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Another year has passed and it's soon time for the Summer Fun ATV Contest.
1200 UTC 11 June 2011 - 1200 UTC 12 June 2011 - BATC Summer Fun Contest
My Portable activity locations...
Saturday 11th June i will be on the NORTH side of the North Yorks Moors with a limited path to south, it should be interesting for local ativity..
Sunday 12th June i will be on the SOUTH side of the North Yorkshire Moors at the usual site IO94LI, excellent take-off towards SE/S/SW.
Active bands will be:
70cm Anlaogue/Digital - 25el 100W
23cm Analogue/Digital - 2x28el 100W
13cm Analogue - 80cm and 30W
3cm Analogue - 80cm and 1W
As usual if you are planning to be near your radio/tv gear in the shack or thinking of going portable then let us all know on here and we can all enjoy some more activity on ATV.
73 and see you all soon...
I suggest we try to make this a BIG digital activity weekend (as happened in August last year) and get as many people on as possible.
Please pass the word around and encourage others - we should also post the weekend activities on to the various Yahoo groups.
I will hopefully be on 70cms DATV, 23cms ATV and DATV and 3cms ATV.
Noel - G8GTZ
With the addition of a high altitude balloon launch, weather permitting Saturday morning.
Live video and GPS RTTY data included with tracking on spacenear.us.
WE hope to stream the event live on GB3GG.
73s for now John.
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Symbol rate: 2MS/s FEC 3/4 or on request. Frequency: 436.0 MHz.
Talkback: 144.750 FM Vertical.
Can also receive only TV on 3cm, 10GHz
Location: Harrow N W London. Grid: IO91TO. Antenna height 500ft asl.
I will also be watching BATC.tv GB3BH stream for any mesages.
I will be active from IO94EQ82 200M ASL Saturday and Sunday
23CM Analouge rx +tx
23cm digital rx + tx
13cm Analouge rx + tx
13cm digtal rx + tx
3cm analouge rx not sure about tx yet
3cm digital rx
70cm analouge rx + tx
70CM digital rx only
Hope to work some of you on the contest
I asked Chris to put up a chat only page at BATC.TV, to keep the bandwidth down for mobile users, which we can use specifically for talkback (some of used GB3HV in August).
He has already responded with http://www.batc.tv/chat_only.php - let me have your comments and I'll feed them back to Chris - I'm trying to get him to do an ATV only KST type page!
We also need to put an email out on the UK microwave group and I've suggested to Dave G8GKQ that a BATC info email should go out as well...
look forward to seeing you all next week - my site should be good to the North on 70cms DATV
Noel - G8GTZ
This weekend is the BATC Summerfun Contest and it presents an ideal opportunity for an "Activity Weekend". The fun starts at 1300 local on Saturday 11 June and goes on until 1300 local on Sunday 12 June.
Look out for the following stations (A = Analogue, D = Digital):
M0DTS (Saturday) IO94LK with 70cm A+D, 23cm A+D, 13cm A, 3cm A
M0DTS (Sunday) IO94LI with 70cm A+D, 23cm A+D, 13cm A, 3cm A
G1LPS IO94EQ with 70cm, 23cm, 13cm, 3cm
G0EHV/P IO94XT? with 70cm, 23cm
G4ZCN IO94JP with 23cm
G3KJX/P (Saturday) with 23cm - somewhere on the North Yorkshire Moors
G8GTZ IO91KH with 70cm D, 23cm A+D, 3cm A+D
G8ADM IO91TO with 70cm D, 3cm (RX only)
G0ATW RAF Stenigot
G1LPS IO94EQ with 70cm A+D, 23cm A+D, 13cm A+D, 3cm
Talkback will be on 144.75 with discussions on a low bandwidth chat channel at
Please post on the BATC Forum if you are going to be active:
Full details can be found at
or you can e-mail the Contest Manager at email@example.com
BATC Contest Manager
My locator will be IO94ET, the other one is in the N.Sea!
I will be active on Saturday only, from start until around 1700 UTC.
70 cms kit dusted off and checked today!
Also on 24 cms.