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Jeff Kadet, K1MOD
 

***Overseas F2 photos taken in Macomb, IL***
 

These may not look like much but  F2 video has probably made it into Illinois for about 6 hours since 1983.
I was using an NTSC tuner (Icom R7000 with its video adapter) and had to stabilize the video using vertical and horizontal controls on a 9" b&w Panasonic monitor.  I'm currently looking for a world standards TV set
which has good sensitivity.

F2 video suffers from severe multipath and that's why it looks so ghosty.  It travels by the same type of propagation that is common on shortwave.  Every 11 years,  because of sunspots, F2 can go as high as 60 MHz or more where the video is.

I have never heard audio on these stations.  The F2 muf is very sharp.  Most stations have their audio 4.50 MHz above the video frequency and the muf  always seems to stop before it reaches that high.  Also most audio is 10% of the power of the video.
 
 

(note: only the three letters can be enlarged)
eff Kadet, K1MOD


 
A0-australia.JPG

Channel A0 or 46.1728 MHz

This station has drifted down in frequency so it's easy to spot.

 
E2-norway-QSL.JPG

Channel E-2 or 48.2604 MHz  LARGE

 
E2-sweden-QSL.JPG

Channel E-2 or 48.2500 MHz   LARGE

 
E2-zimbabwe non-qsl.JPG LARGE
 
 
f2 e2 norway.JPG
 
f2 e2 sweden.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 1.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 10.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 2.JPG

f2 e2 unid 3.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 4.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 5.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 6.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 7.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 8.JPG
 
f2 e2 unid 9.JPG
 
F2-02-unID S. America.JPG

This was probably Trinidad and Tobago, or a South American on channel 2.

TTT has been seen once.

 
F2-R1-leningrad~.JPG

Channel R1 or 49.75000 MHz

note the vertical interval bar
 

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