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'''Welcome to the British Amateur Television Club Wiki''' - the place to find information on on all Amateur Television related equipment and projects.
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'''Welcome to the British Amateur Television Club Wiki''' - the place to find information on all Amateur Television related equipment and projects. For details on how to join the BATC, the member's shop and CQ-TV archive and download visit the BATC website https://batc.org.uk/
  
''Please treat this is a reference library - please use the [http://www.batc.org.uk/forum/ BATC forum] for discussion on these or any other items.''
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This is your site, developed by the BATC for use by the worldwide ATV community - any information which you feel is of use to others can be put on the Wiki but please observe any copyright restrictions on the material you use.  
  
This is your site, developed by the BATC for use by the worldwide ATV community - any information which you feel is of use to others can be put on the Wiki but please observe any copyright restrictions on your material you use.
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* New to Amateur TV - Get the basics on our [[Getting Started|Getting Started page]]
  
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* For details on the Portsdown DATV transmit and receive system go to [[The Portsdown DATV transceiver system|the Portsdown pages]]
  
Before you add or edit content you will need to register for an account - you do not need to be a BATC member.  But please note, if you are a BATC member, your current BATC log in is not valid on this site.
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* For information on the MiniTiouner USB DATV receiver go to [[MiniTioune|MiniTiouner]]
  
'''Request an account [[Special:RequestAccount|here]]'''.
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* For the DATV equipment capability list go to [[DATV equipment capability|https://wiki.batc.org.uk/DATV_equipment_capability]]
  
After you have confirmed your email address, an administrator will then be notified, will approve the account, and you can start writing! You will not be able to log in until you have confirmed your email address '''and''' your account has been approved.
 
 
We suggest that you create a username using your callsign in UPPER CASE, for example: "M0DNY".  Then put your name and callsign in the Real Name field, for example "Phil M0DNY".  This will enable us to consolidate all your BATC accounts into one single log-on in the future.
 
 
Any issues, please email [[User:M0DNY|Phil M0DNY]] at phil@philcrump.co.uk
 
  
 
== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
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* [[Registering]] on the BATC wiki
  
=== New to Amateur TV? ===
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== New to Amateur TV? ==
* Get the basics in our collection of [[Getting Started|Getting Started guides]]
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* Get the basics on our [[Getting Started|Getting Started page]]
  
=== BATC services ===
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== BATC Information and services==
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* The [[BATC archive]]  Collection of photos and documents from BATC's past
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* The [[new BATC website]]
 
* [[Joining the BATC]]
 
* [[Joining the BATC]]
 
* [[Renewing your membership]]
 
* [[Renewing your membership]]
* [[Resetting your password]]
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* The [[BATC Privacy statement and data protection policy]]  
* The [[BATC.TV video streaming service]]
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* The original [[BATC.TV video streaming service]] - pre May 2018
 
* The [[BATC video archive]]
 
* The [[BATC video archive]]
 
* The [[BATC forum]]
 
* The [[BATC forum]]
 
* The [[BATC shop]]
 
* The [[BATC shop]]
  
=== CQ-TV Magazine ===
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== BATC projects ==
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* [[The Portsdown Transmitter]] - the BATC's Raspberry Pi-based DATV Transmitter
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* [[MiniTioune]] - the DATV DVB-S / S2 receiver project
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* [[Ryde Receiver]] - Dedicated DATV set top box project
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* [[Knucker]] - Variable bandwidth DVB-T project
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* [[Advanced receiver hardware]] - Details of the BATC advanced receiver hardware.
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* [[WinterHill Receiver Project]] - Multi-channel DVB-S / S2 project
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* [[BATC Video Source]] - The Raspberry Pi-based composite video source described in CQ-TV 270
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* [[Digilite]] - The original home build DATV construction project
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== CQ-TV Magazine ==
 
* [[Index of articles]]
 
* [[Index of articles]]
 
