As is customary every year around Yuri’s Night (12 April), the ARISS had another SSTV event for all the amateur radio satellite enthusiasts. Between 11 and 13 April the ISS was transmitting images celebrating Women in Space and Cosmonauts Day. An image was transmitted every 2 minutes and we had numerous passes in South Africa to receive the images. Images are downlinked on 145.800 Mhz and the mode was PD-120.
The signal from the ISS is very strong and its easy to use a simple handheld radio to receive the signal and there are numerous software options available to decode the images. If you have received one or more of these image then remember to apply for your award at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/. The award application is not just for getting a reward of your reception, but also gives reports to ARISS to help with characterizing the signal from the ISS.
We look forward to many more of these SSTV events and will be posting any updates we receive as they become available!