pass today from my truck and
> heard nothing, even though it is a mobile surrounded by trees I can usually
> work it. So I don't think it was active over the US.
> There are beacons via Russia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Australia, and New
> Zealand, but nothing from the Americas. Is anyone still running a SatGate
> in any of the Americas or did everyone QRT? If the latter it may be time to
> put it back on.
> Anyone else observe anything the last couple days?
> Steve K4HG
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