SSTV from ISS August 4-5, 2020

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  1. K6LCS

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    MAI-75 SSTV activity planned for Aug 4 and 5, 2020
    Jul 27th 2020, 15:33, by ARISS

    The final crew schedule for the week of Aug 3-9 was released recently and it showed a MAI-75 activity scheduled for Aug 4 and 5. This is soon after the Space X Demo-2 undock so changes to that event could impact the schedule.

    The current dates and times of the activity are as follows:

    Aug 4 (12:25-18:10 UTC) is setup and day 1 operations.
    Aug 5 (11:15-18:45 UTC) is day 2 operations and close out.

    This is the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment that is activate for orbital passes over Moscow, Russia. It has traditionally been PD-180 or PD-120 and transmitting on 145.800 MHz.


    From K6LCS -

    Receiving beautiful images from the ISS when they run SSTV projects can be as simple as holding your HT up to your Smartphone equipped with a $3 app ...

    And from M5AKA - ESA Education has released tutorial videos explaining how to make use of various computers and mobile devices to receive the International Space Station SSTV transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM that are expected for the 45th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz mission.

    Apollo–Soyuz was the first international space mission, carried out jointly by the United States and the Soviet Union in mid-July 1975 and ESA Education say the anniversary will be marked by SSTV transmissions from the ISS.

    See the collection of Tutorials videos on how to receive SSTV pictures from the International Space Station for specific operating systems such as Windows 10, Apple iOS & Mac OSX, Android, Raspberry Pi, etc at ...

    ESA Education -

    Wiki Apollo-Soyuz -–Soyuz

    Read the Raspberry Pi article Pictures from space via ham radio ...

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    Clint K6LCS
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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
  2. K6LCS

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    No passes during those short periods for the US ... We're just hoping they leave the equipment "accidentally" ON for an extra hour on the 4th for a West Coast US pass ... (g)
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  3. IW2BSF

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    MAI-75 activity transmissions from ISS are scheduled for Aug 4 and 5

    And for SSTV fans, AMSAT ARGENTINA AWARD is running! The team has provided clearer requirements and instructions, also available in more languages: Spanish, English, Italian, Russian, German, Portuguese, Danish and Turkis.

    By now, 58 persons in the world received Amsat-Lu award...would you be next one? Let's see how!

    1. Task to be carried out:
    To obtain this Diploma, radio amateurs or authorized entities, Argentine or foreign or short wave listeners (SWL), must receive, record and upload at least 15 images obtained thru SSTV reception of images as transmitted from the International Space Station (ISS), in at least two different radio operations, spanning a month or more between them, Diploma begins March 1st, 2019. Earlier images don't apply. WEBSDR or SATNOGS received images don't apply.
    2. Requirements for the images:
    Use RX-SSTV (suggested configuration) and make sure it includes date, time (UTC), video mode, and your callsign, as native part of the image, as explained in helps and hints. Images must be of good quality and different, at least 50% noise-free. Images should be in their original form and resolution as captured and stored in JPG format (compressión 85%) any subsequent manipulations will not be accepted. They must be uploaded to the directory no more than 1 hour after they have been received.
    3. How to apply:
    The interested party will be able to easily look up his/her (previously uploaded) images, submiting them for analysis, using own callsign or if SWL, last name in place of callsign.
    4. Publication and electronic submission:
    Once the requirements have been met and verified, AMSAT Argentina will issue the Diploma and email in electronic form, so interested party can download online and print, list of issued certificates with electronic correlative number will also be published.
    5. Validity:
    It is only valid to receive and capture images received directly by radio, without the intervention of other media or remote links. These bases may expire or undergo modifications over time. Therefore it is suggested to visit the websites and verify the date.
    You may check ARISS SSTV Announces, also ISS schedules for your location and (in spanish) on web site of QRM Belgrano Radio Club [​IMG] at Actividades Programadas support information, programs, audio test files, etc.
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