The G8GTZ Amateur radio and TV reference page

 

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Updated  26 January, 2004

 


Microwave sites

G3PHO - brilliant site for anyone interested in 1000MHz +  http://www.g3pho.free-online.co.uk/microwaves/
G4DDK - Sam's microwave site http://www.btinternet.com/~jewell/
G4KNZ - an up to date list of Amateurs interested in Microwaves http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Vista/7012/emails.htm
G8ACE -  76 GHz and stable LO sources for microwave  http://www.microwaves.mcmail.com/index.htm
W1GHZ http://www.w1ghz.org/
VK5KK - Well anyone would go portable in that weather! http://www.ozemail.com.au/~tecknolt/
Mitsubishi Gasfet data sheets http://www.mitsubishichips.com/data/datasheets/hf-optic/highpower_GaAs.htm
K2AH -  home of some serious 1296 and 10 GHz metalwork! http://www.k2ah.com/
WA1MBA - Tom's microwave site http://www.wa1mba.org/
VE7DLH - Ken's site with loads of links http://www.rac.ca/micrwave.htm

Other useful/interesting sites

Site which calculates the sun's az and el at any stated location at intervals through the day.  Great for microwave dish alignment. http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/data/docs/AltAz.html
UK mapping site which uses OS Landranger maps  (you know, the pink ones) for the 25,000 and 50,000 zooms.  Great for site spotting! www.multimap.com
Even better UK mapping site which gives you the 12-digit OS reference from the cursor position and Lat and Long to WGS84 datum.  http://www.streetmap.co.uk
Ever wondered about the night sky and what you are seeing?  Or do you just want to see the ISS...then this is the site to go to. http://www.heavens-above.com/    
Radio Caroline - Definitely for the over 40s, not some much useful as nostalgic! http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/
Satmaster software, does link budget preparation, sun outage prediction and satellite antenna aiming  for geo-satellites. Free demo available. Well worth a visit. http://www.arrowe.co.uk/
3 websites aimed at the professional RF engineer but full of useful data http://rfcafe.com
  http://www.sss-mag.com
  http://www.rfglobalnet.com
Buckmasters call list - I know everyone has it listed but it is useful! http://www.buck.com/cgi-bin/do_hamcall    
William Hepburn's tropo ducting forecasting site.  A live on line forecast for where ducts may occur on VHF and UHF - interesting , but does it work? http://web.tiscalinet.it/ik8uif/      
Power to microwave to db chart - most useful http://www.ipass.net/~teara/dbm.html
ePanorama - links to a host of electronics related sites http://www.epanorama.net/    
DIY electronics - yet another general electronics links page http://kitsrus.com/back.html      
List of interesting mods to various rigs http://www.phreak.org/radio/mods/
G6VLB's site with AO40 info etc... http://www.g6lvb.com/index.htm
I've just got an FT817 as a microwave IF - so here are a few pages of interest to 817 owners http://www.k6xx.com/ft817/ft817.html

Useful software 

Excellent, very detailed radio path mapping software, well worth getting to know. http://www.cplus.org/rmw/english1.html    
G8DJU's site with lots of mapping/path plotting software http://uhars.herts.ac.uk/~g8dju/pathplot/
Very comprehensive ham radio software site with antennae and propagation sections. http://www.ac6v.com/pageap.html
David Taylor's site with good weather satellite and audio tools http://www.david-taylor.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/software/index.html   
Interesting stuff including CLI program for the PC and satellite tracking program with auto Kelperian  updates from the internet. http://members.fortunecity.com/net23uk/scottsoft.html    
Bob Frith's site for Polar plot - excellent s/w for getting the polar plot of your beams. http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/avenue/aci07/polarplot/index.shtml
Gartrip - designed as GPS software but useful for  accurate datum changes - Lat and Long to NGR etc http://www.gartrip.de/

General amateur Radio indexes

G4ICD  http://web.libertysurf.co.uk/geoff.brown/
G7KPF http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/kama/hamlinks.htm
G4NJH http://www.innotts.co.uk/~asperges/
UHF listing by WZ1V http://uhavax.hartford.edu/disk$userdata/faculty/newsvhf/www/vhf-www.html
ON6DV - Enormous amateur radio and electronics links list http://user.online.be/~odb000909/    
German Ham radio gateway http://www.thiecom.de/service/fs_menu.html

