Day three is upon us and so far I have went out for one 65 degree pass at 3:19 PM CDT. On this pass I was able to receive a perfect copy of image number 10 as well as a near perfect but slightly fuzzy at the bottom number 11. Only three more to go […]
Day two of the ARISS SSTV commemoration of Owen Garriott has commenced and with it I have received 2 more perfect images from the series of twelve! Images 5 and 6 were from a 26 degree pass over my QTH at 4:18 PM CDT. Thankfully a decent elevation above the roofline and as such allowed […]
ARISS has planned a special commemorative Slow-scan television event to honor Owen Garriott, W5LFL this week from August 1st to the 4th. During this time we will be able to receive a set of twelve images dedicated to the memory of Mr. Garriott and his accomplishments regarding amateur radio in space. ARISS plans to commemorate […]
To preface this article, I didn’t know EMWIN existed until I finally one day posted a signal sample on the Signal Identification Wiki of a peculiarly very strong buzz saw sounding signal at approximately 163.37 Mhz. Soon thereafter, some helpful people cross referenced the frequency with my location (Which I completely overlooked doing…shame on me) […]
A while ago I discovered a small section of abandoned railroad right near my home in Frankfort, IL which was going to be called the Decatur and State Line Railway. As its name implies, the railroad was to originate somewhere within Decaur, Illinois and travel northeast to meet up with one of the main Chicago […]
All systems and weather are currently go ahead of tonight’s Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A from Pad 39A; launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. EDT, or 22:35 UTC → https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 11, 2019 SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is back on track for a launch at 22:35 UTC after being scrubbed yesterday due to […]
Unfortunately earlier this afternoon, the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet which was funded and launched by the private company SpaceIL, failed to safely complete its mission of landing on the lunar surface. The crew reports during the descent stage as the final landing protocol was being carried out, the crew lost communication with the craft as its […]
Over on the ARISS SSTV blog, the team has announced a second ISS SSTV opportunity scheduled for February 15th through the 17th. Due to the weak signal conditions that plagued most of the first of three days of the event, the crew aboard the ISS has decided to do another Slow Scan Television event to […]
On my second ever ISS SSTV pass, I got a full perfect image! I am super excited! After being let down last time I am now enthralled to have downloaded an image from the Space Station over radio!
Not a whole lot of success, but nevertheless my very first parts of an ISS SSTV image! Hope for better luck soon.