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Old 06-28-2016, 07:37 PM
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It is possible the one transmitting beat against the TV carrier creating a heterodyned image of the TV station in the reception band of the unit receiving....
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:42 PM
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matt99... do you happen to remember what channel the tv station was? There may be some easily calculated relations. For example the audio carrier of channel 5 TV was 81.75 mHz, almost exactly the third harmonic of CB ch 23.

benman94...Nice! I bet you can catch some pretty good dx when the tropo is hot.

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Old 06-29-2016, 02:46 PM
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Back around 1971 heard a Jesuscaster near 1520KHz from Iowa. I was in New Jersey just outside of NYC. About the only K callsign I ever heard from NJ (aside from the one in Philly).
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:28 PM
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matt99... do you happen to remember what channel the tv station was? There may be some easily calculated relations. For example the audio carrier of channel 5 TV was 81.75 mHz, almost exactly the third harmonic of CB ch 23.
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I don't remember for sure, but I really wanna say it was PBS, KRMA on channel 6. I know that's the channel that can also be heard on FM 87.7. What do you think?
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:04 AM
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Back around 1971 heard a Jesuscaster near 1520KHz from Iowa. I was in New Jersey just outside of NYC. About the only K callsign I ever heard from NJ (aside from the one in Philly).
I'm betting that was KXEL, Waterloo.

Best catch I ever had was back in the 60s. I had an aircraft receiver that covered approx. 150-400kHz and in the dead of winter with about 800' of wire strung tree to tree picked up Radio Luxembourg on 233kHz.

Of course, they were running about a megawatt or so. That might've helped
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:44 AM
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I've had the occasional good fortune to catch over the air digital TV broadcasts that were being propagated over a long distance, usually from northern Missouri.

Probably the "best" DXing experience I've ever had, though, was in late 2014. I was cruising down the road, scrolling through the FM dial when suddenly KLOU came in loud and clear! I'm only about 300 miles away in Illinois, so this was quite a surprise and definitely like nothing I'd seen before.

Reception was clear as a bell, and even the RDS data was coming in perfectly.

Luckily I met up with my father and asked to borrow his phone to get some video. The reception window stayed open for hours. I later tried some stereo receivers and (very good) standalone tuners hooked up to an outdoor antenna, but none of them managed the outstanding performance of the radio in my truck.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:12 PM
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1 time a friend was up on MT washington NH and a CA station came skipping in for a few mins. (AM) I forgot whether it was LA or San Diego..

He heard it long enough to get a location.......

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Old 07-06-2016, 10:00 PM
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The oddest DX catch for me was in the wee hours of the morning on a December day in 1982 (or was it 1983?), when a very good sporadic-E opening was going.

I had been watching a test signal from a TV station in Saskatchewan on channel 3, which was built to repeat a channel 5 station some distance away.

Suddenly, the resolution bar test signal gave way to an ID slide from Channel 5 Chicago (WMAQ-TV), and later test patterns of Channel 5 Cleveland (WEWS) and Channel 5 Bay City (WNEM). I was DXing the DX!
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:25 PM
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Excellent!!!!

The highest DX I have ever seen is when I was going to a school in Devon PA . At night channel 40 came skipping in but would fade out during the day.... (Channel 40 in maryland I think) It came in pretty much full quieting on rabbit ears!! (This was 1990)

Every night it was there........
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:43 AM
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1. Around 1979 or so, living in Western Mass. I picked up WBAY-TV Green Bay WI on channel 2 clear enough to watch and get the ID. Quasar 14" portable color TV with built-in rabbit ears.

2. In 1982 I was living in New Brunswick, Canada, and one evening got a whole ton of FM stations that were clustered around St. Louis for about 20 minutes. Technics SA-222 receiver with a twin-lead FM dipole.

3. Again in New Brunswick, listening to the space shuttle directly as it flew overhead. Panasonic RF-2200 with an ▒80 foot wire antenna.

4. ▒1988, living in Niagara Falls ON, two solid hours of Detroit UHF TV clear enough to watch. Toshiba 19" color TV with rabbit ears.

5. Until 2003 or so, living in Western Mass. meant analog springtime DXing from Florida, with WJXT in Jacksonville coming in most often, like clockwork on hot days, well enough to ID through windowblinding. GE 25" CTC-177a with amplified RatShack VU-75 roof antenna (yes, the same TV as in my sig).
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:12 PM
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I remember in the 80s during the summer,every morning channels 2 thru 5 (And sometimes 6) came skipping in.... They mostly all faded by noon......


I miss the good days!!


I LOVE IT WHEN THERE IS A BAND OPENING ON 3 METERS!!!

The last opening was last summer and man was it good one day!!!!!! -- I got 105.1 from MAINE FULL STRENGTH for about 8 hours!!! -- Other stations were in and out but them having thier antenna on a mountain,THEY DID WELL!!!!!!! (They were so strong they came in on my GE superradio also!!! (With just a little whip antenna))

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I remember back when Art Bell first aired his new show Midnight in the Desert about a year ago. I looked up what stations were playing it, and I found one in Tennessee on 5.85 MHz. I tuned my Philco 16B in and I could hear it crystal clear. I used to listen to Coast to Coast with George Noory, but I lost interest. That was on WERC 960.
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:34 PM
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Philco 16B huh? Must be nice. I now have a 37-665B and will soon have a Zenith 11S474. BTW What are you using for a shortwave antenna?
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:10 PM
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The 16B is out of commision as I do not have sny room to display it, and it is unrestored, so it looks like garbage. The chassis needs a total recap, esp since it was in a flood. The filter caps were replaced a year ago and that was it. I'm pretty sure I had a wire going outside onto a tall bush outside my window. I tried to get the station on my restored Zenith 5S127, and it wouldn't pick it up. I guess I should put the antenna outside again.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:52 PM
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I remember back when Art Bell first aired his new show Midnight in the Desert about a year ago. I looked up what stations were playing it, and I found one in Tennessee on 5.85 MHz. I tuned my Philco 16B in and I could hear it crystal clear. I used to listen to Coast to Coast with George Noory, but I lost interest. That was on WERC 960.
WTWW is on 5.085 mHz, but from the west coast, IIRC I heard the program better most evenings on WBCQ 7.490 and/or 9.330 mHz. After the shooting drama in December and his recent illness, I doubt that Art will ever return to the air.

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