Selected TV FM DX mp3 audio highlights.

Introduction

The following mp3 audio recordings represent selected highlights of my 1980-2001 VHF TV and FM DX received at Sydney, Australia.

From a standard cassette player, the audio was transferred to a PC using Musicmatch Jukebox 7.2 Plus. 64 Kbps was selected as a compromise for audio quality verses bandwidth.

My default mp3 player is VLC Media Player. MW and VHF DX recordings are currently recorded via Audacity free-ware PC audio editor from the line-out jacks of a Sony XDR-S3HD, or Icom R8500 communications receiver.

F2 propagation

Play 41.25 MHz channel F2 TDF France TV audio via F2 - 10,000 miles. 3-4-1981. (1.05 mb).

Play. 41.5 MHz channel B1 BBC Crystal Palace, England TV audio via F2 - 10,545 miles (16,980 km). 31-1-1981. Test card music followed by sign on for day with 'this is BBC1' announcement. (1.01 mb).

TEP propagation

Play. 50.11 MHz K6MIO/KH6 Hawaii via afternoon TEP + Es. 31-1-2000. (93 kb).

Play. 55.249988 MHz Manila, Philippines video carrier via afternoon TEP + Es. 1700 local time, 11-12-2002. (187 kb: 23 sec). Note TEP flutter.

Play. 56.25 MHz channel C1 China TV audio via evening TEP - 6,000 miles. 1991. (444 kb).

Sporadic E propagation

Play. 59.75 MHz ABS-CBN, chA2 Manila, Philippines, TV audio via 3Es - 3,900 miles (6,318 km). 1910 EST, 10-1-1998. (613 kb 1:17 minutes).

Play. 59.75 MHz KVZK, chA2 Pago Pago, American Samoa, TV audio via 2Es - 2,730 miles or 4,422 km. 1996. (61 kb)

Play. 92.1 MHz KSBS FM, American Samoa via 2Es - 2,739 miles (4,437 km). 17-1-1994. (302 kb).

92.1 MHz KSBS FM received via 2Es propagation at 2,739 miles (4,437 km).

Play. 93.1 MHz Yumi FM, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea via 2Es - 1,700 miles. 25-1-2000. (434 kb) 55 sec.

93.1 MHz Yumi FM, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea received in Sydney via 2Es. 1,700 miles Es is relatively rare at 88-108 MHz FM. This is because the maximum distance for single-hop Es at band 2 averages 1,400 miles. 2Es usually starts around 1,900-2,000 miles, hence 1,700 miles is in the 'hole' region of a doughnut Es path. Vanuatu 90.0 MHz FM at 1,550 miles is also rare.

An Onkyo T-9090 II FM tuner with four 110 KHz filters, and Triax 8 element 86-108 MHz yagi were used to receive Yumi FM.

Play. 93.9 MHz 2LVNI, Norfolk Island via Es - 1,200 miles. (724 kb) 1:44.

Play. 98.9 MHz 6ABCFM Northam-York, WA via 2Es - 2,050 miles. 25-12-91. (470 kb).

Play. 100.1 MHz 8HOT FM Darwin, NT via 2Es - 1,950 miles. 14-1-95. (553 kb).

Play. 103.5 MHz RRB, Queva, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia via Es - 1,350 miles. 31-1-2000. (403 kb).

Daily Aircraft Scatter propagation

Play. 96.7 MHz 3JJJ Latrobe Valley, Victoria, 407 miles (655 km).

Tropospheric propagation

Play. 98.6 MHz 1ZZH FM Hamilton New Zealand via tropospheric - 1,400 miles (2,270 km). Onkyo T-9090 II and indoor T-ribbon antenna! 29-10-90. (380 kb).

Links

Musicmatch Jukebox plus. Digital audio software.

Winamp. The leading high fidelity music player for Windows 95/98/NT that plays MP3s, MP2s, WAVs, VOCs and MIDIs.

Mituhiro's audio library for FM DXing. FM DX audio recorded in south Japan.

This page and the mp3 audio samples are Todd Emslie 2017. All rights reserved.