Bring back Spain on Band 1.

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Paul_Logan
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Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by Paul_Logan » 12 Jun 2019 17:16

I miss Spain on Band 1.

When nothing was happening on Band 2 you could always watch the bullfighting or the regional news and weather.

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Chris Howles
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Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by Chris Howles » 12 Jun 2019 21:02

Me too Paul, I miss band 1 sporadic E in general. I only really moved to FM in its absence.
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Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by simbeav » 12 Jun 2019 21:32

Band I was fantastic and my favourite DX in my teenage years.

Even just watching a test card with Norge Melhus etc on gave me great enjoyment,

You could almost guarantee a few May day parades from the east on 1st May, then the European Cup final on whichever part of Europe was coming in and the season seemed to last all summer with something around most days.

Or is that just looking back with the old rose-tinted ones.

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Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 12 Jun 2019 21:41

Ah yes Spain was very regular with bullfighting which my wife kept telling me to put it off she didn't approve bullfighting.

Here's some videos to bring back memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaXbFIs09R0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5xILqldiM0

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Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by pe1etr » 13 Jun 2019 08:38

I started with TVDX back in the eighties, and progressed to FM when I got a tuner with a digital display in the 90s.
I've been thinking a lot about 'the good old days' of European Band I TVDX.

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Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by RvdH60 » 15 Jun 2019 21:28

How I long to receive those old test cards from the 70's and 80's again!
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Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by Paul_Logan » 16 Jun 2019 10:15

I remember borrowing a portable TV from my sister in the early 80s and fiddling about thinking "I wonder can I get anything from far away" - I used to look at the Pics published in Practical Wireless, but I had no understanding of how it all worked.

The portable had a loop antenna on the top, maybe six inches across. It produced excellent pics from RTE Truskmore on Band 3, but then one night around midnight ( again not even knowing really when to look) I started tuning around on the VHF-Low setting and bloody hell theres a picture, a man doing weather and "Feck! is that a map of Spain!"

And that was the beginning for me. I was already into FM and Short Wave and CB, but the thril of seeing Polish TV back then really was something - pre collapse of the Soviet Bloc.

Imagine if we could all go back now with the gear and knowledge of the present!
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Re: Bring back Spain on Band 1.

Post by AMDXHUN » 19 Jun 2019 10:16

Back to my childhood when I received TVE with a 3m long wire :)

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