|Would you support a Digital TV repeater
in SE London / NW Kent area?
I have recently applied to the RSGB Repeater Management Committee
for a new digital TV repeater for SE and East London and would be
pleased to enlist your support for this proposal.
Key Technical Objectives (not all delivered on day one!)
Build a digital TV platform that can be easily received with the
minimum of equipment and cost (i.e. a digital Satellite box, pre-amp
and antenna).This means using the DVB-Satellite format with output
frequency in the 23cms band.
Four multiplex channels; two input frequencies, one analogue in
70cms and one digital in 13cms with simultaneous dual operation
One HD information channel carrying technical topics material and
demonstrations designed to support amateur radio as a hobby at special
event stations and possibly GB2RS news broadcasts.
D-Star APRS display and ATV information channel and application
development, perhaps SSTV and internet inputs etc.
Sound channels possibly carrying local repeater outputs.
Establish an open-source for groups to develop new applications
and ideas for the repeater.
The objectives of the proposed repeater are to:
Encourage the up-take of ATV within the hobby
Encourage home construction of ATV Transmitter equipment and to
promote experimentation and self-learning of Digital TV techniques
Encourage new entrants to the hobby via public event station demonstrations
Encourage amateur radio groups to develop applications on the DVB-S
platform and to experiment with new codec technologies and improvements
in receiver and transmitter design.
If you would like to support the application, I would be very pleased
if you would e-mail me, please feel free to include any ideas that
you may have for application or service development or any features
you would like to see.
Justin G8YTZ email details firstname.lastname@example.org