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Using a RTL SDR Dongle to receive pictures from the ISS! | Software Defined Radio

Using a RTL SDR Dongle to receive pictures from the ISS! | Software Defined Radio

Did you know the International Space Station (ISS) periodically sends SSTV (slow scan television) images over the air? You can decode them too using an RTL SDR software defined radio dongle which is around $30-$50. A simple antenna is all that is needed.

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Find out when the Space Station is sending SSTV pictures here:
http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/

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⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️
0:00 Receiving the images using an RTL-SDR
1:43 What you will need to receive the images
3:23 Attempt 1
5:32 Attempt 2 –
7:41 ISS passes directly overhead
9:00 Tips for receiving

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