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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Other than logging | UISS from ON6MU Help


Reviews Summary for UISS from ON6MU
UISS from ON6MU Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $Freeware
Description: An easy to use packet program for using satellite digis like the International Space Station. Also supports general packet use and APRS. Great FREEWARE program, but you can get a code from ON6MU to open up more features after donation to AMSAT.
Product is in production.
More info: http://users.belgacom.net/hamradio/uiss.htm
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KB2HSH Rating: 5/5 Nov 1, 2007 14:47 Send this review to a friend
Elegant, simple, powerful  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
To sum up UISS in a few sentences isn't quite fair. Simply put, it is an all-around good program for use with terrestrial APRS, as well as APRS/Packet for use with the ISS, NO-44/PCSAT, and NO-61/ANDE. Its clean uncluttered and powerful interface make digipeating through these satellites as easy as using ANY other soundcard-based digital package. One morning in particular, PCSAT was passing over in its characteristic slow, lumbering way. I had plenty of time to actually have a keyboard-to-keyboard "chat" with a K9 station. This is accomplished by doing nothing more than typing your message in the colored box, and hitting either F5/F6/F7. It will send either simple text, APRS position, and APRS messaging. For earth networks, it is fully compatible, and shows up when going to Findu, etc. Likewise, it receives all traffic.

It also works in conjunction with other software. I PREFER UISS< but enjoy having REAL-TIME mapping. (Sure, UISS has an add-on module, but it is lousy...to be truthful) For mapping, I simply start the 16 or 32 bit version of UI-View, and they work side by side with no complaints.

Overall, it is my favorite APRS program that I have tried...works great locally...works AWESOME on the satellites.
 
WB8NUT Rating: 5/5 Mar 27, 2005 11:41 Send this review to a friend
Makes packet through the space station fun and easy!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is an easy to use, and fairly easy to set-up, packet program designed for packet communication through the International Space Station. It can also be used for APRS (has an add-on basic mapping package) and even a DX Cluster. It requires the AGWPE Packet Engine so you can use it with a sound card. Since I prefer hardware packet TNCs, My only complaint is that you still have to use the AGWPE to communicate between the program and the TNC. No big deal, but an extra step. Great freeware program. If you make a donation to AMSAT you can get a key from ON6MU to open up more features not included in the basic freeware program. But I can tell you the freeware program has plenty of features. Download it and start using the ISS digi!
 


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