ISS SSTV June 21-26, 2021

Clint Bradford

ARISS "Amateur radio on Shuttle, Mir and ISS" SSTV event - June 21-26
Jun 14th 2021


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)  images.



Does the update posted on the ARISS blog mean that transmissions for only the 25th are cancelled or the entire event is postpone?

**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.

Clint Bradford

This hasn't been updated yet ...

Current Status of ISS Stations
as of 06/17/2021

​Columbus Module radios: 
  • IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS - ACTIVEsupporting cross band repeater operation (145.990 up [67 Hz tone] /437.800 down MHz). Next mode change to packet operations targeting first school event after ARRL Field Day.
    • Supporting USOS scheduled voice contacts, packet and voice repeater ops.
    • Radio will be turned OFF to support U.S. EVA June 20, 2021 (Scheduled OFF on June 19 ~19:20 UTC. Scheduled ON at 10:10 UTC June 21).  

Service Module radios:
  • Kenwood D710E – STATUS - Radio usually off.
    • Supporting ROS scheduled voice contacts and SSTV.
    • Radio will be turned OFF to support U.S. EVA on June 20, 2021.
    • Supporting ARISS SSTV continuously from June 21, ~09:40 UTC through June 26, ~18:30 UTC.

Clint Bradford

If they are going to work on that Solar panel array with an EVA, then yes - ham gear will be turned off.

Let's watch ARISS official souces for status of the SSTV project.

Clint Bradford

I will have the official answer in just a little while ...

Clint Bradford

ARISS answer coming tomorrow on all this.



**UPDATE - June 22**

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

Clint Bradford

ARISS SSTV to get another day to make up for off period. Transmissions should run until June 27 ~18:30 UTC after starting back up after the EVA.
Dave, AA4KN