ARISS SSTV Award “Amateur Radio in Space”

All credits: ARISS Poland

SSTV event is ending, we’ll miss it, but waiting for next one we can apply for the ARISS SSTV Award, thanks to ARISS Poland.

To get it, you should receive and decode at least one picture in the session. The quality of the received image does not have to be perfect, but good enough to be able to identify. The picture does not have to be full. It is acceptable to send just some part of the picture as well. The award is in an electronic format (PNG). It will be sent by e-mail. Deadline is the end of the February 14th, 2019. Diplomas will be sent by February 24th.

To obtain the Award:

Load your decoded images on the page:

Fill in application form:

SSTV images commemorating the 35th anniversary Amateur Radio on Human Spaceflight Missions, sent through the amateur radio system installed on the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Some of the pictures referred to the recent celebrations of the NOTA (NASA On The Air)

The pictures on the diploma show three events and people associated with them:

(1) 35 years ago, astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL took his amateur radio equipment into the Space on the Columbia STS-9 shuttle (November-December 1983). He became the first radioamateur to talk to hams while orbiting Earth. This event gave rise to the SAREX program (Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment, later called the Space Amateur Radio Experiment).

(2) Sergey Samburov, RV3DR is the Chief of Cosmonaut Amateur Radio Department, RSC Energia. Thirty years ago, he was the founder and head of the MAREX program (Mir Amateur Radio EXperiment) and MIREX (Mir International Amateur Radio EXperiment) which were formed to handle prescheduled Mir school contacts. He is currently the head of the Russian Segment amateur radio activity on the International Space Station.

(3)William Shepherd, KD5GSL commanded the first expedition on board the ISS in 2000-2001. Using the callsign NA1SS – Shepherd completed the first-ever ARISS contact on December 21, 2000. During a ten-minute radioamateur connection, he talked to 14 students of grades 1 to 8 plus a science and math teacher Rita Wright at Luther Burbank Elementary School near Chicago. We have recently celebrated the 18th anniversary of this event.



  1. Aw!rd received ! Amazing! It’ s my first award in ARISS SSTV.So, i like this type of reception…and to day i received other images …for next 16 to17 february.
    73s de Swl i2015-14AT

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