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Mel Whitten, KØPFX, Presents:
“Getting Started in Terrestrial Digital ATV”
At September 2023 Pacificon
Brandmesiter Network now has a Talkgroup #3196 for ATV.
Today, April 7, Roland Hoffman, KC6JPG announced to the Amateur Television Network (ATN) community the Brandmeister team has assigned the TalkGroup #3196 to its powerful Network. Roland is quoted as saying, “This Talkgroup will be well utilized and will be used as a vital link with our national and international television operators to communicate within one another during our live video transmissions within the amateur radio service, especially with the many emergency operation centers and agencies we serve during a time of crisis. Our ATV operators will now be in constant communications with each other while manning their cameras , especially during emergency operations, thanks to YOU, your US Coordinator, and your entire team in establishing TG 3196 for ATN.” Roland further commented to Brandmeister liason, Anthony Marcin, “On behalf of the hundreds of ATV operators within our Amateur Television Network team, THANK YOU and the entire Brandmeister team for your service and support towards establishing TG 3196 for the Amateur Televison Network.Roland Hoffman – KC6JPG
Digital Systems Director
Amateur Television Network
If anyone would like more information on the Brandmeister Network or Talkgroups please use the links here. Some of you may be very familiar with using Talkgroups and have some helpful information for the rest of us, please contact the webmaster for inclusion in this article. I’m sure more nuggets will be shared on the WØATN repeater in the coming weeks. Check into the Wednesday evening net @ 7pm 146.73 repeater to hear/see the latest.
The weekly SLATS NET meets on Wednesday evenings at 8 PM (7 PM beginning Nov. 8, 2023) on 144.34 MHz. (When the net is not in session, the normal talk-back frequency is 144.34 Mhz simplex.) Topics of discussion in the past couple of months have been extremely interesting! There have been presentations on various subjects from cool CAD programs for Amateur Radio/Electronics enthusiasts to the latest inexpensive (~$50) digital Antenna Analyzer! We also viewed the exciting video of the antenna replacement for local TV Station Fox2 KTVI at their transmitter site in Sunset Hills using a big Sikorsky S6 helicopter. Those who check in to the net can share videos of their construction projects, drone footage, security cams, or fascinating relevant videos they discovered on the internet. All this is possible by utilizing the club’s Digital ATV Repeater, WØATV/R transmitting on 426.00 Mhz. So, if you only have the capability to receive the repeater, be sure to check in on 146.73 Repeater to let us know you’re watching. If you can transmit, come on in and join the fun. If you need help with your equipment, check-in! There are plenty of folks willing and able to help you GOTA (Get On The Air)!
Winterfest 2022 is now history!
First Club Meeting in Two Years – January 5, 2022
We met again at the Sports Cafe’ in Bridgeton for good food and good comradery
December’s SLATS meeting was ..
a big success. The room and food at the Sports Cafe’ were very satisfactory.
Eleven folks were present to hear and approve several new items and projects proposed by our president, Mel Whitten, KØPFX.
- New club logo approved
- New date for the club net – – Wednesday evenings @ 8 pm 144.34 MHz.
- New Banner and Business cards to be printed for Winterfest
- ATN personalized polo shirts etc. were distributed
- The next luncheon may be at the same location next quarter.
- Watch HERE for further news items and updates
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