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Are you ready to take pictures? International Space Station 145.80MHz Russian Astronauts Send SSTV Images for 3 days.

Are you ready to take pictures? International Space Station 145.80MHz Russian Astronauts Send SSTV Images for 3 days.

From the SSTV transmission so far, after sending the image for about two minutes, the SSTV image repeatedly transmits several kinds (about 12 kinds) of images at intervals of about two minutes. Generally considered to use the "RS0ISS" call sign. What kind of images will be sent this time? Check the latest schedule and challenge to receive SSTV images!

ISS SSTV April 7-9

Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images on 145.800 MHz FM using the PD-120 in SSTV mode.

These transmissions are part of the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will be transmitted by the amateur radio station RS0ISS in the Russian International Space Station Service Module (Zvezda) using a Kenwood TM-D710E transceiver.

**UPDATE **

April 7 start about 08:00 UTC, stop about 15:35 UTC.

April 8 start about 08:40 UTC, stop about 16:10 UTC

** UPDATE** April 7

Looks like they had some issue during the first orbit and it was not heard afterwards. Hope they resolve the problem before operations on April 8.

The signal should be receivable on a handheld with a 1/4 wavelength whip.

If your rig has an optional FM filter, try using a wider filter to achieve 25 kHz channel spacing.

You can get a forecast of ISS transit time at https://www.amsat.org/track/
ARISS SSTV Blog https://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/
Useful SSTV information and links https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/ 

Depending on the location and the antenna, "over 30 degrees of elevation" is the criterion for good reception of SSTV images.

SSTV is a cute and relatively simple way to send images over the air. Are you ready to take pictures?


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