Slow Scan TV (SSTV) is a method of using an audio tone to send images over the air between Amateur Radio stations.  The tone can be transmitted over Sideband, FM, AM or other analog modulation schemes using almost any radio. The only equipment required is a PC with a sound card, a radio, and a simple sound card-to-radio interface that can be built from scratch or purchased assembled and ready to go. West Mountain Radio's RigBlaster series and MFJ's 1273, 1275 and 1279 series interfaces are examples. Also, check out this Google Search on sound card interfaces

Club member Dan KC0NXF and others have built a portable SSTV station using funds donated to the club by a local company.  The portable station can be configured for mobile or remote base station operation, and will be used to send images ranging from special events to storm chasing pictures to damage assessments.  

Club members John K0JDL and Larry AB0AH have built and installed a "2m/70cm FM Slow Scan TV Gateway", which listens for SSTV pictures on 146.46 and 446.46 MHz FM and transfers them to this website. The gateway is located in Augusta.  The antenna is a Comet dual-band vertical mounted at approximately 50 ft above the ground. The gateway station consists of a Radio Shack scanning receiver and a Dell 350MHz Pentium II workstation running MMSSTV and FTP Widget software.

 Click the link below to see the 10 most recently received SSTV pictures.  The link will open in a new window or tab, depending on your browser.  To save a picture, right-click on the image and then click "Save Image As".

Images Received by the SSTV Gateway