Jeffrey Borinsky thinks Television is far too easy. Anyone with a smartphone can shoot footage of high technical quality and send it, live or recorded, anywhere in the world. Jeffrey goes on to explain it was not always that way and looks back on the early days of Television Outside Broadcasts.
Ed Joy K0JOY Has come up with a new 23cm antenna. This is a modification of a 2.4 GHz, BBQ grill, parabolic dish antenna normally for on 1.25 GHz (23cm band). Ed has kept the BBQ grill parabolic reflector intact but modified the dipole feed element to work on 23cms.
Trevor and Mike have written another column on the GVG mixer conversion and this one explains the history behind why they started the project and then goes on to investigating, implementing control of the faders and mixer pots in Vmix. Even if you don’t have a GVG panel there is a simple programme in Annex BASIC that will let you test the i2c interface using just the ESP and Arduino micros. If you are spinning your wheels looking for panel this might be something to get working in the meantime.
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