SAT Observations 96.11.06
From: "Henk C. Room" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 21:16:44 +0200
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Nov 6 14: 12:49 1996
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A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East
WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE:
- Satellite and Transponder Observations in C- and Ku-Band,
- Commented from the Middle Eastern perspective.
WHAT YOU DON'T FIND HERE:
- Astra, Eutelsat Superbeam and Skandinavian Reports.
- D-Box Info, DF-1 Reports and daily Feed Listings.
THE HEADLINES IN THIS REPORT:
- PAS 3R activities
- Turksat 1C beams & txpr
Not too much news today, most of the available txpr capacity has been
used for SNG reporting the re-election of Mr. William Clinton as
President of the USA.
EUTELSAT II-F2, 10 East
On txpr 37, 11.575 GHz, H, appeared Worldnet again, honouring the US
Most probably a one-time event.
INTELSAT 707, 1 West & AMOS 1, 4 West
Israeli channels one and two have been txm all night long with US
PAS 3R, 43 West
This satellite, most of the time invisible for viewers in the Middle
East, was firing signals on various txpr last night. The reception
quality of picture and sound in Cairo was superb. It was an unexpected
pleasure to see this bird active with analogue signals on 4 txpr at the
same time. It's a shame that this satellite is underused in KU- as well
as C-Band towards the African and European continents.
12.517 GHz, H, NTSC for RAI Italy. Italian on 6.60 and a test tone on
12.574 GHz, V, NTSC for WNET, CBS, NOS. English and Dutch on 6.60 MHz.
12.605 GHz, V, NTSC for BBC. English on 6.20 and 6.80 MHz.
12.574 GHz, V, NTSC for TVE Cadena Int. Spanish on 6.20 and 6.80 MHz.
TURKSAT 1C, 42 East
Due to the various difficulties in reception of the latest Turksat,
reported by viewers in the Middle East and Europa I would like to draw
your attention to the recent up-loaded beam charts on the SATCO-DX
pages. Take a look, it clears up a lot of questions about the variety in
quality of the txpr.
Turksat txpr info: http://www.satcodx.com/t1c.html
Turksat West beam chart: http://www.satcodx.com/maps/t1c-west.gif
Turksat East beam chart: http://www.satcodx.com/maps/t1c-east.gif
*** Above URL info is provided by courtesy of SATCO-DX ***
Reception quality depends mainly on:
- Euro beam (V) and Turkey beam (H) assignment.
- The shared use of a txpr (lower and upper half) e.g. txpr 1,2,8,9,10
- The transmitted signal power, depending on the broadcasters demands.
Here the latest txpr status and reception report from Cairo:
(The mentioned freqencies are txpr middle frequencies, actual
frequencies are shifted a little up or down, due to recent re-shuffling
of the txpr. The updated freq. can be seen in above mentioned Turksat
txpr info URL)
Txp M.Freq Pol Broadcaster Beam Quality
--- ------ --- ----------- ---- -------
1L 11.475 V TRT Int Avr Europa Good (while 1U off)
1U 11.515 V --------- Europa Not possible to lock on
2L 11.570 V --------- Europa Not possible to lock on
2U 11.610 V --------- Europa Not possible to lock on
3 11.678 V SNG Europa
4 10.970 V ATV Europa Lots of sparks
5 11.012 V CINE 5 Europa Lots of sparks
6 11.054 V SHOW TV Europa Lots of sparks
7 11.096 V HBB Europa Sparks
8L 11.144 V Kanal 7 Europa Poor, at times not possible to lock on
8U 11.184 V Euro D Europa Poor, at times not possible to lock on
9L 11.465 H TRT 3 Turkey Good
9U 11.505 H TRT 4 Turkey Good but weaker as TRT 3
10L 11.555 H TRT Int Avr Turkey Sparks
10U 11.595 H TRT 2/GAP Turkey Lots of sparks
11L 11.645 H Data Txm Turkey
11U 11.685 H --------- Turkey
12 10.980 H SNG Turkey Good
13 11.030 H Kanal D Turkey Good
14 11.080 H Kanal 6 Turkey Sparks
15 11.130 H S-TV Turkey Very good
16 11.180 H TRT 1 Turkey very good
Broadcasts of TRT International / Avrasya on txpr 1L and 10L are NOT
Broadcasts of 1L are identical to the txm on Eutelsat II-F1, 11.181.
Henk C. Room
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