Do NOT Use the ISS "Crossband Repeater"
ARISS would prefer that we NOT use the recently posted repeater pair for FM
That was a test of the Tanusha birds, and NOT an open invitation to use it as an
ISS FM Voice repeater. Something definitely went wrong with the Russians' plan
for the testing. And that downlink frequency is - well, kind of like the US' 146.520 as
it is a common terrestrial frequency in Europe.
And the 15-year-old Kenwood D-700 cannot take that amount of ops, as its fan/cooling
is not adequate for such continuous operations.
BUT THE GOOD NEWS: This will all change with the next generation of ISS ham
gear: the IORS. Its FM voice repeater transceiver will include a more robust fan and
special firmware to make voice repeating a regular capability through the ISS.
YOUR DONATIONS are needed! Here's an ARISS FUNDRAZR link:
And, as always, watch http://www.ariss.org for more information!
Tks, Clint. Now we know the rest of the story.