Fall 2023 SSTV Decodes from the International Space Station

After a year and a half without much SSTV activity from the ISS, an event was held for North American stations as a test of the space station’s newly updated SSTV capabilities. The reasons cited for the silence include broken equipment as well as a developing geopolitical situation that’s bled over to the earth’s atmosphere.

Using a 4 element Yagi-Uda and recording audio to an SD card with a Yaesu FT3DR, I managed a decode on some of the passes this last week. Here’s a few of the better ones!

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First licensed in 2014 under the call KK6JQV with my university club in San Luis Obispo (W6BHZ), I am currently living in Colorado and operating under the call WØASB. I am a mountain biker and climber working to activate Colorado's Summits on the Air (SOTA) peaks and dabbling in other hobby projects along the way.

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