Pre-war BBC TV received in America

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Pre-war BBC TV received in America

Postby pete_uk » 04 Sep 2016, 21:40

In 1938 a bit of tropo sent the low band VHF TV signals across the atlantic.

Here's the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kk0ytK_nqA

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Re: Pre-war BBC TV received in America

Postby Buick Mackane » 04 Sep 2016, 21:42

pete_uk wrote:In 1938 a bit of tropo sent the low band VHF TV signals across the atlantic.

Here's the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kk0ytK_nqA


And they've just received it 78 years later ? :wtf:
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Re: Pre-war BBC TV received in America

Postby WhiteNoisePoetry » 05 Sep 2016, 05:59

More likely F layer, not tropo at 50Mhz / distance.

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Re: Pre-war BBC TV received in America

Postby Minus1 » 06 Sep 2016, 19:27

Still happens today when the atmosphere is being co-operative, look for US Fire Dept pagers between 33.42 - 33.98 MHz (20 kHz channels). Most likely in the afternoon here.
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Re: Pre-war BBC TV received in America

Postby MrWeetabix » 07 Sep 2016, 08:03

They've never had decent TV since :-P
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