Saturday at Lulworth ranges on the South Coast (IO90PU)- I will have:
437 RB-TV and DATV plus AM rx using TVsharp.
23cms RB-TV, DATV and FM
13cms ATV and DATV rx only
I also have but will not be taking with me unless requested:
3.4 DATV tx and rx
5.6 FM ATV – 750 milliwatts and rx
3cms DATV Tx and Rx and FM ATV.
On Sunday I will be going to Dunstable Downs (IO91RU) with excellent take off to the North and East.
I will take all bands.
Talk back 144.170 SSB and 144.750 plus http://www.dxspot.tv and my mobile 07881914287
Noel – G8GTZ
What to transmit
The basic aim is to send a 4 digit code and have it successfully received. Do remember that the numbers in the 4 digit code should not be the same or consecutive: 4752 is OK, but 2345 or 2222 are not.
Contest reports use the P scale for reporting ATV signal readability: The P report is followed by a sequential 3 digit serial number for the contact. For example for your first contact on 23 cm you might send the report P4001, and for the second contact P5002. Start from one for each band; if you are unsuccessful in receiving pictures, you can send back a report such as P0003. This ensures that your attempt at a contact appears in the log.
Time of the contest
The contest starts at 1 pm UK time on the Saturday and runs through until 7 pm on the Sunday, so there is plenty of time to get on the air. The rules allow for “roving”stations, so there is no reason why you should not operate from home on one day, and go out portable on another, or even use multiple portable sites. Just remember to use new 4-digit codes from each location.
The contest rules refer to times in UTC: this is Universal Coordinated Time (the abbreviation comes from the French translation which is internationally accepted). Many of us will know this as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is the clock time in the UK during the winter, but one hour behind in the Summer when we use British Summer Time (BST). This is why the International Contest starts at 1pm and finishes at 7pm for us.
And you need to download the excel spreadsheet and fill it in to submit your entry to Dave G8GKQ at this email address: contests @ batc.tv
http://www.batc.org.uk/contests/ATV_con ... YYMMDD.xls
You will need to ‘enable macros’ so that the scoring functions will work.
This year’s contest is being judged by VERON, the Dutch Society, so we can expect strong competition from them. Whilst we may not be able to compete in terms of points, I would like to think we could be competitive in terms of the number of stations active.
Please remember to submit your logs to me before Monday 26 June so that Dave can forward them to the Netherlands for International Adjudication.
The BATC will be awarding certificates for the Best DX using a Portsdown Transmitter, and the best Portsdown to Portsdown Contact; just put a note in with your entry.
Don't forget the latest software version has got a 4 digit number generator built in - no more scribbled numbers!
The weather looks reasonable - so get on air, help get the UK top of the entry table and have some fun
3cm DATV Tx/Rx
23cm DATV Tx/Rx
70cm DATV Tx/Rx
2m DATV Tx/Rx
Talk back via 2m, DXspot.tv or phone 07762112271
Will be runing MobiComm DFM 1200 TSIM home made transmitter unit and 18 element beam home made
power 1.5 watts at 8.5 meters ABG
Receiver unit is MobiComm DFM 1200 RTIM
I will be on 1316 mhz RECEIVE
My CALL IS G7VNP/P OPERATOR Kevin
Contest number i will send jo02 from wab sq TL66
The station is 343 ft HASL
Lat 52:12:02.77 North
Lon 0:26:16.27 East
On Sunday, I hope to be on the Ridgeway near Didcot, Oxfordshire with 146, 437, 1255, 5655 and 10367.
Talkback for both days on 144.75 MHz FM.
2m, 70cm, 23cm, 13cm, 9cm, 6cm, 3cm and 1.2cm
good luck all
Do you have a map reference for the Ridgeway site please.
Probably Bury Down SU478840