[amsat-bb] Re: First SSTV Rx

John W Lee k6yk at juno.com
Fri Mar 27 10:16:22 PDT 2009

That looks like KO6TZ's picture. I've seen it many times ! 

And it does NOT take too much audio to make the MMSSTV
work. I can turn the volume down on my radio to where I can just 
hear it on the speaker, and that's enough.  Louder is OK, as long as you
don't crank it up where it's all distorted.


On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 07:24:33 -0500 Kent Frazier <k5knt.kent at gmail.com>
> 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
> information.
> 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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