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DVBviewer and MHEG plugin 15th Sept 2011

Posted on DVBviewer forum 22 April 2012 - 19:48 released the new DVBViewer Pro

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Danish Digital Radio trials with DVB-T2 Lite

Press Release from Kenneth Wenzel of Open Channel

First Danish digital radio trials with DVB-T2 Lite is going live in November
DVB-T2, which is used for broadcasting digital television can easily be used to broadcast digital radio in Denmark, and the standard is superior to DAB+ at all times, believes Open Channel, who has obtained a DVB-T2 trial license on a 1.7 MHz channel bandwidth, also called a T-DAB frequency.

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Cork Radio Rally

Cork Rally 2011 There's a ham radio/+CB/scanners/shortwave rally this coming Sunday the 11th September 2011
11:30AM-4PM (5 Euro) at Blarney Golf Resort, Tower (near Blarney) Co. Cork run by NCRG amateur radio group:<


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BAI's report on Saorview content

The BAI has released its report on Saorview< content and transmission for the future.

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"Tatiana" a clone of "The Sweetheart"

Type 31/1 (Sweetheart) Battery Valve (Tube) Radio

Or "From Russia with Love" as we will recreate the design using the more modern and 1/10th price Russian 1j24b sub-miniature Pentodes. Since the unwitting Russian was Tatiana Romanova, I'll call the clone radio "The Tatiana"

The type 31/1, also known as Sweetheart, is one of the most beautiful clandestine receivers of WWII. It was developed for use by the SOE in 1943 by the Norwegian Willy Simonsen in the UK. It consists of a small body-wearable receiver, a separate battery unit and a tobacco tin that contains the earphones. Receiver and battery case are painted in blue/grey wrinkle paint. Read more via the Cryptomuseum<and  also<.

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Totally Tropical

Coming soon


What will this be part of?

Hint 1: 1950s BBC Children's program.

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DVB-T2 Lite

DVB_T2-logo The DVB Project has published details of a new profile for its terrestrial broadcasting standard, designed to support low capacity applications such as mobile broadcasting.

Version 1.3.1 of the Blue Book for DVB-T2 adds the new T2-Lite profile. At the same time the previous single profile has been renamed as the T2-base profile.

According to the DVB, T2-Lite is based on a limited sub-set of the modes of the T2-base profile, and by avoiding modes which require the most complexity and memory, allows much more efficient receiver designs to be used.

One possible use for T2-Lite enables the simulcasting of two different versions of the same service, with different bit-rates and levels of protection, which would allow better reception in fringe areas.

Download the specification here (

Development of DVB-h as mobile standard has basically been abandoned. It's unknown how this relates to the DVB-T2 "Lite" mux discussed for deployment of RTE/TG4 services in N.I. 

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TV listings magazines in Ireland, Britain and Germany: A critique.

When I was in Germany recently, I went into a newsagents in Cologne railway station to look at TV magazines. I have been watching continental TV for some time, and I was wondering what the style, content and range of TV listings magazines were.

Which TV ? LED or LCD

Aerial (Bowtie)

Looking at a 19in for the bedroom. Its Saorview Approved and has a built in DVD player, but should I get LED or LCD both are the same price €185 -

Any suggestions.....


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VHF Field Operation

The Greenisland Electronics Amateur Radio Society (GEARS) will be operating a station from Islandmagee for VHF NFD on 2nd & 3rd July. They will operate all bands 6m/4m/2m/70cm/1296cm

David GI4FUM

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DVBviewer pro 4.8.1 release

The changelog:


We finally added MHEG-5 support to the DVBViewer.

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RTEjr and RTE2 HD

Today Friday 27th May 2011 the "test channel" on Saorview became RTEjr (till 7pm each day)

RTEjr on Saorview

Also RTE2 is transmitting in HD

RTEjr on Saorview

And MHEG5 running on DVBviewer

RTEjr on Saorview

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Magner's League Rugby 28th May 2011 1920x1080p screen shot in DVBviewer< (1440 x1080i transmission)