2008 (an archived page, this may contain outdated or
Recent Slow-Scan TV
called SlowScanTV . . . but it is really more like a FAX .
is a program by JE3HHT
- Makoto Mori,
that uses a soundcard to decode the signal.
I use the FTP Widget by KE5RS
- John Benedict,
to send the images to the webserver.
that the upcoming (Oct.2008) crew rotation to the International Space Station
will bring some SSTV
equipment to orbit, motivated me to get something setup to receive
these images - even when I'm not at home ... If you missed that
announcement, here is my
version of this story as it appeared on my home page.
most likely place to find SSTV
is on 14.230
MHz in the 20m band, but it works practically anywhere voice is used. A
neat site that shows pictures and compares listening conditions around
the world can be found at http://www.worldsstv.com/.
I'm not going to explain
how all of this works, as there are lots of references to be found with
plenty of detail and 'How-To' articles. You can download the MMSSTV
program from http://mmhamsoft.amateur-radio.ca/mmsstv/,
which has a wealth of links to more sites. Setup & operation is
simple and well documented. The FTP Widget
is setup to save the last 10 images. John's site is http://www.ke5rs.com/john/software/widget/.
This would be the other
9 pictures previously captured.
Additional discoveries, rants and
and experiments : + Be sure to check www.somenet.net
for interesting articles inbetween updates to my ham pages.