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Thread: Chile TV Received in Australia

  1. #1
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    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Arrow Chile TV Received in Australia

    Todd from Sydney, Australia received Santiago, Chile NTSC TV channel two
    on the morning of January 13, 2018 starting at 10:44 to 11:09 am (AEDT).

    It is believed he heard the video carrier from Telecanal using call sign XRF-449a
    running 10kW from their tower-antenna on the hill of Cerro San Christobal.

    The tower site is 3.75 miles (6 km) northeast of Santiago University. West of
    the Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center.

    If you use Google Earth, enter traditional coordinate 33.25.16S 70.37.52W or
    GPS coordinate -33.421241 -70.631340. From this point you will see three
    massive antenna towers on Manual Foster road, northeast of the Observatory
    north of Cerro San Christobal Park.

    For those who don't use the Google Earth app, here are five images.
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    Elevation of the second tower base on the hill is 2,854 feet (870 meters); 62
    miles (100 km) east of the Pacific Ocean coastal town of Punta de Traica.

    NTSC channel two video carrier on odd-ball plus ++ (55.274.00 MHz) USB mode
    with his Icom R8500 and Hills DL4 12 element wideband VHF Yagi.

    At the time of reception the antenna was aimed north towards Asia and not at
    145 degrees azimuth towards Santiago, Chile, South America.

    This is a 7,500 miles (11,343 km) distance Es multi-path. The mid-point path was
    over the Southern Ocean.

    Chile will shutdown their analog stations in late 2019 or early 2020.

    Telecanal website:
    Telecanal Facebook:
    Last edited by GACTVDX; 01-18-2018 at 06:27 PM. Reason: Five Image Uploads

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Pembroke Pines, FL, USA


    I would have to think, there ought to be *some* link to a photo, video, or audio about this. I sure wouldn't keep something like this a secret.

    I assume that what was heard was buzz on 55.25?

    BTW those attachments won't open for me. I guess I have to download Google Earth. I'd be happy just to see a photo or something about the DX. Are there any news stories online?

    c d

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