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Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 02 May 2015 12:08
by Tim Bucknall
from moldova.org via twitter

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 02 May 2015 19:43
by daveB
Being picky - but shouldn't FMList have MDA as Moldova - and not as Moldavia when using full country names? The old medieval country of Modldavia now being part of Romania, part of Ukraine and part independent state of Moldova

David

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 02 May 2015 20:10
by Günter Lorenz
David, you are not picky, but simply right. I just changed the countries name.
Thanks!

Günter

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 03 May 2015 11:02
by Tim Bucknall
you know your onions Dave!
poor benighted Moldova is a good example of stalinist fake geography, grab a bit of Romania, gerrymander it with some slav lands east of the dniestr to stop it rejoining romania, slap a name mis-appropriated from Romanian history on it and bish bash bosh!

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 03 May 2015 15:51
by Jim (Bournemouth)
are we talking TV here? or radio?

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 03 May 2015 15:55
by Tim Bucknall
just TV

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 03 May 2015 20:40
by Alex Cator
I want to get analogue television via SpE. Should a log-periodic and an old Philips CRT television set from around 2000 be fine?

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 03 May 2015 21:50
by satnipper
Wikipedia says Moldova is also known as Moldavia...

In any case the concept of a Moldavian entity separate to Romania far pre-dates Soviet Russia by centuries, notwithstanding the playing with Eastern European borders by all the great powers following WW I and II.

Looks like only Russia and Ukraine will be left on Band I in Europe.

Stuart

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 03 May 2015 22:29
by Andrew Webster,Wigan
Alex Cator wrote:I want to get analogue television via SpE. Should a log-periodic and an old Philips CRT television set from around 2000 be fine?
Regarding the Philips TV they used to have VHF/UHF but around the late 90's most just had UHF only so you would need to check that.
Regarding the log if it's a UHF one then you would be lucky to get much but in saying that I did receive Germany via E's with a UHF aerial when tuning a Philips N1500 VCR that's what started me off DXing.
A simple dipole will suffice for band 1.

Andy

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 03 May 2015 23:06
by daveB
Alex Cator wrote:I want to get analogue television via SpE. Should a log-periodic and an old Philips CRT television set from around 2000 be fine?
£12.40 worth of RTL dongle from cosycave + SDR# software with the PAL/SECAM plug-in from Vassili and you will be well set up - with a simple dipole with each half of the element 1 metre long. You can get a dipole centre for half-inch ali tubing for a few quid if you want to do it properly. [Oops don't forget a computer is needed!]

You might find your telly has a 'mute' that stops it displaying a signal unless the sound is decent - my LG monitor does.

Rgds

David

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 04 May 2015 10:18
by Alex Cator
The RTL dongle should work well on PAL and SECAM analogue TV with that plugin. I miss PAL forever! :cry:
Hopefully my OIRT dipole (vertical) and OIRT 3-ele Yagi (horizontal) should pick up good Band I TV reception. I look forward to getting the two of the OIRT antennae.
My Philips television goes down to 50 MHz from what I remember, up to somewhere around 700 MHz. I can get distorted off-frequency signals from FM radio signals (wrong filter bandwidth?). Kiss, for instance, actually on 106.4, is on 103.0, and the TV tunes in 1 MHz steps. My set-top box (also made by Philips), with a TV Yagi at the old house that got surprisingly good DX results on Band 2 (e.g. 98.1 Pontop Pike under flat conditions with a booster), never managed to get foreign DVB-T muxes via tropo, even with a booster.
I wish there was more analogue, so maybe an RTL-SDR with Vasili's PAL/SECAM plug-in with an OIRT antenna would be good for analogue Band 1 television?

Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Posted: 04 May 2015 10:38
by Tim Bucknall
Alex, its off freq due to the vision/sound split, depending what system you're set to, the audio you hear will be 4.5 mhz-6.5mhz above the tuned freq