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February 16th, 2015

Free SSTV software (PD180) for Android devices

Because a new SSTV session from ISS will follow soon, I would like to inform the portable hams and Android enthusiasts (in the same time), that a freeware application is available in Play Store, for SSTV decoding signals, including PD180 format.

The application is called Robot36 and can be found at the following link:

For encoding SSTV pictures, there is another freeware application, SSTV encoder (

Best 73! de YO3FVR, Catalin

yo3fvr – Mon, 2015 – 02 – 16 07:38

February 8th

Need help in West Michigan for a direct school contact

Hi everyone,

We have been told by the ARISS team that we are a finalist for a direct school contact between May and December of this year. We are in need of a primary station and amateurs to help make the contact. I will provide my ts2000 and have the kids build a backup antenna, either a turnstile or other omi antenna as per the ARISS susggestion. but I need someone with experience contacting satellites and and the ISS.

Our School is in Grand Rapids, Michigan so it would be great to get some local help. I have reached out to some local clubs but have not heard back yet.

tristarles – Sun, 2015 – 02 – 08 15:18

February 5th

Setup for ARISS direct contact

Hello everybody
We are research group from mumbai,india. We are planning a direct contact for 2016. We would like to know if the equipments we have selected are sufficient for stable contact with ISS?
The equipments are:

1. Kenwood TM-V71A UHF/VHF dual band radio or Yaesu FTM-400DR dual band radio.
2. SSB SP-200 Mast Mounted Preamp
3. Yaesu FT-60R Handheld Radio for Receiving Beacon
4. LMR-400 Coax Cables
5. M2-2MCP14 14 Element Cross Polarized yagi with Polarization switch.

Thank You

vikasanaokar – Fri, 2015 – 02 – 06 02:08

February 1st

SSTV images

Does anyone know what that female voice is doing on the SSTV transmissions.... everytime she talks, it causes a glitch in my receive image.

I'm using MMSSTV 1.13A but even with direct overhead pass, I still get glitches with the voice in the image transmission.


Joe W7UV

W7UV – Sun, 2015 – 02 – 01 23:56

January 31st

9 different Yuri Gagarin photos in the ARISS SSTV

Hello radio friends,

Amateur radio operators from different countries have sended 9 different Yuri Gagarin SSTV pictures to
the ARISS SSTV Gallery.

Missing 4/12, 5/12, 9/12.

There are 12 pictures in total with the Russian ISS crew so lets hope to see the missing 3 soon.

Good luck!

73s Cor PD0RKC

pd0rkc – Sat, 2015 – 01 – 31 19:00

January 29th

SSTV transmissions 31 Januari & 1 Februari.

Gaston ON4WF anounced SSTV transmissions from ISS.
Below is the message with information.

73s Cor PD0RKC
SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station

The Russian ARISS team plan to activate SSTV from the ISS on Saturday January 31 and on Sunday February 1, 2015.

Expected SSTV mode will be PD180 on 145.800 MHz with 3 minute off periods between transmissions. A total of 12 different photos will be sent during the operational period. This is the second series of pictures to be transmitted.

pd0rkc – Thu, 2015 – 01 – 29 13:27

January 28th

Flash of Light

For years now I've been watching the ISS pass over where I live. This morning at approximately 6:26am I saw a flash of light around or behind the ISS. What could have caused this as I know the ISS has no flashing lights? Thanks.

FloridaSpotterR... – Wed, 2015 – 01 – 28 08:09

January 25th

kam xl

I have a kam xl. I need a program for work iss. My name Alberto HK4FZ-Thanks for aid me.

alberto villegas – Sun, 2015 – 01 – 25 18:21

January 16th


hello fellow ARISS enthusiasts
I run a digi and and igate here in Prior Lake, MN for APRS packets for a few months now; and happy to note that it has been running really well and I'm glad I'm adding something back to the community

I have made a few ARISS Packet QSOs in the recent past and I'm interested in deploying a ARIS specific Digi and iGate here in the state. on this note, I had a few questions pertaining to ARISS pertinent APRS-IS databases and server connections.

N0AGI – Fri, 2015 – 01 – 16 23:44

January 14th


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