John, M1BTR was QRV on SSTV via FO-20 yesterday.
Unfortunately, his signal was too weak to decode a picture.
At a range of 4000km and a shallow elevation of 4 degrees,
the 00:30 UTC pass was not the best for John. He did say
that he would try again with a bit more power. A balanced
distance between the two stations and the satellite would
The east coast US, and west coast Europe window that
FO-20/29 provide can be short lived, and somtimes marginal
for a mode that requiers a greater S/N ratio such as SSTV..
not to mention the QSB of a moving satellite, but I think an
SSTV exchange accross the Atlantic can be accomplished
through a low flying satellite with a little patience.