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Ok Im a sad old git but I love testcards of all sorts. Over the years Ive screen capped assorted types so I shall put a few here for your enjoyment.

Only a couple of rules for this section if you want to join in:

1)TESTCARDS ONLY on this thread please!

2) no plain colour bar cards, although ones with idents on them are ok.

3) please resize any pictures to a sensible size.

4) put a basic description up of where it comes from (satellite & country where known)

Edit - With a few rare exceptions test cards fall into one of two types - the colour bar and the "circular" and it is these we are interested in here.

Information cards radiated in channel downtime & frequency change cards are outside the scope of this thread


Below are standard versions of the basic colour bar and "circular type" tc's and it is these we want to see here :)

(The circular type are normally variations on what is technically known as the Philips PM5544 card)
 

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First up - this hideous mess was labelled Strana TV, & was grabbed a few days ago on Hotbird 13E
 

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Another one from 13E this time back in September - using a Channel 6 label and this one is an eye watering garish mess
 

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Another on from September - this time from Eurobird 9A. This one appeared just before the CCTV Russian service launched.
 

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Tapesh TV 2 having dreadful video problems.... Hotbird summer 2009
 

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what about that testcard on thor ? 0.8E
 

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This rather nice one also comes from 13E but is unusual in that the central element is animated. It was for a new Italian service
 

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Testcards arent often seen on 28E now but this one was spotted for BET via Arqiva Washington in early 2008
 

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Another truly horrible example - this time for Tirol TV on 19E from late 2007.
 

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This one is from LTV World in Lithuania and can be found overnight on Sirius 4 at 5E
 

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This one is for the Czech station Czech Link which can be found on Astra 1E at 23.5E overnight
 

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I have to say the best Testcard on satellite at the moment has to be the Thor / Telenor animated testcard / satellite launch animation.
Ive found it on youtube too... sad aren't we!

[tube]wmtIkikgoGg[/tube]

_ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmtIkikgoGg
 

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TVP Poland testcard radiating on the Stacja 2 & 3 labels on 19E back in January 2008.
 

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moojuice said:
I have to say the best Testcard on satellite at the moment has to be the Thor / Telenor animated testcard / satellite launch animation.
Ive found it on youtube too... sad aren't we!

_ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmtIkikgoGg

i LOVE it - never seen that one before :D
 

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Yes this is a colour bar, but this ones a bit special. I belive this one was coming off Astra 1B the final time she was reactivated. As you can see it was being radiated at horribly low power, and was basically a sparkly mess!

This was the best I could get the signal even after carefully tweaking the dish up (which involved kicking the tyre it was sitting on!)
 

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STV 3 Bratislava comes from Slovakia. Its transmitted on Astra 1E at 23.5E
 

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Andorran TV!!

Sadly you wont see this one on satellite as Andorra isnt transmitted via sat. I nabbed it off the web stream in May 2009!
 

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This Associated Press tc can be found on Eutel W2A at 10E regularly.
 

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Heres something a bit special - a testcard from Thailand! Its the Thai Public Broadcasting Service Channel 1.

Our member doktorofsat has managed to pick up some C-band signals off Thaicom 2/5 at 78.5E! :-worship


(Im jealous!!)
 

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