[amsat-bb] First SSTV Rx

Kent Frazier k5knt.kent at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 05:24:33 PDT 2009

Hi all,

After reading some of the posts about the SSTV on AO-51 I decided to give it
a try. I downloaded and installed MMSSTV and waited for a pass. There was a
good 40 degree pass over San Angelo, Texas beginning at about 00:14 UTC. I
connected my radio's data jack to my computer with my USB adapter and
recorded the pass with my digital voice recorder. Lucky I did as nothing
showed up on the computer via the data jack connection. I used my Elk
Antenna to receive the signals.

After the pass I brought everything back into the house and connected the
voice recorder's ear jack to the computer's mic jack. After adjusting the
volume so MMSSTV wasn't complaining about an overload I ran the recording.
MMSSTV was in Auto Rx Mode and changed to Robot 36 as it received the

The image isn't very clear, but at least I was able to receive something.

If anyone would care to look at the image and help me identify why it is not
clearer it would be appreciated. It has been uploaded to my photobucket
account at the following URL:


73, Kent K5KNT
AMSAT #36765

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