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the next ISS SSTV event is 9th and 10th june (1 reply)

Peter M0PWX (2E0PWX)
2 weeks 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)

DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEndPass type
(mag)TimeAlt.Az.TimeAlt.Az.TimeAlt.Az.
02 Jun-14:53:4410°SSW14:56:2522°SE14:59:0710°Edaylight

 

09 Jun-12:35:0610°SW12:38:0731°SSE12:41:0910°Edaylight
09 Jun-14:11:2110°WSW14:14:4285°S14:18:0510°Edaylight
09 Jun-15:48:1110°W15:51:3486°S15:54:5610°ESEdaylight
09 Jun-17:25:0610°W17:28:1133°SSW17:31:1510°SEdaylight
10 Jun-11:48:0910°SSW11:50:5123°SE11:53:3510°Edaylight
10 Jun-13:23:5810°WSW13:27:1972°SSE13:30:4110°Edaylight
10 Jun-15:00:4610°W15:04:0986°N15:07:3210°Edaylight
10 Jun-16:37:3810°W16:40:5245°SSW16:44:0610°SEdaylight
10 Jun-18:15:4510°WSW18:17:0312°SW18:18:2010°SSWdaylight

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 week 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)

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