[amsat-bb] SSTV Fun on AO-51
Michael J. Wolthuis
wolthui3 at msu.edu
Tue Nov 11 16:12:21 PST 2008
What a bunch of fun balancing my arrow antenna, thd7a(g) and VC-H1 all
while monitoring AO-51 for SSTV! I struggled at the beginning pushing
the RX button on the VC-H1 when the Robot36 started, but got the hang of
it about half way through.
Good copy of pic from VE3VBA CQ SSTV via AO51. This appears to be the
call of the Canadian Coast Guard! Very cool shot and turned out perfect
with text and all on the VC-H1 screen.
Then I sent a pic of myself, I know... it was all I had in the VC-H1,
not even sure I TXed the radio correctly.
Then copied CQ AO51 de VA??? unable to read this one well.
Then copied an AWESOME pic of some VW vehicles from VA7VW. I can make
out the Canadian flag on the pic, the call and the vehicles, but not the
Is there such a thing as a QSL card for SSTV or no such thing because it
is one way comms?
This was a great first SSTV experience. Now to get a real picture on
the VC-H1 for next pass.
Thanks to all who make this possible! It is a TON of fun! See you all
in 1:20mins here in Michigan for the low 12deg pass and again tomorrow.
If you copied my pic, please let me know!
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