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This edition is packed full of information with a major feature on the various ways the versatile Pluto SDR can be used to generate DATV and Paul M0EYT describes how it can also be used as spectrum analyser and tracking generator up to 6GHz.
We have part 2 of the BECG article on Television History - Live and Shaun G8VPG describes how the Ryde set top box has been installed at GB3ZZ to give a variable symbol rate receiver for the Bristol repeater.
Also inside CQ-TV you will find a summary of all the BATC projects we are currently running plus a report on grants made through the BATC bursary scheme.
And don't forget we are holding our annual repeater contest over the Christmas holiday giving you the opportunity to help your repeater group win £100 towards their running costs. Alongside this will be an individual activity ladder contest - scoring for both contests will be done online so watch out for more news on the forum viewtopic.php?f=75&t=7062
Don't forget the Thursday evening BATC net on Oscar-100 – more details on the forum. Please join us if you have transmit capability and if not you can watch all the action on the BATC streamer: https://batc.org.uk/live/oscar100net
The printed version of CQ-TV 270, in full colour on high quality gloss paper, is currently at the printers and will be dispatched by the middle of next week so hopefully be with those members who subscribe to the printed magazine before Christmas. If you currently don't receive the printed version, why not consider upgrading when you next renew your subscription?
On behalf of the BATC committee, we wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful 2021.