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In this bumper edition you will find the exciting news of the Long Mynd receiver project - now you can plug your MiniTiouner hardware in to your Portsdown Raspberrry PI and you've got a one box DATV transceiver solution!
If you have blown up the inductors on your Serit tuner you will be interested in G4KLB's RT5047 project which provides current limiting for the LNA outputs and Jim G7NTG describes his 2.4GHz 250 watt PA for Oscar100. There's the June IARU contest results and good news about the 144 MHz band but a more worrying update on 23cms.
And finally to celebrate 70 years of BATC, Turning Back The Pages has a fascinating history of CQ-TV starting at issue 1 - and don't forget all the back issues are available on the BATC website. https://batc.org.uk/cq-tv/cq-tv-archive/
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We hope you enjoy this high quality, packed issue of CQ-TV and we really, really ,really would love to have some feedback from you - a lot of effort goes in to producing it and it sometimes feels we push it off out in to the ether and never know what you think about it - or if you even got it!
The BATC team
This new issue of CQ-TV is a treat. It allows us to see that the Porstdown project is a very active project that is only progressing.
The article on the Long Mind software is a great success. I thank Heather Lomond M0HMO for this fabulous job to have the reception incorporated in the Porstdown.
Excellent too, the LNB power supply with current limit for the MiniTiouner by Colin G4KLB.
An excellent article on the PA controller by Tim Forrester G4WIM with always the provision of PCBs in the BATC shop.
And of course Dave Crump G8GKQ's wonderful articles allow us to anticipate the future of the Postdown project (Jetson NanoBox and LimeNet Micro)
Finally a big thank you to the team that works to advance this beautiful project.
Gilles F1BFU /Fr