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Commemorative ARISS Slow-Scan TV Transmissions a Success

04/19/2016

The recent commemorative Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions from April 11 to April 14 were successful, with images received by many stations around the world. The SSTV transmissions marked the 15th anniversary (in 2015) of continuous Amateur Radio operations on the International Space Station.

The first ISS crew conducted its inaugural ham radio contact from NA1SS in November 2000, and the first ARISS school/group contact took place the following month. Since then more than 1000 ARISS school/group contacts have been completed.

Images received from the ISS have been posted on the gallery website. Anyone who received SSTV images from the ISS also may post them there. The SSTV transmissions were in PD180 format. Additional “MAI-75 Experiment” SSTV transmissions took place on April 14 and April 15, and these have been posted as well. The commemorative SSTV images showed a few of the radio amateurs who have served aboard the ISS. 



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