We'd like to think that the Portsdown users are a friendly bunch and so this page is dedicated to the Portsdown community!
Need help getting your Portsdown going?
If you can't find the answer there, head over to the Portsdown pages on the BATC member's forum.
Or come along to one of our Portsdown clinics at a rally this summer - see below.
You are not alone
And if you want to know if there's someone local to you who may be able to help or even be able to work over the air, take a look at the Portsdown users map -
It is a public map and does not contain any personal details but if you would like us to add your call sign, a more accurate location or other details just let us know and we'll update it.
Portsdown contest awards
For ATVers the most important on-air event of the year is the annual IARU ATV Contest which takes place over the weekend of 10/11 June. This year the BATC will be awarding certificates for the Best DX using a Portsdown Transmitter, and the best Portsdown to Portsdown Contact. So get that system built and on the air - more details in CQ-TV 255.
Portsdown clinics and demos
BATC will be attending the following rallies with a Portsdown demo, the member's shop and a fully equipped clinic - if you're having problems or just want to see how yours looks on the spectrum analyser bring it along!
If you can help and support BATC at these rally let us know - and if there are other events you would like to do on our behalf, let us know.
18 JUNE 2017 (To be confirmed)
30th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY
- Newbury Showground, next to Jcn 13 of M4, Berkshire.
25 JUNE 2017 (To be confirmed)
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
- Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
23 JULY 2017 (To be confirmed)
FINNINGLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
- The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
13 AUGUST 2017 (To be confirmed)
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
- Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, near Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 3DA
2-3 SEPTEMBER 2017 (To be confirmed)
TELFORD HAMFEST & G-QRP CONVENTION
- Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shrops.
9 & 10 SEPTEMBER 2017
BATC CONVENTION (CAT 17)
- Finningley Amateur Radio Society, The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
29-30th SEPTEMBER 2017
- Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY.
13-16 OCTOBER 2017
- Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6BZ.