Wednesday, August 09, 2006
FM/TV DX from Canada
Special thanks to Rob Ross for sharing his recent FM/TV DX and photos. By staying current on station information and propagation, you can help increase your station totals and county count on the TV bands. There are several good online references to aid you in this regard.
Propagation is your number one priority to follow and two sites represent the best on the net William Hepburn's VHF/UHF Tropospheric Ducting Forecast at http:home.cogoeco.ca/~dxinfo/tropo.html and Tomas Hood's Propagation Resource Center http://prop.hfradio.org/.
Don't forget to visit the Worldwide TV-FM DX Association at www.anarc.org/wtfda/ The WTFDA is the leading source of information dedicated to the study, and enjoyment of long-distance propagation of television and FM broadcasting signals. Armed with two excellent prop websites and help from WTFDA, both should help you in your hunt for distant FM and TV signals.
The following FM/TV loggings represent Rob's DXing for the past eleven days.
FM/TV include E's, Tropo, and some more Digital TV stuff....including my 2nd Canadian Digital Station, and a New Distance Record for me on Digital TV at 257 Miles!!!
Digital TV Stations logged now at 43 Stations.....
FM Tuner is......................Magnum Dynalab FT-101A
FM Beam is.....................APS-14, 14 Element Beam @ 50 Feet.
TV is...............................Hitachi 50V500E HD/Digital
Digital Tuner is.................US DIGITAL
UHF Antenna is...............Channel Master Flying Arrow @ 55 Feet.
VHF Antenna is...............APS-14, 14 Element Beam @ 50 Feet.
My Location is................London, Ontario Canada
27 WNYB-DT Jamestown, NY July/23 2335 EDT EXC
Channel 26-1 with WNYB-DT, Praise the Lord Pgm.
NEW STN. TCT/TBN
22 WFXP-DT Erie, PA July/24 0015 EDT EXC
Channel 66-1 with WFXP-DT, CSI Pgm.
NEW STN. FOX
44 WWJ-DT Detroit, MICH July/24 0927 EDT EXC
Channel 62-1 with WWJ-HD, with Want to be a Millionaire
NEW STN. CBSROSS, ONT.
21 WMYD-DT Detroit, MICH July/24 0930 EDT EXC
Channel 20-1 TV20-HD, with Jerry Springer.
Channel 20-2 TV20-SD, with Jerry Springer.
NEW STN. WB
2 KACV Amarillo, TEXAS July/24 1150 EDT VG
Sesame Street. KACV 2 ID on Screen. PBS Spsonsors.
NEW STN. PBS
99.5 KQBR Lubbock, TEXAS July/24 1252 EDT VG
Country Music. Phone # for Requests. ID as "Lubbock's
NEW STN. 100 KW
45 WDIV-DT Detroit, MICH July/24 1750 EDT EXC
Channel 4-1 WDIV-HD, with PSIP (STN ID) Only.
Channel 4-2 WDIV-SD, with PSIP (STN ID) Only.
NEW STN. NBC
99.7 KBCY Tye, TEXAS July/24 1247 EDT VG
Country Music. ID as "99.7 KBCY and the Lonestar Cafe".
NEW CALLS 100 KW
24 CBLFT-DT Toronto, ONT. July 29 2131 EDT EXC
Channel 25-1 CBLFT-DT with FRENCH Drama Show CBC Pgm.
NEW STN. CBC FRENCH 2nd Canadian Digital Stn.
59 WLNS-DT Lansing, MICH. Aug/01 0603 EDT EXC
Channel 6-1 WLNS-DT with 6 News this Morning.
NEW STN. CBS
54 WSTM-DT Syracuse, NY Aug/01 2209 EDT EXC
Channel 3-1 WSTM-DT with Law and Order
Channel 3-2 WSTQ UPN 6 News
Channel 3-3 Weather Plus
Channel 3-4 The Tube Music Videos
NEW STN. NBC New Digital Record for me at 257 MILES!!
93.1 WHDR Miami, FLA. Aug/02 2021 EDT VG
ID as "93 Rock" Stn Contest and promo. "South Florida's
Pure Rock Stn".
NEW CALLS 98 KW
2 KJRH Tulsa, OKLA. July/24 1218 EDT NBC
3 KFDX Wichita Falls, TEX July/24 1230 EDT NBC
90.3 KNYD Broken Arrow, OKLA July/24 1228 EDT 50 KW
93.3 KKNG New Castle, OKLA July/24 1238 EDT 100 KW
4 CJCN Grand Falls, NFLD July/24 1503 EDT NTV/CTV
100.1 WCKT Port Charlotte FLA Aug/02 2012 EDT 84 KW
96.5 WPOW Miami, FLA Aug/02 2025 EDT 98 KW
99.1 WEDR Miami, FLA Aug/02 2029 EDT 100 KW
100.3 WCTH Plantation Key FLA Aug/02 2028 EDT 100 KW
92.9 WIKX Charlotte Hrbr FLA Aug/02 2239 EDT 100 KW
94.5 WARO Naples, FLA Aug/02 2047 EDT 99 KW
98.7 WKGR Ft. Pierce FLA Aug/02 2058 EDT 100 KW
(Source: ODXA/Robert S. Ross VA3SW/Ontario, Canada)
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