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AMSAT-UK Says Slow-Scan TV Active from Space Station

07/02/2013

AMSAT-UK reports that the slow-scan television (SSTV) experiment onboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been active today, July 2, on 145.800 MHz FM. At 1110 UTC Dmitry Pashkov, UB4UAD, reported receiving a picture of what appears to be part of an ISS solar array. According to the ARISS-SSTV blog, Russian activation of MAI-75 SSTV experiment was tentatively planned for July 2 and 3. It’s not known if further SSTV transmissions will be made. The Russian ham radio call sign is RS0ISS. Two Russian hams, Pavel Vinogradov, RV3BS, and Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI, are aboard the ISS as part of the Expedition 36 crew. The free Windows application MMSSTV can decode SSTV signals; An SSTV app is available for Apple iOS devices. An application in the upper left-hand corner of the ISS Fan Club web page indicates when the ISS is in range.



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