Wood & Douglas FM TV equipment
During the 1980's, Wood & Douglas produced a range of 1.3GHz FM TV equipment that gave many amateurs their first taste of microwave ATV operation. Many of their products are described in their 1984 Catalogue: 1984 WD Catalogue
The VIDIF was an FM TV demodulator board with an IF input of 50MHz. Separate boards were required for video de-emphasis (VP/D1) and the sound sub-carrier (FIF1).
The VP/D1 was a dual function board for video pre-emphasis (for transmission use) or de-emphasis (for reception use). Links select which function is enabled. The addition of these simple boards made a big improvement to picture quality (1-2 picture grades).
VP/D1 circuit diagram & pcb layout
Emphasis characteristic curves
The FIF1 was a 6MHz sound sub-carrier reception board to go with the VIDIF board above.
FIF1 pcb layout
FIF1 component list
The 1250DC50 was a tunable downconverter that tuned the entire 1.3GHz band down to an IF of 50MHz. Unlike most W&D equipment, this item was only available as a factory assembled and boxed item.
1250DC50 circuit diagram
1250DC50 pcb layout
1250DC50 alignment instructions
The WDV400/1200 was a 10W in, 4W out, 420 MHz to 1260 MHz Varactor Tripler. This item was only available as a factory assembled and boxed item.
WDV400/1200 description and circuit
Wood and Douglas also produced some 70cm equipment. This sheet shows the system layout for their full 10W TV Transceiver Package.
WD 70cm System Layout