Fast-Scan Television (ATV)

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Fast-Scan Television, often known simply as Amateur Television and abbreviated ATV and HAM TV, allows amateur operators to send and receive live-action TV images identical to analog broadcast TV.

Because ATV requires substantial bandwidth, it is only permitted at UHF and higher frequencies. This means that ATV is strictly a local communications medium, and DX is not common. (However, the record is Hawaii to California.) Amateurs wishing to exchange images with operators thousands of miles away should investigate Slow-Scan Television (SSTV).

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Modes of operation
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SSTV and ATV SSTV frequencies * SSTV Modes