Re: Is the ISS FM repeater now dead?

Stefan Wagener

Thanks Paul,

Unfortunately, the AMSAT satellite status page shows a different picture. Everything that is working is not an AMSAT-NA satellite and GOLF-TEE is at least 2 years away....

Anyway, you are correct, there are many other satellites to work, decode and enjoy.

73, Stefan VE4SW

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 10:22 PM Stefan Wagener via <> wrote:
Thanks David,

Yes, as long as others put up satellites that we can use, it's a good situation. 

Stefan VE4SW

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 9:35 PM David Spoelstra <davids@...> wrote:
Can you enlighten me as to why AMSAT-NA not having any operational satellites is "very concerning"? From my standpoint, as long as there are satellites I can use I'm happy. Also, isn't AO-7 an AMSAT-NA satellite? According to the current status page it's working.

I know AMSAT-NA has had some bad luck, but I believe things ebb and flow. For a while, the US had to depend on the Russians to get to the ISS. Now, SpaceX is turning into a regular bus!

I personally don't care who puts up some FM transponders, I just wish they would hurry! 😀

-David, N9KT

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 10:17 PM Stefan Wagener <wageners@...> wrote:
What actually is very concerning, if I am not mistaken,  is that AMSAT-NA has now no operational satellite in orbit and any replacement is many, many years away!

Stefan VE4SW

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 8:28 PM David Spoelstra <davids@...> wrote:
For us with just FM HTs, this is getting dire!
-David, N9KT

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 9:08 PM Clint Bradford via <> wrote:
Believe so. ARISS will try to use the Russian rig for ARISS contacts in the meantime.

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