The ATV community in the UK is represented by the BATC which was founded in 1949 to promote our hobby of Amateur Television (ATV) and is the largest such specialist organization in the world with 950 members, 15% of whom are living outside the UK. We are a non profit organisation and the club is run by its members on a voluntary basis. The club covers all aspects of Television from making and editing programmes to transmitting television on the amateur radio bands.

The BATC website provides more information but the club provides the following for its members:

  • A colour magazineCQ-TV, is produced for members in paper or .pdf (cyber membership) formats.
  • This web site where you can find our online shop stocking hard to get components, software downloads for published projects and much more.
  • A members forum at for help, information and the interchange of ideas.
  • A video streaming facility at  which enables repeaters and individual members to be seen worldwide.
  • An annual Convention held in the UK where you can meet other members, visit demonstrations and listen to lectures.

More details about about amateur TV in the UK can be found in the BATC presentation to the ATV conference at HAMRADIO 2015 which can be viewed and downloaded here.