Packet Module Status – July 25, 2017

ARISS has received several reports stating that the packet system on ISS is down. Here is what we know and our current forward plan. The packet system in the Columbus module started to act up late last week, sending only a beacon. The ARISS team requested a power recycle by the crew, and with that […]

BCDx36HP Digital Improvement Firmware Release

Releasing 1.11.31 for both the BCD436HP and the BCD536HP, today. This update is the culmination of months of public beta testing and has resulted in a greatly improved DMR functionality, which utilizes the full power of trunktracking on these systems. It also provides improvements in the decoding of P25 systems. Thanks to everyone who participated […]

APRS Packet on the ISS

This morning, I returned back to using APRS to connect to the International Space Station. I reconfigured my Kenwood TM-D710 to send and receive APRS packets from the ISS on the 145.825 MHz APRS frequency.  This frequency has been used as the universal APRS packet channel for most of the newer Amateur Radio APRS satellites […]