Introduction

This site will be the focal point for some of the best SSTV images received during Oct 2008 and beyond. Images will be downlinked by ISS on 145.800 MHz. To view some of the received images transmitted from the ISS check out the following Gallery Website . You may also submit images at that website as well.



In addition to SSTV image receptions, reports of planned amateur radio activity using SSTV will be provided.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sept 6 activity

Getting reports of SSTV images being received on 145.80.  Apparently the Russians decided to give it another shot after having issues on the originally announced date. This image was posted to the Gallery by Fabiano Moser - CT7ABD at 09:10 UTC.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug 27 report

The SSTV transmissions occurred on schedule and even occurred well after the planned termination time of 13:00 UTC (after 17:00 UTC). The new cable appears to have solved the constant carrier issue but now the audio from the program is not being transmitted. The end result for the day was no images but several well timed carriers that lasted for 180 seconds.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aug 27, 2014 SSTV

After a long hiatus due to hardware issues, the Russian team will try sending SSTV images on Aug 27 from 11:00-13:00 UTC using the Kenwood D710 and a new cable. The transmissions will be on 145.80 MHz and the intended mode is PD180. The interval between transmissions should be about 3 minutes. The images are being planned to be sent for one full orbit during this time period. Regions along the ground track include Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Eastern Australia and New Zealand, Central South America and then Europe again.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oct 31 report

Looks like the Gagarin in Space SSTV event ended up being a chance at random voice contacts with the Russian crew. No reports of any SSTV activity today.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gagarin SSTV event Oct 31

Just saw a report at http://amsat-uk.org/2013/10/28/iss-slow-scan-tv-active/ that SSTV may be active again on Oct 31 (09:25-09:45 UTC are the times indicated by the crew schedule) transmitting images of Yuri Gagarin. Images should be transmitted on 145.80 MHZ.

Oct 29 Report

More images transmitted today. Looks like SQ9MES is in a good location as he captured another set today. This image appears to be of some unusual cloud formations.

UB4UAD was able to receive this image of the Cygnus vehicle in close proximity to the ISS.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Oct 28 report

Looks like the system was active as several images have been posted. Additionally, the AMSAT Gallery is available again (through a redirect) so you can post additional images again at http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/ .
Below are a couple of examples of images received today. The first is a nice photo received by G7SVF of the solar array and the edge of the Earth as seen from the ISS while it is over the night side of the planet. The ISS would have been visible to folks at this time.

This next one was received by SQ9MES and appears to be a view of one of the Soyuz vehicles with the African landscape as a background.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oct 2013 SSTV experiment over Moscow

Looks like the Kenwood D710 will be activated on Oct 28 and 29 for some more SSTV imagery transmissions while the ISS is in range of Moscow. Planned activation times for Oct 28 are 10:25, 12:00 and 13:35 UTC. Activation times for Oct 29 are 11:15 and 12:50 UTC. Typical transmission windows are about 10 minutes and usually are done using Martin 1 mode. The down link frequency has historically been 145.80 MHz.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sept 5 Images

Here is a sample of some of the images sent on Sept 5.
Received by YO3FVR

Received by UB4UAD

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4 images

Ground stations have posted a few images on ISS Fan Club from the Sept. 4 passes over Moscow. Reports are the images were sent in Martin1 and on 145.800 MHz. Here are a couple of examples.
IK1SLD captured this image of the HTV4 berthed to the ISS.

UB4UAD received this image of the Japanese external experiment platform and part of the Kibo module

Thursday, August 29, 2013

MAI-75 experiment planned for September 4 and 5

The Russian team will be activating the MAI-75 experiment using the Kenwood D-710 on September 4th and 5th when the ISS is in range of Moscow. Scheduled activation times on Sept. 4 are at 09:50 and 11:25 UTC. Activation times for Sept. 5 are at 09:00 and 10:40 UTC. Unknown at this point what mode or frequency will be used but historically it has been Martin mode on 145.80 MHz.

Monday, July 8, 2013

July SSTV images

Seems several images were sent in Martin 1 mode when the ISS was in range of Moscow. Here are a couple of images received by stations in range. The first is one  of the ISS solar array was captured by UB4UAD on July 2. The second one is a shot of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) built and launched by ESA and was received by PD0RKC on July 3.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SSTV planned for early July 2013

Russian activation of the MAI-75 experiment is planned for early July (tentatively July 2 and 3). No specifics as yet as to mode or frequency but historically they have used 145.80 for their transmissions. Pass times for the ISS to be active when in range of Moscow should fall between 08:00 and 13:00 UTC on those days.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24 SSTV activity

The Russians did another MAI-75 experiment today. PD0RKC was able to capture 3 and a half images during the pass about 15:30 UTC. Below is one of them. Format was reported to be Robot 36

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MAI-75 experiment

The Russian crew have been scheduled to run the MAI-75 SSTV experiment on Feb 26, 27 and March 1 during orbital passes in range of Moscow (roughly between 08:00 and 13:00 UTC each day). SSTV  format should be Martin 1 and will be transmitted on the 145.80 MHz frequency.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Nov 9 SSTV


Looks like the Russian SSTV experiment was able to be operated manually for some images in Martin 1 fomat to be transmitted while the ISS was in range of Moscow. Seems an interference issue is preventing the system from transmitting automatically.  Here are a couple of images that were received today.  The top right one is from  YO3FVR and the bottom left one is from PD0RKC. Other images received can be viewed at http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/index.php

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Delayed start and additional info


Seems that the setup was delayed until Wednesday (Nov 7) but accomplished. Checkout passes are scheduled on Nov 8 and Nov 9 when the ISS is in range of Moscow. The pass times fall roughly between 08:00 and 11:00 UTC each day. The down link frequency will be 145.80 MHz for image transmission. It is likely that the images will be transmitted during the entire time indicated and be using the Martin 1 format.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SSTV Nov 6-8


Looks like the Russians are planning another SSTV experiment run during the first full week in November.
I see a prep activity on Nov 6 and several activations and checks on Nov 7-9. The checks coincide with pass times in range of Moscow so unsure if images will be coming down worldwide. The on and off times are for the early morning period (UTC) so it will not be a 24/7 operation.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

SSTV in Oct - update

Looks like the installation of the equipment to support some SSTV operations from the Russians has been delayed. Currently they plan to install the hardware on October 12 and perform some tests. The system should be ready for use over the weekend of October 20-21 if all goes well.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Russian SSTV expriments in Oct 2012

I'm hearing that the Russians are planning to do some more SSTV experiments starting in Oct 2012. The main focus of the transmissions will be over Moscow but some periods (likely the weekends) will have global coverage. More details to follow once they become available.