HamTV - NEWS april 2017


On board Columbus, the HamVideo transmitter is fully operational and provides permanent DATV signals, allowing ground stations to fine tune their receiving equipment. When possible, ARISS school contacts are enhanced by crew operated HamTV.

The demand for a dedicated HamTV receiver is growing. Jean-Pierre Courjaud F6DZP developed an up-to-date receiver and wrote special software for HamTV. He dubbed the receiver TuTiouner and the software Tutioune (phonetic French transcript for “You tune”).

Components for the TuTioune receiver are for sale at the BATC shop (British Amateur Television Club).The software is available for free on Jean-Pierre’s website.

Full details, including schematics, are provided on the HamTV home page:

Now and then, the HamVideo transmitter must be powered down, for several reasons. The status of the transmitter is published on the same webpage. (ARISS-Europe ON4WF)

73 de IW2BSF – Rudy

IW2BSF – Thu, 2017 – 04 – 06 03:30


HamTV Status

In principle, the HamVideo DATV transmitter is permanently transmitting from Columbus, the European ISS module. The camera is not activated. These so-called “blank transmissions” are used by ground stations for fine tuning their setup.

For different reasons, blank transmissions must be interrupted now and then.

Scheduled “power downs” are published here.

HamVideo is presently in Blank Transmission mode.


Submitted by IW2BSF on Thu, 2017-04-06 14:19.

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