ARISS Joins NASA On-The-Air for a Special SSTV Event October 27-29

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N8HM, Oct 23, 2018.

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  1. N8HM

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    Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) is planning a very special Slow Scan TV event currently scheduled to start Saturday, October 27th about 10:00 UTC. Transmissions are scheduled to continue until around 19:30 UTC on October 29th. Helping to support the event will be NASA’s Space, Communication and Navigation (SCaN) Department.

    The Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program manages NASA’s three most important communications networks: The Space Network (SN), Near Earth Network (NEN), and the Deep Space Network (DSN).

    Just as in past ARISS SSTV commemorations, twelve images will be downlinked, but this time with six featuring the SCaN educational activities while the other six images will commemorate major NASA anniversaries, ie., when NASA was established, astronauts first landing on the moon, etc.

    In addition to the fun of receiving these images, participants can qualify for a special endorsement for the NASA On The Air (NOTA) celebration event. To learn more about NOTA visit

    Once received, images can be posted and viewed at The transmissions are expected to be broadcast at the usual frequency of 145.800 MHz using the PD-120 SSTV mode.

    Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time.

    More information will follow soon, so please continue to check for news and the most current information on the and websites, the, the ARISS Facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) page and ARISS Twitter @ARISS_status.

    KE8KNI, IW2CYS, KE7DRT and 3 others like this.
  2. W6KKO

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    This is the first I have heard about the year long, almost over, Nasa On The Air event. I do enjoy some SSTV though.
  3. UA1CCE

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    I'm the hope to see or conduct a QSO. 73! de UA1CCE
  4. VE3CGA

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    just a FYI
    As they went over here (EN92LX) @12:05 utc
    found them on 145.484Mhz - not the usual 145.8
    sstv was pd120 format
    packet was on the usual 145.825
    using a RTLSDR & IC9100


    73, VE3CGA Bob
  5. K6MFW

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    They corrected the frequency on Oct 28, this is when I received some images.
  6. K6MFW

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    Yes, I received a few images. I don't have the best of setup, an Ed Fong dualband with a lossy line (I live in a condo, it's complicated) and using a Icom 208H to a SignalinkUSB and running MMSSTV. The big improvement was disappearance of some kind of Part 15 device noise which would prevent me receiving signals from ISS. It disappeared only two weeks ago.

    Here are my best images. ISS_10-28-18_3.JPG 10-29-18_1248Z.JPG
  7. K9KQX

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    I just got my packet cable interface for my dual band rig a few days before this event, which was just in time. Over the course of 36 hours I managed to capture 7 of the 12 images. For me this was a first to receive anything in orbit which was pretty cool

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