Of all the amateur radio modes available, I find that transmitting and receiving single frame pictures (a.k.a. Slow Scan Television or SSTV) is the most exciting. Having the ability to send and receive color pictures, whether across town or around the world without the use of satellites is an extremely powerful and fun way to enahance your radio experience.

Once requiring expensive components, a modern SSTV station can be put together relatively inexpensively using your home computer, some software, a radio transceiver (for transmiting and receiving) or scanner (for receiving only) and a few parts from your local Radio Shack store.

I certainly do not claim to be an expert at SSTV, but do hope that the information you will find in these pages will be useful in helping you enjoy this fascinating aspect of amateur radio, whether a licensed ham or not!

Scott Ireland, NWGE