ISS SSTV reception in Thunder Bay, ON EN58hh
Been a long while since I played with satellites or even the ISS for that matter. In fact 2 meters has taken a total backseat for me as it no longer thrills me as far as APRS or even repeaters. IRLP nodes as well just don’t do it like they used to, combine that with only one telephone provider (Thunder Bay Telephone) and major dropouts etc on the IRLP it makes it no fun on nodes.
So turned the FT857 on today after reading about the ISS sending SSTV pictures down to earth. Using a dual band vertical at 25′ and using MMSSTV I was able to copy these pictures this afternoon. (Monday afternoon in Ontario)
So kinda made my day to see the pictures up on the screen when I got back into the shack.
If anybody was wondering, the stamps are: top, 10 rouble issued in Russia in 2009 with a picture of Yuri Gagarin and his signature; middle, 3.00 rouble issued in Russia in 2004 with a picture of Yuri Gagarin and the text ‘The planet’s first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin 1934-1968’; bottom, USSR post 25 kopek issued in 1991 with a picture of him and his name at the bottom right.
The RS0ISS background has ‘Series 1′ at the top with the issue number and the text below in blue ’80th birthday of planet Earth’s first cosmonaut Yu[ri] A. Gagarin’
Think I’ll put up a 2m antenna tomorrow and join in the fun:-)