Receive Pictures from Space – ISS SSTV Feb 13-14

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned from the International Space Station (ISS) on February 13-14, 2017.

The SSTV images will be transmitted as part of the MAI-75 Experiment on 145.800 MHz FM using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver located in the Russian ISS Service module. It is expected they will use the PD-180 SSTV format.

The MAI-75 activities have been scheduled for the Russian crew on Monday, February 13 from 09:25-18:00 GMT and Tuesday, February 14 from 11:25-16:30 GMT.

Note the ISS transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM use the 5 kHz deviation standard rather than the narrow 2.5 kHz used in Europe. If your transceiver has selectable FM filters try the wider filter.

The ISS Fan Club website 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/

ARISS-SSTV Images http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.co.uk/

Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia with the R4UAB WebSDR

Listen to the ISS when in range of London with the SUWS WebSDR http://websdr.suws.org.uk/

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

Receive Pictures from Space – ISS SSTV Dec 8-9

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned from the International Space Station (ISS) on December 8-9, 2016.

The SSTV images will be transmitted as part of the MAI-75 Experiment on 145.800 MHz FM using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver located in the Russian ISS Service module.

The MAI-75 activities have been scheduled for the Russian crew on Dec 8 from 12:35 to 18:00 GMT and Dec 9 from 12:40 to 17:40 GMT.

Note the ISS transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM use the 5 kHz deviation standard rather than the narrow 2.5 kHz used in Europe. If your transceiver has selectable FM filters try the wider filter.

The ISS Fan Club website 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/

ARISS-SSTV Images http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.co.uk/

Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia with the R4UAB WebSDR

Listen to the ISS when in range of London with the SUWS WebSDR http://websdr.suws.org.uk/

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

ISS SSTV on Baofeng Handheld

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club

The Chertsey Radio Club demonstrated that you can receive pictures from Space using simple low-cost equipment such a Baofeng VHF handheld radio and a Lynx-7 Tablet.

On Monday, August 15, 2016 radio amateurs from Japan, India and countries as far west as Brazil successfully copied Slow Scan Television images transmitted on 145.800 MHz FM from the Russian amateur radio station located in the ISS Service Module.

The Russian Cosmonauts were using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver thought to be running about 25 watts output. It gave a good signal which could easily by copied on VHF handheld transceivers such as the popular Baofengs.

It expected there will be further SSTV transmissions on Tuesday, August 16. The ISS transmits 5 kHz deviation FM, if your transceiver has selectable FM filters you should select the wider filter for best results.

Receive Pictures from Space – ISS SSTV August 15-16
https://amsat-uk.org/2016/08/10/iss-sstv-august/

Receiving an ISS picture is a newsworthy event, if you’ve received part or all of an image why not tell your local newspaper and get some positive publicity for amateur radio
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2016/july/now-is-a-great-time-to-get-ham-radio-publicity.htm

SSTV on a Raspberry Pi 3
http://chertseyradioclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/setting-up-raspberry-pi-3-and-qsstv.html

Follow the Chertsey Radio Club on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/chertseyRC

Receive Pictures from Space – ISS SSTV August 15-16

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

The ARRL reports Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions will be made from the International Space Station (ISS) on August 15-16, 2016.

The MAI-75 Experiment will transmit SSTV images on 145.800 MHz FM over the course of a few orbits as the space station passes over Moscow. Operators in Europe and South America will have the best chances to receive images. Operators along the US East Coast may have one chance on August 16.

Thanks to Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, ISS Ham Project Coordinator

The ISS Fan Club website 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/

ARISS-SSTV Images http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.co.uk/

Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia with the R4UAB WebSDR

Listen to the ISS when in range of London with the SUWS WebSDR http://websdr.suws.org.uk/

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

MAI-75 ISS SSTV Video

John Brier KG4AKV

John Brier KG4AKV

John Brier KG4AKV has released a video showing reception of the MAI-75 experiment Slow Scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station.

