[amsat-bb] Recommendations for SSTV software for windows, iOS and Linux?

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 06:49:23 UTC 2018

For iOS use “SSTV Slow Scan TV” by Black Cat Systems

For Android use "Robot36"

For Windows use “MMSSTV” (see AMSAT UK link below for setup)

Note I actually prefer RX-SSTV on Windows now. Originally I found
MMSSTV got sharper images but on RX-SSTV if you disable BPF (band pass
filter I believe), it will get them as sharp as MMSSTV, and the big
difference is that RX-SSTV doesn't have nearly as many slants in its
decodes as MMSSTV.  If the signal is not great enable BPF and things
will be smoothed out a bit.

For Mac OS X use “Multiscan 3B SSTV”

For Linux use “QSSTV”

This is from my web page:


I also recently made a zip file of a bunch of actual ISS SSTV
transmissions you can use to test your setups:


My main tip is to record the ISS SSTV transmissions so you can run
them through different software with different settings to get the
best decode. Good luck!

73, John Brier KG4AKV

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:27 AM, Nick Hart <nickhart at usa.net> wrote:
> Good evening AMSAT Elmers!
> I have my hardware setup that can support SSTV, and would appreciate any
> software recommendations.  What are you currently using that you like?  I have
> devices that run Windows, iOS and Linux. I'd love to be able to participate in
> the next ISS SSTV round, receiving, if not transmitting yet.
> Thanks, and 73!
> Nick
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