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William Hepburn
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40 Years of TV DXing
It was 40 years ago this morning that I started my bizarre hobby of trying to get distant TV stations on our antenna. Now after getting 1,086 stations from 9 provinces, 38 states and 15 countries, that keen interest still carries on. The day before July 25,...

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It was 40 years ago this morning that I started my bizarre hobby of trying to get distant TV stations on our antenna. Now after getting 1,086 stations from 9 provinces, 38 states and 15 countries, that keen interest still carries on. The day before July 25,...

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1st Trans-Atlantic E-Skip
It wasn't on TV or any of the other broadcast bands, but I'm still happy to receive my first Trans-Atlantic VHF signal yesterday via E-Skip rather than F2 Skip. It was also my first VHF DX from Africa. The station received was EA8DBM Tenerife, Canary Island...

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While we're on the topic of strange-acting TV carriers, I found another one yesterday during an E-skip opening. So far it's a UTV (unidentified television station) as I could not get any discernible video. It really is odd as the carrier seems to FM modulat...

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CITO-TV 3 Timmins turns into a police car
This morning fellow DXer Ed Phelps reported hearing a TV video carrier on channel 3+ that sounded like a police siren. Intrigued, I checked and found it too. It appears to be CITO-3 Timmins, Ontario. At a distance of 376 miles, I can normally see the carrie...

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9th province via TV
On July 15th, I finally managed to pick up Prince Edward Island on TV via sporadic E-skip to bring my provincial total up to 9 - leaving just one more to go (British Columbia) to complete all 10.  Due to its small size, PEI has always been a difficult VHF D...

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DXing near the North Pole
As my first blog, I thought I'd reissue something that I wrote back in 1997 but is still of interest. It was written in response to Kevin Redding who asked what DXing was like during my time living in Canada's High Arctic (Nunavut, ex-NWT). I originally pos...
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