(Source: Southgate ARC)
ARISS Russia is planning a special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) event from the International Space Station Station around 09:00 GMT on Friday, June 29 and continuing until 18:30 GMT Sunday, July 1.
Supporting this event is a computer on the ISS Russian Segment, which stores images that are then transmitted to Earth using amateur radio, specifically the onboard Kenwood TM-D710E transceiver.
These images will commemorate the various satellites that were hand-deployed from the ISS. These will include the first satellite deployment from ISS: Suitsat-1/Radioskaf-1 which was developed by ARISS and deployed in February 2006.
The transmissions will be made on 145.800 MHz FM using the PD-120 SSTV mode.
Note the ISS transmissions use the 5 kHz deviation FM standard rather than the narrow 2.5 kHz used in Europe. If your transceiver has selectable FM filters try using the wider filter. Handheld transceivers generally have a single wide filter fitted as standard and you should get good results outdoors using just a 1/4 wave whip antenna.
The ISS Fan Club site will show you when the space station is in range http://www.issfanclub.com/
ISS SSTV information and links at
If you receive a full or partial picture from the Space Station your Local Newspaper may like to know
The RSGB produce a handy Media Guide and Template press release for anyone to download and adapt, see
An example of the publicity you can get for the hobby by telling your Local Newspaper