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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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UNID 6925 USB 2257z
« on: April 27, 2009, 0008 UTC »
Music, "Tiptoe Thru The Tulips", SSTV:

Can't make out an ID, if it is in the image.

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Re: UNID 6925 USB 2257z
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 0158 UTC »
Sounds like Radio Ga-Ga from around 23.45 to 00.10 or so on 6.925 USB.....?

At the beginning...or at least the beginning of what I could hear:

...followed by "Ballroom Blitz" and "Leave It To Beaver" theme.
Signal went into the mush for a while, but came back in fits and starts until I grabbed this SSTV image:

Then apparently either off, or back down into the static for the rest of the program.  Didn't get a lot else.

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Re: UNID 6925 USB 2257z
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 0625 UTC »
Heard three SSTV near top of hour (2350z), but no copy here, just noise on MMSSTV. Heard Tiny Tim "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" at 0001 UTC, but no ID audible. (N. Central TX)
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 2257z
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 0542 UTC »
What program do you use to get SSTV?
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 2257z
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 1705 UTC »
There are many freebies out there...I use multipsk...it's a multi mode digital receiver software.
best to leave it running in background in sstv autosave mode.

Good luck and happy hunting!


Edit: got a version of MMSSTV and installed...better than (and easier) than MultiPSK...I stand corrected!
« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 0416 UTC by coastiedan »
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Re: UNID 6925 USB 2257z
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 2333 UTC »
What program do you use to get SSTV?
I have several programs that can send and receive SSTV signals, but for running in the background on the PC while listening, I usually use MMSSTV, available for free from the author.  It has a few quirks, but it's not a bad program and can handle almost all of the modes out there.  It's pretty quick to learn, though it really does help to read the instructions, get it properly calibrated on a known-good signal, etc.

For the people who are into the digital modes on the ham bands, there are quite a few programs that will do a large number of digital and fuzzy modes - including SSTV - in a single package.  Mixw is good for covering all of the bases in a single program, including some of the fairly obscure modes that I've never actually heard being used "in the wild", though it's got a $50 registration fee attached to it.

EDIT to add:  It's also been a while since I've really been active on the air with anything, let alone digital modes, so I haven't got a lot of experience with anything that's become available or been heavily updated in the last few years.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2009, 2337 UTC by Seamus »


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