A New Standard For Amateur Television

Welcome at the Dutch Digital Amateur Television site. This website will provide you with everything you ever wanted to know about digital amateur television. Digital Amateur Television, formally known as D-ATV, is growing in popularity. D-ATV is based on the DVB-Satellite standard which has been developed by the DVB organization. We, the Dutch team consisting of pe1jok and pe1obw, have designed a digital modulator according to the DVB-S standard for amateur and professional purposes. We understand that the design and construction of a digital transmitter will be too complex for most of us. However, many of us will start exploring this new area of our hobby. More and more ready built D-ATV transmitters will be sold in the near future including our design. Therefore it is important to be aware of the advantages, disadvantages and inherent problems with this new digital modulation scheme.

Within these pages we want to give you more insight in the world of digital transmission. This will be done with a more or less theoretical description of the different modulation techniques and the inherent problems. We believe that some severe knowledge must be present among us when we all want to use digital video transmissions in the future. Furthermore we will discuss some of the different professional standards that currently exists for digital video broadcasting (DVB-S, DVB-C and DVB-T) and the possibility for using these standards for amateur purposes.


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