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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.

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The Third pass had quite a high elevation and i was able to get two images.

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The fourth pass had again quite a high elevation and i got again two images.

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The fifth pass had a max elevation of a moderate 49° and i was able to get two and a half images.

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The last pass of the day had a max elv of only 11°, but i was able to get parts of two images.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The fourth pass gave me one good image as well as a part of one.

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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.

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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?)

First pass

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Second pass

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Third pass

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Fourth pass

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Fifth pass

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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!

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The Second pass was also great because i got the SALUT-6 image!

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The third pass wasn't bad but i hoiped for a complete image 8.

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That pass had a max elevation of only 10°...not much but at least something

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