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.

You can also apply for the official ARISS SSTV Award .

Monday, July 26, 2021

August 2021 MAI-75 SSTV

 Looks like the folks at Moscow Aviation Institute are going to do a couple of quick experiment sessions of SSTV during parts of August 6 and 7. The setup is planned to start at 10:50 UTC on August 6 and transmissions will stop around 19:10 UTC. The activation on August 7 should start about 09:50 GMT with the conclusion of the experiment scheduled for 15:55 UTC. 

It is anticipated that they will use the usual PD120 format on the standard downlink frequency of 145.800 MHz.

Monday, June 14, 2021

ARISS "Amateur radio on Shuttle, Mir and ISS" SSTV event - June 21-26

 The ARISS team will be transmitting SSTV images continuously from June 21 until June 26. The images will be related to some of the amateur radio activities that have occurred on the Space Shuttle, Mir space station and the International Space Station.

The schedule start and stop times are:

Monday, June 21 – Setup is scheduled to begin at 09:40 UTC (transmissions should start a little later).

Saturday, June 26 – Transmissions are scheduled to end by 18:30 UTC.

Downlink frequency will be 145.800 MHz and the mode should be PD120. 

Those that recently missed the opportunity during the limited period of MAI transmissions should have numerous chances over the 6 day period to capture many (if not all 12) of the images.


**UPDATE - June 19**

The addition of a EVA by the US crew on June 25 will change the dates of operation related to this activity. The exact schedule has not yet been updated but no ham radio activity can occur during the EVA period.


**UPDATE - June 22**

SSTV will be OFF June 25 from ~06:35 until ~19:35 UTC to support the U.S. EVA.


**UPDATE - June 23**

Looks like we have some changes to the operational dates. ARISS SSTV will  get another day to make up for off period. Transmissions should run until June 27 ~18:30 UTC after coming back on post EVA. 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

MAI-75 SSTV June 9 and 10

MAI-75 will be conducting their experiment of transmitting SSTV images over specific orbits that overfly Moscow on June 9 and 10. Amateurs along the ground track of these orbits should have the opportunity to receive these images as well. Modes and targeted transmission periods are listed below.

SSTV images will be transmitted at 145.800 MHz using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver. They are expected to use the PD-120 SSTV format .

Schedule:

  • June 09, 2021 (Wednesday) - from ~ 09:35 UTC until 13:45 UTC (time may change).
  • June 10, 2021 (Thursday) - from ~ 08:55 UTC  until 14:25 UTC (times may change).
Thanks to R4UAB for the initial info.

****Update - June 1, 2021
Times on June 10 have been extended due to some other scheduling requirements. Looks like N. America will get one more pass now.
June 9 - 09:35 - 13:50 UTC 
June 10 - 08:55 - 15:50 UTC.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

MAI-SSTV experiment Jan 28 and 29

 Moscow Aviation Institute will be operating SSTV for a few passes that overfly Moscow on Jan 28 and 29. It is anticipated this will be the recent used PD-120 mode and will be on the 145.800 MHz.

Times for the experiment are currently scheduled as follows:

Jan 28 - Setup starts at 12:10 UTC and transmissions stop at 17:15 UTC

Jan 29 - Transmissions start at 13:10 and experiment concludes at 18:05 UTC