Listening and Decoding Data Packets From the International Space Station

2014-06-21
Listening and Decoding Data Packets From the International Space Station

On June 19th I set up my Kenwood HT paired with a magnet mount antenna in the driveway, tuned the radio to 145.825 and listened to data packets from the International Space Station magically flow through the radio's speaker as ISS flew overhead.

During a period of three minutes of time, 22 data packets were recorded. I used my iPhone placed next to the handheld's speaker as a recording device.

The audio can be listened to here, and the decoded packet information is displayed below.

fm K9CMI to APX205 via RS0ISS*
=4007.30N\08817.95WhPHG5130_73 from Paul in Champaign, IL_M
fm K4IPH to CQ via RS0ISS*
=4035.60N/07934.34W-Bob in Vandergrift, PAM
fm KB2M-2 to 3YTU0W via RS0ISS*
`g](l \`/`Winter QTH/SatGate _%M
fm W2THC to APRS via RS0ISS*
=4006.06N\07409.14W(**de FN20wc**
fm K9CMI to APX205 via RS0ISS*
=4007.30N\08817.95WhPHG5130_73 from Paul in Champaign, IL_M
fm N2RRJ to CQ via RS0ISS*
=4000.57N/07408.13W-Greetings from N2RRJM
fm W9QO to STPX1V via RS0ISS* SGATE WIDE2-2
'oIPl \-/]M
fm W2THC to APRS via RS0ISS*
=4006.06N\07409.14W(**de FN20wc**
fm W5XV to DADV9S via RS0ISS*
'vQvl \-/]=M
fm W2THC to APRS via RS0ISS*
=4006.06N\07409.14W(**de FN20wc**
fm KB2M-2 to 3YTU0W via RS0ISS*
`g](l \`/`Winter QTH/SatGate _%M
fm KC4MCQ to CQ via RS0ISS* SGATE WIDE2-2
Salt Springs FloridaM
fm W2THC to APRS via RS0ISS*
:W5XV :How's it goin', eh?
fm W2THC to APRS via RS0ISS*
=4006.06N\07409.14W(**de FN20wc**
fm AA9LC to W2THC via RS0ISS*
de Grant AA9LC
fm WU2V-1 to APRS via RS0ISS*
:HEARDlast:W5UL-15,KB2M-2,AA9LC,W2THC,WU2V-6,KB1CHU,N2QKV
fm N8ROA to CQ via RS0ISS*
=3948.45N/08202.30W-DARRIN --- ROSEVILLE, OHIO {UISS52}
fm KC4MCQ to CQ via RS0ISS* SGATE WIDE2-2
Salt Springs FloridaM
fm KC4MCQ to CQ via RS0ISS* SGATE WIDE2-2
=2920.58N/08144.33W`Salt Springs, FloridaM
fm KB2M-2 to 3YTU0W via RS0ISS*
`g](l \`/`Winter QTH/SatGate _%M
fm W2THC to APRS via RS0ISS*
=4006.06N\07409.14W(**de FN20wc**
fm WU2V-1 to APRS via RS0ISS*
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