SSTV event later this month......


 

SSTV Event to Help ARISS Mark 20 Years of Continuous Ham Radio Operation in Space

12/17/2020

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will continue its year-long 20th anniversary celebration of continuous ham radio operation from the ISS this month, with a slow-scan television (SSTV) event over the holidays. The first ARISS school contact took place in December 2000, not long after the first ISS crew arrived on station a month earlier and had made test contacts. The commemorative late-December SSTV event will be held December 24 through December 31, although dates are subject to change. The frequency will be 145.800 MHz, using SSTV PD-120 mode. Over its 20 years, ARISS has supported nearly 1,400 scheduled ham radio contacts with schools, student groups, and other education organizations.


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Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG