Fast-Scan Television (ATV)
Fast-Scan Television, often known simply as Amateur Television and abbreviated ATV and HAM TV, allows amateur operators to send and receive live-action TV images identical to analog broadcast TV.
Because ATV requires substantial bandwidth, it is only permitted at UHF and higher frequencies. This means that ATV is strictly a local communications medium, and DX is not common. (However, the record is Hawaii to California.) Amateurs wishing to exchange images with operators thousands of miles away should investigate Slow-Scan Television (SSTV).
- ATV Wikipedia entry
- British Amateur Television Club
- PC Electronics Supplier of ATV equipment
- ATV page from ARRL
|Modes of operation|
|Modes||CW * AM * FM * SSB * Digital * Echolink * Emission Classification * IRLP * Optical communications|
|Packet||APRS * D-Star|
|SSTV and ATV||SSTV frequencies * SSTV Modes|