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Melbourne Amateur TV Group


After 30+ years, VK3RTV analogue has closed  and VK3RTV1 and VK3RTV2 digital are now on air. Congratulations and thanks to Peter VK3BFG for his tireless work in getting the new digital system and controller up and running. There is some fine tuning of the system to be done and a digital input to be added. Stay tuned for further news.

VK3RTV to go Digital see latest VK3RTV information for details


Amateur Television (ATV) transmissions in Melbourne are mostly via the VK3RTV amateur television repeater on Mt Dandenong although a number of operators make simplex contacts on both 70cm, 23cm and 3cm. The ATV repeater is in operation 24 hrs a day and provides coverage of the greater Melbourne area.

The output of VK3RTV is a standard Digital TV signal on 446.500 MHz ( Below Channel 28 on most UHF Televisions ).

Voice contact with other ATV'ers can be made on the ATV liaison frequency 147.400 MHz FM simplex, it is also a good idea to keep an ear out on this frequency when operating ATV. If unable to transmit on 147.400 MHz and require a picture to be put up on the repeater then drop a short note to the email below and I will see what can be arranged.


For more information email : vk3rtv@hotmail.com

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