Radio amateurs from Poland created a diploma commemorating the SSTV activity from the International Space Station on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Juri Gagarin's birthday. This homage to the first man in space coincides with the 85th anniversary of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK), established February 24th, 1930. A photo of the diploma is included in the series of pictures transmitted from the International Space Station.
If you wish to receive a printed version of the individual commemorative diploma with your name, surname and call sign, we cordially invite you to share your images received from the ISS. For this purpose please upload received images to the website
and e-mail a report to the coordinator (address e-mail is below) with your working conditions, equipment and antennas, used for reception of the signals from, the ISS. Please mention your first and last names, your call sign and your locator. Some published photos will possibly be used in the future for an educational purpose. If you publish pictures on the page above you agree with this.
From Polish stations we expect a complete audio record (containing the SSTV signal and the background noise as well) of the whole ISS pass over the station. It would be great to receive a similar report from all participants, but this is not required. However, if you decide to share audio, please put a time stamp at the end of the recording, with a precision up to 1 second, e g 23:51:54 UTC.
Reports are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. As subject please mention SSTV3ISS [YOUR CALLSIGN] [LOCATOR].
If you capture and post the picture of the Polish diploma, you can ask for a special QSL card commemorating the 85th anniversary of PZK. For this purpose, please send a separate request to email@example.com. As subject please mention QSL1RS0ISS [YOUR CALLSIGN].
QSL cards and certificates will be sent via QSL bureau. If you wish to receive them via traditional mail or if you are not served by a QSL bureau, please send an empty self-addressed envelope and two IRC (international reply coupons) to:
Zespol Szkol Technicznych
ul. Poznanska 43
63-400 Ostrow Wielkopolski
We are looking forward to your reports and requests until March 4th at 23:59 UTC.
Jurek Jakubowski SP7CBG
President of the Polish Amateur Radio Union
Piotr Skrzypczak SP2JMR
Armand Budzianowski SP3QFE
Slawomir Szymanowski SQ3OOK