Axino Test BenchGO

Circuits, ideas and sub-systems developed in-house

Latest on the bench
  • Flicker meter for LED lamps
  • A DIY portable appliance tester
    (with Nextion touch screen display)
  • Audio low pass filters for FM transmitters




Axino-tech Consulting and Services is based in Wellington; New Zealand. My name is Bruce Whiteside and I provide technician services and consultancy in the fields of broadcast RF engineering, broadcast transmitter design services, installation and commissioning, analogue electronics, electrical appliance measurement, consumer AV product test and review, technical writing and design document peer reviewing.

Previously employed by Kordia and predecessors BCL, BCNZ and NZBC, I have over 40 years experience as a broadcast technician and consultant . Detailed background and history can be found on the ABOUT page. From the start of 2018, I am accepting only limited work requests, but may be available upon solicitation. Enquire via the CONTACT page above.


Design input to broadcast transmission systems design, for TV, FM and DAB transmission providers. Recommendations on configuration, power, programme input equipment, configuration, viability of off-air in-fill sites. Developing design documents, test plans and installer instructions.

Configuration and acceptance testing of broadcast transmission equipment for both FM radio and DVB-T.

I am one of the few consultancies remaining with expertise of analogue TV; still in use for MATV systems, security and hotels/motels.

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Confused about the jargonese in ads and user manuals? Axino-Tech can provide advice about Freeview and SKY reception problems as well as helping with interconnections between TV's, stereos and other domestic equipment.

Customised product tests from simple performance checks to full consumer type testing including ease of use assessments.

Advice about TV and FM reception, technicalities of broadcast transmission in N.Z plus assistance with setting up of broadcast transmission facilities. I may be able to help analyse RF interference problems and even build prototype radio-frequency filters (if below 1GHz), to prove that a proposed solution works before committing.

monitor tests
LCD monitor testing 2008

Technician services, including product testing, product comparisons, electronic assembly and testing of prototype circuits. For consumers and community groups, advice is available regarding Freeview and SKY reception, splitting TV to multiple rooms, connecting up smart TV's plus common IT matters.


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All information on this website is provided free of charge and in good faith. You are entirely responsible for determining if the information fits your needs and additionally whether an idea, article or schematic is fit and safe.

Tech books and mags

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The Axino FM transmitter

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