Slow Scan TV Art Project on Climate Change
From the Shortwave Listening Post blog, an example of Ham Radio and Fine Art merging in conversation around climate change:
"Between April 9th – 23rd 2019, I’m artist-in-residence at SIM, in Reykjavik, Iceland, to partner with Jón Þ Jónsson, TF3JA, an Icelandic Radio Amateur and member of Icelandic Radio Amateurs ÍRA, to transmit images via SSTV . The images, appropriated from the Reykjavik Museum of Photography’s collection, are of Icelandic glaciers photographed in a time before we knew climate change existed. I’m asking HAM radio operators who receive my long-range image transmissions, to print out the images received and mail them back to me, using instructions on my website (www.lucyhelton.com). I will be updating the blog daily.
In exchange, when I have assembled the printed pieces to reconstruct the whole image transmitted, I will make QSL postcards of the completed images and mail them back to the participating HAMs. The resulting artwork will be a collaborative fine art example of long-range communications between humans, concerning accelerated environmental change.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could please notify HAM’s of the existence of this project by announcing it on the blog?
Each single transmission consists of 12 x SSTV images. I will be transmitting 5 different glacier images over 15 days.
SSTV calling frequency and daily transmission times are (the frequency will be + / – 5kHz):
20 meters: (USB) 14.230 MHz @ 1pm / 6pm / 11pm GMT
For more project information on please go to: www.lucyhelton.com
Lucy Helton KD2MFV"
I'll be setting my rig to try and receive these images from Iceland!