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Each Monday and Thursday at 9pm the 2-metre VK3RML repeater serving greater Melbourne is used by ‘Digital Slow Scan Experimenters Group’ for its experiments with digital image data transmission.
On display at the meeting Saturday February 2, was an experimental noise cancelling circuit, based on the work of John Webb W1ETC developed to meet a local noise interference problem, but may have much wider applications.
Getting even more action is the VK8NSB Slow Scan Television repeater in Darwin on a frequency of 28.700MHz.
Its operator Stuie Birkin VK8NSB advises that there are now 18 pictures which cycle through the hour under beacon mode.
The month long DXCC-list activation of the special callsign to mark the Centenary of Amateur Radio Victoria is over with some 5,000 QSOs in its logbook.
An avid user of SSTV is Martin Bruchanov OK2MNM has from the Czech Republic issued a free e-book that is a must read.
On the evening of Friday June 17 the Greater Melbourne area repeater VK3RML will be used to demonstrate the simple to get going EasyPal imaging software based system.
A 22km path from Mt Wellington to a hill near Sorrel in Tasmania was used on Sunday, 17 October, for what is believed to the first slow scan television transmission via modulated light.