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ISS Static

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by ChrisF, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. ChrisF

    ChrisF Member

    Mar 1, 2012
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    I'm a noob so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question ...
    When I get on the right frequency, 145.80, for the ISS when it passes over my part of the country -- I'm in Las Vegas -- I just hear wavering static that goes away as I move the radio left-right. Does this mean I'm getting the ISS but they just aren't transmitting at the moment, or is it that I'm getting the static from another source?
    (I'm using a Wouxun kg-uvd1p with the squelch set at 5).


  2. office888

    office888 Active Member

    Jun 8, 2009
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    Turn the squelch off for simplex / satellite work.

    You reaallllyyy need a yagi for satellite work.
  3. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Jun 21, 2008
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    by "left or right" , do you mean you are PHYSICALLY moving the radio/antenna,...... or are you tuning the RX to correct for doppler shift?
  4. Qwazyone

    Qwazyone Active Member

    Jan 25, 2009
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    Try listening on 145.825 to see if anything is going on, you may hear some packets from the ISS digipeater

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