Brieuc's DX ATV + DTV recordings via Tropo (North Africa)

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Brieuc's DX ATV + DTV recordings via Tropo (North Africa)

Post by Brieuc » 07 Jul 2019 22:17

Hi!
I have several recordings of my receptions of TV, on analogue and digital modes. So, I can propose you some videos of these records in this topic! Here, I can receive a lot of Algerian and Morrocan signals, but surprisingly never Spain, while I can receive massively spanish stations on the FM band (Same problem with Spanish DAB).
Unfortunately, I record these videos with my phone, because I can't do videos screenshots in ATV mode, and for DTV mode, I have too many signal variations, consequently I prefer to record with my phone, it's easier and faster.
These catches are made with an Omnidirectionnal FM antenna, and with differents TV, in Bastelicaccia, Corsica. I don't have VHF/UHF antenna in my home, because I can receive my local channels, with an simple metallic hanger, and even with my finger..! (From Coti-Chiavari - Ajaccio TX). So it's not easy to catch VHF/UHF signals with an antenna adapted for 98 MHz signals..
There are already some available records, by following this links:
Analogue TV:
171,25 MHz: Al Aoula, MRC from Boukhouali - Taouirt, 90 kW, 1 304 km, 810 mi: video, 2:33, video2 5:17
195,25 MHz: Al Aoula, MRC from Zaio, 70 kW, 1 267 km, 788 mi: video, 2:33
203,25 MHz: RTA 1, ALG from Chréa, 100 kW, 801 km, 498 mi: video, 0:51
210,25 MHz: RTA 1, ALG from Tessala, 100 kW, 1 113 km, 693 mi: video, 9:25
217,25 MHz: RTA 1, ALG from Bordj el Bahri, 32 kW, 745 km, 463 mi: video, 1:45

Digital TV:
490 MHz - E23: National MUX #TNT, ALG: from Oran Khar, ??? kW, 1 059 km, 659 mi: video 1:31
562 MHz - E32: National MUX #TNT, ALG: from Djebel Zerga, 100 kW, 865 km, 538 mi: video, 1:46
650 MHz - E43: National MUX #TNT, ALG: from Chréa, 100 kW, 801 km, 498 mi: soon...
When a new record will be available, I will update this topic. Many recordings will be coming soon, but uploading a 10+ minutes video in 1080p is very long.. 6 hours for 9m30 for example!
Hope you enjoy it :D !
Good DX to all, 73,
Brieuc
Brieuc - Tapis Blanc, FM and ATV DXer, in Corsica. Tuners: Sharp XL-60 / Airspy Mini, with FM Omnidirectional antenna
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Re: Brieuc's DX ATV + DTV recordings via Tropo (North Africa)

Post by Tim Bucknall » 08 Jul 2019 09:17

excellent info, i think you'd have had 163.25 if it was still on
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Brieuc
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Re: Brieuc's DX ATV + DTV recordings via Tropo (North Africa)

Post by Brieuc » 12 Jul 2019 08:56

Many thanks Tim!
Yes, it seems impossible to receive any TV signal on this frequency, there is nothing on this frequency unfortunately.. :/
Brieuc - Tapis Blanc, FM and ATV DXer, in Corsica. Tuners: Sharp XL-60 / Airspy Mini, with FM Omnidirectional antenna
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Re: Brieuc's DX ATV + DTV recordings via Tropo (North Africa)

Post by Brieuc » 13 Jul 2019 19:15

Hi everyone,
2 new uploads recently:
- ATV, with Al Aoula from Boukhouali - Taouirt MRC (90 kW, 1 304 km - 810 mi): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE177k7QMp8
- DTV, with MUX #TNT from Oran Khar ALG (??? kW, 1 059 km - 659 mi): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dDBMUj-xlw
If you pay attention to the bottom of the video of Al Aoula, you can see a scrolling message in Arabic, with 2 readable words: "TNT" and "2019". TNT means "Télévision Numérique Terrestre", it's the french name of "DVB-T". Unfortunately, I'm afraid that means the end of analogue TV in Morocco this year.. :(
Brieuc
Brieuc - Tapis Blanc, FM and ATV DXer, in Corsica. Tuners: Sharp XL-60 / Airspy Mini, with FM Omnidirectional antenna
My YouTube Channel

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