Narrow-bandwidth Television Association
Web Resources for NBTV
The most obvious place to go first of all is into a good search engine, e.g. http://www.google.com
and put in some key words such as 'NBTV' 'mechanical television' or 'Baird'
which will then reveal many sites with information. A recent search on 'John
Logie Baird revealed nearly eleven thousand 'hits', however many can be
discounted as they refer to the John Logie Baird award scheme. Readers
interested in the development and historical side of the hobby may
decide to use 'Baird' in the search engine. Several good books have been
published recently on the subject.
Searching the BATC (British Amateur
Television Club) site
provides many interesting related sites (including a
link to our own site) along with links to amateur radio enthusiasts featuring
NBTV material on their own home pages. Several of these containing animated GIF
files of NBTV material. A fair amount of NBTV activity can be found on the Dutch
Amateur radio sites as well as the USA, including Peter Yanczer's. If you are
reading the NBTVA web site you may also see pictures of our Annual
This site shows how to reproduce an NBTV version of test card 'F' on a
simple CD player using a WAV file and a spinning disk. Well worth a visit.
History of Television
Television, the first 75 years. Interesting site, lots of photographs and
facts about the early development of television.