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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/
  
''This is a reference library - please use the [https://forum.batc.org.uk/ 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.
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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]]
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* For information on the MiniTiouner USB DATV receiver go to [[MiniTioune|MiniTiouner]]
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* For the DATV equipment capability list go to [[DATV equipment capability|https://wiki.batc.org.uk/DATV_equipment_capability]]
  
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. However, before you can add or edit content you will need to [[Registering|register for an account]].
 
  
 
== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
 
* [[Registering]] on the BATC wiki
 
* [[Registering]] on the BATC wiki
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== New to Amateur TV? ==
 
== New to Amateur TV? ==
* Glossary and index of terms and TLAs used in Amateur Television [[Glossary of terms|Glossary of terms]]
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* Get the basics on our [[Getting Started|Getting Started page]]
* Get the basics in our collection of [[Getting Started|Getting Started guides]]
 
  
 
== BATC Information and services==
 
== BATC Information and services==
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* The [[BATC archive]]  Collection of photos and documents from BATC's past
 
* The [[new BATC website]]
 
* The [[new BATC website]]
 
* [[Joining the BATC]]
 
* [[Joining the BATC]]
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* The [[BATC forum]]
 
* The [[BATC forum]]
 
* The [[BATC shop]]
 
* The [[BATC shop]]
* The [[WordPress Streaming Parameters]]
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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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* [[Repeater Controller]] - The BATC ATV Repeater Controller using a Raspberry Pi 4
  
 
== CQ-TV Magazine ==
 
== 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
  
 
==BATC Event Streaming Equipment==
 
==BATC Event Streaming Equipment==
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== BATC Conventions ==
 
== BATC Conventions ==
* [[CAT 18]] Presentations and links to the videos from the 2018 convention.
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* [[CAT 21]] Presentations from CAT 21 which was conducted as a Zoom Meeting.
* [[CAT 17]] Antenna test range results, presentations and links to the videos from the 2017 convention.
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* [[CAT 20]] Presentations from CAT 20 which was conducted as a Zoom Webinar.
* [[Presentations from CAT 16|CAT 16]] Presentations and links to the videos from the 2016 convention.
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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.
 
* Video Recordings from previous ATV Conventions can be found on the [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWLnUZllytlcCFd93tnBzw BATC YouTube Channel].
 
* Video Recordings from previous ATV Conventions can be found on the [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWLnUZllytlcCFd93tnBzw BATC YouTube Channel].
  
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* [[ HAM RADIO 2018 ]] ATV Presentations from HAM RADIO 2018 at Friedrichsafen.
 
* [[ HAM RADIO 2018 ]] ATV Presentations from HAM RADIO 2018 at Friedrichsafen.
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* [[ HAM RADIO 2019 ]] ATV Presentations from HAM RADIO 2019 at Friedrichsafen.
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* [[ HAM RADIO 2022 ]] ATV Presentations from HAM RADIO 2022 at Friedrichsafen.
  
 
== Getting on the air with ATV ==
 
== Getting on the air with ATV ==
The ATV bands:
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===The ATV bands===
 
* [[71 MHz]]
 
* [[71 MHz]]
 
* [[146 MHz RB-TV]]
 
* [[146 MHz RB-TV]]
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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]]
 
* [[: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]]
  
Equipment Options
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===Equipment Options===
 
* [[DATV transmitting Equipment]]
 
* [[DATV transmitting Equipment]]
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==Advanced encoding / input options==
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Details of advanced transmission configurations, primarily for H265,and video production software.
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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]]
  
 
== Operating ==
 
== Operating ==
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* [[DATV equipment capability]] - Wiki page documenting the capabilities of common DATV transmit and receive equipment.
 
* [[ATV standards]] - a list of standards used by ATV operators including FM bandwidths, DATV PIDs, symbol rates and FEC
 
* [[ATV standards]] - a list of standards used by ATV operators including FM bandwidths, DATV PIDs, symbol rates and FEC
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* [[EMF Compliance]] - information about EMF compliance for ATV and Microwave Operation
 
* [[Directory of portable sites]] suitable for ATV and microwave operation
 
* [[Directory of portable sites]] suitable for ATV and microwave operation
 
* [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
 
* [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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* [[Propagation tools]]
 
* [[Propagation tools]]
 
* [[UK ATV DX Records]] - a list of Known DX Records for the UK
 
* [[UK ATV DX Records]] - a list of Known DX Records for the UK
* [[Christmas 2018 BATC Repeater Activity Contest]]
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* [[2022 Activity Weekends]]
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* [[Christmas 2021 BATC Repeater Activity Contest and Activity Challenge]]
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* [[2021 5.6GHz Activity Ladder]]
 
