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Moldova to go digital June 2015

Post by Tim Bucknall » 02 May 2015 12:08

from moldova.org via twitter
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Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Post by daveB » 02 May 2015 19:43

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

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Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Post by Günter Lorenz » 02 May 2015 20:10

David, you are not picky, but simply right. I just changed the countries name.
Thanks!

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 03 May 2015 11:02

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!
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Post by Jim (Bournemouth) » 03 May 2015 15:51

are we talking TV here? or radio?
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 03 May 2015 15:55

just TV
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Post by Alex Cator » 03 May 2015 20:40

I want to get analogue television via SpE. Should a log-periodic and an old Philips CRT television set from around 2000 be fine?
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Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Post by satnipper » 03 May 2015 21:50

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.

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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 03 May 2015 22:29

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.

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Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Post by daveB » 03 May 2015 23:06

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.

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Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Post by Alex Cator » 04 May 2015 10:18

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?
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Re: Moldova to go digital June 2015

Post by Tim Bucknall » 04 May 2015 10:38

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
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