Yesterday I went out for Chinese at lunchtime. My fortune cookie said “Begin…the rest is easy.” I hope that’s true.
Tonight I began the first step of getting on the air with ATV. I was sent a M369 TV Modulator by the fine folks at Cadco Systems. This unit should be able to output approx 10mW, though I haven’t yet measured it.
I’m feeding it into an M2 HO Loop antenna right on the workbench. I was able to receive a signal a couple dozen feet away. I consider this phase to be a success.
The next step is to get some amplifiers together to boost the power to 15W. At that point I have a lead on a high power amplifier that I can build that should be able to get me up to around 400W sync power. I also need to find a 32V power supply.
More to come!