The GB3ZZ ATV repeater is operated by the Severnside TV Group. Below right you can see the output of the repeater streamed via the BATC.
The large picture is from one of our 9100B webservers. You can start and stop the sequencing of the video channels using the buttons below the
picture. All four inputs are used, there is a view from a Camsecure dome camera mounted on the mast, a view of the repeater rack itself, a copy
of the GB3ZZ output feed and also a general information video about the club. Sometimes you can catch the operators working on the system.
The Severnside TV Group is a group of amateur television enthusiasts, based in the City of Bristol in the south west of England. Their catchment
area covers the Bristol Channel, lower River Severn and surrounding areas, including Cardiff, Newport and of course Bristol itself. Membership is
not limited to this area though as many of their number come from further afield.
they operate two television repeater stations, GB3ZZ in Filton in the north of Bristol and GB3XG a few miles south of the city.
The equipment rack at GB3ZZ holds monitors for incoming and outgoing signals, the receiver, transmitter, antenna switcher, control computer and
a VCR to record and later replay signals. There is a PC for BATC streaming, and a Camsecure Webserver fitted to stream off site to the Internet.
Also on the repeater site is a VHF radio link, used to provide feedback from users while maintenance or installation work is being carried out.
A modified satellite receiver can be ‘patched’ into the repeater to allow pictures from GB3XG, its sister station to be relayed.
Visit the STV Group website for more information on the club and its activities and for instructions on how to join.