The TV DX Exposition

This site is maintained by Danny in north Louisiana (nladxer). I have DXed MW, SW, FM, and TV off and on since the 1960s (when I was twelve years old). My first TV log dates back to 1968 and includes the logging of XHX-10 from Monterrey via tropo at over 600 miles. In years past, MW (AM Broadcast Band) was my favorite DX band, and I was a member of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America. At present, I spend all of my DX time chasing distant TV signals. I am a member of the Worldwide TV-FM DX Association and the British FM and TV Circle.

All TV DX is recorded onto tape (using as many as four VCRs and a camcorder during a good Eskip opening). Then, my ever-patient wife, Sandra, photographs the DX from video tape. She uses a Canon AE-1 35mm camera (with 400 film), set at a speed of 1/30 second. Sandra also helped greatly with these pages.


TVs: Two Zenith 13 inch year 2000 models, RCA 13 inch year 1990 model, Portland 13 inch year 2000 model.

VCRs: Two Sanyos (1996 and 2000 year models), Goldstar year 1990 model, Panasonic year 1999 model, JVC year 1995 model.

Camcorder: Sony Handycam year 2000 model.


  • Winegard Chromestar CA-5254 VHF antenna (15.5 foot boom) at 18 feet above ground level with Belden RG-6 Quad Shield coax lead-in, Channel Master 9510A rotor
  • Antennacraft Y10-2-6 Ten element low-band yagi (12.5 foot boom) at 13 feet above ground level with Belden RG-11 coax lead-in, Channel Master 9510A rotor
  • Winegard CC-3156 Ten element yagi for channels 5-6 (13 foot boom) at 10 feet above ground level with Radio Shack RG-6 coax lead-in, Radio Shack 1245 rotor
  • Antennacraft P-5 chicken-wired five-foot UHF parabolic dish with Winegard AP-4700 preamp at 25 feet above ground level to feedpoint and Belden RG-11 coax lead-in, Channel Master 9510A rotor.

Other antennas are used at times:

  • Antennacraft Y5-2 Five element channel 2 yagi
  • Winegard PR-5040 VHF antenna (14.5 foot boom)
  • Channel Master 4257 Quantum UHF corner reflector-yagi (9.5 foot boom).

In addition, Microwave Filter Company (MFC) traps are used to attenuate some locals and other sources of interference.

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