ARLS003 Slow-Scan Television Transmissions from ISS Set for February
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has
announced that continuous slow-scan television transmissions are
scheduled from Saturday, February 21, at about 1030 UTC until Monday
February 23, at about 2130 UTC. The AMSAT-NA website has a pass
prediction calculator at,
"It is expected that 12 different photos will be sent on 145.800 MHz
FM, using the SSTV mode PD180, with 3 minutes off periods between
transmissions," said ARISS-EU Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF. The
call sign will be RS0ISS.
Bertels said one of the images will depict the certificate from PZK,
Poland's IARU member society, commemorating the 80th anniversary of
the birth of the first Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The SSTV
transmissions will include other images commemorating Russian space
history that were transmitted previously last December.
The equipment used will be the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver in the
Russian Service Module of the ISS.
Received images may be uploaded to the image gallery at,
being discussed for transmitting new images from space enthusiasts
around the world in the coming months.
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Space Bulletin 003 ARLS003
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT February 19, 2015
To all radio amateurs