SAT Observations 96.12.02
From: "Henk C. Room" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 23:33:58 +0200
From email@example.com Mon Dec 2 16: 41:22 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:
- Showtime Promo off air
- Star Sports on Arabsat
- Hot Bird tests at 29 East
- Bits & Pieces
PANAMSAT 4, 68.4 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/pas4.html
The yesterday reported blackout on several ART channels & others, inside
the 1stNEt DStv package, had only partly been resolved before midnight.
MCM, M-NET, ART 2, ART 5, LBC and the Showtime Promotional Channel were
for hours not receivable. In the early morning however reception was
restored, exept for the Showtime Promotional Channel of which until now
only a blank screen can be received.
The txpr 14U, 4.120 GHz, V, of Showtime Promotional Channel was switched
of as previously announced. Regular txm had stopped already three days
INTELSAT 703, 57 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/i703.html
The Sudanese txm on txpr 14, 4.010 GHz, Rc, did not appear again, so it
should be reasonable to assume that txm of Sudan TV has ceased on this
GORIZONT 31, 40 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/g31.html
On NVS txpr 11, 3.925 GHZ, Rc, can the N49 logo be seen, irregular,
prior to NVS txms, presently over a kind of Russian shopping channel.
Sound on 7.00 MHZ.
NVS txms close down at 06:30 CET, prior to that the on-screen logo NNTV
(Kyrillic HHTB) can be observed.
ARABSAT 1C, 31 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/a1c.html
On txpr 6, 3.810 GHz, Lc, previous txm CFI, now appeared since 24 hours
the STAR Sports channel, with a sound carrier in English on 6.60 MHz.
HOT BIRD 2, Test Position 29 East
NEW -> SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.html
Hot Bird 2 has arrived at his test position at 29 degrees East. Various,
very powerfull, txpr tests could be observed today, on several
frequencies.Test are even performed at night time.
Please refer to the txpr layout chart in yesterdays report.
ARABSAT 2A, 26 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/a2a.html
Txpr 7, 12.646 GHz, H, (originally reserved by Kuwait TV) was switched
off during the afternoon, but reappeared in the early evening again with
colourbars and a test tone on 6.60 MHz. Which channel wil appear is not
The, yesterday reported, logo change of Abu Dhabi TV, appeared also on
the txm of EDTV Dubai and Sharjah TV, and identical live txms could be
observed from the early morning onwards on several other Arabic
channels, including the ASBU channel's original txm (Arabsat 1C). Could
it be the Emirates National Day?
Dear readers in the Gulf region, let me know....
AMOS 1, 4 West, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
Txpr 4L, 11.4676 GHz, V, did not txm the content of Israel's Channel 1,
this was observed for the first time. Instead the whole evening a test
card with a blue band at the extrem left on a black screen and the Text
"IBA CNCT CH1". Txpr 4U, 11.510 GHz, V, txm as usual the contents of
Israel's Channel 2.
Henk C. Room / Sat-MidEast / Cairo - Egypt
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