ARISS SSTV AWARD for Dec 16-19 SSTV transmissions from ISS

The official Expedition 70 crew portrait with (top row from left) Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Chub, Konstantin Borisov, and Oleg Kononenko; JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa; and NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara. In the front row are, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut and Expedition 70 Commander Andreas Mogensen and NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli. Image Credit: NASA


Credits: ARISS Poland   –

From December 16, 2023 to December 19, 2023, images will be transmitted from the International Space Station using the SSTV protocol. The topic of the program is 40 years of the first amateur radio communication with a person in space (In 1983, astronaut Owen Garriott (W5LFL) made the first amateur radio communication with the Earth on 144 MHz). SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver. It is expected that the PD-120 SSTV format will be used.

Start of transmission: December 16, 2023 at ~10:15 UTC.
End of transmission: December 19, 2023.

To get this award one 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.

The criteria as follows must be met to obtain the Award:

  1. Load your decoded images on the page:
    If you have done it before, you don’t have to do it again.
  2. Fill in application form: Application form

The status of your application is available here; the full version of the award rules can be found here. 


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