Welcome to the ARISS Frequently Asked Questions
Keep up with ARISS SSTV progress by visiting the
SSTV mission blog.
- Learn about SSTV by visiting the
Wikipedia SSTV entry.
You may submit SSTV reception reports by going here.
ISS will be transmiting mostly in the Robot-36 mode.
The normal downlink frequency of 145.800 MHz will be used.
Many people use the
system to receive SSTV images.
How do I know when the ISS will be within range?
There are a number of resources. Some of them are:
- How can I test my SSTV system?
Kenneth N5VHO has supplied a
from the SuitSat-1 satellite that you may play into your
SSTV system to verify reception.
Kenneth has also supplied the corresponding
so that you can evaluate your results.
- I submitted an image but it isn't being displayed.
Please check to see if it was moved off of the main page onto the
In order to keep the size of the gallery reasonable we may
not display every image.
We may have to limit the number of duplicate images we post.
And we may not be able to post some images due to image quality issues.
We are storing every image and the information you supply with it
for future engineering analysis.
Your submission will help the ARISS team improve the ham radio
capabilities on board the ISS. Thank you very much for your help!
- How do I QSL or SWL?
Details are being finalized for the handling of QSL/SWL cards.
Please check back again soon for more information.
- What is a QSL (or SWL) card?
Amateur radio operators have a tradition of exchanging special postcards
to acknowledge contacts. These are called "QSL cards."
More details are avaliable at this
Some hams will also supply a commemorative card to people that have only heard their station.
These are called "SWL cards".
Traditionally the ARISS program honors both QSLs and SWLs.
See above for details, please.
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