Find a TV or radio station from wherever you are if you have a computer

Submitted: Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:09
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I found reference to this handy program on the Caravaner Forum.

You can download this small program (Nomads Almanac) and it can tell you the location of the TV stations closest to your location and also gives the polarity - bearing and distance
This one DOES NOT require connection to internet.

For amateur radio operators you can also download the repeater list and it will tell you location and distance of close repeaters.

You can also add other data bases from POI/waypoint GPX or CSV files. I have added UHF CB repeaters and Telstra Next G towers to my program.

And this program (Deeper Image Television) will give you the location - polarity and transmitter POWER (needs postcode of your area)

This one DOES require connection to internet
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:33

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:33
What a great post and site. Thanks very much.
I tested it out on my own antenna and it showed me to be several degrees out.
This will really help me when I travel as it was really frustrating to find stations.
BTW the Iphone 3Gs compass has Lat /Long on it.

Saves me buying a Jaycar signal strength meter.
Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: paulnsw - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 14:50

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 14:50
The Jaycar signal finder to be kind is rubbish.

Worldwide TV Signal finder
is a superior product and works. There is a combined TV and sat product but have not tested that unit yet.
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Reply By: paulnsw - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 14:42

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 14:42
The satellite part of the program is incorrect.
Digital TV is well out of date.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 15:11

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 15:11
What is wrong with the sat part of the program?
With all the changes happening with terrestrial TV I can see things getting out of date quickly.
I don't know where the author of the program gets his info. Have you let him know the problems?
If it is too inaccurate I will ditch it, lucky it's free.
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Follow Up By: paulnsw - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 15:15

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 15:15
Well I ditched it as it is not good. Go to the ACMA website and you can download the latest terrestrial TV information.
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Reply By: glids - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 16:57

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 16:57
Here is another option for OziExplorer users...

In 2008 I prepared a set of waypoints for the (then) current TV transmitters, to use in OziExplorer. Fire up OziEx, load the waypoint file, insert your current location as a waypoint, and find the distance and direction to the transmitter.

Here is a link to one site that has the info: Transmitter Locations

Note: this data was prepared before much of the change-over to digital TV, and any new sites will not be included. However, I would expect that many of the digital transmitters would be located at the same sites as analogue as they would have selected prime sites.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:16

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:16
Here's a site to locate RF stations inc mobile phone base stations and UHF repeaters:
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