ISS SSTV

I had never dabbled in SSTV until the Russians’ project from aboard the ISS in February, 2015 ...

 

ISS Slow Scan TV














This image was captured with a VERY basic setup: a Yaesu FT-60R programmed to 145.800mHz, a simple tape measure beam, and a great $3 iOS app from Black Cat Systems entitled “SSTV Slow Scan TV”. (The same radio and antenna setup used to speak with an ISS astronaut during Field Day 2014.)


Receiving SSTV images from the ISS was really simple! I merely held my iPod touch near my HT’s speaker, and obtained clean graphics immediately. This app also works on iPhones and iPads.


ANOTHER SSTV PROJECT FROM THE ISS OCCURRED JULY 18-19, 2015! SEE MEDIA ALERT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.



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ANS-195 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin


AMSAT News Service Bulletin 195.01

From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.

July 14, 2015

To All RADIO AMATEURS

BID: $ANS-195.01


ARISS SSTV Images to Commmemorate 40th Anniversary of the Apollo-

Soyuz Mission



















40 years ago this week, the historic joint Apollo-Soyuz mission was

conducted. Apollo-Soyuz (or Soyuz-Apollo in Russia) represented the

first joint USA-Soviet mission and set the stage for follow-on Russia-

USA space collaboration on the Space Shuttle, Mir Space Station and

the International Space Station. The Soyuz and Apollo vehicles were

docked from July 17-19, 1975, during which time joint experiments and

activities were accomplished with the 3 USA astronauts and 2 Soviet

Cosmonauts on-board. Apollo-Soyuz was the final mission of the

Apollo program and the last USA human spaceflight mission until the

first space shuttle mission in 1981.


To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this historic international

event, the ARISS team has developed a series of 12 Slow Scan

Television (SSTV) images that will be sent down for reception by

schools, educational organizations and ham radio operators,

worldwide. The SSTV images are planned to start sometime Saturday

morning, July 18 and run through Sunday July 19. These dates are

tentative and are subject to change. The SSTV images can be received

on 145.80 MHz and displayed using several different SSTV computer

programs that are available on the internet.


We encourage you to submit your best received SSTV images to:


http://spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/submit.php


The ARISS SSTV image gallery will post the best SSTV images received

from this event at:


http://spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php


Also, as a special treat, on Saturday July 18 the ISS Cosmonauts

will take time out to conduct an ARISS contact with students

attending the Moon Day/Frontiers of Flight Museum event in Dallas

Texas. This Russian Cosmonaut-USA Student contact is planned to

start around 16:55 UTC through the W6SRJ ground station located in

Santa Rosa, California. ARISS will use the 145.80 MHz voice

frequency downlink (same as the SSTV downlink) for the Moon Day

contact.


For more information on ARISS, please go to our web site:

www.ariss.org


The ARISS international team would like to thank our ARISS-Russia

colleague, Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, for his leadership on this

historic commemoration.


[ANS thanks Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO, ARISS International Chair for

the above information]



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AMSAT-UK - article on SSTV from the ISS.

With software suggestions and setup notes.