[sarex] Re: Be on the lookout for more Simonyi SSTV and voice activity

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 30 21:08:20 PDT 2009

Wow, great visible pass, rising out of the north west, and going straight overhead before winking out.  I couldn't see much in the way of structure, even with binoculars, but it was really bright.

I heard sstv, and had my PC running a live capture into QSSTV on my Linux box.  The program decoded it as Robot36, but the picture is just a bunch of nearly horizontal colored stripes, like a TV set that is way out of sync.  You can see that there was some text at the bottom, but it's illegible.  

I used the same setup with Richard a few months ago, and got some beautiful pictures.  What format was Charles using?

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:30:35 -0400
> From: kc6rol at AMSAT.Org
> To: sarex at AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [sarex] Be on the lookout for more Simonyi SSTV and voice activity
> Charles said this morning that he is planning to take more SSTV images. 
>   He will investigate the possibility of leaving the VC-H1 in automatic 
> mode.  He also plans to do more voice QSOs with the ham community.  So 
> you should monitor for SSTV and voice activity this week.  I would 
> appreciate it if you would upload any SSTV images you receive to the 
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/index.php page, please.  Thanks!
> 	73,
> 	Will
> -- 
> Will Marchant, NAR 13356, Tripoli 10125 L3, AMA 800142, FBIS
> kc6rol at amsat.org     http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/will/
> ----
> Sent via sarex at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
> Not an AMSAT member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/sarex

Express your personality in color! Preview and select themes for Hotmail®.

More information about the SAREX mailing list