* [[Archive edition|Archive editions]] download
 
* [[Archive edition|Archive editions]] download
* [[Project software]] download
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* [[BATC_Software_Library]] for project downloads
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==BATC Event Streaming Equipment==
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* [[Equipment Description]]
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== BATC Conventions ==
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* [[CAT 20]] Presentations from CAT 20 which was conducted as a Zoom Webinar.
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* [[CAT 19 South|CAT 19 South (Didcot)]] Presentations from the 2019 regional convention at Didcot.
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* [[CAT 19 Finningley]] Presentations from the 2019 regional convention at Finningley.
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* [[CAT 19 Bristol]] Presentations from the 2019 regional convention at Bristol.
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* [[CAT 18|CAT 18 Coventry]] Presentations and links to the videos from the 2018 convention.
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* [[CAT 17|CAT 17 Finningley|]] Antenna test range results, presentations and links to the videos from the 2017 convention.
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* [[Presentations from CAT 16|CAT 16 Cosford]] Presentations and links to the videos from the 2016 convention.
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* Video Recordings from previous ATV Conventions can be found on the [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWLnUZllytlcCFd93tnBzw BATC YouTube Channel].
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==International Events==
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* [[ HAM RADIO 2018 ]] ATV Presentations from HAM RADIO 2018 at Friedrichsafen.
  
=== Getting on the air with ATV ===
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* [[ HAM RADIO 2019 ]] ATV Presentations from HAM RADIO 2019 at Friedrichsafen.
The ATV bands:
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* [[70cms DATV]]
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== Getting on the air with ATV ==
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===The ATV bands===
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* [[71 MHz]]
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* [[146 MHz RB-TV]]
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* [[70cms Analogue TV]]
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* [[70cm DATV]]
 
* [[23cms ATV]]
 
* [[23cms ATV]]
* [[23cms DATV]]
 
 
* [[13cms]]
 
* [[13cms]]
 
* [[3.4 GHz DATV]]
 
* [[3.4 GHz DATV]]
 
* [[5.6 GHz]]
 
* [[5.6 GHz]]
 
* [[10 GHz]]
 
* [[10 GHz]]
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* [[:Media:ATV on 5.6 10 and 24 Ghz.pdf|April 2018 Presentation to MMRT about ATV on 5.6 10 and 24 GHz]]
  
The different ATV modes
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===The different ATV modes===
 
* [[Reduced bandwidth TV]] (RB-TV)
 
* [[Reduced bandwidth TV]] (RB-TV)
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* [[The Effect of FEC]]
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===Equipment Options===
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* [[DATV transmitting Equipment]]
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==Advanced encoding / input options==
  
=== Operating ===
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Details of advanced transmission configurations, primarily for H265,and video production software.
* [[Directory of portable sites]] suitable for ATV operation
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* [[Mapping tools]] including finding the QRA locator of a site and Lat and Long conversion
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* [[Feeding Video to Portsdown from vMix|Vmix output in to Portsdown IPTS input]]
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* [[OBS - Open Broadcast Studio|OBS output in to Portsdown IPTS input]]
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* [[Using GTX10xx Graphics card encoder with OBS]]
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* [[Custom_DATV_Firmware_for_the_Pluto|Using the Pluto for DATV]]
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* [[Jetson_Nano|Using the Jetson Nano with Portsdown]]
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== Operating ==
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* [[DATV equipment capability]] - Wiki page documenting the capabilities of common DATV transmit and receive equipment.
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* [[ATV standards]] - a list of standards used by ATV operators including FM bandwidths, DATV PIDs, symbol rates and FEC
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* [[Directory of portable sites]] suitable for ATV and microwave operation
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* [https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1VeLnRRbLwloDTL2i9-HE2sxqL0c&ll=52.95536632179757%2C-0.49709419999999227&z=7 Google map] showing possible portable operating sites
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* [[Mapping tools]] including finding the QRA locator of a site, UK postcode to Lat and Long conversion and a topographic overlay for Google maps
 
* [[Propagation tools]]
 
