SSTV from the Space Station

“An innovative space transmission system built by volunteers has started sending down pictures from the international space station to the whole wide world via amateur radio. Thanks to SpaceCam1, anyone with a police scanner or a suitable radio rig, plus a computer and the appropriate software, should be able to receive pictures from orbit, the project’s organizers say.”

The full article is here.

This is great PR for the hobby. Well done to all concerned. I really should get off my ass and receive a picture or two. PCSAT2 will be returning back to Earth soon, so my equipment will no longer acting as a downlink station, and free to be used for something else. Maybe I’ll get around to it then.