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SSTV Pass NOW

Clint Bradford
 

Right now over So CA ...

Re: SSTV Pass NOW

Clint Bradford
 

Image captured while mobile ...

Saturday Afternoon Pass

Steve R
 

I went to shack and see what time the next pass was and realized it was in 15 mins (1215 local). No time to hook up the arrow, so I sat in the shack using my ICOM IC207 , J pole outside, and Black  Hat decoder from Iphone. Here are my two best images from the pass. Not so sure I like the control on the app but it captured.

I will be ready tomorrow with my arrow and HT.

Steve
VA3FLF

Re: ISS SSTV Signal Improved Overnight

Brad Smith
 

I received three fine pics on 35 degree passes, using a quadrafier helix satellite antenna and a Yaesu VX7R radio. 

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Feb 9, 2019, at 10:01 AM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Yesterday, reports of poor  signal ... but last few hours’ reports indicate much stronger transmissions!

Re: ISS SSTV Signal Improved Overnight

Clint Bradford
 

Good work! Now submit ‘em and apply for certificate ... as well as request a QSL card from ARISS!

ISS Pass for So CA Tonight

Clint Bradford
 

Not only capturing SSTV images ... but also WATCHING the ISS streak across the sky tonight during this pass at 6:53pm Pacific!

Re: ISS Pass for So CA Tonight

John Smith
 

On the last 2 passes here on the East coast I saw what appear like packet bursts on 145.825 MHz in addition to SSTV on 145.800 MHz. Should I expect to see packet and SSTV at the same time?

Re: ISS Pass for So CA Tonight

Clint Bradford
 

That WAS exciting ... Captured the end of an image at only a degree or two of elevation, then snagged one right overhead - while watching the ISS ...

Wonderful Weekend!

Clint Bradford
 

Thanks to all involved in the ISS SSTV project last weekend!

Re: SSTV Pass NOW

Fred Hillhouse
 

From Clint: “Image captured while mobile ... “

 

Hi Clint,

 

Was your mobile radio in wide or narrow FM?

 

The reason I ask is I was only able to get an image through my TH-D72 when it was in narrow band.

 

Some of the Kenwood TM-D710 radios had a problem with a filter and the way of quickly checking was to put the radio in narrow band. Although I haven’t read of any issues with the TH-D72, I am wondering if it has a receive issue.

 

I did manage to get two images: one through the HT and the other through my PC (SDR#/RX-SSTV). Even though the pass was different, the image was the same.

 

Thanks!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 


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ISS SSTV Reception QSL Cards and Certificates

Clint Bradford
 

- PROJECT RECEPTION CERTIFICATE - It is s two-step process to obtain a reception certificate. DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 14 for last weekend's project! You must (1) upload an image to one site, and (2) complete 
a simple form at another site. Here are those links ...

https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/

- For a QSL card from the ISS -  

Please send your QSL report by mail  to the address of the office listed below for your region. Include in your QSL report: date, time in UTC, frequency and mode (voice, packet or sstv). If you wish to receive a card, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with proper postage or with sufficient International Reply Coupons (at least 2 IRCs). 

You must apply for QSL cards by mail.

Send your QSL cards or reports to one of the following addresses: 

USA:
Bruce Hunter, W6WW
ARISS USA QSL Manager
13436 Lakota Road
Apple Valley CA 92308

Canada and the Americas, except USA:
Radio Amateurs of Canada
ARISS QSL
720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
Ottawa Ontario
K1G 0Z5

Europe, Africa and the Middle East:

Christophe Candébat , F1MOJ
ARISS Europe QSL Manager
19 Chemin des Escoumeilles
66820 Vernet les Bains
France


Japan, Asia, Pacific and Australia:
ARISS Japan QSL
JARL International Section
Otsuka HT Bldg.
3-43-1 Minamiotsuka
Toshima-ku
Tokyo 170-8073
JAPAN

Russia:
Alexander Davydov, RN3DK
Novo - Mytishchinsky prospekt 52 - 111
Mytishchi 18, Moskovskaya obl.
141018, RUSSIA


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ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Clint Bradford
 

 
 
   
   
   
 
Bonu opportunity Feb 15-17

 

The ARISS team expects that a second SSTV transmission event will occur from ISS this weekend. 
 
ARISS Russia team member Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, worked with the mission control center flight controllers to schedule in ISS crew member time to configure the JVC Kenwood radio to support SSTV operations in the Service Module.  SSTV setup is expected to start around 8:45 UTC on February 15 and conclude around 17:25 UTC on February 17.  These dates/times are expectations and may vary.
 