Frequency lists

UK frequency band allocations - pages and pages of info, DC to light! http://www.cpe.surrey.ac.uk/support/spectrum.htm
More detailed UK list http://members.dencity.com/vipernet/hacking/scanlist.txt
World wide Satellite transponder charts http://www.lyngsat.com/
European Beacon list from G3PHO http://www.g3pho.free-online.co.uk/microwaves/eubcon.htm    
UK microwave video link charts JFMG web site

Satellites - Amateur and weather   

John Silver's site with loads of practical information on weather satellites etc http://www.odyseus.clara.co.uk/index.htm   
Very good site for links on Amateur and weather satellites  http://users.skynet.be/on1cau/   
Marius Rensen's site with HF Fax and WX sat info and links http://hffax.de/    
Paul Hayes' wx sat with full details on the QFH aerial http://www.hayes06.freeserve.co.uk/index.htm   

Useful suppliers  

Even basic components are becoming hard to get hold.   The suppliers listed here may be able to help.

BAREND HENDRIKSEN  ELECTRONICS - RF & special components including an 800MHz spectrum analyser kit. http://www.xs4all.nl/~barendh     
Diverse components - Southampton.  Stock range includes electronic components new, old and hard to find test equipment etc http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~diverse/
Cooke international - Test equipment supplier  http://www.cooke-int.com/stock.htm  
Harrison Electronics - general component stockists http://www.heweb.co.uk         

Microwave equipment and kits

RSGB microwave component service - Useful stuff like 10GHz multipliers etc http://www.g3wdg.free-online.co.uk/
1 watt 13 cms Amplifiers http://www.crosswinds.net/~atv13cms
DL2AM - some interesting power amps etc http://www.dl2am.de/
Down East Microwave - seems to be the place in the USA for microwave bits http://downeastmicrowave.com/
DB6NT - Kuhne microwave http://www.db6nt.com/
GH Engineering - Grant's company who make big PAs for 23cm without the need for 1,000 volt PSUs! http://www.ghengineering.co.uk/
G1MFG - No list is complete without Giles -  23 and 13cm tx and rx modules! http://www.g1MFG.com
Wyzcom -ATV supplier in Northern Ireland www.wyzcom.com/retail/amateurtv/             
PE1CMO - 10 GHz multipliers etc http:/home.planet.nl/~pe1cmo
Blackboxcamera - PIC based video character generator, as reviewed in CQTV 192.  Interesting site with various "projects"

http://www.stv5730a.co.uk/        

GH Engineering - Grant's company who make big PAs for 23cm without the need for 1,000 volt PSUs! http://www.ghengineering.co.uk/
RSE Electronics in Belgium http://www.rse-electronics.com/rse_index.htm       
   

Search engines

Yahoo http://www.yahoo.co.uk
Alta Vista - the best http://www.altavista.com
 

ATV stations on 10Ghz 

A list of active 10 GHz ATV stations with web sites.  If you are not listed, email me.

Call sign/comments Web site email
G1HIA - Phil, Bristol area http://www.qsl.net./g1hia/        
PE1RJU http://home.wxs.nl/~pe1rju/  
G7JTT - John, Southampton, UK http://www.jmkl.freeserve.co.uk/     
G0WJR http://www.qsl.net/g0wjr/  
PA3GCO - details on high power Blue Cap LNB transmitters. http://www.qsl.net/pa3gco/  
PE1CEO   hans.dekker@axon.nl
PE1PSJ - Arne   a_van_belle@nelcon.nl
PE1DCD - contact via PE1PSJ    
G4NJJ - Peter, Kings Lynn.  Site updated with really good section on "how to get going on 10GHz ATV". http://www.qsl.net/g4njj    
The record we will be attempting to beat in 2001 - but how? http://www.cmo.ch/swissatv/news081.htm  
Alberto - IK8UIF.  Beware the annoying music! http://web.tiscalinet.it/ik8uif/     
VK3TMS and VK3JDG - Melbourne Australia http://www.geocities.com/vk3rtv/pix10ghz.html

