SSTV event now tentatively planned for January 16th

Russian and American sources say plans are being made for an SSTV event on January 16th. has the following on their front page:

"SSTV Operations Coming Soon!
Planning is underway for a new series of SSTV transmissions from the ISS in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Amateur Radio operations on the ISS. Scheduling for the transmissions from the station in the Russian segment of the ISS on the weekend of January 16 is in process. This series of transmissions will use the PD120 format. Stay tuned for more details!"

A few days ago R4UAB said it was planned for January 15th

But now he updated to say it's going to be on the 16th, which fits with what in the US is saying:

Some have pointed out that the spacewalk planned for January 15th/16th could change those plans since amateur radio equipment has to be turned off for spacewalks.

KG4AKV – Mon, 2016 – 01 – 11 14:08

Re: SSTV January 16th

According to International Space Station Calendar January 15/16, 2016 US EVA 35 – SSU Replacement (Kopra, Peake).

Normal operations during spacewalks amateur radio is switched off for safety reasons.

The spacewalk is scheduled to start at 12:55 GMT and last for six-and-a-half hours.

The Expedition 46 crew begins its first full week of the New Year planning for a spacewalk scheduled for Jan. 15.
A pair of spacewalkers will replace a failed voltage regulator to return power to one of eight power channels next Friday. Two crew members will exit the Quest airlock and work outside for 6.5 hours for the replacement work. They will also rig cables for the future installation of docking adapters that will enable commercial crew vehicles to dock at the International Space Station.

Latest tweet from Tim Peake.!! Final suit fit check prior to Friday's EVA – feels just great!

Looks like everything points that this will be done and completed on Friday. Lets hope SSTV can go ahead as planned on Sat 16th.

Submitted by G7HCE on Mon, 2016-01-11 16:03.

Jan 16th ISS SSTV event delayed

Well it may have been possible but now it has been confirmed by both Russian and US sources to be delayed.

Submitted by KG4AKV on Tue, 2016-01-12 12:18.

Amateur Radio powered down Fri 15 for Spacewalk


Just received email on latest tweet from Ham ISS Twitter site.
Upcoming EVA will have amateur radio systems being powered down on Jan 15 about 07:40 UTC. Power up on Jan 16 at 15:15 UTC #ARISS

SSTV planned for mid January to be delayed further. Further info as it becomes available. #ARISS

So not looking good for SSTV this coming weekend then Sat 16 as planned.!!!

73 David G7HCE

Submitted by G7HCE on Tue, 2016-01-12 11:56.

haha we were both looking at

haha we were both looking at the same thing at the same time. I replied right after you.

Submitted by KG4AKV on Tue, 2016-01-12 12:20.

I was too quick out the blocks

Great minds think alike.!!!

Submitted by G7HCE on Tue, 2016-01-12 13:26.

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