Software for SSTV

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Software' started by KT5WB, Jun 6, 2019.

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  1. KT5WB

    KT5WB Ham Member QRZ Page

    What software are operators using for SSTV these days? Is anyone active on SSTV on HF? I've looked at several articles. The ones I'm finding are many years (if not decades) out of date.

    I see that eQSL eWAS has an endorsement for SSTV, and I saw the post the other day that GAPA also has an SSTV endorsement. A good three quarters of my operating is digital modes (PSK / FT8). I'd like to try some SSTV, but having a hard time finding any "recent" how to guides.
     
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  2. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Use MMSSTV have been using it for years and works just fine. Put it in your search engine there are at least a couple of sites where you can download the software.
     
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  3. VE3CGA

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  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Another vote for MMSTV - free, easy, and have been using it for many years. Mostly just "receive" - I rarely transmit. I just like to plonk the software on 14.232 while I do other stuff, then come back to see what cool pictures were decoded.

    First time I ever saw SSTV was on a Robot 400 system about 1975 owned by my radio Mentor W7UD - fully analog decode onto a phosphor screen.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. ND6M

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    Hope that was a typo...14.230 for analog SSTV.
     
  6. ND6M

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  7. VE3CGA

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    well if you see me on send a pic. I've seen the robot system with the long phosphor decay
    SSTV seems to be making a resurgance since the bands are a little less dx'y

    I would have liked to have stirred some activity on 2M locally but there is no interest
     
  8. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    There used to be several nice programs for SSTV. I've been away from it for quite some time so don't remember them all. MMSSTV is a nice one, I'll certainly agree with that. There were a few "not free" programs that were the leading edge at that time too. That dealt mainly in the saving and storing of pictures, also manipulating them (putting in call signs, text, etc,). I've seen a lot of SSTV on HF, almost never on VHF/UHF. Oh well...
     
  9. W5EDF

    W5EDF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I never hear anything on the freqs for SSTV.
     
  10. KF5RRF

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    @KT5WB

    I run primarily Linux, so I use QSSTV on that platform. When running Windows, MMSSTV.
     

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