ISS SSTV transmissions continue

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    ISS SSTV transmissions continue

    SSTV transmissions from the Russian Service module on the International Space Station started June 29 on 145.800 MHz FM and they are still continuing

    There may well be further transmissions up until July 13 when the equipment being used for the SSTV will be required for a school contact.

    David Boult G7HCE in Exeter noted that some adjustments have been made by the cosmonauts and the images are now being sent uncropped. For the first week the edges of the pictures were missing.

    The images commemorate the various satellites that were hand-deployed from the ISS. These will include the first satellite deployment from ISS: Suitsat-1/Radioskaf-1 which was developed by ARISS and deployed in February 2006.

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    ISS SSTV image received by David Boult G7HCE

    The transmissions are being made on 145.800 MHz FM using the PD-120 SSTV mode.

    Note the ISS transmissions use the 5 kHz deviation FM standard rather than the narrow 2.5 kHz used in Europe. If your transceiver has selectable FM filters try using the wider filter. Handheld transceivers generally have a single wide filter fitted as standard and you should get good results outdoors using just a 1/4 wave whip antenna.

    The ISS Fan Club site will show you when the space station is in range http://www.issfanclub.com/

    ISS SSTV information and links at
    https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/

    If you receive a full or partial picture from the Space Station your Local Newspaper may like to know
    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2016/july/now-is-a-great-time-to-get-ham-radio-publicity.htm

    The RSGB produce a handy Media Guide and Template press release for anyone to download and adapt, see
    http://rsgb.org/main/clubs/media-guide-for-affiliated-societies/

    An example of the publicity you can get for the hobby by telling your Local Newspaper
    https://amsat-uk.org/2015/04/15/iss-sstv-in-the-press/

    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/july/iss-sstv-transmissions-continue.htm

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  2. KG5THG

    KG5THG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cool. I'm setup to try and capture some images.
     
  3. KF5DDA

    KF5DDA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I will be monitoring.
    Would Love to capture an image.
    EL29BS
     
  4. VK4GAP

    VK4GAP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm glad they corrected the formatting of the pictures being sent , good of someone to spend the time on them for us mere mortals down here .
    I collected both sets eventually , the uncorrected set and the corrected set , nothing coming out of the speaker yet as it has been mentioned of 2 things happening on the 13th 07 , hand release of some micro-sats and voice contacts to schools , i'm listening on 437.050 for a new CW beacon atm too (as well as scanning the usual stuff) .

    Tnx ISS up there , Paul .
     
  5. N5FWB

    N5FWB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here are a couple of the pics I received using my TS-2000 and my GP-9 antenna
    Hist16.jpg Hist25.jpg
     
  6. VK4GAP

    VK4GAP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Examples>
    The corrected one and the one of the sent 1st sets (12) which were not formatted correctly , look at the botton right hand corner (serie) .
     

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  7. VK4GAP

    VK4GAP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just heard the ISS using voice talking to a school? (i could only hear the ISS) , it was a female and certainly a good interesting operator , 1 pass atm as the next passes are 13 hours away at the QTH .

    Time was 08026Z 17/07/18 .
     

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