SAT Observations 97.05.26
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THE HEADLINES IN THIS 97.05.26 REPORT:
- Thaicom 3
- Indian Law Proposal
- Bits & Pieces
THAICOM 3, 78.5 East, http://www.satcodx.com/thai78east.html
The signal received in Cyprus is weak and although you can watch Army TV
Channel 5 on 3.760, GHz, V, you need quite a lot of threshold for TVT
Channel 11 on 3.870 GHz, V.
(Report kindly submitted by Vasos Vasiliou)
I get "good" quality from Army TV Channel 5 (better than the other
Thaicom channels) and a noisy pictures on TVT Channel 11 with my 300 cm
dish in Lysekil, 100 km north of Gothenburg, Sweden. The sound on Army
TV Channel 5 is clear and the teletext shows some characters.
(Report kindly submitted by H.Jakobsson via SATCO-DX)
SME Comment: the Thaicom 3 signals are quite indifferent at times; the
Army TV Channel 5 has strong and stable video and audio, however with a,
subjektive, lower signal strength than that of TVT Channel 11, which
itself is quite difficult to follow. BBTV Channel 7 (3.750 GHz, H, from
Thaicom 1) is at night time as strong observed as TVT Channel 11
(presumably from Thaicom 3).
Could it be that, at times, only the Army TV Channel 5 is delivered by
Thaicom 3 ?
The above reception report from Sweden, suggests however that the much
wider semi- global "continental" beam is used, instead of my previous
assumptions of an activated sub-continental beam (ending at the coast of
the Gulf States).
More reports are very welcome, either to Christian Lyngemark's SATCO-DX
<email@example.com> or myself <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ASIASAT 2, 100.5 East, http://www.satcodx.com/asia2.html
PANAMSAT 4, 68.5 East, http://www.satcodx.com/pas4.html
India outlined plans to bring foreign satellite TV broadcasts under
regulatory control. It receives more than 30 satellite channels, most of
them originating from Hong Kong or Singapore. One measure is that
foreign satellite channels directed at India would have to originate
broadcasts from within India, and would need a license to do so. And
foreign owner-ship to broadcasters is to be limited to minority
UK and US broadcasters, including CNBC, MTV, Star TV, ESPN, have lobbied
fiercely against the proposals. Ambassadors of UK and US already
approached the Indian information and broadcasting minister.
(Info kindly submitted by Mark Barkey,
source WWW, Financial Times,17/05/97)
INTELSAT 704, 66 East, http://www.satcodx.com/i704.html
Indian channel ETV - Eanadhu TV is on 4.068 R, MPEG-2, Free-To-Air, SR
7100, FEC 1/2, PIDs unknown. Does anyone know the right PIDs here?
(Info kindly submitted by U.Blass via SATCO-DX)
INTELSAT 604, 60 East, http://www.satcodx.com/i604.html
Russian Channel RTR - Telekanal Rossija is in Free-To-Air MPEG-2 on
11.135 GHz, V, SR 27500, FEC 5/6, VPID 0021, APID 0022, receivable with
a Nokia Mediamaster or D-Box.
(Info kindly submitted by Nickolas, Sat-Moscow)
EUTELSAT II-f2, 10 East, http://www.satcodx.com/e2f2.html
Turkish Olay TV on transponder 20B, 11.015 GHz, H, has a SR of 3055, and
not as previouisly reported 5632.
The EBS digital slot on transponder 21A, 11.042 GHz, H, is used for
occasional feeds. Various SR's are used: 5632 / 6111 / 8000, all with a
FEC of 3/4.
Antena 1 on transponder 25B, 11.024 GHz, V, is transmitted in
MPEG-2/PowerVu - Free-To-Air.
(Above three info's kindly submitted by Antwan Spierings via SATCO-DX)
AMOS 1, 4 West, http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
A new digital feed channel on transponder 5L, 11.560 GHz, V, with a SR
of 5632, and a FEC of 3/4. Observed was a live NBA feed from NBC.
The received signal is very strong, the displayed error rate is better
(Info kindly submitted by Ghassan Tabet)
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