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RS0ISS May Be on Slow Scan TV from the ISS this Week

08/25/2014

The Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment on board the International Space Station (ISS) may be active on Wednesday, August 27, on 145.800 MHz FM, using the call sign RS0ISS, according to Dmitry Pashkov, R4UAB. The SSTV transmissions will be devoted to the life and work of the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. The SSTV transmissions from the ISS may continue beyond August 27, although the Kenwood TM-D700 transceiver is scheduled to be used for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact on August 30.

To receive SSTV, route the audio output of a scanner or Amateur Radio transceiver to the soundcard of a computer with SSTV software installed, and tune to 145.800 MHz FM. It’s even possible to receive pictures by holding an iPhone next to the receiver’s speaker. A free application such as MMSSTV can decode and display SSTV transmissions on Windows devices. Use the SSTV app on Apple iOS devices.

The ISS Fan Club website can display when the space station is in range, or you can use the online SUWS WebSDR receiver. The IZ8BLY Vox Recoder enables voice-actuated (ie, unattended) recording of audio, such as signals from the ISS, only when an audio signal is present. — Thanks to AMSAT-UK via AMSAT News Service

 



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