Yesterday was a busy day for my household. We were having 20+ folks out for dinner at our house. However, I didn’t capture any ISS SSTV-transmitted images on the 18th and decided I wanted to get some out of the transmissions the 20th.
I used the schedule feature of HDSDR to setup AF+RF recordings using my FUNcube Dongle Pro+ as a receiver.
It was important to set the correct Local Oscillator Frequency (I used 145.750) and the Tune Frequency (145.800) as well as start/stop times.
Next, SatPC32 had to be set to rotate my antennas (R+ setting.) The ISS satellite needed to be selected (E) from my menu of sats (bottom right.)
It was also important that my keps were updated. Note they were downloaded 12/20/2014 just to be sure I had the latest.
As a result of this configuration, here are the four images I received. I received the first two on a pass near 18:46 and the second two on a pass near 20:20.
You don’t need to use fancy automated stuff to record these images yourself. A small yagi, a handheld, and a digital recorder works fine! You can then play back the recording into your PC’s microphone or soundcard and decode using MMSSTV.