SSTV from Spaaaacccce

As part of the 20th anniversary of amateur radio on the International Space Station (ISS) the crew broadcast a series of Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images from the Russian crew module. After several failed attempts (mostly due to my laptop’s sound card sucking) I managed to receive and decode this image:

Since my shack in the garage was torn apart, I made do by cobbling a 1/4 wave ground plane antenna and mounting it to my PVC mast I use for portable operation.

operating position on the patio. Featuring a Kenwood TS-711A transceiver, my field mast and laptop
1/4 wave ground plane antenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since this was my first attempt at SSTV, especially from the ISS. i’ll consider this a success.

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