Last 3 SSTV pictures Received at my QTH in North Powder, Or
using my FT-450, folded dipole, MMSSTV and webcam software by
KE5RS ( KE5RS ftp widget )
my radio is not on 24/7 (usually 9am-4 pm on 10m ,28.680 when open pst)
The challenge of SSTV is two fold, one of which is being to send an interesting picture that is straight ( no slant to it) and the other is to receive a picture that is equally interesting, clear and straight, To meet these challenges one must learn how to use the settings in the program they are using, settings on the radio, interfacing to the radio and then hope for good band openings and strong, clean signals from the sending station. In the world of SSB "voice" the term "your RST is..... R being "readability" , S being "signal strength" and T being "tone" (technically not voice but rather for CW). In the SSTV world the term to describe the sending party's signal is RSV, R meaning "readability" , S being "signal strength" and V being "video" quality. A 595 RSV meaning you have a near perfect signal and picture. Much like SSB voice where a 59 in often a "default" report, however bad the signal is a 595 on SSTV is quite often a default report. Mainly because this is either part of a "template" value and few operators take the time to change it before sending the report ( a habit I am trying to break myself of).
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Want to see what sstv pictures (maby even yours) are being seen where?
Check out these sites
a page showing pictures captured from various stations in close to real time ( including mine)
Another good site showing pictures captured by various stations in close to real time (including mine)
http://w6djl.home.mchsi.com/80sstv.htm this site is out of Cal. captured off 80m