Portsdown community

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We'd like to think that the Portsdown users are a friendly bunch and so this page is dedicated to the Portsdown community!

Need help getting your Portsdown going?

If you have a problem, the first place to look is the user manual and the FAQ.

If you can't find the answer there, head over to the Portsdown pages on the BATC member's forum.

Or come along to one of our Portsdown clinics at a rally - see below.

Social Media

The Portsdown pages on the BATC member's forum are the primary source of information and monitored by the core development team.  

There is also a Portsdown builders Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/120292178611451/ where fellow builders exchange ideas and post success stories but this is not monitored regularly by the core team and if you have a technical question the best place to get answers is on the BATC forum.

You are not alone

And if you want to know if there's someone local to you who may be able to help or even be able to work over the air, take a look at the Portsdown users map -

It is a public map and does not contain any personal details but if you would like us to add your call sign, a more accurate location or other details just let us know and we'll update it.

Portsdown contest awards

For ATVers the most important on-air event of the year is the annual IARU ATV Contest which takes place over the second weekend in June. In 2018 the BATC will again be awarding certificates for the Best DX using a Portsdown Transmitter, and the best Portsdown to Portsdown Contact. So get that system built and on the air!

Portsdown clinics and demos

BATC will be attending the following rallies with a Portsdown demo, the member's shop and a fully equipped clinic - if you're having problems or just want to see how yours looks on the spectrum analyser bring it along!

If you can help and support BATC at these rallies let us know - and if there are other events you would like to do on our behalf, let us know.

BATC rally.JPG


West London Radio and Electronics Fair - Kempton Park.

The Portsdown Team

Name Callsign Role
Evariste F5OEO Original Idea and Software
John O'Loughlin - Circuit and PCB Design
Colin G4KLB R & D and Prototypes
Noel G8GTZ Project Definition and Shop
Dave G8GKQ Integration and Further Development of Software
John G7JTT Testing for Software and Shop Hardware
Phil M0DNY Shut-down Button software and advice
Chris MW0LLK DATV Express and IPTS Integration
Charles G4GUO DATV Express Capability
Heather M0HMO RTL-TCP Capability
Pascal F4DAV LeanDVB Signal Monitor

Capability Testers

There are a number of hardware capabilities in use that are not owned by the core team. The following users help by testing each new candidate release on their custom hardware before each release.

Capability Name Callsign
Element 14 DSI-connected 7 inch touchscreen Bevan VK5BD
DTX-1 Martin G8LCE