Tag Archives: International Space Station

Slow Scan TV (SSTV) from the International Space Station

Slow Scan or SSTV is a method of sending still pictures or images over the airwaves. Most frequently you will find SSTV operations on the HF bands, notably on 20 meters, but there is also a bit of SSTV activity on the 2 meter band, especially when the International Space Station activates their slow scan […]

Receiving Slow Scan TV Images from the International Space Station

I love satellite communications. I get a certain thrill when I hear the satellite come up above the horizon and the static from the receiver all of a sudden swell with voices, beeps, and other noises. Likewise I feel a little sad when the pass is almost complete and the cacophony of sound is once […]

ISS contacted with an HT and 2 meter J-Pole antenna

Daniel, W2GRK of Brooklyn, NY had an APRS packet digipeated during a recent pass of the International Space Station. Reported on Reddit.com: I was able to send an APRS packet off the ISS on 09/22/12 at 03:50 EDT with only 5 watts (a Yaesu VX-170) and a j-pole (The 2 Meter Breakaway J-Pole Antenna) from […]

J-Pole antenna makes contact with the ISS

Making a contact with the International Space Station can be a bit of a challenge. between the astronauts schedule and the narrow window of opportunity we have when the station is overhead; it’s more about luck than using fancy equipment to communicate. Here is a video I found on Youtube about Darryl Young, a ham […]

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