This morning my son and I successfully captured (part of) our first Slow Scan TV transmission (SSTV) from the International Space Station using a handheld ham radio. I had some issues starting it correctly, which is why it is cut off. But I’m amazed it worked!

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.