Re: Telephone...(satellite reception)
> Was wondering, I have a 7 1/2 foot dish with a Toshiba TRX1820
> I live in the U.S and was if it is possible to locate/receive
> telephone conversations on
> one of the commercial satellites...Such as, Telstar 5, Satcom F4,
> etc... Is this possible at all?
> Are phone conversations still being carried via commercial satellite?
Like here in Europe, some of the telephone exchange is still available
in analogue technique. You could try some satellites in FDM-mode. Search
for a transponder without intelligent video, but with dark disturbances
on screen. Tune in to maximum signal and if possible choose a small
filter or/and theshold-extension. Connect a coaxial-cable to the
baseband-ou of the satellite receiver and connect the other end to
antenna in of radio. This audio-receiver should cover the range between
0 and 5 MHz and Single Side Band (SSB). Tune carefully this radio-band
on the upper and lower side band, until you catch some conversation.
Here in Europe our favorite satellite is the INTELSAT on 24.5 degree
west, which carries the phone-traffic between the US and Europe and
Christian Mass (Dr.Dish)
Senior-Editor of TELE-satellite International
Producer of drdish@tv
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