SAT Observations 97.05.24
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THE HEADLINES IN THIS 97.05.24 REPORT:
- THAICOM 3 on air
- ANN Info
- Bits & Pieces
THAICOM 3, 78.5 East, http://satcodx.com/thai3.html
Thaicom 3 has started transmissions on 23/05/97 .Two channels can be
received in the Middle East: NNV5 on 3.760 GHz, V, with an audio
subcarrier on 6.60 MHz and TV11 on 3.870 GHz, V, with an audio
subcarrier on 6.80 MHz are presently receivable.
Initial info kindly submitted by Suhail Al-Banna, UAE
SME Comment: The reception of present transmissions on the
sub-continental beam, is by far not great. Only the highest treshold
settings and the use of an external treshold extension can stabilize the
pictures. Audio quality of NNV5 is acceptable, of TV11 very poor.
I expect the reception in the KSA and Gulf Area to be much better,
reports are very welcome !
It has also to be noted that the downlink of the C-Band transponder is
performed with a linear polarisation.
The transponders on the anounced semi-global continental beam are
supposed to be transmitting on the C-Band from 3.400 to 3.700 GHz.
Both NNV5 and TV11 have included their website addresses in the
whereby "prd" stands for Public Relations Department !?!
EUTELSAT II-f3, 16 East, http://www.satcodx.com/e2f3.html
Magic TV on 12.572 GHz, H, is transmitted on the wide beam; reception in
Israel is achievable with a 180 cm dish, while the superbeam channels
(Info kindly submitted by A.Ciortan via SATCO-DX)
SME Addition: Magic TV is transmitted in MPEG-2, SR 11264, FEC 3/4, VPID
05B4, APID 05B8.
HOT BIRD 2, 13 East, http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.html
German 3Sat Teletext page 624, gives the following, unconfirmed,
information about the ANN promo's on transponder 52, 11.766 GHz, V.
The Arabic News Network (ANN) is broadcasted by "Al Mustakillah
Publishing", London . The broadcaster intends to transmit a 24-hours
information program in the Arabic, English and French languages. Present
tests will cease in the near future.
(Info kindly submitted by Mamdouh Taher, free translated by SME)
EUTELSAT II-f2, 10 East, http://www.satcodx.com/e2f2.html
Turkish "Olay TV" is now on 11.015 GHz, H, (no longer 11.025), FEC 7/8.
(Info kindly submitted by B.Kahraman via SATCO-DX)
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