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SSTV - Slow Scan Television


Slow scan televison is a way of sending video over a voice bandwidth channel--this can make it practical to send video over thousands of miles via ionospheric propagation.  Modern computers make this once rare and expensive mode readily available to the average ham. Other ways to work with images over radio are discussed on the Image Modes page.


Web Links

  • MM Hamsoft Amateur Radio Freeware
    SSTV using your sound card--MMSSTV Available for download
  • Amateur Radio Slow Scan TV
    by Rob Aarssen (VE3RDN)
    There are a lot of small things to learn to be knowledgeable about SSTV but Rome wasn't built in a day as they say. You'll learn as you go like any facet of Ham Radio.
  • The SAW-Scan Television program
    from DL4SAW
    The GSHPC SSTV-program, also known as "SAW-SCAN", allows to send and receive color images with a high color resolution. However, the program only requires a very simple interface circuit and offers very good picture quality.