CAT meetings

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

CAT 20 will be held over the weekend of 24/25 October 2020 .  Due to COVID 19, it will now be an online and on-air event.

The interactive parts of the meeting will use Zoom, and all lectures will be streamed on the BATC Streamer with the opportunity for questions.  The draft programme:

Saturday 24 October

1000 Zoom online for testing connections.

Breakout Rooms open for specific discussions

1330 Introduction – Dave G8GKQ, BATC Chairman

1340 First Lecture

1700 End of Lectures for Saturday

2000 Special QO-100 ATV Net for CAT 20 (to be streamed as well)

Sunday 25 October

1000 Start of Lectures

1300 Closing Comments – Dave G8GKQ, BATC Chairman

More details at

We hope to return to the Midland Air Museum in Coventry for a meeting in 2021.

Previous events

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

CAT19 Didcot:

CAT19 Finningley:

CAT18 and the BATC General Meeting was held at the Midland Air Museum on the weekend of September 15th and 16th 2018 –

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.