AMSAT NEWS SERVICE Special Bulletin - ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event February 8-10 ANS-037
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In this edition: * REMINDER - ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event February 8 - 10
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REMINDER - ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event February 8 - 10
ARISS is running another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions began Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and are planned to run through Sunday, February 10 at 18:30 UTC.
SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the Inter- national Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham opera- tors, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, simi- lar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram.
SSTV images are being transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.800 MHz using the PD120 SSTV mode. These can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham 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 consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA) images and an additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included. See: https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php
You can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. See details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/
Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, sched- ules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the [email protected], the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.
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[ANS thanks ARISS and NASA on the Air for the above information]