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Offline MDK2

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ISS SSTV broadcast campaign coming up
« on: December 20, 2021, 0326 UTC »
Currently planned to begin 12/26 at approx. 1825 UTC and run until 12/31 1705 UTC. As usual it will transmit one way from 145.800 MHz in narrow FM, and most likely use the PD 120 SSTV format.

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Re: ISS SSTV broadcast campaign coming up
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2021, 1137 UTC »
Get your SSTV software here:  https://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/sstv.html  (And help support the HFU!)

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Re: ISS SSTV broadcast campaign coming up
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2021, 1852 UTC »
Thinking about it, since ISS has been doing SSTV all week, thus far, with every pass. And, with S+10/9 signal to boot. The must be using high power on that Kenwood TM-D710SG.
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a buial that will satify everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Re: ISS SSTV broadcast campaign coming up
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2022, 1722 UTC »
Thinking about it, since ISS has been doing SSTV all week, thus far, with every pass. And, with S+10/9 signal to boot. The must be using high power on that Kenwood TM-D710SG.

I don't know what power they use, honestly. But the signal on their SSTV is always good. Maybe it's 100 W. They shouldn't need a whole lot since it's line of sight propagation, but I've been able to detect a signal even when it's technically too low to be making a predicted pass - last week I heard it while the map at heavens-above.com showed it to be over the Florida panhandle, about 2,000 km as the crow flies. Even with line of sight it probably needs some power to make it that far.
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