ISS APRS Passes 11-2-11 to 11-6-11

It has been a crazy past week as well as weekend, actually didn’t have a weekend as I worked all day both Saturday and Sunday and before I knew it, it was Monday again. So needless to say there was little time left for playing APRS via the ISS (or even seeing if I can still catch/receive any signal from ARISSAT-1). The few ISS passes that I was able to break away and set up to work were silent passes. Guess I need to check the ISS Fan Club site a little more often to know if there is any activity prior to the upcoming pass. Any way here are the next good passes for the next 5 days that I hope to try and work.

Pass beginning
Date/time: 11/2 20:00:20
Azimuth: 309.31° (NW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.17°
Magnitude: 1.3
Distance to satellite: 2269.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 11/2 20:05:35
Azimuth: 209.59° (SSW)
Elevation (altitude): 78.72°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 405.6 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): YES

Pass ending
Date/time: 11/2 20:10:40
Azimuth: 134.59° (SE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.62°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2218.1 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): YES

Good visible pass

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Pass beginning
Date/time: 11/3 12:35:0
Azimuth: 231.63° (SW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.13°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2212.6 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 11/3 12:40:5
Azimuth: 325.05° (NW)
Elevation (altitude): 75.04°
Magnitude: -2.5
Distance to satellite: 392.4 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 11/3 12:45:5
Azimuth: 48.19° (NE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.58°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2180.2 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Invisible pass

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Pass beginning
Date/time: 11/6 10:19:40
Azimuth: 229.33° (SW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.29°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2193.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 11/6 10:24:40
Azimuth: 305.64° (NW)
Elevation (altitude): 84.57°
Magnitude: -2.6
Distance to satellite: 380.2 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 11/6 10:29:45
Azimuth: 49.14° (NE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.35°
Magnitude: 1.2
Distance to satellite: 2198.1 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Invisible pass

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There is an 88 degree pass shown on 11/5/11 starting at 18:45 but unable to pull it up and copy the pass details on the n2yo site.

Below are several good ARISSAT-1 passes that I will also see if I can get a good copy on one of the passes. There was one last night but had just gotten to work and was not able to catch it.

Pass beginning
Date/time: 11/2 12:28:0
Azimuth: 220.91° (SW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.04°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2140.9 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 11/2 12:32:50
Azimuth: 140.16° (SE)
Elevation (altitude): 59.61°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 403.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 11/2 12:37:40
Azimuth: 52.78° (NE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.38°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2103.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Invisible pass

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Pass beginning
Date/time: 11/3 19:19:0
Azimuth: 310.70° (NW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.02°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2159.1 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 11/3 19:23:55
Azimuth: 23.73° (NNE)
Elevation (altitude): 86.33°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 353.4 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 11/3 19:28:45
Azimuth: 131.08° (SE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.37°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2096.9 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): YES

Good visible pass

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Pass beginning
Date/time: 11/4 11:44:50
Azimuth: 223.56° (SW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.25°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2114.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 11/4 11:49:40
Azimuth: 133.40° (SE)
Elevation (altitude): 69.88°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 371.4 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 11/4 11:54:25
Azimuth: 51.60° (NE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.53°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2082.7 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Invisible pass

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Pass beginning
Date/time: 11/6 10:00:40
Azimuth: 225.75° (SW)
Elevation (altitude): 0.22°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2114.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Maximum altitude
Date/time: 11/6 10:05:30
Azimuth: 132.96° (SE)
Elevation (altitude): 79.18°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 354.8 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Pass ending
Date/time: 11/6 10:10:15
Azimuth: 50.63° (NE)
Elevation (altitude): 0.55°
Magnitude: –
Distance to satellite: 2076.5 km
In Earth’s shadow (eclipsed): NO

Invisible pass

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Must be something with the data for November 5th on the site as there is a 83 degree pass that starts at 18:35 also listed but no details are shown on the site for the pass either.
Got two passes today, one for ARISSAT-1 and one for the ISS so hoping I can catch one of them.

Until next time….73s!

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One thought on “ISS APRS Passes 11-2-11 to 11-6-11

  1. Was not the ideal situation but did successfully work the ISS via APRS while mobile. It was close to the pass but where I was located would not have given much clear view but I knew if I timed it right I would be in the wide open area on I-564 by the Naval Air Station NOB…and I was. Was not able to successfully transmit my status message to 73s but did successfully beacon my position:

    Position of N4TRQ-9 — 5.3 miles northeast of Norfolk, VA — Report received 40 minutes 30 seconds ago Course: 308.0 Speed: 61.0 MPH Altitude: 45 feet Mic-E message 2, In Service
    Raw packet: N4TRQ-9>S6UU4S,RS0ISS-4*,SGATE,WIDE2-2,qAR,N4XS-3:’h,w!A$>/]”4%}

    And I see that I was sent a message but did not receive it on my D700:

    KB9ZLK-7 N4TRQ-9 11/03 00:04:40z Reply Pete EN53 WI{17

    I was receiving and decoding many packets, in fact near the end of the pass the amount of traffic increased quite a bit, but unfortunately did not receive this station on the mobile. Well, now on to other challenges…i.e. 2nd shift at the Part Time job! 73s

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