* [[IARU ATV contest]] - How to enter the annual international TV contest
 
* [[IARU ATV contest]] - How to enter the annual international TV contest
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* [[IARU ATV contest 2021 International Results]] - International Results for the June 2021 IARU Contest
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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
 
* [[IARU ATV contest 2018 Results]] - UK Results for the June 2018 IARU and BATC Contests
 
* [[IARU ATV contest 2018 Results]] - UK Results for the June 2018 IARU and BATC Contests
 
* [[IARU ATV contest 2018 International Results]] - International Results for the June 2018 IARU Contest
 
* [[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==
 
==ATV repeaters==
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==Es'hail-2==
 
==Es'hail-2==
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* [[Es'hail-2 Basic Information|Getting started, LNBs and aligning a dish]]
  
 
* [[Es'hail-2 Ground Station|Es'hail-2 BATC WebSDR & DATV Spectrum Monitor]]
 
* [[Es'hail-2 Ground Station|Es'hail-2 BATC WebSDR & DATV Spectrum Monitor]]
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* [[Es'hail-2 DATV Bandplan]]
 
* [[Es'hail-2 DATV Bandplan]]
  
* [[Es'hail-2 LNBs and Antennaes]]
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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 construction projects ==
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==ATV projects==
* [[The Portsdown Transmitter]] - the BATC's Raspberry Pi-based DATV Transmitter
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* [[Adalm Pluto]] - Collection of information on using the Adalm Pluto for DATV
* [[MiniTioune]] - the DATV USB receiver project
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* [[The MacGuffin Project]] - Collection of tools used to create an automated multi-band ATV system
 
* [[Receiver upconverters]] - Details of upconverters to receive 146 and 437 MHz on STB and MiniTioune
 
* [[Receiver upconverters]] - Details of upconverters to receive 146 and 437 MHz on STB and MiniTioune
* [[Digilite]] - The original home build DATV construction project
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* [[Jetson Nano]] - Third generation computer-based DATV Transmitter
* [[DigiThin]] - plug in QPSK modulator module for Rpi
 
 
* [[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
 
 
* [[PE4302]] - PE4302 variable attenuator project
 
* [[PE4302]] - PE4302 variable attenuator project
 
* [[ADF435x PIC]] - PIC controllers for Chinese ADF4350/4351 boards
 
* [[ADF435x PIC]] - PIC controllers for Chinese ADF4350/4351 boards
 
* [[DigiTwist]] - an experimental 2 axis satellite tracker
 
* [[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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* [[Tilt-O-Matic]] Pan and tilt head for surveyor tripods
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* [[Gerber Files]] Index of Gerber (PCB) files used by BATC and Memnbers' Projects
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== Deutschsprachiges Wiki ==
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* Portsdown DATV Projekt - Deutschsprachiges Wiki
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* Minitioune(r) - Deutschsprachiges Wiki
  
 
== Useful Circuits and notes ==
 
== Useful Circuits and notes ==
* [[Antennae changeover relays]] - Notes on suitable antennae change over relays for ATV use.
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* [[Antenna changeover relays]] - Notes on suitable antenna change over relays for ATV use.
 
* [[Filters]] - Collection of links and designs for that most critical but over looked component!
 
* [[Filters]] - Collection of links and designs for that most critical but over looked component!
 
* [[Pre-amps]] - Notes, suppliers and circuits of pre-amplifiers suitable for ATV
 
* [[Pre-amps]] - Notes, suppliers and circuits of pre-amplifiers suitable for ATV
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* [[Wood & Douglas FM TV equipment]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
 
* [[Wood & Douglas FM TV equipment]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
 
* [[LMW Electronics]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
 
* [[LMW Electronics]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
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* [[Fortop]] - Circuits, pcb layouts and information
 
* [[Glencom]] - VC-510 VHF to L band up converter circuit diagram and modifications
 
* [[Glencom]] - VC-510 VHF to L band up converter circuit diagram and modifications
 
* [[Global communications]] - Hand drawn circuit of tuneable 70 / 140 MHz to L band  block up converter
 
* [[Global communications]] - Hand drawn circuit of tuneable 70 / 140 MHz to L band  block up converter

Latest revision as of 09:24, 13 July 2022

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 21 Presentations from CAT 21 which was conducted as a Zoom Meeting.
  • 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