G7HCE Exeter IO80gr 06/12/2017 19:53 UTC

Voices were heard during the SSTV transmissions.


G7HCE Exeter IO80gr 06/12/2017 19:53 UTC
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G7HCE – Wed, 2017 – 12 – 06 16:36


Was someone nearby trying to call on the downlink?

I had a black band across one of my, poor quality, downloads this time. It was caused by what sounded like someone trying to tune up on the frequency.


M0NLP Colin

Submitted by M0NLP on Thu, 2017-12-07 04:13.


Hi Colin

That's a shame about your poor quality guess it might be down to location.
The voices were similar to what was heard when testing their cubesats inside the ISS some time ago but shorter.

Patrick WD9EWK has just posted this in reply on this site:

Some tweets earlier mentioned that the voices were identifying (in Russian) where the ISS was passing over. One example over North America today had the voice announce that the ISS was over the Canadian province of Ontario. (Glenn AA5PK mentioned that, and he understands that language).

73 G7HCE David

Submitted by G7HCE on Thu, 2017-12-07 05:33.


Didn't notice the voices on the pictures I downloaded David, however I did not have the volume very high. It is definitely some form of auto voice though as they are exactly 30 seconds apart and sound very similar.

I will crank the volume up if there is another pass.


Submitted by M0NLP on Thu, 2017-12-07 12:14.


Hi Colin

I have NOT heard any voices on today's SSTV transmissions. There is some tweets about it on John's twitter page from yesterday:

Submitted by G7HCE on Thu, 2017-12-07 14:00.

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