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For Mexico and Latin America TV DX tips and logos, go to companion site TVDXTips.com .

To see or submit DTV DXer stats, go to DTV DX Records .

Many Thanks to Raymie Humbert

The appearance of tiny text IDs beginning in 1999-2000 made IDing Mexico network relayers much easier. Unfortunately, location names on those IDs often did not match the official Mexico station list. Therefore, I called them "unofficial" stations. Fernando Garcia told me years ago that Televisa and Azteca commonly use fill-in transmitters on the same and other channels for TV stations. Nevertheless, a number of DXers and others told me I was wrong about those locations being transmitter sites.

Raymie Humbert has done much research and found answers to many questions about local TV in Mexico. His information is invaluable, and I greatly appreciate the job he has done for TVDXers. He also proved that Fernando and I were correct.

An interesting article written by Raymie about "shadow" transmitters is here.

You can read "Raymie's Mexico Beat" blog at WTFDA Forums.
Ed Phelps Logs a Record-Breaking 700th DTV!
A milestone in DXing history!
(September 5, 2013.)

Click on the photo of log #700 to see more of Ed's DTV stats.
(Photo is property of Ed.)

Christopher S. Dunne Breaks the DTV Tropo Distance Record!
Christopher receives 1,112 mile UHF DTVs!
(April 2012)

Click on the photo to see more.
(Photos are property of Christopher.)

Mike Perron Is the First to See
New Text ID on XEW-2 DF!

XEW-2 has not broadcast local ID material of any type during the last two decades. This new text ID is the first. "XEW TV" can be seen on the top line on the white capsule upper left .

See and read more on WTFDA Forums.
(Photo is property of Mike.)
My 29th state from Mexico.
Estado de Hidalgo logged at last!
"Hidalgo Radio & Television"
XHPAH-3 Pachuca - ERP 9.318kW
July 14, 2014

Raymie informed me that Jim Pizzi (and maybe others) received XHPAH-3 Hidalgo in the 1980s. As far as I know, Louisiana DXer extraordinaire Mike Perron was the first DXer in the U.S. to log Hidalgo by TV during my time in the WTFDA since 1994.

New Hidalgo page is here.
42 Watt K02KP Lordsburg, NM via E-skip
June 10, 2015

XHAO-4 Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

2,000 watt shadow of 99,160 watt XHAO-4 San Cristobal.
Raymie says the towers are located about thirty (30) miles apart.

July 29, 2015

New Chiapas pages are here.

XEWO-2 Guadalajara
My Most-IDed Mexican January-September 2015
Received on 24 days

January 11, 2015
January 21, 2015
June 21, 2015
July 22, 2015
August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015
August 26, 2015

September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015

XEPM-2 Cd Juarez
Final Months January-July 14, 2015
Received on 16 days

January 27, 2015
June 5, 2015
June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

June 26, 2015

High-Band VHF Mexico DTV via Tropo
XHMTA-DT-12 (11) Matamoros at 505 Miles
March 25, 2015

Two New DTVs via E-skip in 2015: WJLP-DT-3 and WMDE-DT-5

A few of my E-Skip TV and DTV DX IDs in 2015.
This could be the last time for some of them. They will be missed.

Three New DTVs via E-skip in 2014: KJWP, KSNB, WOI

A few of my E-Skip TV and DTV DX IDs in 2014.

IDs from 100+ Mexico TV Stations
Including more than 70 text IDs
Six Pages
Click on the photo to see more.

DXing has been a part of my life since the 1960s.
MT cover August 2010 SP cover June 2015

Over the years, I have DXed TV, FM, medium wave (AM), and shortwave. Although medium wave was always my favorite, TV DX consumes most of my DX time these days. My current TV log contains more than 1,100 TV stations logged since 1994.

While TV DX from Mexico has been the main focus of my DXing since the late 1990s, my TV log contains stations from forty-two inland U.S. states, D.C., Hawaii, five Canadian provinces, and five Latin America countries. As for Mexico, my log contains 144 TV stations from twenty-nine states.

Publisher and editor Ken Reitz of The Spectrum Monitor gave me the opportunity to write two articles about TV DXing in the digital TV era. The most recent is in the June, 2015, issue of The Spectrum Monitor. The August, 2010, issue of Monitoring Times magazine contained my first article about TV DXing. TV DX was featured on the cover of that issue. Many thanks to Ken.

My TV DX pictures were photographed using the following equipment:
• Canon AE-1 35mm camera (1996-2004)
• Snappy 2 screen capture (2003)
• Canon digital camera (2005)
• Canon A590IS digital camera (2009-present)

Thank God, my wife's health has been better the last few years. While the 2014 and 2015 E-skip season produced a less than normal level of DX and lower MUFs, I have managed to add several new logs via Es and tropo.

Analog & Digital TV DX Logs 1994 - 2013 Sorted by State
Analog TV DX Log 1994 - 2013 Sorted by Channel
DTV DX Log May 2005 - June 2013 Sorted by Channel

Antennas used by me in 2015

Antennas The big antenna is a highly-directional Winegard CA-5254 VHF-only antenna connected to RG-11 coaxial cable. The boom length is fifteen-and-one-half feet, and it is eighteen feet above ground level. The UHF eight-bay antenna to the right is an old-style Channel Master 4228 connected to a Winegard AP-4700 UHF pre-amplifier and RG-11 coaxial cable. Height above ground level is twenty-two feet. Both antennas are on rotators.

TV DX TIPS AND INFORMATION • These pages are owned by Danny Oglethorpe.
Mexico and Latin America TV DX Tips and Logos
DTV DX Records (June 13, 2009 and later - submit your DTV stats to me)
DTV DX Hall of Fame (June 12, 2009 and earlier)
Jeff Kruszka's Record-Breaking UHF Digital TV DX as Received in South Louisiana
Fernando Garcia's Record-Breaking TV DX Stats and Link to HisTV DX Photographs
Video of Mike's Exceptional Mexico TV IDs and More
Digital TV DX (including very long tropo)

Analog TV DX

Twenty-Seven Mexico States and DF
Local IDs from 100 Mexico TV Stations

Mexico TV DX

CJOH-6 Deseronto
Final Years of Analog TV in Canada 2009 - 2012
Ontario: Bancroft - Barrie
Ontario: Deseronto - Sault Ste. Marie
Ontario: Sudbury - Wiarton
Includes Cuba Local IDs
Cuba TV DX

Tele Pinar channel 2
HRCV-3 Honduras
Central America TV DX

IDs from 200 Digital TV Stations
Digital TV DX

K05MD-D Littleton, CO
WLFM-LP-6 Chicago
General Analog TV DX Pages
Sorted by themes

These pages are a work in progress. Photographs are added as I have time.
New series in 2013:
United States and Canada Analog TV DX Sorted by Market
IDs from 160 USA Analog TV Stations

Analog TV DX by Market

These pages are a work in progress. Photographs are added as I have time.

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