Results of ISS SSTV Activity 24/12/2020 – 31/12/2020

Some of our Members Received Images

Images received during the 24 December 2020 – 31 December 2020 SSTV activity period from the International Space Station are shown at the bottom of this page. The Club had primed its members by:

  1. Preparing pass predictions for the duration based on the Clubhouse location;
  2. Announcing the planned activity periods through its on-line News Posts and via:
    • The Clubs News Post RSS feed linked to:
      1. the Clubs public Groups.io mailing list; and
      2. the Clubs private members Groups.io mailing list;
    • The Clubs FACEBOOK page;
    • The Clubs LINKEDIN page; and
    • The Clubs TWITTER feed.

The Clubs original News Post also contained links to:

  • The AMSAT guide to receiving SSTV from the ISS using home Equipment;
  • AN ESA video guide to receiving images from the ISS using the Goonhilly Web SDR; and
  • Links to suitable software for Windows, OSX, Linux (inc Raspbian), Android and iOS.

According to various “real-time” on-line sources, such as TWITTER, there were some outages during the activity period but these were relatively short lived.

Below are some “warts and all” examples of the images received by members of the Club, if any members have not submitted their images and would like to do so please send them to the e-mail address at the bottom of the page.

There were 12 images in the set this time, focussing on various historic activites of ARISS.

The Received Images

Image No. 1st Received Image 2nd Received Image 3rd Received Image Composite Image Example From The ARISS Gallery
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Received by Kevin M7AWX Received by   Received by     Received by Dario IW3RPW
Location Taunton
IO81la
Location   Location   Location Europe
Date and Time 30-12-2020
04:38
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 30-12-2020
05:47
Equipment Set top whip
Kenwood TH-D74
Robot36
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Received by   Received by   Received by     Received by Walter KD7DNY
Location   Location   Location   Location North America
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 30-12-2020
15:45
Equipment   Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by   Received by   Received by     Received by William PU2WME
Location   Location   Location   Location South America
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 25-12-2020
18:35
Equipment   Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by   Received by   Received by     Received by Vinicius PU2VLW
Location   Location   Location   Location South America
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 31-12-2020
01:55
Equipment   Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by   Received by   Received by     Received by Pascal F11CYV
Location   Location   Location   Location Europe
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 27-12-2020
08:47
Equipment   Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by   Received by   Received by     Received by Pascal F11CYV
Location   Location   Location   Location Europe
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 27-12-2020
07:06
Equipment   Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by Andy G7KNA Received by   Received by     Received by Vinicius PU2VLW
Location Nailsea
IO81ok
Location   Location   Location South America
Date and Time 31-12-2020
07:12
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 30-12-2020
16:07
Equipment End fed ¼λ vertical
Yaesu FT-817
Signalink USB
QSSTV
Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by Andy G7KNA Received by   Received by     Received by Pawe
Location Nailsea
IO81ok
Location   Location   Location Europe
Date and Time 31-12-2020
07:16
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 27-12-2020
11:47
Equipment End fed ¼λ vertical
Yaesu FT-817
Signalink USB
QSSTV
Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by   Received by   Received by     Received by Michael HB9WDF
Location   Location   Location   Location Europe
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 31-12-2020
06:31
Equipment   Equipment   Equipment    
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Received by Kevin M7AWX Received by Andy G7KNA Received by     Received by Tatsuo JA0QBY
Location Taunton
IO81la
Location Nailsea
IO81ok
Location   Location Asia
Date and Time 30-12-2020
08:06
Date and Time 30-12-2020
07:58
Date and Time   Date and Time 31-12-2020
16:12
Equipment Set top whip
Kenwood TH-D74
Robot36
Equipment End fed ¼λ vertical
Yaesu FT-817
Signalink USB
QSSTV
Equipment    
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Received by Kevin M7AWX Received by Andy G7KNA Received by     Received by Michael HB9WDF
Location Taunton
IO81la
Location Nailsea
IO81ok
Location   Location Europe
Date and Time 30-12-2020
08:09
Date and Time 30-12-2020
08:02
Date and Time   Date and Time 31-12-2020
03:25
Equipment Set top whip
Kenwood TH-D74
Robot36
Equipment End fed ¼λ vertical
Yaesu FT-817
Signalink USB
QSSTV
Equipment    
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Received by Kevin M7AWX Received by   Received by     Received by Fabrizio IZ0DPP
Location Taunton
IO81la
Location   Location   Location Europe
Date and Time 30-12-2020
06:31
Date and Time   Date and Time   Date and Time 30-12-2020
08:03
Equipment Set top whip
Kenwood TH-D74
Robot36
Equipment   Equipment    

If there is another scheduled SSTV activity period it will be published on the Club website. It would be nice to get all 12 cards from an activity period at some point.

Copies of all of the images received by various Amateurs and SWLs around the world have been uploaded to the ARISS Gallery.

About Andy (G7KNA) 137 Articles
BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.