The images will be related to lunar exploration.
The transmissions should be available worldwide on 145.800 MHz. The planned SSTV mode is PD 120.
Planned start and stop times are currently listed as:
Start – December 26 about 18:25 UTC
Stop – December 31 about 17:05 UTC
Before the start of this SSTV transmission event begins you will want to review the ISS Pass Predictions for your location. The pass predictor can be found at the AMSAT website.
For best results, select satellite passes that cross your sky at a fairly high angle above your horizon. In the Pass Predictor this is indicated by the Maximum Elevation. Low elevation numbers are near the horizon and they are unlikely to provide good reception. Ninety degrees elevation is directly overhead and usually provides the best possible reception.
Amateur Radio Operators and other persons who have fairly modest VHF receiving equipment capable of operating at 145.800 MHz (in the ham radio Two Meter band) have a good chance of hearing the SSTV signals from the International Space Station.
A typical SSTV image transmission takes about two minutes and is usually followed by one minute of silence. As the International Space Station orbits the earth it typically will be within range for up to ten minutes as it rises above the horizon, passes across your location, and then sets below the horizon. A SSTV transmission can be recognized by its unique audio pattern which can be described as warbling or chirpy tones.
Individuals who successfully receive and decode an ISS SSTV image are encouraged to save the image to a file and then upload the file to the website mentioned below. After posting a copy of your image to https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/ you can acquire a special award by going to https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ and following the directions to receive a digital copy of your award.
The Cumberland Amateur Radio Club usually has several of its members involved in the reception of these ISS SSTV images.
You can learn more about SSTV and image reception by searching our website for keywords ISS and SSTV.
Pass Predictions for Grid Square FN10lc Dillsburg, PA
Passes having a Maximum Elevation of 25 degrees or less are not listed.
All dates (Column 1) are in DECEMBER 2021
26 No Passes above this location.
27 AOS 08:12:05Z Max Elev 52 LOS 08:22:43Z
27 AOS 14:41:56Z Max Elev 66 LOS 14:52:51Z
28 AOS 07:24:54Z Max Elev 28 LOS 07:35:18Z
28 AOS 09:01:33Z Max Elev 32 LOS 09:12:10Z
28 AOS 13:54:30Z Max Elev 40 LOS 14:05:17Z
29 AOS 08:13:55Z Max Elev 51 LOS 08:24:37Z
29 AOS 13:07:04Z Max Elev 26 LOS 13:17:35Z
29 AOS 14:43:52Z Max Elev 38 LOS 14:54:32Z
30 AOS 07:26:24Z Max Elev 86 LOS 07:37:17Z
30 AOS 13:55:23Z Max Elev 73 LOS 14:06:17Z
31 AOS 06:37:58Z Max Elev 51 LOS 06:48:38Z
31 AOS 13:07:46Z Max Elev 65 LOS 13:18:40Z