We were closing down for the night and Arthur asked if I could spare a minute for a quick test without the PA; “It’s not going to work but you have to try” he said. Knowing how much interference we get when using vertical polarisation I had to agree it was unlikely to work. He quickly changed some connections and switched back on with just a milliwatt output. At my QTH the result was immediate and stunning, perfect pictures again with an MER of 9.5dB, and removing the analyser tee the MER rose to 11.5dB.
We are both convinced that DigiThin and the MiniTuner are excellent low budget projects for those wanting to get into RB DATV. Both projects would be ideal for club builds given the documentation was pulled together. Of course these are beta products and not totally bug free, they’re a load of fun though.
Well done and thanks to all those involved in the development of the hardware and software.
Hopefully somebody south of Birmingham might win that one!!
Noel - G8GTZ
BTW - see the new thread http://www.batc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=4203 about the potential starter project.