ISS-SSTV June 9-10, school contact new

Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD-120. The transmissions are part of the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will be made from the amateur radio station RS0ISS in the Russian Service module of the ISS using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver.

June 09, 2021 (Wednesday) from 09:35 GMT until 13:50 GMT*
June 10, 2021 (Thursday) from 08:55 GMT until 15:50 GMT*
*Dates and times subject to change.

The signal should be receivable on a handheld with a 1/4 wave whip. If your rig has selectable FM filters try the wider filter for 25 kHz channel spacing. You can get predictions for the ISS pass times at


ARISS SSTV archive

ARISS contact with school in Bombala, NSW, Australia

An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD with students at St Josephs Catholic Primary School, Bombala, NSW, Australia. The contact is scheduled on Thursday June 10, 2021 at approximately 10:45 UTC, which is 12:45 CEST. The link to the ISS will be operated by the amateur radio telebridge station IK1SLD, located in northern Italy.

Due to simultaneous SSTV transmissions on VHF, downlink signals for this school contact will be operated on UHF. Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 437.525 MHz narrow band FM.

Moreover, operations at IK1SLD ground station will probably be webcast on

School information:

At St Joseph´s we are developing skills that will equip our students for their futures. The school has a focus on developing student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We are introducing coding, robotics, Virtual Reality and 3D printing. Currently we are all learning about the universe. We have visited the Canberra Deep Space Communication Centre and now we are looking forward to talking to a real astronaut.

Students First Names & Questions:

  1. Oliver: What is the process for getting up and down from the International Space Station?
  2. Miller: Does zero gravity up there affect the way you are when you come back down to earth?
  3. Zac: How long have you all been on the space station for?
  4. Anna: What do the shooting stars look like when they go past your space station?
  5. Henry: How does a satellite provide internet?
  6. Grace: What made you want to be an astronaut?
  7. Isaac: How do you keep warm?
  8. Kobi: How long has the space station been around for/ when was it built and who by?
  9. Octavia: Does outside in space always look the same?
  10. Abbey: Have you seen any space junk?
  11. Mrs Shannon: Thank you for answering our questions, to finish up we would like to know what advice you would give to someone who wanted to be an astronaut.

Gaston Bertels, ON4WF