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Re: SSTV on the ISS/MIR



Hayes,
    Excellent story!  Hope ISS can be just as exciting. 73, Farrell  Winder,
W8ZCF

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hayes L. Copeland" <copeland@southwind.net>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:07 AM
Subject: [sarex] SSTV on the ISS/MIR


> SSTV from the ISS!  I see exciting times again are on the way.  SSTV from
> MIR was just what I needed to renew my interest in space and amateur
radio.
> After seeing some of the messages posted to the BB these past few days
about
> SSTV on the ISS,  I had to do a little reminiscing about the excitement
that
> was created with SSTV from MIR.
>
>  Someone half way around the world from us would post a message to the BB
> about receiving a picture from MIR and the rest of us would wait with
> excitement for MIR to pass overhead or near our QTH so we might have the
> opportunity to copy an SSTV image and post it to our web pages or email it
> around the world.
>
>  It was a great time for making new friends around the world, and with a
> little luck be able to have a QSO with someone aboard MIR.  I am still
> waiting for my chance to have a QSO with someone aboard the ISS.
>
> I have posted to my web page a few of the images I received from MIR at
this
> QTH. Most of these were received when I was at work.  I used Instant Track
> for tracking and the Kansas City Tracker card for controlling the rotor
for
> the beam and WIN95SSTV to decode and save the images to the hard drive.
I
> would even leave everything up and running when I would go on vacation,
just
> in hopes of capturing one more image and add it to my collection.
>
> Many thanks to those who made SSTV from MIR possible by putting the system
> together, getting it approved and keeping us updated with the latest KEPS
> for MIR.
> I understand the new SSTV system for the ISS will be even better.
>
> To see some of my SSTV pictures I received from the MIR just click on the
> URL below.
>
> http://www2.southwind.net/~copeland/mirmain.html/
>
> E-mail address:    copeland@southwind.net
>
> WAĜZBL
> Hayes Copeland
> Goddard, KS  EM-17
>
>
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