Image Communication
on Short Waves

Free ham radio handbook for SSTV, WEFAX and digital SSTV.

Welcome to the SSTV handbook page

I'd like to introduce the e-book for ham radio operators and radio listeners interested in special communication modes for image transmission – SSTV, radio facsimile (WEFAX) and digital SSTV (HamDRM).

The original e-book was written in Czech and I decided to prepare the English translation by myself. So, here it is, the first draft. The translation is almost done, but it needs a revision, see changelog and TODOs. You are welcome to participate on proofreading, give feedbacks or information updates.

I decided to make the book available for free downloading. It is the best way to spread the book among interested readers. I believe that the traditional distribution model where the author sells the rights to a publisher and the publisher makes prints an sells the book is almost obsolete nowadays. As the author I can prepare the text, images, typography layout by myself and it is also very easy to a create distribution channel – this web page.

If you find the book useful and want to support the author, you can send donations via PayPal. Thank you.

VY 73!
Martin OK2MNM

Please offer
I'm looking for following devices into my collection of technical art:
  • Sinclair ZX-80, Sinclair ZX-81,
  • Robot 1200C, LM-9000 with Martin Emmerson EPROM,
  • Amiga Video Transceiver interface and software,
  • Amiga and ISA card frame grabbers,
  • Pasokon TV software and ISA card,
  • Viewport VGA,
  • ISA card with 8255 and software for Robot interfacing,
  • ISA Adlib sound card,
  • Computer Sam Coupé,
  • Wraase SSTV/FSTV convertors,
  • Robot Research SSTV and RTTY devices,
...and maybe something else related to SSTV and old computers. Please do not throw it to the bin, let me restore and archive them for the future!

My email is: bruxy at regnet.cz or use the form in Feedback.

Download

Printable Image Communication on Short Waves Read online Dowload PDF, (17320.2 kB) 2013–Apr–11

Chapter 1 Preface Read online Dowload PDF, (42.1 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 2 Slow-scan television Read online Dowload PDF, (105.9 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 3 Modern SSTV features Read online Dowload PDF, (1086.9 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 4 Formats of slow-scan TV transmission Read online Dowload PDF, (2146.0 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 5 List of SSTV modes Read online Dowload PDF, (63.2 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 6 SSTV equipment Read online Dowload PDF, (581.4 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 7 Computer operations Read online Dowload PDF, (579.2 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 8 Ham radio image operations Read online Dowload PDF, (1783.5 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 9 Introduction to digital slow-scan TV Read online Dowload PDF, (3310.1 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 10 DSSTV communication systems Read online Dowload PDF, (1055.7 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 11 Facsimile – Radiofax Read online Dowload PDF, (4670.2 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 12 List of professional stations Read online Dowload PDF, (102.7 kB) 2013–Apr–11
Chapter 13 Computer image processing Read online Dowload PDF, (2419.5 kB) 2013–Apr–11