Band 3 TV 2016?

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Band 3 TV 2016?

Post by Chris Howles » 29 Apr 2016 21:15

What's left in Europe and North Africa if anything? I know the MUF doesn't get up to B3 that often but it does happen occasionally and its good to be prepared (yes I was in the Cubs!). I remember getting Tunisian TV on E5 on a 13 element in the loft back in June 1988. Gary Smith also received this on E5 and E7 along with Libya on FUBK test card on E6.
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Re: Band 3 TV 2016?

Post by daveB » 30 Apr 2016 10:47

According to FMList.org - Faroe Islands and Serbia have high power transmitters.
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Re: Band 3 TV 2016?

Post by Chris Howles » 30 Apr 2016 11:10

Thanks Dave. I'm not that familiar with navigating my way around FM list, I did look but could only find info for Band 1 and 2 TV TXs.
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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 30 Apr 2016 11:20

Hi Chris if you log in to FMlist select TVlist and then my TV (logbook and more) tab top left of the page this opens a new tab then select band and then Es tab and all current stations are shown.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Post by Chris Howles » 30 Apr 2016 11:27

ahh I don't have an account with FM list, I only ever use it for looking up PI codes I didn't realise there was extra stuff if you signed up
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Icom IC-R7100, D100 x2, JVC CX-610,
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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 30 Apr 2016 11:42

Ah right well there is a great lot of info if you sign up so well worth doing.
When I started FM-DX in 2011 I was writing my logs (oh dear) and then John pointed me to FMlist I joined and never looked back.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 30 Apr 2016 11:49

Here is a FMlist tutorial we did a while back.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=685

Andy
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 30 Apr 2016 12:12

FM List is a hugely useful tool for DXers.

It may not seem so straight-forward when you first set eyes on it, but after using it for a few days it became second nature. I'm more of a keyboard operator than a mouse operator. Using the keyboard I find I can whiz through log entry.

Let's not forget MW List too. The Visual Logbook on both these platforms is such a help to other DXers too.

Decide how you want to store your logs too. On FM List I have separate logbooks for each mode of propagation. I 'sort of' regret doing that now, but it does have advantages.

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Re: Band 3 TV 2016?

Post by Chris Howles » 30 Apr 2016 12:13

Thanks Andy, I'll have a look at it next week when I've got a bit more time.... cheers!
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 30 Apr 2016 17:24

the east med. is still full of Band 3 tx's
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Re: Band 3 TV 2016?

Post by Pascal Duval » 01 May 2016 10:28

I will be staying in the South of Gran Canaria come two weeks today and intend taking along a minimum of a fm dipole atleast along with a XDR F1HD but would it be worth trying for Band 3 tv reception or have all african countries moved over to digital ? If yes then perhaps the fairhaven RD500 could be used as it has in its design a separate tuner section for the tv bands as well as video output connection & and son for tv monitoring .

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