AMSAT NEWS SERVICE Special Bulletin - ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event
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* REMINDER - ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event February 8 - 10
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ANS-037 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 037.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE February 6, 2019
To All RADIO AMATEURS
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.
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at
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
websites, the AMSAT-BB(a)amsat.org,
the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space
Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.
AMSAT and ARISS are currently supporting a FundRazr campaign
to raise $150,000 for critical radio infrastructure upgrades
on ISS. The upgrades are necessary to enable students to
continue to talk to astronauts in space via Amateur Radio.
We have reached a great milestone with $16,895 raised
or about 11% towards our goal. This would not have been
possible without your outstanding generosity!!
For more information and to DONATE TODAY visit:
[ANS thanks ARISS and NASA on the Air for the above information]