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Update From G8ADM

Updated 4 January 2010
The following are known to be active on 70cm with Digital ATV.
Thanks to those who have sent me updated information.
If you have any more information then please let me know.
Several contacts have taken place due to the last email.

U.K Frequency =  436.0 MHz, Symbol Rate = 2 MS/s

Talkback: 144.750 MHz, FM.
France Frequency = 437 MHz, symbol rates 1024 or 1255

 Talkback on 144.750 FM or 144.170 SSB
RF Bandwidth 2 MHz or less.

There are many more stations that are active with DATV

on other bands.
This data is for the 70cm band only.
I hope that this is of interest.
73's, Dave. G8adm

^ From North to South.


Callsign   Name      Location                

Rx     70cm Tx   
M0DTS      Rob       Yarm, Co. Durham   

Yes         Yes
G3SMU      Brian     Winter Hill,  Lancs.     

Yes         No
G7LWT      Darren    Whitfield, Manchester  

Yes         Yes
G4EKD      Pat       Alfreton, Derbyshire.               Soon        Soon
GW3JGA     John      Prestatyn, N. Wales       

G4IMO      Nick      Wisbech, Cambs.                     Soon        Soon
G3KKD      Ian       Stow Cum Quy, Cambs.                Yes          Soon
G8XTW      Phil      Leigton B. Bedfordshire  

G4CPE      Arthur    Upr. Sundon, Beds.                  Yes         Yes
G6MNJ      Paul      Pimlico, Herts.        

Yes         Yes
G8ASI      Mike      Laverstock Green, Herts. 

M0SAT      Dave      Watford, Herts.        

Yes         Yes
G7RZF      Russell   Watford, Herts.                     Yes         Soon
G8ADM      Dave      Harrow, N.W. London.     

Yes         Yes
G4BID      Bill      Yately, Hants.           

Yes         No
G8GTZ      Noel      Basingstoke, Hants.                 Yes         Yes
G8LES      Mike      Alton, Hants.                       Yes         Yes
G6GHP      Ron       Margate, Kent.                      Yes         Yes
G3PYB      Peter     Portsmouth, Hants.                  Yes         Yes
G4KLB      Colin     Bournmouth, Hants.           


France, Belgium, Netherlans, Germany etc.

F1AHH     Remy        Saintes           

F1CIA     Christian   Le Mans                            Yes           Yes
F1NAS                 20km N Le Havre          

Yes           Yes
F1RJ      Jean        Bois d'Arcy (nr Paris)             yes           Yes
F1PRY     Emmanuel    60km N Paris                   
F1DBZ     Jacques     Le Havre                           Yes      

F1PDX     J-françois  Maurepas (nr Paris)                         Yes
F3LP      George      Le Havre    


F3YX      Marc        30km S-W Paris

Yes           Yes
F4BNF     David       270km W Paris         

F4CRT     Michel      nr Orange             

F5AGO     Jean-Michel Poitiers          
F6ANO     Michel      45km E Paris      

F6CMB     Camille     Strasbourg      

F6IQG     Jacques     Near Alençon     

F8BXA     Pierre      nr Bourg en Bresse   

F9ZG      Rolf        265km W Paris   

There are more stations active or on way to becoming active

in Eastern France.These use the 70cm DVB-C repeater 

(Strasbourg and around), in Grenoble and Lyon area,
in south east France (Marseille, Nice, Avignon, Orange)

some others in south France (Montpellier, Nîmes),
in south-west France (Toulouse, Bordeaux) and finally

in center france (Clermont-ferrand, Issoire, Vichy and

around with 70cm repeater. Around 10 to 15 stations

only qrv RX DATV)

ATV Repeaters with 70cm digital inputs: GB3BH, GB3TV

Useful Links.

BATC Forum, useful for ATV repeater info:

BATC Video streaming:

Find out where the Grid Square is:

70cm Band Plan:


AGAF Germany: 

SR-Systems, Germany:      

Dutch Digital ATV:

ATV Equipment from The Netherlands:

ATV Equipment from Ebay shop:

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subject, please let me know to



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Do you know if anyone has used a

Tokyo High Power HL250Udx UHF

amp on 70cm ATV?


