The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events.
Transmissions are scheduled to begin on Friday, February 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, February 10 at 18:30 UTC.
SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via Amateur Radio and received by Amateur operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cellphones using Twitter or Instagram.
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using Amateur Radio equipment as simple as a 2 metre handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 metre Amateur band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed.
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA) images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). Four ARISS commemorative images will also be included. Once received, images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image.
Additional information will be posted online at the following link once the event begins: https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/
Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time.
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