to the home of the British Amateur Television Club
Whether it is watching live video from the International Space Station, developing high speed data links to carry digital TV signals, helping produce programs for live streaming, building pre-amps and high power amplifiers for the microwave bands or restoring vintage cameras and outside broadcast vans, the world of Amateur Television (ATV) has something to interest everyone!
Amateur Television is a fascinating area of Amateur Radio covering all aspects of video production, editing, transmission and reception of Television and has always been at the fore front of the technology revolution. Many stations are now transmitting Digital pictures (DATV) using the DVB broadcast standards and using video streaming technologies to exchange pictures with ATV operators around the world.
If you are new to ATV, take a look at the getting started section of the BATC wiki
If you are interested in television, why not join us? The British Amateur Television Club (BATC) actively promotes our hobby of Amateur Television and covers all aspects of Television from making and editing programmes to transmitting television on the amateur radio bands.
For details on the BATC Portsdown digital transmitter project see these pages on the BATC wiki
club provides the following for its members:
- A colour magazine, CQ-TV, is produced for members
in paper and .pdf formats.
- This web
site where you can find our online shop stocking hard to get
downloads for published projects and much
- A members' Wiki at https://wiki.batc.tv/BATC_Wiki for self-publishing useful information.
- A members' forum at http://www.batc.org.uk/forum/ for help, information and the
interchange of ideas.
streaming facility at http://www.batc.tv
repeaters and individual members to
be seen worldwide.
- An annual Convention held in the UK
can meet other members, visit demonstrations and listen to lectures. This year's Convention called CAT17 will be held at the Finningley Radio Club near Doncaster on 9th and 10th September 2017.
The BATC is the largest such specialist organization in the world with 15% of our members living outside the UK and is run by its members for its members on a voluntary basis.
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