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.

You can also apply for the official ARISS SSTV Award .

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dec 11 images sent

This image taken while the shuttle and former expedition crew were still on the ISS was caputure by G8OQW in PD160 mode in MMSSTV while the ISS was over Europe about 0719 UTC. The best images are on the gallery but you can see the other submissions at

Thursday, December 10, 2009

MMSSTV PD160 image Dec 10

This image (above) of Maxim Suraev was sent in mode PD160 from the ISS using MMSSTV. PDØRKC captured the image about 0700 UTC on Dec 10 while the ISS was over Europe. More captured images are posted at

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dec SSTV activity planned

Another activation of the MAI-75 experiment using the SSTV system is scheduled from about 0700-1100 UTC on Dec 09-11. Various modes are expected with the downlink frequency being 145.80 MHz. Most activity will be in range of Moscow but some transmissions could occur beyond that region.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sept 25 image

SQ6NDM from Poland captured this image taken inside the Russian Service Module as the ISS passed over Europe at 13:35 UTC. According to the crew timeline, they were having their midday meal. The MAI-75 experiment has finished for today. See some of the other imagery caputred on the ARISS Gallery at

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sept 24 image

As announced, some images have come down. G8OQW captured this view of the coast. ISS was passing over the Southern tip of Spain at the time (1301 UTC).

Sept MAI-75 activation

Another activation of the MAI-75 experiment using the SSTV system is scheduled from about 1000-1500 UTC on Sept 24 and 25. Expected mode is Robot 36 and the downlink frequency announced is 145.80 MHz.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Aug 04 report

Even less activity today. Seems the DATA connector on the Kenwood D700 is not getting a good connection to the VC-H1 system. That appears to be the cause of the unmodulated carrier and intermittent transmissions seen from the ISS. The experiment is scheduled to be turned off at 1410 GMT today.

A couple of images were caputure over Europe about 1330 UTC. This one is from G8OQW

Monday, August 3, 2009

AUG 03 report

Seems that some initial images did come down for about the first hour after the system was first enabled but then the system was only keying down at the proper intervals (once every 3 minutes) and no audio was being relayed.
Later in the day, the carrier switched to 145.825 and then about 1555 UTC, a partial image was transmitted. Reports after that seem to indicate the crew powered the system down as scheduled.
Congrats to those that were fortunate enough to copy imagery and we will hope the operation will have better success tomorrow.

Thanks to CR7/PY5RX for this image.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SSTV to be active Aug 3 and 4

The Russian team will be again activating the SSTV system on Aug 3 and 4 using the VC-H1 system. Images should be transmitted about once every 3 mintues for several hours each day (~0800-1600 UTC) on 145.800 MHz. Good luck and don't forget to post your images on the gallery at

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Russians activate SSTV

It appears that the Russians will have SSTV active for parts of May 26 and 27 as part of an experiment ( they are conducting at the Moscow Aviation Institute. Enjoy the images out the window while they last. See some of the captured images at

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Final days on ISS for Simonyi

Space flight participant Charles Simonyi continues to transmit SSTV images and make random voice contacts. He will be leaving the International Space Station on April 8. Preparation for the return of the Expedition 18 crew of Mike Fincke and Yuri Lonchakov has already begun. The two will have spent nearly 6 months in space. Simonyi will return with them after his second trip of 13 days in orbit.
Images being sent by Simonyi are being sent manually. The images are taken earlier and then transmitted in rapid succession during passes mainly over N. America and Europe.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Manual imagery

Charles sent numerous images in rapid succession over Europe during the ~1550 UTC pass. These are manually transmitted so the interval between images will vary and can be extremely short. One of the images from that pass of Charles was captured by PD0RKC. Charles is expected to continue sending images and making random QSOs in addition to the school contacts that are planned during his visit.

Automatic mode

It appears that the VC-H1 has been left on in the window in auto mode after the crew has gone to sleep. This means it should capture and send whatever it can see about once every 3 minutes until the batteries run down. The bad news is for folks where it is night time, only a black image with possible interior reflections will be seen. For the folks in daytime, the image might be of your part of the world as seen out one of the windows in the Russian service module. Once the batteries go low, a purple image with the callsign will get sent and then eventually that will stop.

A recently published image from today showing the faint outline of the Soyuz as the ISS moved into darkness. Image caputured by W2DNR

Monday, March 30, 2009

Simonyi transmitting SSTV during visit

Some initial SSTV images were transmitted today (March 29) by Charles Simonyi using the VC-H1 unit on the ISS. Look for more images during his visit to the ISS.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Activity on Jan 26

Seeing a few reports that the SSTV system using the VC-H1 is active today on the International Space Station on the 145.80 downlink frequency. Hope some are fortunate enough to catch an image or two.

This image was captured by PD0RKC over Europe around 1745 UTC. The ISS was still in sun but the earth was in shadow. The reflections shows the VC-H1 unit quite clearly in the window.