SAT Observations 97.03.14
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A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East,
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- Satellite and Transponder Observations in C- and Ku-Band,
- Commented from the Middle Eastern perspective.
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THE HEADLINES IN THIS 97.03.14 REPORT:
- PAS-4 Changes
- Multichoice Update
- Bits & Pieces
- SAT-MidEast Intern
PANAMSAT 4, 68.5 East, http://www.satcodx.com/pas4.html
The Showtime Network has restricted the transmission of free-to-air
programming during the Big Movie Weekend to the Movie Channel, Style,
and the Discovery Channel, as of today.
Therefore can the complete 1stNet/ART Network be received without
smartcard, e.g. all five ART Channels, LBC Plus, Future International,
ESC-2, Nile Drama Channel, MCM, the Cartoon Network & TNT Classic
INTELSAT 703, 57 East, http://www.satcodx.com/i703.html
The transponder for Kazahk TV on 11.550 GHz, H, and TV Khabar, 11.650
GHz, H, have been tested throughout last night and part of today. Only
black and white test cards could be observed, at times the carriers
During most of the testing period no subcarriers were present. Morning
transmissions on both transponder have been cancelled.
TURKSAT 1C, 42 East, http://www.satcodx.com/t1c.html
Still only a colourbar test card on Eurobeam transponder 3, 11.662 GHz,
V. No audio subcarrier could be detected at 14:00 CET.
ARABSAT 2B, 30.5 East, http://www.satcodx.com/a2b.html
Maroccan RTM-1 C-band transponder 11, 3.925 GHz, Rc, was prior to the
early programm start today, used for the transmission of a religious
feed featuring the Friday Prayers, from a tent venue.
The transmission quality was poor, not only in signal strength, and no
audio subcarrier could be observed.
HOT BIRD 2, 13 East, http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.html
The pricing for Multichoice Hellas package from widebeam transponder 55,
11.823 GHz, V, is only valid for the local Greek UHF re-transmissions
and the therefore required decoder. A DTH subscription of the satellite
package is unfortunately not yet on offer in Greece.
Still anybody interested can contact the Multichoice Athens offices
under these numbers:
+30(1)679-1557 (General info number)
Thanks to Nicholas Dandalis & Sotos Ikonomou for these factual updates.
HOT BIRD 1, 13 East, http://www.satcodx.com/hb1.html
Not all channels in the Viacom package on transponder 2, 11.238 GHz, V,
could be received the clear. This must have been only valid then on
AMOS 1, 4 West, http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
Yesterday late evening transponder 5U, 11.596 GHz, V was used for the
live transmission of a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Nethanyahou for
IBA Channel 1. Audio on the usual subcarrier 6.60 MHz.
SAT-MidEast at http://www.sat-net.com/sat-mideast/
The news pages have been updated again. The Tips pages have been
extended with two pages explaining some technical terms: one covering
the analogue world, the other giving details about digital transmission
However DX'r and other professionals be warned:
This is ment for SAT beginners, so don't call me up and ask me for a
detailed explanation of QPSK.
Any better or simpler explanation of individual terms is of course
welcome at any time to my mailbox...
Unfortunately is the analogue page not completed yet, it's just a matter
of time consuming typing.
Henk C. Room / Sat-MidEast / Cairo - Egypt
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