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    Twenty-five years ago, today...

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    ... I recorded WVIT 30 New Britain, CT. (895-ish mi) via tropo.

    This was the pick of the litter from a great Tr event that included analog TV from ON, MI, OH, PA, NY, and, of course, CT.

    73, Ed NN2E
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    Your TV is on 24/7.
    Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
    The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
    Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
    Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
    Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
    Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
    Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
    Jeff Foxworthy

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    Found another one from this event...

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    ... WVIA 44 Scranton, PA. 735-ish mi.

    73, Ed NN2E
    Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
    "You Might Be a Redneck If...
    Your TV is on 24/7.
    Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
    The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
    Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
    Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
    Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
    Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
    Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
    Jeff Foxworthy

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    One more...

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    ... WOLF 38 Scranton, PA. 750-ish mi.

    I think this is actually a dual ID for WOLF 38 and sister station WWLF 56 Hazleton, PA. (725-ish mi) I logged both of them during this event.

    73, Ed NN2E
    Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
    "You Might Be a Redneck If...
    Your TV is on 24/7.
    Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
    The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
    Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
    Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
    Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
    Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
    Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
    Jeff Foxworthy

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    Sure is... It reads:

    WOLF-TV 38 WWLF-TV 56
    SCRANTON • WILKES-BARRE • HAZLETON
    Este programa es público, ajeno a cualquier partido político. Queda prohibido el uso para fines distintos a los establecidos en el programa.

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    Here are the new logs from the Sept 13-14, 1992 event...

    CFMT 47 Toronto, ON 665 mi
    CITY 57 Toronto, ON 665 mi
    WUTV 29 Buffalo, NY 660 mi
    W40AM 40 Masury, OH 515 mi
    CBLN 40 London, ON 563 mi
    WTBU 69 Indianapolis, IN 240 mi
    WSMH 66 Flint, MI 497 mi
    WAQP 49 Saginaw, MI 497 mi
    WLAJ 53 Lansing, MI 457 mi
    WLLA 64 Kalamazoo, MI 425 mi
    WSEE 35 Erie, PA 570 mi
    WTLJ 54 Muskegon, MI 444 mi
    WGGN 52 Sandusky, OH 435 mi
    WMGC 34 Binghamton, NY 755 mi
    WENY 36 Elmira, NY 714 mi
    WTXF 29 Philadelphia, PA 745 mi
    CIII 29 Sarnia, ON 525 mi
    WBRE 28 Wilkes Barre, PA 735 mi
    CKCO 11 Huntsville, ON 765 mi
    CBLN 34 Sarnia, ON 525 mi
    CBLFT 34 Pentunguishene, ON 703 mi
    CIII 41 Toronto, ON 665 mi
    CICO 18 London, ON 563 mi
    CICO 59 Chatham, ON 515 mi
    WSYT 68 Syracuse, NY 768 mi
    CFTO 9 Toronto, ON 665 mi
    WWTV 9 Cadillac, MI 530 mi
    WVIA 44 Scranton, PA 735 mi
    WWLF 56 Hazleton, PA 725 mi
    WVIT 30 New Britain, CT 895 mi
    WOLF 38 Scranton, PA 750 mi
    WNEP 16 Scranton, PA 735 mi
    WNED 17 Buffalo, NY 658 mi
    WGTE 30 Toledo, OH 425 mi

    ... This brought the log total to 614... About three years worth of DXing from this location.

    73, Ed NN2E
    Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
    "You Might Be a Redneck If...
    Your TV is on 24/7.
    Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
    The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
    Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
    Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
    Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
    Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
    Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
    Jeff Foxworthy

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    Very impressive list of stations, Ed. I'm amazed that you could actually ID that many stations in one opening, as stations didn't ID often, and that was before DTV's instant PSIP ID's. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre stations did particularly well. They actually do well here too (at 111 miles) despite rough terrain. It looks like they have an excellent site. I wasn't DXing at all in 1992.
    Chris - Poughkeepsie, NY
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    Thanks, Chris...

    What I miss about analog DXing... It wasn't just, "pop up and gone," as DTV does so often. Signals might be very weak yet, still viewable. We had the advantage of seeing more programming material, local ads, promos, news breaks, all-night ID slides / test patterns, etc... All things that helped to ID a station. We had a lot more actual viewing time vs staring at a blank screen with a 1/3 scale signal bar. And a big plus... The analog power levels. I used to see some of the 5 megawatt UHFs, out to 500+ miles, on a fairly regular basis. Now, with DTV, that distance has been cut in half.

    73, Ed NN2E
    Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
    "You Might Be a Redneck If...
    Your TV is on 24/7.
    Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
    The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
    Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
    Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
    Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
    Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
    Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
    Jeff Foxworthy

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