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the next ISS SSTV event is 9th and 10th june (2 replies)

Peter M0PWX (2E0PWX)
1 year ago

for those of you who play SSTV the ISS will tx SSTV 9th and 10th june

See http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/2021/05/mai-75-sstv-june-9-and-10.html?m=1 

for those of you who are new to the hobby

frequency is 144.8mhz, narrow FM modulation type 

pass times are (not many this time)

Date Brightness Start Highest point End Pass type
(mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
02 Jun - 14:53:44 10° SSW 14:56:25 22° SE 14:59:07 10° E daylight

 

09 Jun - 12:35:06 10° SW 12:38:07 31° SSE 12:41:09 10° E daylight
09 Jun - 14:11:21 10° WSW 14:14:42 85° S 14:18:05 10° E daylight
09 Jun - 15:48:11 10° W 15:51:34 86° S 15:54:56 10° ESE daylight
09 Jun - 17:25:06 10° W 17:28:11 33° SSW 17:31:15 10° SE daylight
10 Jun - 11:48:09 10° SSW 11:50:51 23° SE 11:53:35 10° E daylight
10 Jun - 13:23:58 10° WSW 13:27:19 72° SSE 13:30:41 10° E daylight
10 Jun - 15:00:46 10° W 15:04:09 86° N 15:07:32 10° E daylight
10 Jun - 16:37:38 10° W 16:40:52 45° SSW 16:44:06 10° SE daylight
10 Jun - 18:15:45 10° WSW 18:17:03 12° SW 18:18:20 10° SSW daylight

looking at those times, the afternoon of the 9th and lunch time/early afternoon on the 10th are the best ones as it passes almost directly overhead  (look at the middle column, to get a good signal and long enough you need angles above about 50 deg)

if you have a 2m radio connected to a PC for digial modes all you need is some software like

RX-SSTV

MMSSTV

Yoniq

to name a few, if not i understand there are some phone apps where you can play the sound from a baofeng or similar so your phone can hear it and decode it, ideally you need an external antenna on a handheld as the OEM antenna is not good enough

you can also use one of the cheap SDR dongles as well, but you will need additional software like virtual audio cable to take the sound out from the SDR software and feed it into the SSTV decoder software

have fun, i have attached a couple of images i recieved previously from the ISS as examples

Peter

M0PWX (2E0PWX)

https://www.essexham.co.uk/images/image8-1.jpg
https://www.essexham.co.uk/images/image9-1.jpg
Peter M0PWX (2E0PWX)
1 year ago

there is a 2nd SSTV event this month

ARISS SSTV Event 21st - 26th June 2021

same frequency and details as those above, once i confirmation of the operational times i will post the pass times for kent / essex

Peter

M0PWX (2E0PWX)

Peter M0PWX (2E0PWX)
1 year ago

timings are up for the next ISS SSTV event, this one is 5 continuous days

so you should be able to get all 12 images, and there is a certificate available for this one 

Peter

M0PWX

from ARISS-SSTV images

Monday, June 14, 2021

 

ARISS "Amateur radio on Shuttle, Mir and ISS" SSTV event - June 21-26

 The ARISS team will be transmitting SSTV images continuously from June 21 until June 26. The images will be related to some of the amateur radio activities that have occurred on the Space Shuttle, Mir space station and the International Space Station.

The schedule start and stop times are:

Monday, June 21 – Setup is scheduled to begin at 09:40 UTC (transmissions should start a little later).

Saturday, June 26 – Transmissions are scheduled to end by 18:30 UTC.

Downlink frequency will be 145.800 MHz and the mode should be PD120. 

Those that recently missed the opportunity during the limited period of MAI transmissions should have numerous chances over the 6 day period to capture many (if not all 12) of the images.

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