[amsat-bb] ISS SSTV EVENT THIS WEEKEND! (with possible "voice communication with Earth" ?)

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 18:17:16 UTC 2016

The post has been updated to remove references to "photographic
images" and "dedicated to the life and work of the first cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin."

Now all that remains is a reference to a school contact in Russia on the 23rd.

Looks like I and maybe R4UAB jumped the gun in discussing that.

Anyway, there has been talk of an ISS SSTV event at the end of this
month, so maybe the 29th is the weekend it will happen.

73, John Brier KG4AKV

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 1:22 PM, John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
> I believe I shouldn't have sounded so certain in the subject of the
> email. This is unconfirmed and these events are always tentative due
> to science experiments or other unexpected more important ISS
> activities taking precedent.
> Check these resources for more certain info:
> https://amsat-uk.org/
> https://twitter.com/RF2Space
> http://www.ariss.org/
> 73, John Brier KG4AKV
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 11:27 AM, John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://bit.ly/2a5nBMM
>> It looks like the next event will be Saturday July 23rd 2016, probably
>> going all weekend. This is based on a post on the Russian blog by
>> R4UAB. According to Google Translate the event will be “dedicated to
>> the life and work of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.” Google
>> Translate also mentions “voice communication with the Earth,” which is
>> very intriguing.
>> Can anyone who reads Cyrillic/knows Russian tell me exactly what the
>> part about "voice communication with Earth" means? I want to know if
>> the cosmonauts will be talking to amateur radio operators on the
>> ground. The link to the original blog post is here:
>> http://r4uab.ru/?p=12122
>> My "ISS SSTV Reception Hints" page is here:
>> https://spacecomms.wordpress.com/iss-sstv-reception-hints/
>> AMSAT-UK has a similar page here:
>> https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/
>> 73, John Brier KG4AKV

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