Rajkot students see ISS SSTV demonstration – credit Divyabhaskar
50 students in Rajkot, India enjoyed a live demonstration of Slow Scan Television (SSTV) from the International Space Station during a visible pass of the ISS.
Russian cosmonauts on the ISS transmitted amateur radio SSTV on 145.800 MHz FM from April 11-14.
AMSAT-INDIA Regional Coordinator West India Zone Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP reports:
To spread awareness of Amateur Radio, Satellites & ARISS activities in the region we conducted interesting event recently.
On April 12, 2019 we openly invited students & citizen of Rajkot – Gujarat to be present & witness SSTV Live Demonstration, that too during Visible pass of ISS from terrace of my home.
More than 50 students & citizens assembled to my QTH by 18:30 IST (13:00z). We gave printed ISS tracking chart/ISS crew details to all of them, and explained how to use chart.
Myself Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP gave brief talk on Amateur Radio, ISS, OSCAR Satellites, Life of Astronauts, ARISS SSTV event, Student Outreach Program etc for one hour. Small display of radio stuff were also kept. Everybody get excited to learn such new things (for them) happening in Ham Radio world.
Good Visible ISS Pass of -3.0 ...