When I got in touch with the Dwingeloo team back in October 2009, I suggested we started sending to the moon images -as well as sounds- Jan van Muijlwijk responded enthusiastically and started figuring out how to do this. His suggestion was using the MMSSTV software (or slow scan television), widely used amongst radio amateurs to send and receive images via radio signals. Jan managed to use this technology for the first time in history together with EME, thus sending the images to the moon and back. Soon after his first experiments a buzz started to circulate amongst the EME community about the new discoveries. Jan published a bulletin about using EME together with image files that you can view it on the CAMRAS website www.camras.nl The MMSSTV software allows to convert image files into sounds that are sent by a radio station as signals, these bounce off the moon and are reconverted into sounds then back into images. The MMSSTV produces an unmistakable sound while reproducing the image, you can listen to a sample by clicking on ‘Bounced Daniela’. This is the sound of my portrait produced by the MMSSTV while reconverting the radio signals into the original image after bouncing off the moon. It is interesting to note that the MMSSTV software produces different sounds according to the colours reproduced.
Jan after travelling 800.000 Kilometres
Enrique after travelling 800.000 Kilometres
Ard after travelling 800.000 Kilometres
Daniela after travelling 800.000 Kilometres
Listen to the sound of Daniela’s portrait produced by the MMSSTV software: Bounced Daniela
radio amateurs in Dwingeloo 10 juli 2010
Jan and other radio amateurs in Dwingeloo 10 juli 2010
Daniela in Dwingeloo 20 maart 2010
first image bouncing off the moon...
one of the first images bouncing off the moon
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