To : ATV@WW
By G8MNY (Updated Jun 12)
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This is a brief rundown on what the Home Counties ATV group's demo system was,
before the loss of GB3HV site. We now use a simpler 10GHz Rx from GB3BH or
just local links.
23CM ATV RX
\|/ 55el ┌───────┐ ┌──────┐ ┌─────────┐ ┌────────────┐
│ @ 25m │1 stage│ │Large │ │Modified │ AF │26" Teletext│
└──────────>─┤GasFet ├─┤3 pole├─┤Old Luxor├─>──────┤ TV on a 2m │
30m of LDF450 │Preamp │ │Filter│ │ Sat Rx ├─>──┬───┤ high rack │
└───────┘ └──────┘ └─────────┘ \│/ └────────────┘
This is to Rx the local 25W ERP ATV repeater GB3HV @ 33kM on 1308MHz, but with
the very strong London Heathrow radar only 10kM away on 1317MHz @ 530MW ERP
about 10° off the beam! Needless to say there is radar 100% of the time, but
GB3HV was still quite a watchable colour picture P3-4 with hifi sound & 7MB/S
teletext with errors!
Using the preamp before the filter, overcomes the high Q filter loss, but at
the cost of risk of overload. However being just a single gasfet it is
Without the high Q filter all 4 radar frequencies from Heathrow would
thoroughly overload the Rx, as well of course would our 40W Tx! As it is the
look through was quite good with next to no desensing.
The old Luxor Rx is double conversion with the 1st IF @ 380MHz & all repeaked
rather than staggered tuned as it was for wide Sat use. The 2nd IF is @ 70MHz &
peak for best. And the Sound carrier vision traps are set for 5.5 & 6MHz the 2
sub carriers used on GB3HV.
70CMS DTMF COMMAND
│ @ 20m ┌──────┐ ┌─────┐ ┌────────┐
└─────────<─┤30W PA├──┤FT790├─┤DTMF MIC│
25m of UR67 └──────┘ └─────┘ └────────┘
This allows the demo station @ the Kempton park show to command various
functions of GB3HV such as the VCR, Shack & Mast Cameras, 13cms Rx of GB3BH
24cm ATV TX _________
│Video Adj│ GB3HV Rx or
└─┬────┬──┘ |____________Remote Quiz Cam
\|/ 30el ┌───────┐ ┌──────┐ AF ┌─┴────┴─┐A o 25m
│ @20m │2 Brick│ │1W ATV├────┤ Vision ├───/o──<Local Cam 1
└───────<─┤40W PA ├─┤ Tx ├─┬──┤ Mixer ├──┐ ┌───┐
30m LDF450 └───────┘ └──────┘ │ └─┬────┬─┘B └─┤PIP├─<Local Cam 2
┌──────────┐ │ Titles Mic │ ├─<Test Card Gen
│9" Col Mon├<─┤ └───┘
└──────────┘ └───────> To 20 site monitors
This set up enabled either local cameras with overlaid Titles (e.g. G8MNY/P) or
the picture in picture with an electronic test card to be sent.
While the Rally's Ham Quiz was on, the remote manned camera & audio was fed to
GB3HV where it was internet streamed www.gb3hv.com, as well as being on all 20
on site monitors around the show.
All leads were correctly terminated & not Teed as in this simple diagram.
The Video adjustment box gives control over Video Gain, Black level, Colour
Hue, Colour saturation, Luminance Sharpness etc.
The PIP box has a 1/4 sized timebase corrected insert of 1 of the 2 channels.
The insert can be moved across the screen & in 1 of 2 vertical positions.
The Vision Mixer has 1 timebase corrected channel, & allows fades & wipes
between A & B as well as colour overlay titles.
The 9" colour monitor gives a clean view of what is fed to Tx/show screens.
The ATV Tx is a homebrew synthesised one on 1248MHz with pre-emphisised video
to CCITT 405 modulated to ˝3.5MHz peak. The sound system is a 6MHz FM carrier
˝50kHz with 50uS AF pre-emphisis & an AGC system to keep it well modulated.
The 80m cable run to the site monitor distribution point was planned to be feed
from a 24cm Rx watching our locals Tx. But although the back scattered aerial
signal was noise free through the building, the degradation of the signal
quality from all those moving rally punters, meant the signal was unusable &
the cable was fitted externally along a balcony during the rally!
Setups like this had been used for many years at the old Sandown race course
Ham rallies, but until recently not such complex Tx system had been used at
Kempton Park ham rally.
Why Don't U send an interesting bul?
73 de John G8MNY @ GB7CIP