The only US East Coast ISS SSTV Pass for Tuesday is at 16:30 UTC / 12:30 EDT

The Moscow Aviation Institute ISS SSTV event, otherwise known as MAI-75, which took place Monday and will also run on Tuesday August 16th is scheduled to stop at 16:45 UTC. That leaves only one opportunity for US and Canadian hams to receive the SSTV, during a single pass starting around 16:30 UTC, or 12:30 EDT.

This assumes the Russians don’t turn it off slightly before schedule, which is a possibility as it isn’t started and stopped exactly per schedule. In the video above you can see the pass and some of the cities it covers.

Note that even though it passes over a lot of cities, all but Miami will be below 50 degrees which will make reception harder. For the lowest elevations like Dallas with only 1 degree, you may only be able to receive it with a directional antenna like the Arrow II Satellite antenna or a base antenna with a very low radiation angle.

Below you can see the exact pass timing for various cities and the max elevation. The cities are listed in order of max elevation. If you’re in or near a city towards the top of the list you’ll have a decent chance of receiving the ISS Slow Scan TV.

Date       Time           Azimuth   Elevation     Downlink      Uplink
———————————————————————-

Miami:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:30:27         211.2         0.0    145.80334   144.48669
Max:  2016/08/16 12:35:43         127.6        51.2    145.79994   144.49006
Set:  2016/08/16 12:41:01          47.3         0.0    145.79666   144.49331

Raleigh:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:33:08         196.2         0.0    145.80308   144.48695
Max:  2016/08/16 12:38:01         128.9        19.8    145.79995   144.49005
Set:  2016/08/16 12:42:55          63.0         0.0    145.79691   144.49307

New York:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:34:50         197.1         0.0    145.80304   144.48698
Max:  2016/08/16 12:39:40         131.3        18.4    145.79995   144.49005
Set:  2016/08/16 12:44:31          67.0         0.0    145.79694   144.49303

Washington, DC:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:34:08         193.7         0.0    145.80300   144.48703
Max:  2016/08/16 12:38:53         129.7        16.9    145.79996   144.49004
Set:  2016/08/16 12:43:40          66.8         0.0    145.79698   144.49299

Atlanta:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:32:16         185.5         0.0    145.80285   144.48717
Max:  2016/08/16 12:36:48         126.2        13.4    145.79996   144.49004
Set:  2016/08/16 12:41:21          67.9         0.0    145.79713   144.49285

Montreal:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:36:17         187.4         0.0    145.80275   144.48727
Max:  2016/08/16 12:40:40         131.4        11.5    145.79996   144.49004
Set:  2016/08/16 12:45:04          76.3         0.0    145.79723   144.49275

Toronto:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:35:37         176.9         0.0    145.80248   144.48754
Max:  2016/08/16 12:39:35         128.1         8.1    145.79997   144.49003
Set:  2016/08/16 12:43:34          79.8         0.0    145.79749   144.49249

Chicago:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:35:31         154.3         0.0    145.80165   144.48836
Max:  2016/08/16 12:38:13         123.3         2.9    145.79996   144.49004
Set:  2016/08/16 12:40:54          92.8         0.0    145.79830   144.49168

Dallas:

Rise: 2016/08/16 12:33:04         142.9         0.0    145.80119   144.48882
Max:  2016/08/16 12:35:02         120.8         1.4    145.79996   144.49004
Set:  2016/08/16 12:36:59          99.0         0.0    145.79877   144.49122

To find out exactly when the ISS will be passing over you or see the max elevation for your location use http://heavens-above.com or another website or mobile app to predict the pass.

Here is a video I made that shows how to setup heavens-above.com to track the ISS:

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