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    ^ Only 1 kW???? That could kill any DX chances at all. I never gave a thought about that.

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    GACTVDX, PM your email address to me. I think you sent it to me once before but I can't find it. I think I will get you in touch directly with Eric. You have a lot of questions. I just acquired his email address and it is okay for any WTFDA member that wants to send him an email, rather than using the PM function.
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    To All:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cd637299 View Post
    ^ Only 1 kW???? That could kill any DX chances at all. I never gave a thought about that.

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    1kw transmitter output. The effective radiated power is much higher -- probably 20-30kw. Which still isn't big but not impossible. It is COFDM so more tolerant of interference than ATSC.
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    1kW is pretty low, but DX does funny things. Just two nights ago I logged 2.7 kW W40CU-D from St. Petersburg. Hadn't seen the thing in years. And none of Tampa's full-powers were decoding at the time!

    And being COFDM increases the odds too. You should certainly be able to see something from the Keys, Chris.

    And I'm fine with an SD box, BTW. It's all the same to my logbook.
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    To All:

    Who would like to have a standard definition (SD) Digital Multimedia Broadcast Terrestrial (DTMB-T) set-top-box?

    For now, I just want to get a rough figure count.

    If you missed my previous post, I will say it again. Cuba does not use VHF-Low band channels 2-6; don't expect to receive Es.

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    If you watch this video carefully, even if you don't understand Spanish--

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GClk0xmhI4k

    ....even hi-VHF is not being considered. A UHF antenna is pictured insofar as receiving the digital picture.

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    ** CUBA. DTV: 5TH DIGITAL TELEVISION FORUM ENDS IN CUBA
    http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&...m-ends-in-cuba

    Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The 5th Digital Television Forum ends
    today after several debates about new technologies and the ''analog
    blackout'' in Cuba.

    According to the Deputy Minister of Communications, Ana Julia Marin,
    the transition could happen by the year 2023. By then it is expected that the coverage of this technology in the country should be around 100 percent because at present the signal only covers 60 percent, she added.

    The official said that the country is preparing a partial analog
    blackout to give continuity to the digital television program, which
    will be reinforced in the next five years.

    The action will eliminate a single channel of the old spectrum and for
    that, an area with good reception and the most appropriate
    technological conditions will be chosen to measure the impact of the
    test, Marin explained.

    A report from the Business Group of Information Technology and
    Communications (GEIC) broadcast at the Digital Television Forum,
    explained that the signal broadcasting entities are located in the main urban centers and therefore, the service is available for 70 percent of the Cuban population.

    This coverage is possible thanks to 108 broadcasting entities installed since 2013 when the digitalization project began. Of these entities, 98 emit the standard signal, and 10 do so in high
    definition, the GEIC added.

    Until last September more than 1.5 million decoder boxes were sold to
    the population, as well as more than 230,000 hybrid TVs, capable of
    capturing the digital signal, the report added. sgl/lrp/rc/bhq/clau/gdc (via Mike Cooper, DXLD)

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