RSGB Tonight @ 8 – Using the Pluto and RPi4 for Amateur TV and narrowband, by Noel Matthews, G8GTZ

Following on from his “Advances in Amateur Television” talk at the 2017 RSGB Convention, Noel Matthews, G8GTZ shares the latest developments in the ever-evolving world of Amateur TV.

Noel gives an overview of ATV activity in the UK and in particular how the use of Reduced bandwidth (RBTV) signals has enabled ATV QSOs on the lower VHF bands. He gives an introduction to the QO100 geostationary satellite which has enabled QSOs with fellow DATV operators as far away as Brazil, India and South Africa.

Noel also describes how the development of Software Defined Radio (SDR) based hardware and powerful single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi has revolutionised the development and capabilities of amateur radio dedicated products.

He explains how it is possible for radio amateurs to build an advanced touch screen multimode narrowband and Digital ATV transceiver covering 50 MHz to 10GHz for under £350.

About Noel
Noel Matthews is currently the secretary of the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) and TV manager and Deputy Chair of the RSGB Emerging Technology Co-ordination Committee (ETCC).
Noel is mainly found operating on frequencies above 1 GHz and has constructed equipment of all microwave bands up to and including 122GHz.
He was a member of the ARISS team who visited ten schools during the Tim Peake Principia mission and was responsible for reception of the live video received from the ISS during the school contacts.

For more information see the RSGB website:
Watch Noel’s 2017 Convention presentation:

Webinar first shown on Monday 6 December 2021

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