* [[Propagation tools]]
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* [[UK ATV DX Records]] - a list of Known DX Records for the UK
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* [[Christmas 2018 BATC Repeater Activity Contest]]
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* [[Christmas 2019 BATC Repeater Activity Contest]]
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* [[Christmas 2020 BATC Repeater Activity Contest and Activity Challenge]]
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* [[2021 5.6GHz Activity Ladder]]
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* [[IARU ATV contest]] - How to enter the annual international TV contest
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* [[IARU ATV contest 2021 Rules and Entry Form]]
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* [[IARU ATV contest 2020 International Results]] - International Results for the June 2020 IARU Contest
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* [[IARU ATV contest 2019 International Results]] - International Results for the June 2019 IARU Contest
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* [[IARU ATV contest 2018 Results]] - UK Results for the June 2018 IARU and BATC Contests
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* [[IARU ATV contest 2018 International Results]] - International Results for the June 2018 IARU Contest
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* [[September 2019 BATC Low Band Contest]]
  
===ATV repeaters===
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==ATV repeaters==
 
* [[UK ATV repeaters]]
 
* [[UK ATV repeaters]]
 
* [[USA ATV repeaters]]
 
* [[USA ATV repeaters]]
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* [[Technical topics for ATV repeater builders]]
 
* [[Technical topics for ATV repeater builders]]
  
=== ATV projects ===
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==Es'hail-2==
* [[MiniTioune]] - the DATV USB tuner project
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* [[Es'hail-2 Basic Information|Getting started, LNBs and aligning a dish]]
* [[DigiThin]] - plug in QPSK modulator module for Rpi
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* [[Es'hail-2 Ground Station|Es'hail-2 BATC WebSDR & DATV Spectrum Monitor]]
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* [[Es'hail-2 DATV Bandplan]]
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* [[Es'hail-2_LNBs_and_Antennaes|Es'hail-2_LNBs]]
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* [[Transmitting_Oscar_100_DATV_signals|Es'hail-2 Transmitters]]
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* [[Es'hail-2 Antennaes]]
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* [[Es'hail-2 conference transmissions]]
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==ATV projects==
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* [[Receiver upconverters]] - Details of upconverters to receive 146 and 437 MHz on STB and MiniTioune
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* [[Jetson Nano]] - Third generation computer-based DATV Transmitter
 
* [[DTX1 TS]] - interface board to take in TS streams to the DTX1
 
* [[DTX1 TS]] - interface board to take in TS streams to the DTX1
 
* [[RpiDATV]] - software for the Rpi
 
* [[RpiDATV]] - software for the Rpi
 
* [[RBTVMOD]] - variable rate RB-TV mdulator for the Rpi
 
* [[RBTVMOD]] - variable rate RB-TV mdulator for the Rpi
 
* [[DATVExpress]] - SDR hardware based DATV transmitter covering 70 - 2450 MHz
 
* [[DATVExpress]] - SDR hardware based DATV transmitter covering 70 - 2450 MHz
* [[RPi Test Card]] - Raspberry Pi based Animated Test Card Generator
 
* [[SUP2400 DiSEqC]] - SUP2400 DiSEqC PCBs
 
 
* [[PE4302]] - PE4302 variable attenuator project
 
* [[PE4302]] - PE4302 variable attenuator project
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* [[ADF435x PIC]] - PIC controllers for Chinese ADF4350/4351 boards
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* [[DigiTwist]] - an experimental 2 axis satellite tracker
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* [[G4WIM PA controller]] - an advanced PA controller design by G4WIM published in CQ-TV 265
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* [[WinterHill Receiver Project]]
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== Deutschsprachiges Wiki ==
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* Portsdown DATV Projekt - Deutschsprachiges Wiki
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* Minitioune(r) - Deutschsprachiges Wiki
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== Useful Circuits and notes ==
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* [[Antenna changeover relays]] - Notes on suitable antenna change over relays for ATV use.
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* [[Filters]] - Collection of links and designs for that most critical but over looked component!
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* [[Pre-amps]] - Notes, suppliers and circuits of pre-amplifiers suitable for ATV
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* [[Power amplifiers]] - Notes, suppliers and circuits of power amplifiers suitable for ATV
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* [[Video circuits]] - Notes and circuits for video processing
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* [[Satellite receiver tuning offsets]] - Note on how to set up a satellite receiver to directly receive L band signals.
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* [[Using ex-satellite dishes]] - Notes on how to find the feed point of a dish and designs for feeds to use
  
