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GET A FAST
START WITH SLOW SCAN TV!
SLOW SCAN TELEVISION WITH AMATEUR RADIO
With these tips and info you can get into the
fun of sstv fast!
The picture above is a slightly enlarged copy of a picture
via Ham Radio Slow Scan Television from my very modest SSTV
station, consisting of an Alinco DX-70 transceiver running about 50
watts, MFJ 945E antenna tuner, good quality headphones, a rain gutter
antenna and a 500mhz computer with
free MMSSTV software downloaded from the internet and
Click here for some random pictures received on 20
Meters by my SSTV station.
Click here to hear SSTV
sounds taken off the air!
It takes about 1 minute and 52 seconds to send it around the
world or around the block on a ssb radio wave using the slow scan tv mode
and will be received as clearly as the above picture or better under good
The information and links on this page will get you started
with the fantastic fun
that SSTV offers.
I have included some info below that
will get you started
FAST in SSTV.
I ONLY HAD TO BUY A $3.00 CABLE FROM RADIO
SHACK TO START!
A good stable hf rig capable of ssb operation.
tuned to the band you will operate.
Medium speed computer with sound
card and speakers.
The free software
A little time to learn the
GET STARTED NOW AND JOIN THE
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FREE SOFTWARE PROGRAM MMSSTV
by JE3HHT Makoto Mori
( you will leave
this site, click back when finished
The KE0VH DIGITAL
INTERFACE PROJECT by KE0VH
digital interface for your digital
SSTV in 3 Easy Steps
1. Download and install
the SSTV software above into a Windows 95 or Windows 98 Desktop or
later Computer. MMSSTV is freeware that lets you see what you have been
missing at no cost!
2. Connect receiver
audio out to Soundcard input. Tune in an SSTV station on 14.230
MMSSTV autocorrects but some programs require adjusting the timing
to correct slant.
PATIENT WHEN RECEIVING....IT'S NOT THE INTERNET!
These are the most popular frequencies used
14.230 (very popular)
14.233 (another good one)
transmitter microphone up to Soundcard speaker and transmit SSTV.
DO NOT USE AUDIO
You will get some room echo in the
picture but immediate results are hard to argue with or you can try using
good quality headphones (over the ear type) instead of the Computer
speakers and press the mic into the earcups to eliminate room
background noise and adjust the volume from computer audio as needed for
(about half the output of your hf
Remember........... SSTV IS FULL DUTY
so if your rig runs 100 watts on ssb, then cut audio
back to about 50 watts with computer volume
There you have it!
3 Easy Steps to SSTV with very
Experiment and have fun but don't burn
out those finals!
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