November 20: A Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI-75) SSTV event is currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 1 starting at 12:30 UTC, ending at 18:25 UTC and again on Wednesday, December 2 starting at 11:50 UTC and ending at 18:25 UTC.
Listen for SSTV signals to be downlinked at 145.800 MHz +/- Doppler shift. The mode of transmission is expected to be PD 120.
SSTV images of this series are dedicated to the American scientist, astronaut and radio amateur Dr. Owen Garriott W5LFL.
Owen died on April 15th, 2019 at the age of 88. During his rich career, he was responsible for radio communications (CapCom) with the astronauts of the Apollo 11.
In another period he was the deputy director of the Space Flight Center in the USA.
Owen participated in the flight to the Skylab 3 orbital station (1973) and in the Columbia shuttle flight STS-9 mission (1983).
Owen’s mission aboard the shuttle in 1983 turned out to be a milestone for amateur radio.
According to AMSAT, he operated the world’s first amateur radio station from space W5LFL.
It starts a new era of spaceflight combined with amateur radio.
Since then, a lot of shuttle flights have been taking place, flights to the MIR space station and now to the International Space Station (ISS) with the participation of astronauts and cosmonauts serving and using radio amateur equipment.
SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station are possible thank to the involvement of many people – ARISS volunteers from around the world.
Appuntamento questa sera 05 agosto 2017 dalle 18:02:31 UTC per un contatto tra Paolo Nespoli e Frontiers of Flight Museum/ Moon Day, Dallas, Texas.
Il collegamento sarà in telebridge con il Belgio per cui perfettamente ricevibile in Italia durante l’orbita n° 6945 sui 145.800 Mhz FM.