73, Gary W8PU



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^ ATV Guide
Scheduled Program Guide for ATV


7:00 PM PST

Oregon Amateur Television Association

           "OATVA" Net

           Net held every Monday starting at 7:00 PM

   listed under "repeater streaming"

            using it's repeater's call W7AMQ

11:00 PM PST

        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

           Round Table at (0700 UTC Tuesday)

        SCART Net (GB3IV)



12:00 Noon PST       

         Torbay Amateur Television & Microwave Group
            Group Activity Night
            Every Tuesday at 2000 to 2200 UTC
   under GB3TB Repeater   
6:00 PM PST

        ATCO ATV Net

            Every Tuesday (0200 UTC Wednesday)

   under repeater streams WR8ATV &

8:30 PM PST

       WB9KMO Net Night Santa Barbara, CA

           Every Tuesday at (0430 UTC Wednesday) the goto members streams and look

           for WB9KMO

8:00 PM PST

       W7TED Repeaters Net Night

           Every Tuesday (0400 UTC Wednesday)

11:00 PM PST 

       DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

           Round Table (0700 UTC Wednesday)


11:00 AM PST      

        Chat Night, GB3ZZ  
            Every Wednesday at 1900 to 2100 UTC

            BATC.TV streaming video then go to

            member streams as well as

6:00 PM PST

        C.A.T.S. Net

            Net held every Wed.

            9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST (0200 UTC Thursday)

8:30 PM PST

Silicon Valley ATV Group

Net held every Wed. K6BEN RPT

            Not currently Streaming

            Anyone in the area is welcomed to check-in

            on 145.51 MHz simplex Talk-in freq.

11:00 PM PST

        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

            Round Table (0700 UTC Thursday)

12:00 Noon PST
        Torbay Amateur Television & Microwave Group
            Group Activity Night
            Every Thursday at 2000 to 2200 UTC
    under GB3TB Repeater 
6:00 PM PST

        B.R.A.T.S. Net

            Net held every Thurs.

            9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST (0200 UTC Firday)

7:00 PM PST

        San Bernardino Microwave Society Meeting 

            Next meeting December 3rd

       Meeting are held on the first Thursday of the month.

             Meeting start @:

            7:00 to 9:00 PM PT Starts @ 0300 UTC to 0500 UTC Friday

            You can watch the SBMS Meeting on the

            The METS ATV Repeaters as well as or the

            ATN-CA Repeaters in Southern California or them go to ATV Repeaters and

            click on W6ATN  or try  then click on option #1 or #2

8:00 PM PST   "New Listing"

         MDARC ATV Repeater Net

         Net held every Thursday starting at 8:00 PM
11:00 PM PST

        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

             Round Table (0700 UTC Friday)


1:00 PM PST

        GB3GG, Grimsby Amateur Television Group Net
             Every Friday at 2100 ZULU


11:00 PM PST  

^         DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

            Round Table (0700 UTC Saturday)


11:00 AM PST

Oregon Amateur Television Association

          "OATVA Net"

           Every Saturday starting at 11:00 AM

  listed under "repeater streaming"

           using it's repeater's call W7AMQ

12:00 Noon PST

         Spanish/English Net

^ Argentina/CA ATV Net

            Held every Saturday

            AC6RB and Friends, everyone is welcomed and found under the W6ATN

            Repeater stream

6:00 PM PST

        M.A.T.S. Net

            Held every Saturday

            9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST (0200 UTC Sunday)

1:30 AM PST

        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

            Round Table at (0930 UTC)

9:30 AM PST  "New Listing"

MDARC, "Bathrobe" Net 

         Held every Sunday @ 9:30 AM

11:00 AM PST

        GB3ZZ Chat Night 

            Every Sunday at 1900 to 2100 UTC Streaming video go to members stream

            and look for GB3ZZ

            and as well

12:00 Noon PST

        Torbay Amateur Television & Microwave Group
            Group Activity Night
            Every Sunday at 2000 to 2200 UTC under GB3TB Repeater 

 7:00 PST 9:00 pm CST 

         Minnesota Fastscan Amateur TV

            MNFAT Club Net

            Every Sunday at 0300 UTC Go to "Members Stream" and

            look for KB0ozn




^ Proposed Upcoming Live Webcasts

on the BATC.TV Streaming Video




KA9UVY, Bob is active mostly morning during weekdays
And all hours weekends.

