Long distance television

Thanks, that’s higher than I thought it was.

Last time I was in Geelong, earlier this year, most houses still looked to have their antennas pointed at Mt Dandenong.

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In much of Geelong the Mt Dandenong signal is stronger anyway. In some places it’s the only choice due to shadowing from nearby hills (ie. Waurn Ponds, Bell Post Hill).

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yes but the Six and TV8 networks share a lot of common programming and not just the essential programmes (such as news, Midday Show, Days of Our Lives, cricket, football etc.), regional-produced shows such as Showbiz ‘82 (Vic spinoff of National Star Quest), the Fred Fargher Show and Friday night music show Breezin’ were shown on both networks simultaneously in the early 80s. In those days half of the schedule for both networks were identical.

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I saw National Star Quest on GLV10 when I was on holiday in Lakes Entrance in 1979, however I never saw it in Melbourne. Was it only on regional TV?

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yes it was. It was produced IIRC out of either BTV6 or WIN4.

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The fault is called by another transmitter, shouldn’t the transmitter causing the problem either adjust their equipment or provide a FM filter for the impacted receivers?

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The solution is point a UHF antenna to the Geelong Translator where you can.

Also, it became less of a problem after the analogue shutdown and using a Band III-only antenna, rather than VHF wideband antenna.

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TV8 and the Six Network did have very similar programming, although it diverged significantly in 1990-1991 after they signed agreements with their partner Capital City networks before aggregation on Dec 31st 1991.

It was great if you lived in Shepparton - GMV-6 for Nine programmes, BCV-8 for Ten, and AMV-4 to get Seven. It was like TV aggregation before aggregation.

Where I lived in Bendigo at the time (Strathdale), it was very much of case of just the ABC, BCV-8 (Ten), and a snowy GMV-6 (Nine).

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I remember Shepparton very well, It was In a very good location to receive all 3 commercial TV channels before aggregation often travelled up there In the late 80s & early 90s before aggregation.

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Currently visiting the Hawkesbury. The family house is picking up the Razorback TV signals this afternoon. First noticed on the TinySA unit. Never seen the Razorback signals up here before. There is some tropo around this afternoon as the ABC FM’ers from Canberra were in as well.

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Would depend exactly where you are & maybe when the signal bends in that particular way, you’re not there, but Razorback DTV is in an SFN with the Central Coast DTV for a reason, it travels a long way normally & there’s locations around the North end of Sydney, South end of Central Coast who get both signals strong enough to cause issues if it wasn’t in SFN.

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Understandable being 3.5kw and at a good elevation, during tropo it can cause signal quality reduction on my Central Coast reception, but it is still very watchable.

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I Have Some Channels From Picton is Illawarra and Sydney Channels from Thrilmere NSW

ABC
SBS
10 Wollongong
7 Wollongong
7 Sydney
CH 9 Wollongong
Channel 9 Sydney
10

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I Have Some Central Coast Channels From Terry Hills and Avalon Beach NSW Of Northern Beaches at The End on Sydney

ABC
SBS
7 Central Coast
7 Sydney
Nine-NBN Central Coast
Channel 9 Sydney
10

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You are clearly trying to imitate/plagiarise(?) @Jacob_Joseph’s posts from 2016, which didn’t really fit the theme of this thread. If you want to share your regional LCN observations, go somewhere else. I recommend the “DTV Channel Names” thread if you want to share a full set of location-based LCNs.

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