SAT Observations 96.11.18
From: "Henk C. Room" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 19:55:27 +0200
From email@example.com Mon Nov 18 12: 50:59 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:
- ORBIT PPV
- Express 6
- PAS 4
- RTL 7
- Bits & Pieces
ORBIT BRINGS PAY-PER-VIEW TO THE ARAB WORLD
The Orbit Satellite Television & Radio Network will be introducing
Pay-Per-View (PPV) services to the Arab world as early as the first half
Orbit has announced plans to split its transmissions between two
satellites: Intelsat 705 at 18 West, reaching North Africa and Europe,
and Intelsat 703 at 57 East reaching the Middle East. The line-up of
each service will be specifically tailored for the geographical area
targeted, and will be available on small dishes. Orbit has acquired
additional transponder capacity on Intelsat 703 in order to accomodate
the PPV service and the additional line-up of nine STAR TV channels.
A complete roundup will be available in the next Tele-satellit edition
01/02 '97. ORBIT INFO: http://www.orbit.net/
EXPRESS 6, 80 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/g24.html
RTR in the same version as on Gorizont 31 at 40.5 East appeared in
excellent quality on 4.125 GHz, Rc, with a wide-banded TV sound carrier
on 7.00 MHz. Also using a wide-banded carrier Radio Junost on 7.50 MHz.
Narrow carriers were available for Golos Russia on 8.00 MHz, the Voice
of Russia on 8.20 MHz and a stereo pair for Radio Nostalgia on 8.40 and
This version of RTR is NOT identical with the (still on air) RTR on
Gorizont 24, 3.675 GHz, Rc.
A new black & white test card could be observed in excellent quality
from 10:00 CET on 4.078 GHz, Rc, with a sound carrier on 7.00 MHz.
In the morning RTR on 3.675 GHZ, Rc, in medium quality and TV6 on 3.875
GHz, Rc in good quality could be received, obvious still on Gorizont 24,
while fading during the afternoon.
PANAMSAT 4, 68.4 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/pas4.html
While on 4.034 GHz, V, Doordarshan India showed at 9:00 CET normal
programming with a movie, at the opposite polarisation 4.040 GHz, H, the
regular Leadership Course was transmitted with sound carriers on 6.60
MHz (English) and 7.20 MHz (Spanish).
Later in the day the Doordarshan txm continued, the txpr on 4.040 GHz
was switched off.
ARABSAT 1C, 30.5 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/a1c.html
The UAE feed txpr 18, 4.033 GHz, Lc, showed in the early evening hours a
huge Arabic open air festival with music and dance, live txm by various
broadcaster on Arabsat 1C, Arabsat 2A and Eutelsat II f3.
HOT BIRD 1, 13 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/hotbird.html
As expected ceased Polonia 1 on txpr 14, 11.492 GHz, V, and is not
receivable anymore in the Middle East, while present txm, slimmed down,
takes place on the superbeam.
RTL 7 appeared with a test card on the same txpr, with sound carriers on
7.02 and 7.20 MHz, but not on 6.60 MHz. Quite common on Astra, but
unusual for an Eutelsat txpr. Classical music was presented, with a
Polish voice message and an announcement on screen. Later in the day the
test card was exchanged for a prettier dia, with on-screen
announcements, RTL Radio (in German language) was channelled to the 7.02
and 7.20 MHz sound carriers.
The familie orientated programming for Poland should remain in the clear
and will officially be launched at December 7th. Test txm could be
AMOS 1, 4 West, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
On the Middle East beam, Txpr 3, using the middle frequency of 11.159
GHz, V, a feed with the Quatari Sheihk visiting Palestinien President
Yasser Arafat in the Gazah Strip. Txm were done by R&R Communications:
Later today an ammendment to the DStv report from last week, with
comments, tips and the latest news, will be mailed.
The previous announced business trip had to be postponed a couple of
days, but from tommorrow I will be away, until next Saturday. All
mailings will be answered, as soon as possible, upon my return.
Henk C. Room
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