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, April 15, 2016

MAI-75 results

Despite the shorter operational period it seems that amateur operators worldwide were able to receive most of the MAI-75 series of image. Below are examples of ones posted to the ARISS Gallery.
It appears that#1, #10 and #12 were the rarest.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

ARISS 15th Anniversary event results

The SSTV image transmissions that were part of the celebration of ARISS operating on the ISS for over 15 years are coming to a close. Seems everyone finally had a chance to hear SSTV from the ISS. The nicest images are posted to the ARISS Gallery and all of the images posted are in the archive section.

Here are some examples of images captured during this event.
BD4UJ captured image
CU2ZG captured image
JA0CAW captured image
UA9UIZ captured image

G7HCE captured image

VU3JHK captured image

IV3RYQ captured image

LW8EXS captured image

SV3CIX captured image

KO6TZ captured image

EB2AOC captured image
One note is that the #1 image appears to have been omitted possibly due to confusion with an image from an earlier series.

The MAI-75 event is next but only planned for a few hours. Details are in the previous post just below.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MAI-75 April 14 and 15

Details are a bit sketchy at this point but it appears that the Moscow Aviation Institute will be conduction SSTV image transmissions from ISS on April 14 from around 15:00 to 18:00 UTC and again on April 15 from around 14:00 to 19:00. It appears they will be using the large image quality transmission mode of PD290 during this period. Folks will have to be extremely lucky to capture a full image during a pass of the ISS since the transmission time for each image will be nearly 5 minutes and there should be a gap between image transmissions to reduce the duty cycle on the radio. Transmissions are planned to occur on 145.800 MHz.

*** Update (April 14)
Getting reports that PD180 is being used for MAI-75 as well. This could be to not changing the mode from the previous event or a change in operational planning. Will have to wait and see if the mode stays the same or changes.

Friday, April 8, 2016

ARISS commemorative event (April 11-14)

Looks like all the pieces are starting to fall into place for the long awaited SSTV event.  The schedule is shaping up to look like this:

Setup and activation on April 11 about 18:25 UTC. 

Paused April 12 from 12:15 until 14:15 UTC to allow for a school contact with Romania. 
Paused April 13 from 12:45 until 14:30 UTC to allow for a school contact with Argentina. 
Deactivation on April 14 at 11:35 UTC.
This opportunity should cover most of the world during the operational period.The image transmissions should be on 145.800 MHz and the mode is planned to be PD180.

In addition, MAI-75 will be conducting two sessions afterwards. The first one is April 14 from 14:45 until 18:00 UTC. The second session is on April 15 from 14:10 until 19:00 UTC. These times do not cross N. America but will provide opportunities for Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and S. America.

As always, all operations aboard the ISS are subject to change and everyone interested in this activity should be vigilant and patient."

*** Update (April 11, 2016)
Looks like the start will be delayed. Seems the hardware is having issues and not transmitting. Troubleshooting is in work.

*** Update (April 12, 2016)
A faulty connector appears to still be plaguing SSTV operations. I has been working for some periods of time but continues to cause problems for transmissions. It was active over N. America at 20:00 UTC.