[amsat-bb] Re: Slow Scan

Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Mar 24 18:34:25 PDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-24 at 21:17 -0400, WB2LLP wrote:
> AO-51's handlers are doing a very nice job of presenting us with several different satellite modes.  This week it is an opportunity to try Slow Scan TV.   Now it would be very nice if  someone from the Slow Scan community would tell us how to receive the pictures and once we have done that, how do we send a picture.  We only have a week to play with something which is very different for some of us, so let us not waste any time.     
> TNX es 73 de WB2LLP Gene

My favourite technique with SSTV is to record the transmission on
minidisc or on the laptop, and then decode it later.  That way, if the
skew setting is badly off (which happens) you haven't lost it - just
skip back and try again.

I use QSSTV on Linux for decoding SSTV images.  I had some pretty
reasonable success with decoding the images from Richard Garriott's trip
aboard the ISS - http://www.gjcp.net/space/


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