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Posts from 2016-04-13

ARISS SSTV reception, 13 April 2016

Excellent signals in IO91 in a pass starting at around 17:40 UTC.

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Received using:

  • Yaesu VX-7R
  • QFH antenna
ARISS April 2016 commemorative event

After initial delay, ARISS SSTV commemorative event continues being well received across the globe. These picures were recorded on 12th April 2016 at about 20:15 UTC in IO91:

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Note this pass wasn't very favourable for my location, at its highest elevation (and, conversely, the strongest signal) a 3 minute off period (when no signal is transmitted from the ISS in order to allow the gear to cool off) kicked in. Therefore in this pass I could only record the end of one image and this one in which the signal slowly drifted into white noise as the ISS was reaching my radio-horizon. Still, I'm pretty pleased with this picture.

Received using:

  • Yaesu FT-857D
  • Fedora linux, Gpredict and remote hamlib for radio control (Doppler)
  • Raspberry Pi + Raspbian attached to radio for hamlib remote control and for audio capture
  • QSSTV (learn how)