The ARISS team wanted to give the community another opportunity to downlink the SSTV images we developed for you given the weak signal situation that occurred last weekend.  For clarity, these will be the same 12 images that were downlinked last weekend.
 
As a reminder, you can get the latest SSTV information on the ARISS SSTV Blog Spot:  http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/  Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php  And you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. See https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/.  For simplicity, we have added a new tab for SSTV, under general contacts, on the ARISS web site www.ariss.org
 
For those that are asking, we are still not totally clear what caused the issue last weekend.  We believe it may have been either a loose feedline cable or an antenna switch that did not fully engage. Once the crew reset the system and checked the cabling and switches, the radio system started to perform nominally.
 
Enjoy!!
 
73,  Frank, KA3HDO
 
 
                                     

Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Clint Bradford
 

As far as image submissions and awards, I will find out if this “extension” is a “unique” project. They are the same images as we enjoyed last weekend.

Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Clint Bradford
 

ARISS advises this is an “extension” of the same project, so if you have already submitted images and your application for an award, no “different” award is available.

STILL some fun, though!!!

Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Robert Switzer
 

Real strong signal around noon EDT today. Only an 11 degree pass and I pulled 1 and 1/2 images using a TH-D72A and an AL-800 whip antenna, audio recorded to my cell then played back and decoded using virtual audio cable to MMSSTV. I have a cleaner recording (I think less rumble from wind noise) on a zoom recorder I'll try later. Didn't have my cables to record direct.



Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Clint Bradford
 

Great job!

Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Jer W
 

Hi Robert,
I also have the TH-D72A. Do you happen to know if the program is downloadable on the Aplle desk top?

Jerry...W8RQM

On Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:34:48 PM EST, Robert Switzer <robert_switzer@...> wrote:


Real strong signal around noon EDT today. Only an 11 degree pass and I pulled 1 and 1/2 images using a TH-D72A and an AL-800 whip antenna, audio recorded to my cell then played back and decoded using virtual audio cable to MMSSTV. I have a cleaner recording (I think less rumble from wind noise) on a zoom recorder I'll try later. Didn't have my cables to record direct.



Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Brad Smith
 

Hi Jerry:

I use my TH-D72 and a direct cable to my iPhone when working satellite, with an Arrow as an antenna. While it is a cold winter in Wisconsin, I didn’t use that this time, but will when the weather gets better. Apple uses the CQ SSTV app for decoding. In order to direct link by cable, I use an interface that electric guitar players use. If I can be of help, let me know.

Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

On Feb 15, 2019, at 1:01 PM, Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:

Hi Robert,
I also have the TH-D72A. Do you happen to know if the program is downloadable on the Aplle desk top?

Jerry...W8RQM

On Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:34:48 PM EST, Robert Switzer <robert_switzer@...> wrote:


Real strong signal around noon EDT today. Only an 11 degree pass and I pulled 1 and 1/2 images using a TH-D72A and an AL-800 whip antenna, audio recorded to my cell then played back and decoded using virtual audio cable to MMSSTV. I have a cleaner recording (I think less rumble from wind noise) on a zoom recorder I'll try later. Didn't have my cables to record direct.



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Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Fred Hillhouse
 


On February 15, 2019 at 10:12 PM "Brad Smith via Groups.Io" <corlissbs@...> wrote:

Hi Jerry:

I use my TH-D72 and a direct cable to my iPhone when working satellite, with an Arrow as an antenna. While it is a cold winter in Wisconsin, I didn’t use that this time, but will when the weather gets better. Apple uses the CQ SSTV app for decoding. In order to direct link by cable, I use an interface that electric guitar players use. If I can be of help, let me know.

Brad KC9UQR 

Hi Brad,


I am curious about your interface. Do you have a link?


Thanks!


Best regards,

Fred N7FMH
 

Re: ISS SSTV - Let’s Do It Again!

Brad Smith
 

I do and when I get home on Monday I will send you the link. It works great. 

Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Feb 16, 2019, at 7:28 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:


On February 15, 2019 at 10:12 PM "Brad Smith via Groups.Io" <corlissbs@...> wrote:

Hi Jerry:

I use my TH-D72 and a direct cable to my iPhone when working satellite, with an Arrow as an antenna. While it is a cold winter in Wisconsin, I didn’t use that this time, but will when the weather gets better. Apple uses the CQ SSTV app for decoding. In order to direct link by cable, I use an interface that electric guitar players use. If I can be of help, let me know.

Brad KC9UQR 

Hi Brad,


I am curious about your interface. Do you have a link?


Thanks!


Best regards,

Fred N7FMH