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After some experiments in the early 80's with Black and White television on the 70 cm band, this was become a left alone mode. After the first experiments, quite a lot of om's did no longer be QRV and the little space on the 70cm was taken by repeaters and packet stations so that the activity in ATV was decreed to zero.


After an expose from ON4VVV in the local club, the bug has bitten again, and the interests in the higher frequencies came back.

A Hamfest, an modified LNB, a 40cm dish, some good coax, an analog sat tuner, some hardware to mount the dish and some good whether where all we need.

A terrain study and a bunch of calculations proved that it had to be possible to make connection with the Ghent relay station, without the need of an high antenna position.

After only three weeks I was at new QRV in reception on the 10 GHz band capturing the local ATV Repeater ON0TVO.

Frans ON4VVV, The soul and the
engine after ATV in East Flanders

سُوۡرَةُ حٰمٓ السجدة / فُصّلَت
ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَهِيَ دُخَانٌ فَقَالَ لَهَا وَلِلْأَرْضِ ائْتِيَا طَوْعًا أَوْ كَرْهًا قَالَتَا أَتَيْنَا طَائِعِينَ ﴿١١
فَقَضَاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَأَوْحَىٰ فِي كُلِّ سَمَاءٍ أَمْرَهَا ۚ وَزَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِمَصَابِيحَ وَحِفْظًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ ﴿١٢

Surah Fussilat: Thereafter turned He to the heaven and it was as smoke, and said Unto it and Unto the earth: come ye twain, willingly or loth. They said: we come willingly. (11) Then He decreed them as seven heavens in two days, and revealed Unto each heaven the command thereof; and We bedecked the nether heaven with lamps and placed therein a guard. That is the ordinance of the Mighty, the Knower. (12)

De hemelen en aarde (waren) een samenhangende massa. Wij hebben ze toen van elkaar gescheiden… Wij hebben de hemel tot een beschermend dak gemaakt … en de dag en de nacht, de zon en de maan geschapen. (Koran 41 11:12)

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