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CQ-TV is another bumper issue! Martin G4FKK has an update on the agenda for our online CAT23 on October 21st and Dave G8GKQ reviews the ICOM905 and looks at it's ATV capabilities. Also inside Grant VE3XTV proposes a new hybrid television transmission system for amateurs and Keith GU6EFB shows how to use that old discarded tablet as a 2nd monitor for your PC.
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The AMSAT DVBS-GUI software is also functional, but I struggle to work out what I need to tweak to get a picture from it reliably. It does support Pluto, RTL's (so RX from 70-^GHz) and RSP's so a range of frequencies and performance covered.
73 John G7JTT
there is also a very basic GUI but, not being a linux expert, I couldn't get it to work!
I was using it with a Lime mini on 70cm receive yesterday.