Playing around with SSTV

November 08, 2014

The other day I was tuning around 20m and it dawned on me; those weird signals around 14.230 were SSTV signals. I don’t know why it didn’t click, because I could look it up pretty easily, but I was quickly up and decoding SSTV images.

14.230 seems to be the SSTV frequency, and 14.233 and .236 are SSTV over DRM - essentially lossless digital photo transmission. SSTV quality is at the mercy of static, etc.

I don’t have much interest in actually operating SSTV, but here’s a sample of some of the images I pulled off 20m a couple weekends ago.

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