SAT Observations 97.02.08
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A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East,
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WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE:
- Satellite and Transponder Observations in C- and Ku-Band,
- Commented from the Middle Eastern perspective.
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THE HEADLINES IN THIS 97.02.08 REPORT:
- Khabar TV tests
- Canal Plus finally gone
- Arabesque only MPEG2
- Telefonica on PAS 3-R
- Bits & Pieces
INTELSAT 703, 57 East, http://www.satcodx.com/i703.html
Khabar TV from Kasachstan on 11.650 GHz, Rc, was switched early morning
to the same beam as used by Kasach TV, 11.550 GHz, Rc. Reception became
poor, but still visible in Cairo.
Later in the afternoon, after a short break in transmission, the
previous beam configuration was activated and reception was restored in
known good quality, with a minor problem with distorted sound on 7.00
EUTELSAT II-f3, 16 East, http://www.satcodx.com/e2f3.html
Canal Plus Polska has finally ceased transmissions today completely on
transponder 38, 111.617 GHz, V. The transponder has been powered down.
HOT BIRD 2, 13 East, http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.html
The Arabesque package on transponder 65, 12.015 GHz, SR 27500, FEC 3/4,
has been broadcasting in MPEG2 for the first full day, without any
EUTELSAT II-f2, 10 East, http://www.satcodx.com/e2f2.html
RTP Portugal's transfer announcement was only seen after todays Davis
Cup man's double Danmark vs Hungaria feed on transponder 39, 11.659 GHz,
V. Yesterday the transponder was powered down after the Davis Cup
INTELSAT 515, 21.5 West, http://www.satcodx.com/i515.html
Tele Sahel has been broadcasting early morning a religious transmission
from 3.915 GHz, Rc. Sound in SCPC as usual.
INTELSAT 601, 27.5 West http://www.satcodx.com/i601.html
NTA Nigeria is during the weekend from early morning, broadcasting from
4.065 GHz, Lc, with a sound carrier on 6.60 MHz.
PANAMSAT 3-R, 43 West, http://www.satcodx.com/pas3r.html
The transponder previous transmitting with a middle frequency of 12.590
GHZ, V, was split up this evening in two parts, transmitting individual
sport feeds for Telefonica, Spain.
The used frequencies 12.575 GHz, V and 12.605 GHz, V, could be perfectly
received in Cairo, never before observed so good from this satellite.
The clarity of picture and sound was unusual, with extrem high signal
levels. Both transmissions used sound carriers on 6.60 MHz; 12.575 GHz
had additional carriers on 7.02 and 7.20 MHz.
At the same time, another sport feed was transmitted on transponder 7EK,
12.701 GHz, H, using Syster/Nagravision on the picture contents, the
spanish sound carrier on 6.60 was not influenced.
Be aware that with todays end of Ramadan and the 1st day of Eid Al Fitr
on February 9th, several Arabic channels will change their timing layout
for regular programming. Eid Mubarak !
Henk C. Room / Sat-MidEast / Cairo - Egypt
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