Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP reports that he and his15 year old daughter, Sakshi Vagadia VU3EXP, have each received ISS Apollo-Soyuz SSTV Awards for their reception of Slow Scan Television images transmitted using amateur radio from the International Space Station (ISS).
These special transmissions from the ISS during July 18-19, 2015 were made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, which was the first joint collaboration in space between the United States and the Soviet Union. The ARISS organisation has issued a special limited edition diploma to award those who received one of the SSTV images.
Rajesh writes: After getting ticket [amateur radio licence] few months back, It was first successful attempt by Sakshi VU3EXP to receive SSTV Image from International Space Station and get such memorable & precious Wallpaper (award). She received ISS SSTV image on July 18, 2015 @ 19:36:44 (UTC).
My ISS SSTV Image was received on July 19 @ 05:24:27 (UTC). It was my 5th successful attempt.
I highly appreciate ARISS International, Russian Cosmonauts, various Radio Clubs and ARISS SSTV Award Managers (incl. SQ3OOK) joint efforts to give such wonderful opportunity to we Ham community.
Rajesh P. Vagadia
Rajkot – Gujarat
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