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HD DVB-T HiDes HV-202E ATEM TV Studio DVB-T DATV all working

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HD DVB-T HiDes HV-202E ATEM TV Studio DVB-T DATV all working Finally, I have all the pieces connected for a high-quality, live DVB-T TV studio and TX. My interest has been in establishing a high quality, video and audio, DATV system. This post covers the full working system, albeit small-signal. The details of each of the components are covered in earlier posts.

The main components of the system are:
HiDes HV-202E, self contained DVB-T TX with HDMI input: http://vk4zxi.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/hides-hv-202e-dvb-t-self-contained.htmlBlackMagic Designs ATEM TV Studio: http://vk4zxi.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/datv-dvb-t-blackmagic-designs-atem-tv.htmlHigh-definition digital SLR and CCTV video cameras: http://vk4zxi.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/dslr-cameras-for-live-tv-not-so-simple.html, http://vk4zxi.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/hd-cctv-cameras-cheap-quality-live.html
The front of the operator console. The ATEM TV Studio is PC-based and is mounted in a small stand, just viable behind the laptop scree…

BladeRF transverter with SDR# on Windows

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BladeRF XB-200 transverter working with SDR# on Windows Software to support the BladeRF XB-200 transverter is beginning to emerge, however, the information is spread across a number of sources. In this post I have amalgamated the various bits of information to get the devices working on Windows 8.1.
Connecting the cables It is not entirely obvious how the various connectors are used. The information is provided in the BladeRF GitHub:  https://github.com/Nuand/bladeRF/wiki/Getting-Started:-XB200-Transverter-Board

For RX only:
RXFILT-ANT to RXFILT to bridge "custom" filter.RXIF on transverter to BladeRF RX to connect transverter to BladeRF.Connect antenna to transverter RXANT for use with VHF and above.Connect HF antenna to ADC (be careful, see earlier post- http://vk4zxi.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/bladerf-transverter-and-hf-trx-its-been.html).

Windows SDR# software for BladeRF  SDR# software to support the BladeRF and Transverter is available at the time of writing at: http://ww…

HiDes HV-202E DVB-T self-contained transmitter: Quality all digital live DATV from DSLR camera at last!

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HiDes HV-202E DVB-T self-contained transmitter: Quality all digital live DATV from DSLR camera at last!
The HiDes HV-102E DVB-T self-contained transmitter has arrived at US$660 delivered. I ordered the USB version of this professional HDMI/HD-SDI 4 band (100 MHz - 2.5GHz) DVB-T TX originally, but upgraded to the stand-alone box instead. (see why latter). It works perfectly out of the box and is easily configurable for any modulation or media parameters.

I had a good experience with the HiDes DVB-T HD CCTV camera transmitter; see earlier post. As such I thought I would try their HDMI input DVB-T TX. Surprising similar, as will be explained.

The impressive specifications per HiDes:








There isn't much this box can't do! Any frequency (up to 2.5 GHz!), any band-width, any media modulation parameter. There isn't anything that comes close, at any cost.

I set it up on a channel my little 16" TV could receive (by cable with an attenuator) and connected up a Cannon 70D SDLR cam…