Want to display or send SSTV transmissions, without using a bulky computer? SSTV Pad lets you decode and display Ham (Amateur) Radio SSTV (Slow Scan TV) transmissions. Just connect your device to an HF radio (or even set it next to the radio's speaker), tune in an SSTV frequency, and watch the pictures. SSTV Pad decodes all of the popular SSTV modes, including Robot, Scottie, Martin, and more. Some modes are receive only.
Decoding of SSTV transmissions begins automatically as soon as the start of image audio signals are detected, and the image format is automatically selected. Manual control is also available for use when receiving conditions are poor. Timing signals (phase and skew) can be adjusted to compensate for mismatches with the sending station.
Received images can be saved - including automatically as they are received. You can leave the app running unattended, and come back to view all the received images. You can review saved images, as well as send them via email, and use iTunes file sharing to transfer them to your computer. You can even share them on your Facebook page, or tweet them to your followers, directly from the app! (iOS 6 and later)
You can also transmit images, taken from your saved photos or taken with your device's camera. Text, such as your callsign, can be added to the sent image.
Buy your copy right now, and start decoding and displaying SSTV transmissions in minutes. Just set your iPhone or iPad next to the radio speaker, and watch the pictures come rolling in.
Note: If you cannot see the transmit button, go to the Accessibility settings for your device and turn Button Shapes OFF. It makes the buttons too large so you cannot see them all.
Also, It is very important to have a well tuned signal of good quality, and make sure you get the audio from your radio to your device without adding additional distortion, or auto start and mode detect will not work optimally. Please see this page for tips on using the app and connecting your radio: http://www.blackcatsystems.com/ipad/iPad_SSTV_Pad_FAQ.html
You can also use Bluetooth audio devices to feed audio into your device. Please be sure to use a good quality Bluetooth device, that does not distort the audio.
Modes supported for reception (not all modes can be transmitted):
B&W 8 sec
B&W 12 sec
B&W 24 sec
B&W 36 sec
SC-1 32 sec
SC-1 16 sec
SC-1 8 sec
Can now add multi line text to transmitted images.
Updates for iOS 10.2
Ratings and Reviews
Thank you again for the Update this January of 2017
Basic but does the job
The latest update has included the ability to send images too. I don't know why this was not included from day one. Now I can test it between my ipad and iPhone.
As someone else mentioned the controls are too sensitive. You slide the slider to straighten the image but you cannot lift your finger off the control without it going w only again.
It seems to handle every SSTV format going
Great SSTV RX
This SSTV decoding app works very well, it is easier to use in the iPad rather than to iPhone as it is is easier to use the skew control. It would be useful if the developer could add auto skew correction. Also is there plans to add transmit ability? The app works fine just place the microphone near the radio speaker.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.