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Dave S
01-25-2017, 04:55 PM
Here's a color test pattern I received today from Richard Brewster, who's currently over in China. He didn't say if this was current or vintage.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u645/CPE1704TKS/Screen%20Shot%202017-01-25%20at%204.27.12%20PM_zpsblyprvnh.png

MadMan
01-26-2017, 02:35 AM
lol they literally just took the indian head test pattern and put colors on it. Sounds like something they'd do.

kf4rca
01-26-2017, 09:37 AM
Is that the HD or SD pattern? Looks like the wedges go out to 476 lines. But it's a 3x4 aspect ratio.

stromberg6
01-26-2017, 06:18 PM
A quick memory from my time in South Korea: On the DMZ in base camp, we in the commo hut had an early 60s Philco TV that needed some TLC. I took it down from its perch on some lockers, took it apart to get to the tuner, etc., and cleaned the dickens out of it. Re-assembled, and connected to the 2-bay conical antenna that faced directly into the high hill in front of the hut. We pulled in AFRTS with much noise in the pic, but one day I was flipping through the channels, and came upon some E-skip (?): a signal probably from Beiging.
It was a "communist folk opera", and looked like the liberation of a village from the evil capitalists by the PLA troops. No audio, but now to the point ( I do go on; sorry): the test pattern during the station break was a portrait of Chairman Mao with an animated sunburst rippling around his head. No one had a camera with film. It's imprinted in my memory, though. BTW, it was low band VHF.

kf4rca
02-01-2017, 08:14 AM
The Chinese used PAL for LD. Often it will lock up on an NTSC set but there will be no color.
Did you know that in those dictatorship countries, that when a state leader dies, they turn off the color for 2 or 3 days on all their broadcasts?

JB5pro
02-01-2017, 09:44 AM
lol they literally just took the indian head test pattern and put colors on it. Sounds like something they'd do.

He he. At least you can't get lead in your system looking at it