The TV / DTV DX Exposition

DTV DX Records
Recognizing DXer achievements in the reception of digital TV signals in the post analog era (June 13, 2009 - )

2000 - June 12, 2009 records are here


Criteria used for entries in the DTV DX Hall of Fame

The DXer must receive PSIP ID data (calls, station name, remapped channel), video, or both. These are not considered legitimate logs for the purpose of this page: (1) The presence of snow on an analog TV screen; (2) A DTV signal indicated on a STB signal meter or light, scanner, or communications receiver.



HALL OF FAME: THE FIRST DTV DXER

Jeff Kadet of Illinois
• First DTV DXer - 1999


HALL OF FAME: MOST SUCCESSFUL DTV DXER

Greg Barker of Indiana
• First DTV DXer to receive 300 DTVs
• DTV log totals: 300+
• DTV signals received via E-skip: 4
• First to receive DTV signal via E-skip above channel 3
• Received DTV UHFs via tropo at over 600 miles distance


HALL OF FAME: MOST SUCCESSFUL DTV DXER

Jeff Kadet of Illinois
• DTV log totals: 300+
• DTV signals received via E-skip: 4
• First to receive DTV signal via E-skip above channel 2
• Received DTV UHFs via tropo at 800 miles distance


HALL OF FAME: DTV DX PIONEER

Jeff Kruszka of Louisiana
• First to receive DTV UHFs via tropo at 800 miles distance (2003)


HALL OF FAME: DTV DX PIONEER

Girard Westerberg of Kentucky
• First to receive a DTV signal via E-skip (2003)


HALL OF FAME: DTV DX PIONEER

Roy Barstow of Massachusetts
• First to receive a DTV UHF signal via tropo at approximately 1,000 miles distance (990 miles in 2007)


E-SKIP LEADERS - Reception of four or more DTV signals
(DXers listed alphabetically)
  • Greg Barker (IN). (4 DTVs via E-skip)
    KDLO-DT2 Florence SD, KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD, KPXB-DT5 Conroe TX, WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL
  • William Hepburn (ON). (6 DTVs via E-skip)
    KLDO-DT2 Florence SD, KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD, WCES-DT2 Wrens GA, WDKY-DT4 Danville KY, WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL, KNOP-DT2 North Platte NE
  • Jeff Kadet (IL). (4 DTVs via E-skip)
    KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD, WBRA-DT3 Roanoke VA, WMAZ-DT4 Macon GA, WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL
  • Jim Pizzi (NY). (5 DTVs via E-skip)
    WCES-DT2 Wrens GA, WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL, KNOP-DT2 North Platte NE, KWNB-DT6 Hayes Center NE, KHAS-DT5 Hastings NE
  • Fritze Prentice (AR). (5 DTVs via E-skip)
    KDLO-DT2 Florence SD, KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD, WBRA-DT3 Roanoke VA, KNOP-DT2 North Platte NE, WKYC-DT2 Cleveland OH
  • Jeff Rostron (MA). (4 DTVs via E-skip)
    WCES-DT2 Wrens GA, WCFT-DT5 Tuscaloosa AL, WMAZ-DT4 Macon GA, WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL


Reception of one to three DTV signals via E-skip
(DXers listed alphabetically)
  • Roy Barstow (MA).
    WCFT-DT5 Tuscaloosa AL
  • Mike Bugaj (CT). (3 DTVs via E-skip)
    WCES-DT2 Wrens GA, WCFT-DT5 Tuscaloosa AL, KHAS-DT5 Hastings NE
  • Robert Grant (MI).
    KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD
  • Glen Hale (KY). (2 DTVs via E-skip)
    KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD, WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL
  • Jeff Kruszka (TX).
    WMAZ-DT4 Macon GA
  • Richard Lucas (NY).
    WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL
  • Danny Oglethorpe (LA). (3 DTVs via E-skip)
    KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD, KVBC-DT2 Las Vegas NV, WKYC-DT2 Cleveland OH
  • Ed Phelps (KY).
    KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD
  • Dave Pomeroy (KS). (2 DTVs via E-skip)
    KVBC-DT2 Las Vegas NV, WBRA-DT3 Roanoke VA
  • Steve Rich (IN). (2 DTVs via E-skip)
    KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD, WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL
  • Matt Sittel (NE). (2 DTVs via E-skip)
    KVBC-DT2 Las Vegas NV, WKYC-DT2 Cleveland OH
  • Girard Westerberg (KY).
    KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD
  • John Zondlo (OK).
    KVBC-DT2 Las Vegas NV

DXERS RANKED BY NUMBER OF
DTVS LOGGED VIA E-SKIP
Rank DXer DTVs
via Es
1 William Hepburn (ON) 6
2 Jim Pizzi (NY) 5
  Fritze Prentice (AR) 5
3 Greg Barker (IN) 4
  Jeff Kadet (IL) 4
  Jeff Rostron (MA) 4
4 Mike Bugaj (CT) 3
  Danny Oglethorpe (LA) 3
5 Glen Hale (KY) 2
  Dave Pomeroy (KS) 2
  Steve Rich (IN) 2
  Matt Sittel (NE) 2
6 Roy Barstow (MA) 1
  Robert Grant (MI) 1
  Jeff Kruszka (TX) 1
  Richard Lucas (NY) 1
  Ed Phelps (KY) 1
  Girard Westerberg (KY) 1
  John Zondlo (OK) 1
DTVS LOGGED VIA E-SKIP BY DXERS
  • KHAS-DT5 Hastings NE
  • KNOP-DT2 North Platte NE
  • KOTA-DT2 Rapid City SD
  • KPLO-DT2 Florence SD
  • KPXB-DT5 Conroe TX
  • KVBC-DT2 Las Vegas NV
  • KWNB-DT6 Hayes Center NE
  • WBRA-DT3 Roanoke VA
  • WCES-DT2 Wrens GA
  • WCFT-DT5 Tuscaloosa AL
  • WDKY-DT4 Danville KY
  • WKYC-DT2 Cleveland OH
  • WMAZ-DT4 Macon GA
  • WTWC-DT2 Tallahassee FL

LONGEST DISTANCE FOR DTVS LOGGED VIA E-SKIP
Miles DXer Station via Es
1343 Mike Bugaj (CT) KNOP-DT5 NE
1238 Danny Oglethorpe (LA) KVBC-DT2 NV
1233 Jim Pizzi (NY) KWNB-DT6 NE
1207 Jim Pizzi (NY) KNOP-DT2 NE
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHORTEST DISTANCE FOR DTVS LOGGED VIA E-SKIP
Miles DXer Station via Es
443 William Hepburn (ON) WDKY-DT4 KY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



RECEPTION OF DTV SIGNALS VIA TROPO AT 500 MILES
(DXers listed alphabetically)

RECEPTION OF 100 DTV SIGNALS
(DXers listed alphabetically)

Any TV DXer who has received DTV DX in at least one category above qualifies to be in on this page. Send your information to doglethorpe@yahoo.com.


6-3-2009