SAT Observations 97.02.11

A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East,
sponsored by tele-SATELLIT INTERNATIONAL, SATCO-DX and TBS Internet.
- Satellite and Transponder Observations in C- and Ku-Band,
- Commented from the Middle Eastern perspective.

- Arabsat Testing
- SAT-1 on PAS3
- Bits & Pieces

GORIZONT 31, 40 East, http://www.satcodx.com/g31.html
A transmission of InterNews, including on-screen logo, could be observed
early morning on the NVS transponder, 3.925 GHz, Rc, using the normal

ARABSAT 2A, 26 East, http://www.satcodx.com/a2a.html
Transponder 8, 12.661 GHz, V, didn't have a carrier today, therefore was
transponder 5 active, with an even stronger carrier throughout the
morning hours. No further test activities could be observed, nor

EUTELSAT II-f2, 10 East, http://www.satcodx.com/e2f2.html
Also today on transponder 27U, 11.138 GHz, V, the live feed of the
Arabic Song Contest in Lebanon for the Orbit Network. Sound cariers are
on 6.60 and 7.20 MHz.

AMOS 1, 4 West, http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
The Amos test card moved from transponder 2L, 11.052 Ghz, V,  to
transponder 3, using the middle frequency of 11.159 GHz, V. A subcarrier
could not be observed.

At the same time a transmission, of unknown nature, could be observed on
11.103 GHz, V, which is on the low end of the 72 MHz bandwidth of
transponder 3.

GORIZONT 26, 11 West, http://www.satcodx.com/g26.html
NTV+ "Mir Kino" could be seen for a while, in the clear, on 3.816 GHz,
Rc, with a subcarrier on 6.60 Mhz. The transmission was identical to
GALS, 36 East, 11.919 GHz, Rc, at the same time in Syster encrypted.

PANAMSAT 3-R, 43 West, http://www.satcodx.com/pas3r.html
A transmission for NHK New York, in PAL, of "CNN Headline News",
including all commercials, could be observed, in an excellent quality
via 12.575 GHz, V, with subcarriers on 6.20 and 6.80 GHz. The occasion
was the 15th Anniversary of CNN Headline News, as far as I could figure.

On the same transponder as mentioned above, only using the full
bandwidth and therefore from the middle frequency 12.590 GHz, V, was
SAT-1 with a feed to Germany. The same difficulties with the subcarriers
occured as on the previous reported SAT-1 up-link from the Domenican
Republic (SAT-MidEast 07/02/97).

Finally some kind of link could be established with a subcarrier on 6.60
MHz, and the content of the feed became clear: It concerned a recent
misbehaviour of the (in)famous German actor Harald Juhnke, during
filming for a new serial in the Caribic. The feed included interviews
with German tourists on the island.

If somebody want to book another (unreliable) link form the Domenican
Republic: call BMS 787-767-4590, at least that's what the test card

CAB-SAT Exhibition in Dubai
Anybody interested can visit the 3rd Middle East International Cable and
Satellite Exhibition  from 5-8 March 1997, in the Dubai World Trade

This exhibition is followed from the March 9th, by an Broadcasting, Film
and TV production exhibition, also in the World Trade Center, Dubai.

Registrations & info: Dubai World Trade Centre, PO Box 9292, Dubai UAE
Tel +9714 3086042  Fax +9714 318034

For detailed information concerning this or other exhibitions in the WTC
Dubai, just visit this URL: http://www.dwtcuae.com

This information was kindly submitted by M. El Nadi, Cairo

Best regards,

Henk C. Room / Sat-MidEast / Cairo - Egypt

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