This is one of two rare MAI-75 passes over North America. The other is in Video #3 in this series (see link below). It’s rare because the MAI-75 event only took place for a few hours of Thursday and Friday during the week long event, and almost all of the passes didn’t go over North America, so getting it was really special. This was a great way to round out the April 2016 ISS SSTV week long event! I love this SuitSat image!

Oh yeah! This was shot partially with a GoPro! Enjoy the views.

Eventually I hope to make a time lapse of all the ISS SSTV images I received during this event, but my next video will be of an SO-50 pass where I made six contacts, five of which were back to back.

Watch Spacesuit MAI-75 Image! – Last Pass of April 2016 ISS SSTV Event – Video #4

New videos every Wednesday!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDdMdjxwFsjdzhXQFHVk2g/videos
https://twitter.com/johnbrier

ISS Slow Scan TV https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/

ISS Slow Scan TV in April

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT

ARISS reports that International Space Station (ISS) Slow Scan TV (SSTV) transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM are scheduled between April 11-15, 2016.

UPDATE: Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB reported the ISS SSTV equipment was activated at 1200 UT, April 11 but there was no signal on 145.800 MHz. The crew resolved the problem and Nitin Muttin VU3TYG reported the ISS SSTV was active during the 0735 UT April 12 pass over India. Since then radio amateurs around the world have been receiving the SSTV pictures among them Mike Rupprecht DK3WN.

ISS SSTV image 1 Murray Hely ZL3MH 20150131

ISS SSTV image 1 of Yuri Gagarin received by Murray Hely ZL3MH January 31, 2015

The schedule for the ARISS commemorative event is currently:
• Setup and activation on April 11 about 18:25 UT.
• Paused April 12 from 12:15 until 14:15 UT to allow for a school contact with Romania.
• Paused April 13 from 12:45 until 14:30 UT to allow for a school contact with Argentina.
• Deactivation on April 14 at 11:35 UT.
This opportunity should cover most of the world during the operational period.The image transmissions should be on 145.800 MHz and the mode is planned to be PD180.

The event commemorates the 15th anniversary last November of the first Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact. Since then astronauts on the ISS have made over 1,000 amateur radio contacts with schools across the globe.

April 12 is the 55th anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin.

In addition, MAI-75 (SSTV Experiment) will be conducting two sessions afterwards. The first one is Thursday, April 14 from 14:45 until 18:00 UT. The second session is on Friday, April 15 from 14:10 until 19:00 UT. These times do not cross N. America but will provide opportunities for Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and S. America.

It is reported the MAI-75 tests will involve the SSTV mode PD290 which has a resolution of 800×600 and an image transmission time of 5 minutes.

Check the ARISS SSTV Blog for the latest updates http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.co.uk/

For information on how to receive SSTV from the ISS with sample audio from John Brier KG4AKV and a link to his popular hints page see https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/

In the UK we use narrow 2.5 kHz deviation FM but the ISS transmits on 145.800 MHz with the wider 5 kHz deviation used in much of the world. Most base station and mobile radios can be switched been wide and narrow deviation FM filters and for best results you should select the wider filter. Handheld radios all seem to have a single wide filter fitted as standard.

As a result of Doppler shift the 145.800 MHz ISS signal may vary by +/- 3.5 kHz during a pass going from 145.835 to 145.7965 MHz. If the smallest step size your FM radio tunes in is 5 kHz you would get best results by selecting 145.805 at start of pass, then 145.800 and finally 145.795 MHz.

Local newspapers are usually keen to publish stories about the reception of signals from the Space Station. If you receive an SSTV picture why not tell your local newspaper about it to help get publicity for amateur radio and your local radio club.

Information on the MAI-75 SSTV experiment
http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/researches/education-26.html

You can see SSTV images received from the ISS and upload your images at the ARISS SSTV Gallery http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/