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Re: SlowScan from ISS in December (10/31/05)

There was a note that they were expecting another computer to be shipped up 
before they could activate sstv from the station...I got the impression 
SuitSat was coming first.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MM" <ka1rrw@yahoo.com>
To: "ARTHUR Z. ROWE" <N1ORC@surfgate.net>; <sarex@amsat.org>
Cc: "Miles" <wf1fgm@comcast.net>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 12:57 PM
Subject: [sarex] SlowScan from ISS in December (10/31/05)

ISS Amateur Radio Status: October 13, 2005  (Boooo)

Slow Scan TV from ISS in 5 weeks?

By Miles Mann WF1F,

MAREX-MG News   www.marexmg.org

Manned Amateur Radio Experiment

Hi everyone:

Slow Scan TV from the International Space Station, may
be activated in as little as 5 weeks.  Note:  All
dates are subject to change.

At the present time there are tentative plans to have
a Space Walk (EVA) taking place from ISS sometime
around December 8, 2005.  It is possible that during
this Space Walk, the ISS crew may "Hand" launch the
ARISS SuitSat project during that EVA missin.  Again,
all date are subject to last minute changes.  Please
Keep monitoring the ARISS and AMSAT web pages for more

The SuitSat project is a free floating satellite that
will be running on Batteries Only!  The life span of
the project will be limited to the power in the
batteries.  SuitSat may last as little as 1 week or as
long as 6 weeks.  So it is very important for you to
get your satellite monitoring station ready now.  You
should not wait for the Official activation date,
because you may miss the opportunity to hear the new

I will keep posting updated links for the SuitSat
project as they become available.

SuitSat Specific links

"SuitSat," New ARISS SSTV Gear Arrives at
International Space Station

SSTV details:
The SuitSat project will transmit, Telemetry,
Pre-Recorded Voice messages and one SSTV image.  The
whole process will repeat approximately every 9
 (Robot 36 format).

All transmissions will be in FM mode and will be on
the 2-meter amateur radio satellite band. This means
that the Doppler frequency drift will not be much of a
problem and you will be able to use your existing
2-meter station or a police scanner to hear and decode
the signals SuitSat.

If you have already have been successful in working
the Packet station or talked to the ISS crew on
2-meter voice, than you already have most of what you
What's left is to connect your computer to the speaker
of your radio and some SSTV decoding software, such as
ChromaPix http://www.barberdsp.com/ or similar

So have fun, find your best setup and start practicing
how to decode SSTV on 2-meters.

Slow Scan TV Decoding Software
Here are just two of the many Share-Ware SSTV
applications on the market.  There may be many more.

W95SSTV by Silicon Pixels


There are also many High quality pay software
applications that offer many more features, such as
multiple windows that allow your to simultaneously
receive an image while preparing your next image that
you want to transmit.


What is Slow Scan TV:
On this web page you will find many links to  help you
learn more about Slow Scan TV

Tips on how to use ISS, SSTV, Packet and Voice

Location of Hardware on ISS
This link will show you images of some of the amateur
radio hardware already installed on ISS

Marexmg Web page

73 Miles WF1F MAREX-MG

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