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ISS ham radio SSTV in UK press

International Space Station – Image Credit NASA

The Daily Mail reports that 22-year-old Radoslaw Karwacki received the recent amateur radio Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions from the ISS

ISS SSTV image 9/12 received by Radek Karwacki on February 1, 2015

Radoslaw (Radek) used an RTL-SDR dongle costing about £10 ($15) to receive the SSTV signal on 145.800 MHz FM during the weekend of January 31 to February 1. The antenna was a simple dipole and he used the free SDRSharp and MMSSTV software to receive and display the image.

‘These images are not transmitted regularly. I was really lucky to receive them, because it was my first experience with this kind of equipment,’ he told MailOnline.

‘I blindly tuned in on that frequency during ISS flyby and happened to receive the signal.’

Read the article by Daily Mail Science and Technology reporter Jonathan O’Callaghan at
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2939725/How-chat-astronauts-aboard-ISS-USB-dongle-antenna-lets-Polish-man-receive-images-cosmonauts.html

Radoslaw Karwacki’s original Reddit post and comments
http://www.reddit.com/r/RTLSDR/comments/2uibm1/i_received_these_images_from_the_iss_on_145800mhz/

ISS SSTV https://amsat-uk.org/2015/01/31/iss-sstv-operational/

How to receive ISS SSTV https://amsat-uk.org/2015/01/29/iss-sstv-this-weekend/

What is Amateur Radio ? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio