This website is mainly used to display my received SSTV images, but there are a few other pages that you might find of interest. The Articles section is more of a "miscellaneous" section for pages that do not fit into another category. I will also add a few comments on SSTV-related matters on this page from time-to-time.
73, Paul G4IJE.
1st June 2015
2149 images received during May! That's probably because my RX pics system was running for more hours than normal, rather than an increase in activity. Conditions on 20 metres seemed quite poor on the whole, although there were a few DX pictures from JA, W and VE. The FT-840 is working well, althought I do not have SSTV TX capability for it yet.
16th May 2015
SSTV RX pics is up-and-running again. I am now using an FT-840 that is dedicated to the task so that my FT-450D can spend the summer looking for Sporadic E openings on 6 metres.
8th May 2015
My SSTV system will be off the air for a few days while I make some changes in the shack and do some antenna work. Normal service will be resumed soon.
30th April 2015
I am making some slight changes to the website to make it "mobile friendly". There might be a mix of old and new styles for a few days.
I have fixed my router problems!
19th April 2015
I am having on-going internet/router issues which could affect how many images get posted. I also had the wrong antenna selected all day yesterday (6m dipole!) hence the noisy images.
17th April 2015
All the images I received from the ISS on 11th and 12th April are available on the ISS page in the articles section.
I'll just leave my favourite one here:
2nd April 2015
I have made a few small changes to the website. I have split Projects and Articles into two separate areas and renamed my received images page to simply "RX Pics". I know most people use the term "Webcam" but it isn't really a webcam and it's always seemed wrong to me.
29th March 2015
Nice to work M6MVW on 6 metres - my first SSTV QSO on that band for about 25 years! Just a local test, arranged via a 2 metre QSO, but good fun all the same.
23rd February 2015
Some nice images were received during the recent PD180 mode activity from the International Space Station. Many examples can be seen here:
Click on the images to view them at full-size. PD180 mode produces images that are 640 pixels by 496 lines, so any website displaying less than that is not doing the images justice.
31st January 2015
The zoomed image viewer on the RX pics page seems to be working a bit better.
January 2015 is looking like a bumper month for SSTV. My archive is over 2000 images with still a few hours to go. I do delete some poor-quality images so the actual number received is higher. My RX system normally runs 4 days a week - from Friday through to Monday.
29th January 2015
You can now click on the images on the main webcam page to zoom them to double size. Once the zoom window is displayed, you can move forwards or backwards through all 25 images.
I've just found that this feature is a bit erratic at the moment. I'm working on it ...
23rd January 2015
The webcam and archive pages now have the same style as the rest of the site. The zoomed image viewer on the archive pages has changed slightly and should fit on most tablet screens. The navigation arrows and close icon should be accessible even on very small screens.
HINT: Manually refresh this page (hit f5 or click on your browser's refresh button) to ensure the HF and VHF Band Conditions panel is up-to-date. I will try to organise an auto-refresh later.
2nd January 2015
The "Projects" link now works and some of my old project pages are available again. Details of current/recent projects will appear in the next few days.