CAT meetings

The BATC organises an annual convention known as CAT (Convention for Amateur Television) at locations around the UK.

CAT18 and the BATC General Meeting will be held at the Midland Air Museum on the weekend of September 15th and 16th 2018.

Because the event is being held inside the Air Museum all attendees need to have bought a ticket in advance to gain free admission to the museum – tickets are now on sale in the BATC shop

The Midland Air Museum is a small aircraft museum run by enthusiasts on the perimeter of Coventry Airport, where BATC will have exclusive use of the lecture room seating 60+ people.  We will also have a small hangar where the demo area, test and fix it area, members bring and buy and a few trade stands will be held. There is plenty of car parking and access in to the site will be available for any special interest vehicles.

The full program will be published in due course but provisional timings are as follows:

Saturday 15th doors open 9.30am
Show and tell and demo area
* Members bring and buy
* Lunch available to purchase in the museum tea shop
* Talks program starts at 1:30am

There will be an informal dinner in the evening at a venue nearby.

Sunday 16th doors open 9.30am
* Talks program starts at 10:00am
* Lunch available to purchase in the museum tea shop

The BATC general meeting will be held at 2pm.  The 2018 General Meeting agenda is available for download here..

More details will be published on the BATC forum,

Previous events

Details of previous CATs, including presentations and videos of the event can be found on the batc wiki pages:

CAT17 was held at Finningley Radio club –

The 2016 Convention for Amateur TV was held at the RAF Museum Cosford

Videos from previous CATs can be found on the BATC Youtube channel –


BATC also attends various radio rallies around the country with the BATC shop and Portsdown Clinic.

Full details of these events are posted on the BATC forum

A full list of rallies in the UK can be found on the RSGB website.