After being active with ATV on several bands with multiple video sources, I felt the need to have a video switch. With this I do not have to plug one video source to another anymore, it saves time especially when working in a contest.
A power meter is almost a necessity when building your RF equipment. Since I did not have one I decided to build one myself.
I decided to upgrade my old IC202 with some new features, a long time ago I already added a new frontend based upon a BF891 and SBL-1 but I now wanted to have a digital readout to have a better and more accurate frequency reading.
For Amateur Television I was looking for a simple and standalone video generator that could do the following:
- Show predefined pictures in graphic format ( .jpg )
- Play movies (in mpeg format)
- Play sound (MP3 or WAV format)
- Simple to use
- Network capable (uploading pictures)
- PAL output