SSTV: RADIO FOR YOUR EYES AS WELL AS EARS

PAUL: As hams celebrate the 18th anniversary of the activation of a Slow Scan TV System aboard Russia’s now-deorbited MIR Space Station, another SSTV enthusiast – this one in Hawaii – has created a project giving hams a closer look at what the mode can do. We hear details from Amateur Radio Newsline’s Stephen Kinford N8WB.

STEPHEN’S REPORT: While Slow Scan TV isn’t anything new on the HF bands, Darren Holbrook KH6OWL, an enthusiast in Honolulu, Hawaii, has added something new to the mix: a website that shares some recent Slow Scan TV images sent to him from around the world on 20 meters. It’s an online gallery of about a dozen or so pictures and it invites visiting hams to explore this mode of image transmission.

Visit the Amateur Radio Newsline website, arnewsline.org, and in our printed script of this newscast, you’ll find a link to that web page and its online images.

http://www.wb9kmw.com/KH6OWL/live_SSTV.html

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Stephen Kinford, N8WB in Wadsworth, Ohio.

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