SSTV from the ISS - Cosmonautics day - 40 year anniversary
The ISS is sending SSTV images from the 11th April for 3 Days on all orbits insted of only moscau passes. Mode is PD120 on the common 145.800mhz Downlink frequency.
I will mostly use my QFH and my Airspy Mini to receive the images this time. More information on my QTH page.
I will update this post at least once a day with the images i was able to receive.
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(Green = Received | Blue = partly | Black = not received)
I got all images at least once and only one is not complete. I'm very happy with that result because i only used my QFH and Airspy mini without any amplifier.
11th April - First Day
The transmission from the ISS started a hour later or so as planned, so i wasn't able to get any image on my first pass.
The Second pass was auto recorded while i was stil at work and produced one good image.
The Third pass had quite a high elevation and i was able to get two images.
The fourth pass had again quite a high elevation and i got again two images.
The fifth pass had a max elevation of a moderate 49° and i was able to get two and a half images.
The last pass of the day had a max elv of only 11°, but i was able to get parts of two images.
The Result of the First day is awesome! I got image 1, 2, 10, 11, 12 and a part of 9.
12th April - Second Day
The first pass of the day had a max elv of only 16° and i'm very happy with the result.
The Second pass was quite good with 62° max elevation and i was able to get one perfect and a noisy image out of it.
On the third pass i was able to get one perfect image, a bit at the start and a noisy one. The Thunderstorm was not helping, so there are some lines in all images.
The fourth pass gave me one good image as well as a part of one.
To my surprise i got quite a lot from the last pass with a max elv of only 19°. I also gave that pass a try with my yagi on the field, but i need to get used to it again. Hope i have the weather tomorrow to use it on more passes.
After the Second day i got the following images: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and a parts of 3, 7, 9
13th April - last Day (or not?)
Saturday - still sending :O
I didn't remember that the ISS is transmitting today so i missed the first two passes (5° and 28° elv) :( But i was able to get some more images from the last passes over europe.
Finally got the SALUT-7 image on the first Pass i received as well as a part of the missing image 8!
The Second pass was also great because i got the SALUT-6 image!
The third pass wasn't bad but i hoiped for a complete image 8.
That pass had a max elevation of only 10°...not much but at least something