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Re: suitsat SSTV software


IF you use a VOX recorder on your computer, that is better.
But better yet, Use MMSSTV to decode the SSTV LIVE, (auto save files)
and the VOX recorder to record the audio messages from Suitsat.
Then you also have a backup of the SSTV stored digitally!
No worries about speed!
For a FREE Vox recorder that works great, go to

It can't get much easier than this.

73, Scott
P.S. I have been doing this same thing for a couple of years now.
Works just fine!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Saurman" <vo1one@gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] suitsat SSTV software

> On 2/1/06, n3wwn@futuretek.cx <n3wwn@futuretek.cx> wrote:
> > Hi!  I'm planning on using MMSSTV for receiving SuitSat...but I'd like 
> > to
> > test it first.
> >
> > Does anyone have a recording of some SSTV in Robot36 format that I can 
> > use
> > to test my setup?
> >
> > I plan to record the passes with a cassette recorder connected to the
> > speaker jack of the 2m receiver and then decode afterwards so I can 
> > focus
> > on reception during the pass.  Anyone see a problem with doing that?
> I have recorded SSTV audio with a cassette recorder in the past and I
> find that the signal is very particular to timing.  If the cassette is
> played back just at a slightly different speed than recorded, which
> even though is an inaudible difference to the ear is enough to mess up
> the precise timing used to send the components of the picture.  My
> resulting picture was a slanted onewith the colour layers shifted from
> their locations.  I was only using an inexpensive tape recorded so
> perhaps a professional one would fair better, but I think your best
> bet if you can't receive it live on the computer would be to record it
> digitally, i.e. with a flash memory type recorder, mini-disc, DAT
> tape, etc.
> 73,
> Mark VO1ONE 
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