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March 15, 2021 7:04 pm  #1

Rare DX Photos

I have a collection of DX photos from the mid 1980's. Not being tech savy, our moderator RA has graciously agreed to help with the posting of three of the pictures. Photo One is a b/w of KJRH ch 2 in Tulsa. Quite clear considering the distance. Photo Two is an extremely vibrant colour shot of WLBT ch 3 in Jackson, Ms. Photo three is again of WLBT five minutes after photo two was taken. You can see the fading has already begun. Also note in the top right corner of the photo the KBTX call letters from Bryan, Tx.


March 16, 2021 12:02 pm  #2

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Hey...I know where to find Tulsa and Jackson but where are you located?


March 17, 2021 4:24 am  #3

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I currently reside in North York. These photos were taken mid-late 1980's at my parent's home in sw Oakville.

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March 17, 2021 5:04 pm  #4

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I used to pick up KJRH TV 2 Tulsa, Oklahoma quite a bit via E-Skip (Es) when I lived up in Sudbury, Ontario. I have a recording on YouTube of KJRH NBC TV 2 from circa 2001. Recorded near Sudbury, Ontario.  

KJRH NBC 2 Tulsa via e-skip 2001 Part 1 of 3: 

KJRH NBC 2 Tulsa via e-skip 2001 Part 2 of 3: 

KJRH NBC 2 Tulsa via e-skip 2001 Part 3 of 3: 

Here's more of my recordings of e-skip TV from the early 2000's! Recorded near Sudbury, Ontario.  

WCBD NBC 2 News Promo Charleston, South Carolina from January 9, 2001: 

WSIL ABC 3 Southern Illinois from January 9, 2001: 

KXMB CBS 12 Bismark/Mandan, North Dakota from around circa 2000. Note that KXMB 12 relayed it's signal on channel 2 as KXMA.

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March 18, 2021 9:15 am  #5

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Very impressive colour video of KJRH. No local ch 2's to null helps quite a bit.

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March 19, 2021 8:42 am  #6

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Now THIS is what I call an amazing DX catch.

Radio enthusiast picks up 1233am from Australia in Alaska


March 19, 2021 2:02 pm  #7

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Some more vintage mid-late 1980's photos of WBRZ, KPRC [the first time I received it] KSNC [Needed an atlas to find where Great Bend was located] and KSNW.

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March 20, 2021 10:56 am  #8

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WWL 4 New Orleans - and the show name meant I didn't even need to check the ID. From north Kawartha Lakes.
   KPRC 2 in Houston and other analogs then made the transition to digital:
 ''' KNOP 2 in Nebraska was one of the first digital TV stations to sign on. The signal below decoded briefly leaving the following souvenir:

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March 24, 2021 12:47 pm  #9

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Some Canadian DX today along with two Florida regulars. The Radio Canada Atlantique was ch 3 in Yarmouth, NS. The CBC Manitoba was CBWT ch 4 Winnipeg. As for WPBT and WEDU, they were fairly regular in the GTA but rarely this clear. In one photo, WGRZ is in the background. In the second photo, Buffalo is totally absent. WEDU is in colour with no ghosting.

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