Australian TV and FM DX distance records



Here are the current Australian TV and FM DX distance records. More verification and details are welcome.

Television DX

F2 propagation

George Palmer holds the overseas F2 record for TV: Williamstown, Melbourne, VIC to Crystal Palace, London (BBC chB1), during 1956/57, at 10,503 miles, or 16,902 km.

Anthony Mann holds the inland F2 record for TV: Perth to RTQ0 Toowoomba 2,172 miles, or 3,495 km.

Sporadic E propagation

Anthony Mann holds the overseas Es record for TV: Perth, WA to American Samoa chA2 KVZK, 4,700 miles, or 7,567 km.

Anthony Mann holds the inland Es TV record: Perth to ABDQ3 Toowoomba 2,172 miles, or 3,495 km.

Anthony Mann holds the inland Es record for 2 meter TV: Perth, Australia to RTS 5A, Loxton, South Australia, 1,448 miles, or 2,345 km.

Robert Copeman hold the overseas Es record for band 3 TV: Sydney, Australia to TV2, ch4 Auckland, New Zealand, 1,340 miles, or 2,171 km.

Geoff Wolfe holds the inland Es record for band 3 TV: Bombala, Australia to MVQ6 Mackay, QLD. 1,100 miles, or 1,782 km.

Tropospheric propagation

Todd Emslie holds the overseas tropospheric band1 TV record: Sydney, NSW to Te Aroha, NZ 1,402 miles, or 2255 km. (NZch3 Te Aroha).

Anthony Mann holds the inland tropospheric TV record: Albany, WA to SAS channel 10 Adelaide, SA, 1175 miles, or 1880 km.

Chris Martin holds the overseas tropospheric record for band 3 TV: Brisbane, Australia to TV2, ch4 Auckland, New Zealand, 1,500 miles, or 2,430 km.

Anthony Mann holds the overseas tropospheric record for UHF TV: Perth, Western Australia to Indonesia, (1,700 miles).

EME Moonbounce propagation

Tony Mann holds the inland EME record for UHF TV: CTC ch35 Mt Ulandra, Wagga, NSW, to Perth, Australia. (2,000 miles).

Tony Mann holds the overseas EME record for UHF TV: WBBH-20 Ft Myers, Florida USA, to Perth, Australia.

Mobile TV DX

Robert Copeman holds the mobile DX record. While travelling in a Sydney train, Robert received New Zealand ch1 TV. (1,250 miles).

FM radio, 88-108 MHz FM DX

Sporadic E propagation

David Headland holds the overseas Es FM record: Marlo, VIC, to KSBS FM 92.1 MHz American Samoa 2,972 miles, or 4,783 km.

Anthony Mann holds the inland Es FM record: Applecross to 105.7 MHz 4ABCRN Toowoomba, OLD 2,172 miles, or 3,495 km.

Transequatorial propagation

Todd Emslie and Tony Mann hold the overseas FM TEP record: Darwin, Australia to 88.1 MHz, KHPR, Honolulu, Hawaii - 5,373 miles, or 8,702 km.

Todd Emslie and Tony Mann hold the MUF record for 221.76 MHz Japanese TV audio, received in Darwin, north Australia - 3,120 miles, or 5,020 km.

Tropospheric propagation

Anthony Mann holds the overseas FM tropospheric record: Perth, WA to Yogyakarta, Indonesia ~ 1,700 miles, or 2,730 km.

Anthony Mann holds the inland Australian FM tropospheric record: Perth, WA to 90.9 MHz 7JJJ FM Launceston, TAS - 1,852 miles, or 2,981 km.

Thanks to the following Dxers:

Anthony Mann, Perth, Western Australia.
Chris Martin, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
David Headland, Pakenham, Victoria, Australia.
Geoff Wolfe, Cooma, NSW, Australia.
George Palmer (last known to be in Gold Coast, QLD).
Robert Copeman, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Todd Emslie, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Compiled and researched by Todd Emslie for ICDX. Records current as of 10/01/2010.

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