Repeating last week’s show on Saturday Jan. 5

Because of some minor health issues I am sorry to say that I am not able to make an episode of Slow Scan Radio for Saturday, January 5, 2019. Instead last week’s episode will be repeated.

Dutch:

Vanwege enkele onschuldige gezondheidsproblemen kan ik zaterdag 5 januari 2019 geen Slow Scan Radio maken. In plaats daarvan zal de aflevering van vorig week worden herhaald.

Extra broadcast SSR, Wednesday 19 December, 2100 UTC

Tonight, Wednesday, 19 December, 2100 UTC, Slow Scan Radio of last Saturday will be repeated on 7440 kHz. This is especially for listeners that are a longer distance away than is covered by the Saturday show.

Reports are very welcome. If there are enough people liking the extra time slot, I am considering making this into a regular event.

Copyright info Slow Scan Radio #18

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Seasonal (made and copyright by PA3FBO)

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Seasonal (made and copyright by PA3FBO)

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Seasonal (made and copyright by PA3FBO)3
The KSCVC rocket garden during Christmas
Public domein (NASA)

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The historical center of Schöckingen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany, with christmas illuminations.
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported , 2.5 Generic , 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.
Author: Harke

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Make: Scammell Lorries Ltd Bodywork: New Zealand Motor Bodies Electrical: English Electric Motor: 120 bhp Seating Capacity: 42
This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
Author: Bernard Spragg. NZ

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Car 10 of the San Francisco cable car system photographed using strip photography, a photographic technique of capturing a 2-dimensional image as a sequence of 1-
dimensional images over time, rather than a single 2-dimensional at one point in time.
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Author: Dllu

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The new Symbolica in the Dutch Efteling amusement park
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Author: Joordi

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Pole dancer superstar Leigh Ann Reilly
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Author: Poledanceaustralia

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N. Jacobsen Electrical morse key from 1935, at display in the collection of Telenor in Bergen, Norway.
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license.
Author: Bjoertvedt

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Interwar period telecommunication equipment at display at Telenor Bergen headquarters – Hordaland, western Norway. This is a U.S. Vibroplex type morse key from the 1940s or 1950s.
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Author: Bjoertvedt

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Louis-François-Clement Breguet (1804–1883)
Object type Telegraph key / item of collection or exhibition
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Author: Rama

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Photo of a Hoverfly (Syrphidae) on a daisy.
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Author: Louise Docker from sydney, Australia

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Honey comb
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Author: fir0002 | flagstaffotos.com.au

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TETRA DMO Repeater auf dem Kleinen Feldberg.
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Author: Ptolusque

Shortwave DATA, image and SSTV broadcasts overview

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
Saturday 1400-1430 UTC 9400 kHz Space Line Bulgaria
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz (and maybe also 7440 kHz) via Channel 292 in Germany — according to the latest schedule information I have. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to x@xdv.me.

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1300-1400 UTC on 11600 kHz from Bulgaria, with the minute of MFSK at about 1330 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ). And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama. For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  http://ibcradio.webs.com/

Broad Spectrum Radio is transmitted by WRMI Florida Mondays at 0700-0800 UTC on 5850 and 7730 kHz. MFSK32 is broadcast during the second half hour of the show. Reports to broadspectrumradio@gmail.com.

About the digital signals in Slow Scan Radio

Slow Scan Radio is a broadcast with several kinds of data. All data are auto-switching, so you don’t have to switch yourself. To be sure, with all data, we send all codes twice, in case the first time a code is distorted or down in the QSB.

We send both data (text) and SSTV images in the show. For the data Fldigi is the best choice, simply because ist is also used to make the show. Be sure to switch on the RxID on the top right part of the Fldigi screen, and set the frequency in the waterfall around 1500 Hz (the last, most of the time isn’t necessary). From that moment on the data will switch automatically, including the hellschreiber part at the end of the show.

About SSTV: all modern SSTV program’s and apps for smartphone, either Android or iOS are autoswitching, and with any reasonable signal strength they should choose the proper mode themselves, even if you switch on as the image has already begun.

Fldigi can be downloaded here: http://www.w1hkj.com/

There is also a version of Fldigi (called Flmsg) for Android. That one doesn’t support all mode’s that are used in the show though (it does support most of them), but it is also auto-switching.

There are several good program’s for SSTV. I use mostly MMSSTV or QSSTV. The first is for Windows, the second for Linux (available in Synaptic and via apt). For Android the app Robot36 is a good choice and for iOS CQ SSTV. It will even work in most cases by simply holding your smartphone before the speaker of the receiver. (Keep the distance short, and the audio volume very low, to prevent “ghost” images, caused by the audio reflecting to the walls of the room you are in!) Most of the time the smartphone apps will work even better than the PC program’s.

URL to download MMSSTV: http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

Slow Scan Radio is back!

After a small break of two weeks in our programming, we’re back today, October 17, with 11 SSTV images, all in PD-mode’s. We start 20.30 CET (1830 UTC), with after the announcement first MFSK64, and then auto switching several other data mode’s. Tonicht 2030 CET on 6070 kHz AM.