=== ATV Equipment manuals and schematics ===
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== ATV Equipment manuals and schematics ==
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* [[Bob Platts G8OZP]] Circuits and documentation for the Bob Platts range of equipment
 
* [[Comtech module]] - 23cms and 13cms ATV Tx and Rx circuits and guides
 
* [[Comtech module]] - 23cms and 13cms ATV Tx and Rx circuits and guides
 
* [[Solent ATV units]] - Tx and Rx circuits and information
 
* [[Solent ATV units]] - Tx and Rx circuits and information
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* [[Wood & Douglas FM TV equipment]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
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* [[LMW Electronics]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
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* [[Fortop]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
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* [[Glencom]] - VC-510 VHF to L band up converter circuit diagram and modifications
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* [[Global communications]] - Hand drawn circuit of tuneable 70 / 140 MHz to L band  block up converter
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* [[Jaybeam]] - Details of many Jaybeam aerials
  
=== Ex commercial broadcast equipment manuals ===
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== Ex commercial broadcast equipment manuals ==
 
* [[NDS System 3000]]
 
* [[NDS System 3000]]
 
* [[NDS Alteia rx]]
 
* [[NDS Alteia rx]]
  
=== Test equipment manuals ===
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== Test equipment manuals ==
 
For HP and Agilent equipment see the [https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hp_agilent_equipment/info Yahoo group]
 
For HP and Agilent equipment see the [https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hp_agilent_equipment/info Yahoo group]
  
=== Other equipment information related to ATV ===
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== Other equipment information related to ATV ==

Latest revision as of 13:14, 8 July 2021

Welcome to the British Amateur Television Club Wiki - the place to find information on all Amateur Television related equipment and projects. For details on how to join the BATC, the member's shop and CQ-TV archive and download visit the BATC website https://batc.org.uk/

This is your site, developed by the BATC for use by the worldwide ATV community - any information which you feel is of use to others can be put on the Wiki but please observe any copyright restrictions on the material you use. 
  • For information on the MiniTiouner USB DATV receiver go to MiniTiouner


Contents

New to Amateur TV?

BATC Information and services

BATC projects

CQ-TV Magazine

BATC Event Streaming Equipment

BATC Conventions

  • CAT 20 Presentations from CAT 20 which was conducted as a Zoom Webinar.
  • CAT 19 South (Didcot) Presentations from the 2019 regional convention at Didcot.
  • CAT 19 Finningley Presentations from the 2019 regional convention at Finningley.
  • CAT 19 Bristol Presentations from the 2019 regional convention at Bristol.
  • CAT 18 Coventry Presentations and links to the videos from the 2018 convention.
  • CAT 17 Finningley| Antenna test range results, presentations and links to the videos from the 2017 convention.
  • CAT 16 Cosford Presentations and links to the videos from the 2016 convention.
  • Video Recordings from previous ATV Conventions can be found on the BATC YouTube Channel.

International Events

Getting on the air with ATV

The ATV bands

The different ATV modes

Equipment Options

Advanced encoding / input options

Details of advanced transmission configurations, primarily for H265,and video production software.

Operating

ATV repeaters

Es'hail-2


ATV projects

Deutschsprachiges Wiki

  • Portsdown DATV Projekt - Deutschsprachiges Wiki
  • Minitioune(r) - Deutschsprachiges Wiki

Useful Circuits and notes

ATV Equipment manuals and schematics

Ex commercial broadcast equipment manuals

Test equipment manuals

For HP and Agilent equipment see the Yahoo group

Other equipment information related to ATV