I had never dabbled in SSTV until the Russians’ project from aboard the ISS in February, 2015 ...


ISS Slow Scan TV

Several ISS SSTV projects on 145.800 in 2019!

Watch ARISS’ site for upcoming projects in 2020.

The image above was captured with a VERY basic setup: a Yaesu FT-60R programmed to 145.800mHz, a simple tape measure beam, and a great $3 iOS app from Black Cat Systems entitled “SSTV Slow Scan TV”. (The same radio and antenna setup used to speak with an ISS astronaut during Field Day 2014.)

Receiving SSTV images from the ISS was really painless! I merely held my iPod touch near my HT’s speaker, set the app o PD120 graphics mode, and obtained clean graphics immediately. This app also works on iPhones and iPads.

I didn’t think there was too much left in the amateur radio hobby to excite me --- but I was wrong!


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AMSAT-UK - article on SSTV from the ISS.

With software suggestions and setup notes.