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  1. #41
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    WICD is the furthest watchable station for me at 77 miles. It really gets out!

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    I just happened to see that exact image on my TV. It's an advertisement for Quilted Northen toilet paper. It's not Mike's bathroom.
    Andrew

    My TV and FM DX Photos from Akron, Ohio...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegmach1 View Post
    WICD is the furthest watchable station for me at 77 miles. It really gets out!
    I'm not surprised. The Champaign, Decatur, Springfield TV market in general has very powerful stations (with the exception of WCCU) because of the ground they have to cover. WCIA was the only one with the advantage of being on VHF. (WAND in Decatur was notable for its RCA Vee-Zee antenna, one of only three.) WICD in particular has a 950kW signal at 375m above average terrain and is only about twenty miles from the state line. Its 41dB contour takes in points immediately east of Crawfordsville. It's the only Champaign market station to do so, most just aim for city grade coverage of Danville, or, lacking that, a low power fill in station.

    Incidentally, Springfield originally had a Channel 2 allocation, but it was subject to a major legal dispute that went all the way to the Supreme Court, who assigned it to St. Louis. The other nearest VHF stations in each direction were in Chicago, St. Louis, the Quad Cities, Memphis, Terre Haute, Evansville, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Toledo, and Indianapolis (between Chicago, Detroit, and Indy, all points in between were quintessential UHF islands), so the others had to cover that area on UHF. Edit: I forgot about WILL, but I always forget about WILL. WILL was, of course, on Channel 12, being a rare educational VHF allotment.
    Daniel KC9HZN
    Danville, IL
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    Grundig G3 (stock antenna)
    GigaWare HD Radio dongle
    Sony CRT TV, DigitalStream Converter Box, Terk HDTVa antenna
    Car radio (stock, no HD, no RDS)

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    Back in the analog days I got both WCIA 3 and WILL 12 from the SE side of Indy, 120+ miles. They were regulars on my dial when I aimed the antenna that way. I have gotten WILL 9 rarely since my local WISH is also on 9.

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    And WTTV on digital is on the same channel as WCIA.
    Daniel KC9HZN
    Danville, IL
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    Grundig G3 (stock antenna)
    GigaWare HD Radio dongle
    Sony CRT TV, DigitalStream Converter Box, Terk HDTVa antenna
    Car radio (stock, no HD, no RDS)

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    Yes, and I can get it fairly often.
    Mike Glass N9BNN
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    Pic of my latest receiver for FM DXing, the BW Broadcast RBRX Encore:

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    I suppose the US equivalent would be something like the Inovonics Aaron 650.
    Good DX.

    Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

    Yamaha T-2, Denon TU-800L, Kenwood KT-1100SD (modified), Yamaha T-85, Sony XDR-F1HD tuners, Triax FM5 horizontal beaming east.

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