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    Default Remote DTV DX site Payson, IL

    This remote DTV DX site was connected to Rabbitears Sunday, June 4, 2017. Mike G. and I are starting to get the needed equipment rounded up and Mike will be putting all the pieces together. Once all equipment is set up, it will be remote controlled like the setup in Milford, IL. Thanks to Mike, this is all possible. I could never do this project without Mike.

    Payson, IL is a small town near Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO and is right at 200 miles west of the Milford, IL site. Payson sits on the edge of the Mississippi River valley and has a great view of the area to the south and southwest. Reception has always been good from this spot so it was a perfect location for setting up another autologger for Rabbitears.

    In just over two weeks, the setup has scanned and logged 117 DTV stations as far as 526 miles to Jackson, MS with WDBD 40/40. The SiliconDust HDHR-US tuner is currently using one tuner, tuner 0, and is connected to an Antennas Direct XG91 antenna @ 18 ft. AGL with an old-style Channel Master 7777 preamp. https://rabbitears.info/tvdx/one_tun...01B94C9/tuner0
    https://m.rabbitears.info/index.php?...tzone=ET&unit=

    Disclaimer: Prior to connecting the setup in Payson, I ran a test trial by connecting to Rabbitears while in Indianapolis. It worked fine, but I forgot that the Indy stations received on that day, June 1, were logged by Rabbitears but were not received in Payson. So if reviewing the stations received, please ignore any Indy area stations received on 6-1-17. All stations listed after that date were received in Payson.

    Two new DTV stations were received this morning: KAUT 40/43 & KSBI 23/52, Oklahoma City, OK @ 448 miles.

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    Here's an update on this remote DTV DX site in Payson, IL. Since June 4, the setup has logged 187 stations. I still have not made the trip over to Payson to update the initial older equipment and to install a separate antenna setup with remote rotor control. Some very good tropo conditions on Oct. 12 & 13 really helped the log book at this location with quite a few DTVs over 500 miles from places like Atlanta, GA; Montgomery, AL and Selma, AL. The best tropo distance from Payson to date has been 611 miles with WCOV 20/20, Montgomery, AL, in at least two different times. https://m.rabbitears.info/index.php?...tzone=ET&unit=

    A couple of new logs were received via the HDHR manual tuner that were not received via the HDHR scanning tuner setup, like WBMA-LD 40/58, Birmingham, AL @ 501 miles and WEPH 49/49, Tupelo, MS @ 432 miles. Some other recent stations received include: WAKA 42/8, Selma, AL 585 miles; WIIQ 19/41, Demopolis, AL 547 miles and WPCH 20/17, Atlanta, Ga 564 miles.

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    Some new logs from this site on Fri., Oct 20th:

    WCTV 46/6, Thomasville, GA @ 753 miles
    WTWC 40/40, Tallahassee, FL @ 752 miles (transmitter in GA near FL state line)
    WTVM 11/9, Columbus, GA @ 630 miles, received with 91XG, a UHF antenna
    WHDF 14/15, Florence, AL @ 401 miles

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    I finally got over to Payson, IL last week and updated some of the equipment along with installing a separate antenna system for DXing. Another new added feature includes the ability to take screenshots of DTV reception. Here are a couple examples of reception received this morning:

    KSNT 27/27, Topeka, KS 247 miles
    KTKA 49/49, Topeka, KS 255 miles, new log

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    New DTV logs from Saturday, Nov. 4th.

    KQCW 20/19, Muskogee (Tulsa), OK @ 375 miles
    KMYT 42/41, Tulsa, OK @ 356 miles
    KOCB 33/34, Oklahoma City, OK @ 451 miles
    KAAS (KOCW) 14/17, Hoisington, KS @ 416 miles (Manual HDHR-US tuner & Ascan indicated "KAAS" and FCC & Rabbitears indicated "KOCW")
    KOOD 16/9, Hays, KS @ 408 miles
    KSNC 22/2, Great Bend, KS @ 414 miles

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    Some of the new DTV logs from Sunday morning, November 5th.

    KERA 14/13, Dallas, TX @ 592 miles. Received by autologger while I stepped away from computer.
    KTEN 26/10, Ada, OK @ 477 miles
    KWTV "News9" 39/9, Oklahoma City, OK @ 450 miles
    KTUZ 29/30, OKC, OK @ 450 miles
    KFOR 27/4, OKC, OK @ 448 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by indysteve View Post
    KAAS (KOCW) 14/17, Hoisington, KS @ 416 miles (Manual HDHR-US tuner & Ascan indicated "KAAS" and FCC & Rabbitears indicated "KOCW")
    Your picture indicates that you were on RF14, so it was KOCW you saw.

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    I just noticed that WAND (LD) 29/17, Jacksonville, IL @ 65 miles from the Payson, IL remote DX site has very recently moved from RF 40 to RF 29. I found a CP for this in the FCC files. This is a 15 kW translator for WAND 17/17, Decatur, IL (NBC). Hi Fred V.

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    More new DTV logs from Payson, IL remote DX site on Monday morning, November 6.

    KETV 20/7, Omaha, NE 271 miles
    WOWT 22/6, Omaha, NE 271 miles
    KXVO "CW15" 38/15, Omaha, NE 276 miles (no pic)
    WIBW (LD) 44/13, Topeka, KS 262 miles (translator for WIBW 13/13)
    KDCU 31/31, Derby, KS 365 miles (barely cut thru strong signal from KCWE 31, Kansas City)

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    Thanks to tropo enhancement this morning, seventeen new DTV stations were received, including:

    WYMT 12/57, Hazard, KY 471 miles
    WKHA "KET" 16/35, Hazard, KY 471 miles
    WUPX "ION" 21/67, Morehead, KY 429 miles
    WTVQ 40/36, Lexington, KY 388 miles
    WKYT 36/27, Lexington, KY 387 miles
    WBKO 13/13, Bowling Green, KY 322 miles
    WHAS 11/11, Louisville, KY 307 miles

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