Slow Scan Television
TARA uses Slow Scan Television (SSTV) to transmit visual information. Tara members can transmit images from any part of the city. Images received at the Torrance police station can be viewed live on screen in the communications center, attached to email to the EOC during an emergency, or printed out to provide a permanent documentary record.
Armed Forces Day 2006 Slow Scan Gallery
On the right is Andrew W6YB preparing to transmit a slow-scan image from the parade route using the Kenwood VC-H1. The VC-H1 is a handheld slow scan unit that can transmit and receive pictures from anywhere.
On the left is Joe NZ6L demonstrating SSTV reception at the Torrance Disaster Expo. He is using his portable ham station with a laptop computer running the (free) MMSSTV program by Mako Mori, the same software we use on the computer in the TARA station.