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Offline dirk goetze

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« Reply #39 on: Wed January 10, 2018, 11:41:00 AM »
Thank you putting this together here Albert,

I really enjoy reading and the pictures as well.

I remember the the hateful first Russian Color TV "Raduga" in former Eastgermany, hateful because he had only the French/russian SESAM Modul in it...that means our  window to the West, the Westgerman TV Station can be only been recieved in black and white 8)
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« Reply #40 on: Wed January 10, 2018, 12:13:20 PM »
And we had the same issue with DX-ing AFN. Pioneers ahead of me always had issues with not just French, but also Eastern terrestrial and satellite channels. On Gorizont the USSR also added a large FM sweep to its TV signals to enhance video recovery, but early Western satellite receivers did not have this, so unstable on top of black and white. Raduga, or Rainbow(?) was later re-used for a series of Russian satellites http://www.russianspaceweb.com/raduga1m.html.

I see the Raduga pre-dates SECAM with a Field Sequential Color system: http://www.earlytelevision.org/raduga.html.

Anyway all very much Post-War and Electronic, not mechanical.