GET A FAST
START WITH SLOW SCAN!
SLOW SCAN TELEVISION WITH AMATEUR RADIO
QUICK START UP
With these tips and info you can get into
the fun of sstv fast!
above is a slightly enlarged copy of a picture sent
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
Click here to
hear SSTV sounds taken off the
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
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
FAST in SSTV.
I ONLY HAD TO BUY A $3.00 CABLE FROM RADIO SHACK TO
stable hf rig capable of ssb operation.
An antenna tuned to the band
you will operate.
Medium speed computer with sound card and
The free software
A little time to learn the software.
GET STARTED NOW AND JOIN THE FUN!
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FREE SOFTWARE PROGRAM
by JE3HHT Makoto Mori
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The KE0VH DIGITAL INTERFACE
PROJECT by KE0VH
Build this 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
2. Connect receiver audio out to
Soundcard input. Tune in an SSTV station on 14.230 Mhz.
autocorrects but some programs require adjusting the timing to correct
PATIENT WHEN RECEIVING....IT'S NOT THE INTERNET!
These are the most popular frequencies used
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 proper
(about half the output of your hf rig)
Remember........... SSTV IS
FULL DUTY CYCLE,
if your rig runs 100 watts on ssb, then cut audio back to about 50 watts
with computer volume control.
There you have
3 Easy Steps to SSTV with very little cost!
Experiment and have fun but don't burn out those finals!
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