From ARISS (1/29/15)
Russian SSTV transmissions are planned from the International Space Station on January 31 and February 1. The transmit frequency will be 145.800. The expected mode is PD180 producing a high quality image with a frame scan of 187 seconds.
Image transmissions for Saturday, Jan. 31 should begin at 10:00 UTC and on Sunday, Feb. 1, look for signals to start at 09:00 UTC. For both days, operation is expected to terminate around 21:30 UTC.
Locally (Hampden County) the predictions don’t look promising according to AMSAT pass predictions.
If you happen to catch it, you may receive an image similar to
Or others that are shown on the ARISS Website
The equipment needed can be simple as a Laptop, Radio/Scanner and a VHF directional antenna.
NT1K has received the above image using his laptop running MMSSTV, A radio shack scanner and a log periodic antenna. You can substitute the antenna for a tape measure yagi