ISS APRS Passes 10-20-11 to 10-23-11

Real world work has been keeping me busy from working the ISS Passes, the few that I have attempted to work on the fly best I was able to do was get a beacon in but not able to get messages/traffic passed. And just occurred to me while eating a quick lunch that I had not yet checked the site for passes for this week. So here are the latest passes that I will attempt to work.

Pass beginning
Date/time: 10/20 17:55:35
Azimuth: 226.07° (SW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.25°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2202.4 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 10/20 18:00:35
Azimuth: 155.29° (SSE)
Elevation (altitude): 80.94°
Magnitude: -2.6
Distance to satellite: 386.5 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 10/20 18:05:40
Azimuth: 50.45° (NE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.55°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2189.0 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Invisible pass

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Pass beginning
Date/time: 10/23 16:35:35
Azimuth: 221.25° (SW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.26°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2196.0 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 10/23 16:40:35
Azimuth: 137.13° (SE)
Elevation (altitude): 62.33°
Magnitude: -2.4
Distance to satellite: 424.9 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 10/23 16:45:35
Azimuth: 52.51° (NE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.56°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2179.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Invisible pass

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Looks like this is a slim week as there are only two good passes (during normal waking hours lol) so hoping to be on one or both passes. And hope to have more to post here and my other Amateur Radio blog once I can free up some more TDM slots.
Until next time….73s!

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One thought on “ISS APRS Passes 10-20-11 to 10-23-11

  1. Successfully got a posit sent after the peak of the pass:

    Position of N4TRQ-9 — 3.7 miles northeast of Chesapeake, VA — Report received 51 minutes 7 seconds ago Altitude: 55 feet Mic-E message 2, In Service
    Raw packet: N4TRQ-9>S6UP4P,RS0ISS-4*,SGATE,WIDE2-2,qAR,WB2LMV:’h(il”F>/]”4(}

    Did not see an “ACK” (My Message) but was able to get a message sent to 73s to update my status:

    N4TRQ-9 73S 10/20 22:01:49z good evening 73s via ISS on 80 degree pass{E

    Was not much APRS Traffic heard until the peak and towards the end of the pass.

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