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dtv-scan-tables

balanga

Daemon

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#1
I have just notice the existance of /usr/local/share/dtv-scan-tables which seems to contain information about various TV transmitters around the world. I'd previously seen such a list when installing TVheadend, but thought this info came from that program. Now I guess this data is read by the program.

What I'd like to know is, is there a program available which will tell me the nearest available transmitters from my current location and provide data in a suitable format for inclusion in the dvb-t directory?
 

balanga

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#3
The closest I can think of is multimedia/w_scan; it is able to output it's scan results in various formats. It won't help you with finding nearest transmitters.
I have used multimedia/w_scan and can see that it identifies various channels but I've no idea about what information it provides or what formats are available, or what they are used for. Maybe I need to experiment..

I guess multimedia/w_scan picks up the strongest signals, so I suppose I don't really need to know where they are being transmitted from.
 

balanga

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#5
Many thanks, it does look very useful, and probably just what I was looking for....

All I need now is to work out what to do with all that info ;)...

Getting my TV to pick up 30 terrestrial channels was much easier and I didn't need to know anything about Muxes and services.
 

balanga

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#6
Should I be able to use the info in your link
to be able to 'assign pre-defined muxes to networks' for tvheadend? Or should I get w_scan to do that for me?
 

Snurg

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#7
To be honest, I have no idea.
I use a set-top-box receiver.
I like to occasionally do scans when the weather is good for DX.
Under ideal circumstances you can receive TV transmitters more than 1000km far away.
When I found some foreign muxes I use the page I linked to to find out where the transmitter is.
 

Snurg

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#8
Should I be able to use the info in your link
to be able to 'assign pre-defined muxes to networks' for tvheadend? Or should I get w_scan to do that for me?
Why not a combination of both?
I programmed the best transmitters onto fixed slots. Then there are a few slots found by scans for some muxes I can receive quite often, but only when the weather allows it.
 
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