This week-end, the Russian team aboard the ISS, will transmit again SSTV images.
Repeating the last 18th December transmission, also this time the images will be a tribute to Yuri Gagarin.
Operations will start on Saturday, January 31 at 10.00 UTC and on Sunday February 1 at 09.00 UTC will end at 21.30 UTC each day.
The SSTV mode will be as usual PD180 (640×480) on 145.800 MHz FM with an interval of 3 minutes between images.
How to receive ISS SSTV?
To receive SSTV Images from ISS you need to tune on 145.800 FM mode, the signal from ISS, that is using a Kenwood D710 transceiver located in the Russian Service Module, should be very strong and even a small vertical antenna will allow you to listen to ISS transmission.
To know when ISS will pass above your location, you can download any Satellite Tracking software, or if you are connected to the internet, you may also use online services like ISS Astroviewer and ISS Tracker.
SSTV freeware software for Windows by Mako JE3HHT. An excellent SSTV program that requires only a computer with soundcard, no expensive TNC required. Works on all Windows version including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
Orbitron is a freeware (cardware) application dedicaed to satellite tracking. Allow tracking of ISS, Iridium flares, ham radio satellites, International Space Station, satellite passes prediction, orbits, auto updates and alerting
SSTV on Mac is possible using MultiScan 3 B is an application for Ham Radio Slow Scan TV (SSTV) Communications. It is build to run on Mac OS X 10.6 or later versions. MultiScan 3B can transmit and receive pictures in the following formats (modes): Robot black Robot Color Socttie Martin, PD Modes:P Modes: P3, P5 and P7 AVT All modes can be send/received in regular, narrow, QRM and narrow+QRM modes
A free windows SSTV receiving program specially designed for SWLers. This sstv decoder does not support SSTV TX. Automatic saving of images, based on MMSTV enigne, support multiple sound cards and advanced quality settings. This software is just capable to decode SSTV a good choice if you need to receive slow scan TV.