ISS SSTV reception

It is been a while for me, but today I had some pretty good SSTV reception from ISS on 145.800, the SSTV mode was martin1. For decoding SSTV data I use MMSSTV.

04-09-2013:

ISS SSTV 04-09-2013 11:25UTC

ISS SSTV 04-09-2013 11:28UTC

The transmissions started late in the pass and I think it has to do with the fact that our Italian astronaut is taking in consideration his radio friends in Italy. I was a little premature with this comment and IK1SLD gave the right information. He wrote to me via the AMSAT-BB mailing list the following.

Luca Parmitano doesn’t use the Kenwood TM-D710, this radio is used by Russian crew. The MAI-75 Experiment is a Russian experiment and the crew activates it when Moscow has AOS, so we lost 50% of the pass. Luca only use the Ericsson radio in the Columbus module.

Thank you Claudio (IK1SLD) for this update.

05-09-2013:

ISS-SSTV 05-09-2013 10:40UTC

During the second day of the MAI-75 Experiment I could only receive and decode one image. It seems there where some problems with the radio because there was a carrier but no data being transmitted.

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  1. Luca Parmitano haven’t access to the Kenwood TM-D710 because this radio is used only by Russian crew. The MAI-75 Experiment is a Russian experiment and the crew activates it when Mosca has AOS, so we lost 50% of the pass. Luca only use the Ericsson radio in the Columbus module.