8-9 december SSTV MAI Experiment !

Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned from the International Space Station (ISS) on December 8-9, 2016.

The SSTV images will be transmitted as part of the MAI-75 Experiment on 145.800 MHz FM using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver located in the Russian ISS Service module.

The MAI-75 activities have been scheduled for the Russian crew on Dec 8 from 12:35 to 18:00 GMT and Dec 9 from 12:40 to 17:40 GMT.

Note the ISS transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM use the 5 kHz deviation standard rather than the narrow 2.5 kHz used in Europe. If your transceiver has selectable FM filters try the wider filter.

The ISS Fan Club website will show you when the space station is in range http://www.issfanclub.com/

ISS SSTV information and links at https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/

73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

IW2BSF – Fri, 2016 – 12 – 02 17:48


So far I have got one perfect picture in Christchurch New Zealand
at 1436 . SSTV is on at the moment on the 8 and 9th on 145.800

I am running a J pole, Mast Head Preamp, FDK Multi 2000 on wide
FM. The program I am using is MMSSTV. The gear is on 24 hours
per day.

Thanks all Murray ZL3MH

Submitted by ZL3MH on Thu, 2016-12-08 20:05.

SSTV MAI orbits


At these timeslots the orbits are quite similar and covers about the same part of the globe.
Unfortunately for many countries, their hams have no chance of receiving anything during these timeslots/orbits.
Why not give more hams a change to pick up these transmissions the second day through improved scheduling?

Anybody agree/disagree?


Submitted by ZS6TW on Tue, 2016-12-06 11:30.

What the MAI-75 experiment is about

The link shows what the MAI-75 is all about and why the orbits are for Moscow.

Submitted by G7HCE on Fri, 2016-12-09 05:51.

Moscow experiment

The experiment is for the MAI group in Moscow. They used to just have it active while only in range of Moscow but that took more time for the start and stop so they now let it run between the first and last pass of Moscow. Maybe someday they will let it run for longer.

Submitted by N5VHO on Wed, 2016-12-07 12:11.

Re:Moscow experiment

It might be worth them leaving it on over the 2 days for everyone as appears switching on and off is causing them some issues. It's only worked for just one 15-deg pass over UK yesterday 15:27 UTC and it hasn't worked since. First pass of 9-deg 14:34 UTC over UK today was very strong carrier signal with no sstv modulation. The following pass at 16:05 UTC nothing heard at all not even a carrier so it would appear they maybe having a problem since yesterday when it finished early.

Submitted by G7HCE on Fri, 2016-12-09 12:42.

Re: SSTV MAI orbits

I know it's not the same as receiving direct from the ISS but if you want to download the images try and configure your pc soundcard to downloading the images via these sites as shown.
Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia with the R4UAB WebSDR http://websdr.r4uab.ru/
Listen to the ISS when in range of London with the SUWS WebSDR http://websdr.suws.org.uk/

Submitted by G7HCE on Tue, 2016-12-06 12:04.

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