I've come across plenty of resources for programmatically transmitting SSTV images and/or broadcasts (including dnet's pySSTV/UnixSSTV and Oona Räisänen's slowrx), but none yet for it's error corrected, higher quality cousin: DRM (aka EasyPal or Digital SSTV).

Do useful open code libraries or examples exist? Such as for GRC, high level code(such as Python) or Linux libraries?

(Note: I'm interested in the use of DRM for the transmission of data and images)

  • $\begingroup$ DRM is an audio mode. Why do you compare it to SSTV? $\endgroup$
    – Kevin Reid AG6YO
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ @KevinReidAG6YO My understanding is thatt can be used for SSTV / the transmission of images. I've added some more info above. $\endgroup$
    – M6JNY
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 15:58

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By programatically you mean through command line and/or scriptable ?

I was looking for a linux app for DRM digital SSTV compatible with EasyPal and found TXRXAMADRM: http://pa0mbo.nl/ties/public_html/hamradio/txamadrm/

It comes with an executable for sending, one for receiving as well as a GUI wrapping them. Just managed to compile them but couldn't test them yet as i'm waiting for the data cable to connect my transceiver to my PC. So i guess you could use directly the tx and rx apps from your scripts.

QSSTV (http://users.telenet.be/on4qz/) seems reuing parts of TRXAMADRM as well, but comes only with a GUI.


For GRC I have only come across:

Both are audio only and I do not have personal experience of the use / respective pros and cons.


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