Monday, 24 July 2017

CRC demonstrating SSTV at Egham Raspberry Jam

We were invited back to the Egham Raspberry jam (hosted by gartner in Staines) this weekend and quickly set up a SSTV demonstration. We had quite a few technical issues but were able to show SSTV in action and share about ARISS 20 year celebrations, talk about our great hobby and recruit several people into taking their foundation license. We also met some existing Hams and had a great conversation.

Here is the receiving station running Raspberry pi(3) with 7 inch touch screen display, running latest version of QSSTV. To make this as simple a possible for people to copy and try out, we showed using the PC microphone held against both the 857 (big radio) and a simple hand held.

 Here is Bob (M6FLT) at the transmit side of the SSTV station, sending a picture from his Raspberry pi(3) hooked up to an external monitor, and receiving on the lynx 7 inch tablet (in his hand)

Showing that the Lynx 7 inch windows tablet can also TX sstv (whilst holding hand held next to it)

Bob (M6FLT) having just shown a few people to all the leaflets we bought along

Receiving the SSTV images on the Raspberry Pi3

Few more guests at our stand

Our little display with some RSGB posters and fliers  for our guests to take away with them.

Oscar Looking after the receive side of the station, and he also decided to run Pi-Minecraft and had his own crowd of children to chat with.

Bob M6FLT (chairman CRC) manning his SSTV station just before the door open

ISS SSTV decoded on the Raspberry Pi(3)

Friday, 21 July 2017

Chertsey Radio Club Summer Raffle

Chertsey Radio Club is holding its summer raffle and has some great prizes to give away.

RETEVIS have kindly donated an RT82 DMR dual band radio and programming cable.

The RSGB have also donated a couple of books as two additional prizes - we all need to read more radio stuff don't we however we are as yet to receive them so please watch this space and we will reveal what they are when we can.

and there is even more... Kanga Products (UK) approached us wanting to help too and very generously offered TWO MORE prizes... the MOTGN Morse Tutor kit & DX40rx kit

We also have a years membership to AMSAT-UK up for grabs which the Chertsey Radio Club has added to the prize pot ourselves. Because we have had so much fun on the satellites recently we thought you should investigate them too (if you haven't already?)!

The money raised will help purchase a simple UK Business License (radio) for The National Autistic Society, which follows on from Project "Thomas Watch" We hope that after obtaining the licence it will make Project Thomas UK wide project and thus help support people on the autistic spectrum, by allowing them to use radios as a form of communication, monitoring and helping them gain some independence.

All other monies remaining generated by this raffle will be donated to Cancer Research UK for the fantastic work they do and the help and support several members of the club and our friends have had in the last few years.

Please click on the donate button below to buy your ticket - £1

**Thank you**

The draw will be held on August 31st 2017


73 de MX0MXO - Chertsey Radio Club

Thursday, 20 July 2017

ISS SSTV 00:58 UK celebrating 20 years of ARISS

Live from the shack of James Preece M0JFP
Second UK pass of ISS SSTV

Tim Peake **Hooray**

ISS SSTV (23:23 UK) 20th anniversary ARISS

Happy to report live from the shack of James Preece M0JFP, we have SSTV images decoded from the International space station again...