6 December 2021 – Using the Pluto and RPi4 for Amateur TV and Narrowband use by Noel Matthews, G8GTZ

| August 10, 2021

Noel’s presentation

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

Noel will give 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 will give 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 will also be describing 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 will describe 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.

Noel 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.

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WatchRSGB Convention lecture 2016 – Advances in amateur TV

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