SSTV from the ISS

The International Space Station (the ISS) has on board amate radio equipment and licenced hams. As well as scheduling with schools around the world to have a two way contact with them, they also occasionally send out SSTV (Slow Scan TV) images as they orbit the earth. These images can be received by radio hams, or anyone who has an FM receiver that can tune to 145.800 MHz.

With very basic receiving equipment and a PC loaded with the correct software, it is very easy to take down these images. The program I used for this was MMSSTV which is a free to download.

Below are half a dozon images that I received as they broadcast over the weekend of 16th and 17th February 2019. These images were put together by ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) and are six of the eight that were sent from the space station.