Jeff Kadet, K1MOD's

 

TV DX 
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"It's All In the Timing" - Johnny Carson
 



K1MOD's Shack, History, Etc. Page


TV DX photos and veries from 1963-1965 from Needham, MA



TV Station s/offs taped in 1963-1965 from Needham, MA



More Vintage TV QSL Cards
(click on each photo to enlarge it and also to advance to the next one)


Logbook of 1915+ Analog TV Stations seen from Macomb, IL since 1983 in Excel sorted by:
channel - state - city

(callsign changes do not count)


New Analog  TV Loggings In 2011 and 2012
(not in above list)



All Analog Photos by Channel-Callsign
(click on each photo to enlarge it and also to advance to the next one)



Logbook of  600+  Digital TV Stations seen from Macomb, IL since 1999 in Excel sorted by:
RF channel - state - callsign

(callsign changes do not count)



All DTV Photos By Channel-Callsign
(click on each photo to enlarge it and also to advance to the next one)


New DTV Photos for 2012
(not in above list)
(click on each photo to enlarge it and also to advance to the next one)



F2 RECEPTION



ODDITIES



Some Rare QSLs



Important TV DX Links


Photos of text IDs taken off a Sangean HDT-1X FM tuner in 2008




***TV DX Equipment***




 

Macomb, IL
 

K1MOD Antennas

(click to see image)

the overguyed 80' Rohn 25G and 47' 20G 

A Channel Master 1110 VHF antenna and Channel Master 7 foot screened UHF dish,
with Channel Master CM 7777 pre-amp, are atop the 80' tower fed with 1/2 inch hardline.

A Mosley TA-33 tribander is on the 47' tower and a M2 6M7JHV 7 element 6 meter yagi is ten feet above it.


the screened 7 foot Channel Master UHF dish
the screening is 1/2" hardware cloth with stainless steel cable ties
Screening helps improve directionality, front-to-back, and possibly gain.


a Channel Master CM7777 pre-amp and 1/2" aluminum hardline are used
 


E-Skip Antenna
 15' 7" long vertically polarized Channel Master 1110 up 12' with 10 degree tilt

The mast is a wheelbarrow handle and the 2 supports are fiberglass.
The coax is guided out the back using ½ of a hula hoop.

The antenna is vertically polarized to attenuate horizontally polarized stations
received by groundwave

It is only 12' high to also attenuate groundwave stations.

The 10 degree tilt upwards may or may not help improve E Layer reception.

(note: I've since removed the  front 6 hi-band elements) 

RG-11 coax and a Winegard AP-8700 pre-amp is used.



 

A Zenith for each lo-band channel during E-Skip openings

(note: the two bottom 13" Zeniths have failed after years of service.  I've since acquired

13" sets made by Sony, Emerson,  Sylvania, and two more Zeniths as backups.)


An Insignia DTV converter box connected to a
60" Sony HDTV monitor is the main DTV DXing equipment

plus a Diamond VC500 video capture device.

An ICOM R7100 VHF/UHF communications receiver with analog video adapter connected to a 9" Panasonic b&w monitor,
and an ICOM IC-756 Pro II ham transceiver are also used.







last updated July 11, 2012