Digital DXing from Helsinki

timo_w2s

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This morning I've managed to get some strong signals from Latvia's DVB-T platform in Helsinki for an hour or so. My UHF log periodic antenna is about 80m above sea level looking south over the water towards Estonia. I'm not a serious DXer, just like to dabble in it when the conditions are right.

C21 contains the free channels LTV1, LTV7, LNT and TV3. All where watchable, although watching a German programme with a Russian guy talking over it and subtitled in Latvian on LTV1 did get a bit much after a while... Also a lot of Conax encrypted channels on C33, C51, C54, C65, I assume all from Latvia too. Certainly C54 was. Can anyone give me a clue which transmitter these might have been from?

I've never seen these "live" before, but my Sony TV would often log these channels during its housekeeping. Now that I've got them stored in my TM6900 I'm more likely to check them more often as I don't use the internal TV tuner much.

Now I just need to try and log some Swedish channels again (was pretty regular in the analogue days). Russian is going to be more difficult as I'm on the wrong side of this heavy concrete building.
 

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Gibertini 104cm motorised dish with a Technomate 5402 HD CI+ and TBS 6925 + Gibertini 90cm with 9E 13E 19.2E and 28.2/5E with a Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 Media Centre PC and Pure EVOKE Flow Radio + 100cm Channel Master with 2 LNBs at 24.5W and 30W
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Wales
C21, C33, C51, C54 WRTH tells me is Valmiera.
 
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