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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS001 (2013)

ARLS001 RS0ISS Active on SSTV from International Space Station

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Space Bulletin 001  ARLS001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  October 31, 2013
To all radio amateurs

ARLS001 RS0ISS Active on SSTV from International Space Station

Dmitry Pashkov, UB4UAD, reports that the Amateur Radio slow-scan
television (SSTV) experiment onboard the International Space Station
has been active for the past couple of days on 145.800 MHz FM,
mainly while the ISS is above Moscow. UB4UAD says that on October
31, RS0ISS will transmit SSTV images showing images from the life
and work of the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin.

Stations can view the SSTV pictures from the ISS by making a simple
audio connection between the receiver output and the computer
soundcard input and using one of the free SSTV programs, such as
MMSSTV (for Windows systems) or the SSTV app (for Apple iOS
devices). Details are on the AMSAT-UK website at,

Failing a hard-wired connection, just holding a microphone connected
to the PC soundcard in front of the receiver's speaker should
provide sufficient audio to decode the SSTV signal. SSTV images from
the ISS typically are in Martin 1 format.

The ISS Fan Club website at indicates
when the ISS is within range. The Energia page at has more
information on the SSTV experiment, which is designated MAI-75.