And many TV engineers have held ham licenses and performed their own share of experimental work in their off-duty hours. Early on, at least one manufacturer offered camera pickup tubes at discounted prices to encourage experimentation by the radio amateur community. Ham TV has evolved right along with the rest of the industry, moving from mechanical scanning to all-electronic operation, then color, and eventually to digital video and most recently, high-definition imaging. And while commercial television entities have routinely spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in retrofitting analog plants for digital broadcasting, hams—being an ingenious and creative lot—have managed to go digital on the cheap. His interest in both ham radio and television date back to the mids.
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Amateur television - Wikipedia
Amateur radio encompasses a wide variety of modes and innovation. One of these fascinating areas is amateur television which covers all aspects of video production, editing, transmission and reception of television. It has often been at the forefront of the technology developments. Many amateur stations are now transmitting digital pictures DATV using the DVB broadcast standards; and using video streaming technologies to exchange pictures with ATV operators around the world.
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Amateur television ATV is the transmission of broadcast quality video and audio over the wide range of frequencies of radio waves allocated for radio amateur Ham use. Ham TV stations were on the air in many cities before commercial television stations came on the air. ATV includes the study of building of such transmitters and receivers , and the study of radio propagation of signals travelling between transmitting and receiving stations. ATV is an extension of amateur radio.
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