(Source: Southgate ARC via Mike Hansgen)
New Datamodes programme on BC bands
Starting on Wednesday 25th of July 2018 at 1830 UTC, there will be a new 30 minute programme featuring various datamodes, such as SSTV and some of the more complex and interesting PSK modes.
The programme is called ‘SLOW SCAN RADIO’, and will go out on 6070 kHz AM via the transmitter of German based relay station Channel 292, and should be audible throughout many parts of Europe.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Lilian Putin?, who writes:
Greetings, my name is Lilian Putina and I am from Moldova. I’ve been following your blog for a long time, with the help of it I’ve purchased a short wave radio, SDR, and WRTH almanac.
I take everything a little bit: shortwave, FM DX, weather images from meteorological satellites, decoding of NAVTEX, WSPR and FT-8 etc.
I’m sending you two SSTV images received from ISS on June 30, 2018.
Many thanks, Lilian! I’m also very pleased that you’re enjoying all aspects of radio–to me, that’s what makes this all so very fun!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who shares the following SSTV images transmitted by the International Space Station:
Wow! These are great catches, Mark! Thank you for sharing.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Al Holt, who shares the decoded SSTV image above via Twitter and notes:
A two-fer, excellent!! Here’s what I caught during its pass over Florida @ ~0914z, a 3-star pass. Had my HT on freq. but dropped it on the floor and got a burp which produced the break in the upper 1/3 of the image…Doh! -73
Ha ha! Thanks for sharing, Al! Based on such a short gap in the image, you must have recovered that HT rather quickly!
Post readers: Has anyone else decoded SSTV during an ISS pass?
(Source: Southgate ARC)
Possible ISS SSTV on Wednesday
The latest ARISS schedule notes that the 145.800 MHz FM Slow Scan Television on the International Space Station may be tested on April 25
The callsign to be used will be RS0ISS and the SSTV test will be with Kursk in Russia and is expected to start at 0835 UT on April 25.
ARISS schedule as at April 23
When in range these WebSDRs can be used to receive the ISS on 145.800 MHz FM world-wide
– Farnham near London http://farnham-sdr.com/
– Russia R4UAB http://websdr.r4uab.ru/
ISS SSTV https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/
Click here to view at the Southgate ARC.