Amateur Television on a Budget. Amateur television was one of those things that always intrigued me - maybe it's the childhood fantasy of being on TV, or the thought of owning your own "TV station". Whatever the original interest, there is something special about sending pictures to other people - just ask the millions of people who swap their photos over the Internet every day. ATV represents the ultimate in "picture swapping" - live, broadcast quality depending on the camera, etc moving pictures. But with that comes the perception that ATV is expensive and only for the well off ham. Nothing could be further than the truth, as I have discovered.
Amateur television ATV is the transmission of broadcast quality video and audio over the wide range of frequencies of radio waves allocated for radio amateur Ham use. Ham TV stations were on the air in many cities before commercial television stations came on the air. ATV includes the study of building of such transmitters and receivers , and the study of radio propagation of signals travelling between transmitting and receiving stations. ATV is an extension of amateur radio. In North America , amateur radio bands that are suitable for a television signal wide enough to fit such a signal are higher in frequency than VHF broadcast TV.
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Amateur radio encompasses a wide variety of modes and innovation. One of these fascinating areas is amateur television which covers all aspects of video production, editing, transmission and reception of television. It has often been at the forefront of the technology developments.
Getting Started in ATV. Web Resources in no particular order…. Good source for application notes specific to ATV. One of the few sources of turnkey ATV transmitter and receiver equipment. Note that these modules are available elsewhere, for example,.