http://home.iprimus.com.au/josem/vk3tms.htm

   
G3RFL - John, Clevedon www.g3rfl.ukhome.net      

Other ATV stations on the web

UK

 
G1LWX - Mike, Ashton in Makerfield http://www.amateurtv.freeserve.co.uk/       
G8LES - Four Marks, UK  with the UKRS ATV page http://www.ukrs.org/sigs/fstv.htm
G3KTU - Tony, Bournemouth, UK http://www.g3ktu.freeserve.co.uk
G8XEU - Robin, including PC-ATV shareware testcards http://www.arcadeshop.demon.co.uk/atv/

Europe

 
S51KQ - Site full of ideas, links  and h/w + s/w modules for ATV repeaters etc http://lea.hamradio.si/~s51kq/ATVS.HTM
ON9CJX - Full details of amateur Teletext generator http://users.pandora.be/on9cjx/      
PE1ORZ - in Dutch http://home.planet.nl/~pe1orz/
OH3TR http://oh3tr.ele.tut.fi/english/atvindex.html   
IK1HGI - Aerials for 1.3 and 2.4 GHz http://www.qsl.net/ik1hgi/atv2.htm   
F1LXL - in French http://perso.club-internet.fr/houssinj/   
ON9CJX - simple 3 chip teletext genrator http://users.pandora.be/on9cjx/     
ON6DV  http://user.online.be/~odb000909/

New Zealand

 
ZL1VFO - Good site with technical articles on Nicam and Teletext 

http://www.qsl.net/zl1vfo/   

Switzerland

 
HB9AFO -  good site with  up to date articles  http://www.von-info.ch/hb9afo/  

Lists of other ATV stations

List of Dutch ATV amateurs http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/PI6ATV/atv_nederland.htm
List of ATV stations outside Holland http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/PI6ATV/atv_buitenland.htm
List of Swiss/French ATV stations http://www.cmo.ch/swissatv/email.htm

ATV repeater group sites

UK

 
Severnside repeater group  http://www.qsl.net/stg/
GB3EN - North London http://members.tripod.co.uk/~nltg/
GB3YT - Yorkshire http://www.gb3yt.org.uk/
GB3HV - Tom Brady's site with  info about UK ATV repeaters http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~tomgrady/hamatv.htm
GB3TB - Torbay http://www.tars.org.uk/gb3tb
Worthing repeater group  http://www.videorepeater.co.uk/
SCART repeater group in Southampton    http://www.qsl.net/scart            
Kent TV repeater group http://www.the-linfords.demon.co.uk/ktg/   

Holland

 
PI6ATV http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/PI6ATV/
PI6ALK - Dutch repeater with o/p on Eutelsat  http://www.pi6alk.nl

USA

 
WB7FID - UTAH.  One of the best repeater sites I've found to date.  Loads of info and technical articles including "how to guess a P grade!"   http://www.ussc.com/~uarc/utah_atv/utah_atv.html
N2SMT - New Jersey.  Interesting site (www and aerials at 350 feet!) http://www.njin.net/~magliaco/atv.html
KC6CCC - Santiago.   http://www.qsl.net/kc6ccc/
W6YX - Palo Alto, California.  2.4GHz output and what a site! http://w6yx.stanford.edu/~stevem/atv/index.html

France

 
F1ZEN - Pen Ar Bed country, Brittany.  Some technical articles and circuits.  http://www.multimania.com/f1zen/

New Zealand

 
Auckland TV repeater group - Very interesting pages

http://www.qsl.net/zl1qf/atvug/ATVusers.html   

Australia

VK3RTV - Melbourne Australia  http://www.geocities.com/vk3rtv/index.html   

Lists of ATV repeaters 

Most include call sign and frequency etc

Excel spreadsheet listing all UK repeaters, including new proposals, showing frequency and location etc. Also calculates bearing and distance from any QRA which you enter.   http://www.batc.org.uk/contest_information_files.htm   
List of all Dutch repeaters including TV http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/PI6ATV/atv_buitenland.htm
List of German ATV repeaters http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/PI6ATV/duitse_repeater.htm
List of Belgian TV repeaters http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/PI6ATV/belgie_repeater.htm
UK repeater management committee (RMC) site with lists of all UK repeaters. http://www.coldal.org.uk/rmc.htm
List of all Eire repeaters including ATV http://www.irts.ie/repeater.htm
Links to most lists for most European countries - I have not checked them all for ATV! http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanvu/benelux.html
List of French ATV repeaters  http://www.ref.tm.fr/cnrr/reltva.html