Hepburn tropo forecast page:  

ATV DXers post their CQ's and Reports to the ATV logger page:  

Hawaiian Beacons for the West Coast provided by. "KH6HME"
144.170 MHz
432.075 MHz
1296.34 MHz
Other Streaming ATV Videos

Washington State RACES Station


W7EMD Ustream.TV


KD6ILO Mobile Camstream


KD6ILO ReMoTeV IP via Ustream

Used as a second feed if his Camstream

is being used for something else.


K8DMR's Camstream

not in operation at this time


WB8LGA's Camstream

Links to other camstreams and Google ATV Maps

And location to view the ATCO ATV Net

Severnside Television Group


N6GKB's Tower Cam in Yucca Valley, CA .

And Back-up for the AC6RB Camstream  


The ATV Newsletter can not be held responsible for the content

of any website, web stream or link listed in the publication.

If you have a scheduled Net or Event on your Streaming Video

that you would like listed in the "ATV Guide" please send your

information to:


On Line Internet Repeater

for Ham Radio &

Amateur TV 

You are invited to use AC6RB's On Line Repeater,

for more information go to the following web page:


George AC6RB

California, USA

Acres Electronics, ZL4TAO
ATV Gear

ATV Google Map

  Help Page.
  My home page
  The Fastscan ATV Google map

Amateur Radio Victoria
Amateur Radio Victoria/VK3FCE
Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach, Inc.
Club Station located on "Queen Mary" W6RO
ATCO Newsletter
Amateur Television Quarterly

ATV Mobile Website
^ ATV Newsletter (Back Issues Only)  
Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
British Amateur Television Club Forums
^ British Amateur Television Club Website (BATC)

  CQ-TV Magazine, View Back Issues and the Place to Subscribe

Cameras on Mountain Tops and
Chesapeake Amateur Television Society (CATS)
CQ-TV Magazine, view back issues and the place to subscribe
DATV/Digital Amateur Television Primer, G7LWT
^ And another location you can download bask issues
of the "ATV Newsletter"
Dutch Digital Amateur Television Site
Many Ham Radio Links  
Amateur Television Electronics Projects ATV/DATV  
Hamoholics, 2E0GYZ

Historical TV & Radio Website

Intuitive Circuits, LLC

^   ATV Repeater Controllers

  On-Screen ID Overlay and home page   
Italian ATV, IK1HGI

  Web Site for the first Italian ATV contact to the

  Spanish/English Net

Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club and
Microwave Experimenters Television System (METS)   
Mini-kits Hi-Tech RF Kits and Components
MNFAT Minnesota Group/KB0OZN
N6HOG's Weather Web

Oregon Amateur Television Association-Portland


P.C. Electronics

Salem Amateur Television Associations-Salem
San Bernardino Microwave Society (SBMS)  
Severnside Television Group

  Website streaming website  

Southgate Amateur Radio  Club
WA6NUT's page
HF with FFT-TV  

WWATS, Western Washington Amateur Television Society  

If you have an ATV Streaming Video or ATV website that you

would like to have listed in the ATV Guide please send your info to:


The ATV Newsletter can not be held responsible for the content

of any website, web stream or link listed in the publication.


Oat Mtn. News



Oat is working fine. 

^ This weeks Joke:



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Southern California News



Santiago Peak 2.4 GHz Update

This is from what I have seen and heard on the repeater:


^ Late last Saturday afternoon Mike, WA6SVT went to 

Santiago to service the repeater.


He found that the 2.4 GHz input problem seems to be

in the transmission line at the top of the tower some where

between the hard-line/preamp/jumper to the antenna.

It was announced that there is a connector that has corroded

because of water migration over the past 15 years and

needs to be replaced.


