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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

TV E-skip from Mexico

Mike Schaffer, KA3JAW, in Easton, Pennsylvania, sent me a report about some great sporadic E propagation he experienced last month. 

Mike wrote, "The summer Es season had ended on August 1. But ten days later I grabbed a 1,580 mile Es double-hop television station in southern Mexico. It was an analog channel 4 call sign, XHKYU in Valladolid, Yucatan emitting low power at 4 kW."

Equipment used:
  • Memorex MVDR-2102 - Full Format DVD Recorder, Analog TV Tuner
  • Panasonic SA-DP1 DVD Stereo System 100 Watts
  • Visteon HD Jump HD Radio
  • No Brand TFT Color Monitor - For Automobile
  • 55 Ft. RG-6 Quad (25' near antenna end, 30' near TV tuner end)
  • Antennacraft Yagi model Y526 (cut-to-band) for VHF channels 2-6
  1. Antenna azimuth: West (270 deg.), Elevation: +30 deg. (shed roof pitch)
  2. No antenna preamplifier was used
Mike posted videos of the event on YouTube:

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