ATV organisations

AGAF - German ATV society http://www.darc.de/distrikte/g/t-agaf/
British Amateur TV club http://www.batc.org.uk
Swiss ATV society http://www.cmo.ch/swissatv/index.html
Rheinland ATV group http://www.rhein-land.com/atv/index.htm
Irish ATV society http://homepage.eircom.net/~iatc/
USA ATV society http://www.qsl.net/atna

ATV link lists

Other lists like this!

USA ATV site with world repeater list etc.

http://www.hampubs.com/atv.htm   

German ATV link list http://www.rhein-land.com/atv/other.htm
DARC link list - ATV plus radio and electronics http://www.darc.de/distrikte/g/links/technik.htm
The DX zone ATV listing - good search engine listing for ATV http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Reference/Amateur_Television/

ATV projects

A selection of TV related home build projects I've found on the web.

Video projects

 
PIC cross hatch generator by Dave Woodhouse http://www.twobit.freeserve.co.uk/pictv.htm
BATC CQ-TV site with various PIC projects including PIC DREAMS and the basic repeater controller by G6WJJ.  (Note: there is now a version of the 2 chip repeater controller available with on board audio oscillator - contact me for details) http://www.cq-tv.com/software.htm
Misc projects including sync detector and base band processing http://www.rhein-land.com/atv/misc.htm
Daniel Jones PIC based character generator and clock http://www.ozemail.com.au/~dljones/vcg.htm  

1.3 GHz projects

 
List of articles found by G1MFG including plate aerials http://www.g1mfg.com/website/Datastuff/borrowed/borrowed.html

2.3 GHz projects

 
Easy build helical aerial for 2.4 GHz http://home.iprimus.com.au/jhecker/           
OH2AUE "S band " page with useful 1.2 and 2.3GHz projects http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/oh2aue/s_test.htm  
QFH aerial for 2.3 GHz http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/oh2aue/qbfhelix.gif   
WK8L pages with 2.3 GHz coffee tin aerials http://www.qsl.net/wk8l/index.html   
IK8UIF - 2.3 GHz, PLLs,  downconvertors and transmitters http://web.tiscalinet.it/ik8uif/projects.htm

10 GHz projects

 
PA3GCO - details on high power Blue Cap LNB transmitters. http://www.qsl.net/pa3gco/
IK8UIF - Cambridge LNB 60 mw tx , a single transistor 100 mwatt and a 2 transistor 1 watt amp design http://web.tiscalinet.it/ik8uif/projects.htm
A collection of links to other 10 GHz project pages http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/System/5140/10gig.html

Miscellaneous

 
A site with loads of data sheets and RF projects for VHF transmitters including an RDS encoder?! http://freud.et.tudelft.nl/~pulsarfm/nojava.htm   
Things you can do with your PC sound card http://www.muenster.de/~welp/sb.htm#voice

Other useful ATV sites

An interesting video related site http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/System/5140/
NASA TV http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/
The USA have woken to using 2.4 GHz video senders for ATV! http://www.ipass.net/~teara/atv4.html               
Good site explaining the basics of  MPEG-2  and DVB digital video compression, modulation and transmission.   http://www.coolstf.com/mpeg/index.html
G3ZDM's site explaining MPEG2 and DVB http://www.hf-fak.uib.no/Institutter/smi/ksv/digfaq.html
Melbourne repeater technical pages with P grade picture guide, dBm to watts conversion chart and camera pinouts http://www.geocities.com/vk3rtv/atvfreq.html    
HB9AFO site listing portable ATV activity http://www.von-info.ch/hb9afo/portable.htm

"Commercial" sites selling ATV equipment 

See below for general microwave suppliers

 


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