It seems that it will require two workers on the tower and

one person on the ground to accomplish the job so it

will take some time to coordinate the personal for a

"Tower Party" to make the necessary repairs.


About two or three years ago a new 2.4 GHz antenna

was purchased for Santiago to replace the old one

which was falling apart from the years and weather. 

The new antenna was a special antenna with down-tilt

that was expected to improve the 2.4 GHz input.

When it was installed I didn't see anything that would

be considered an improvement.In fact that is when I

noticed that Don's (KE6BXT) signal go weak and just

in the last few months he brought his picture back to

a P5.


The one good thing that might come out of the final

breakdown of the 2.4 GHz input is that we may see

a dramatic improvement of the 2.4 GHz input when the

repairs are made.


While Mike was at the repeater he also installed a new

5 GHz transmitter. But the new transmitter had a problem

with transmitting audio. And was explained by one of

the control operators that he, "Jury Rigged", the audio

from the old transmitter for the time being. Mike had problems

with this new transmitter when he first installed it back in March

of 2009 and pulled it back out and put the old one back

in operation.


Also Mike had someone turn there antenna toward the Snow

Peak repeater and key-up the 2.4 GHz input. Snow Peak

has had a problem with it's audio being received on Santiago

Peak. The problem was still there and worse than ever but

the picture wasn't bad at all.


^ On Thursday Mike went to the Santiago Peak repeater again

with Don, KE6BXT and another person. I am not sure but I think

his call was W6TBS or W6TBX. Mike was the only one to

climb the tower and the other two were his ground crew.


Mike made the repairs to the transmission line and restored

the 2.4 GHz input at 2:40 PM.


I watched Mike do his thing on the tower via the "Tower Cam"

as well as on the web site. The web

site covers many of the mountain tops so you might want to

check it out.


After Mike was finished and left the repeater site one of the

ATVers on Santiago was tuning up his transmitter and

commented that his picture was much darker than before

the problem accrued.


I noticed that the picture from the San Bernardino Microwave

Society Meeting later that evening and it was very dark. And later

AC6RB, George came on and his picture was much darker.

And around 10:15 PM I saw Don, KE6BXT again but this time

from his QTH station, and he said that his picture was very dark

on his receive and asked a control operator for a signal report.

The control operator reported he was very dark but Mike had told

him that he needs to adjust his video deviation to improve his signal

so Don might have to do the same. I heard Mike talking

later and he told the control operator that he needs the

adjust the video deviation on his camera and the "darkness"

on Santiago isn't from the work he did on the 2.4 GHz receive. 


I sure hope that everyone doesn't have to adjust their cameras. 


^ Amiga May Go Away

I overheard Mike talking about getting rid of the old "Amiga"

computer on the Santiago Peak repeater that is used to

display screens for the I.D.s.


The computer is very old and Mike is considering one of the

photo units that are used for slide shows to display pictures

you take with your digital cameras to replace the "Amiga". 


^ ATN-CA Repeater Report





Repairs Needed for the ATN-CA Repeaters

1. Establish link from Mt. Potosi
Mt. Wilson:
Oat Mtn.:
1. Replace plastic wire ties with appropriate fasteners.
2. Tune 2.4 GHz link dipole for better SWR. It would be a

    good idea to sweep the 1200 MHz antenna at the same

    time as well.
Santiago Peak:
1. Remove KC6UQH's call and Palomar from the W6ATN

    repeaters ID's (late spring early summer 08 when the new controller is installed)
2. Look into weak signal getting into one of the inputs.

3. Find intermittent receive problem for link from Oat Mtn..(1/24/09)

4. Resolve problems with WiFi getting into receiver for Snow Peak

    & Point Loma (April 28, 2009)

5. Install new 5 GHz transmitter once it is repaired (3/10/09)

Snow Peak:

1. 2.4 Ghz input is operational but has audio problems due to

    receiver problems on the network hub.. July 23, 2009

2. The 1200 MHz output does work and you can watch.

Point Loma, W6RDF: No Repairs Needed/Fully Operational

   Trustee Robert Swain, KA4JSR

1. Off the air do to AC problems at the shack.

Mount Potosi:

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