SATCO DX 970402

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--- Headlines:
* Phoenix on Kopernikus 3
* FilmNet 1 Nordic ceased on Astra
* TV G left Sirius 1 
* Channel 2 (Israel) left 11,174 V 
* NRK 1 now encrypted
* Cable Antena left Hispasat
* Apna TV left Orion 1
* WorldNet left S2
* FTV - Finlands TV on Intelsat 707 in May - special report
* Feeds on SATCO DX charts

--- Kopernikus 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/k3.html
Phoenix test card on 12,743 V, MPEG-2/clear, SR 5998, FEC 3/4,
VPID 00A0, APID 0050. The test card says: "Phoenix Ereignis-
und Dokumentationskanal, ARD und ZDF", identifies as "WDR".
Phoenix will start regular transmissions on 7 April.
(T Boeven, M Bauerfeind)

--- Astra:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra.html
FilmNet 1 Nordic ceased in D2-MAC on 11,362 H (tp 11) at 14.45 CET.
On both 11,362 H and 10,921 H (tp 63), there are now encrypted
FilmNet Info/trailers, in PAL/Videocrypt 2, with Nordic teletext.
(K Nilsson, B Sundberg - the winner today!)

Radio Sweden has left Astra 1C: 10,964 H (tp 33)
(B Sundberg)

The Learning Channel on Astra 1C has changed name to
Discovery Home & Leisure
(H Zeissler)

--- Eutelsat II f1/Hot Bird 1/2:  http://www.satcodx.com/hotbird.html
Logotypes added for Telepiu 1/2/3, TMC, TMC 2, AB Sat promo
and Viacom.
(E Rmaili)

--- Eutelsat II f4M:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f4.html
EBU Channel Y is now using 11,181 H fulltime.
(K Nilsson)

--- Sirius 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/sirius1.html
TV G (Sweden) on 12,015 R has ceased and won't return.
(J Rosenqvist)

The TV 6 tp on 12,054 R will be powered down during the night
between 4 and 5 April in order to make some measurements for
Sirius 2.
(A Langell)

--- Intelsat 707 at 1W:  http://www.satcodx.com/i707.html
Channel 2 (Israel) has left Intelsat 707: 11,174 V, still on 11,013 V.
Finally it seems that transponder tp 73A and 73B have been returned
by Israel to the Norwegians. No activity of any kind could be observed
on the common used frequencies.
(H Room)

NRK 1 has got encrypted in Eurocrypt today.
(B Sundberg)

"Watch out for several changes at 1 West in the very near future."

--- Amos 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
Logotype for HBO added.
(A Kardos)

--- Hispasat 1A/1B:  http://www.satcodx.com/hispasat.html
Cable Antena package has left Hispasat 1A/1B: 12,456 L
(J Puig, M Bauerfeind)

Correction: There are NO digital channels at all on 12,591 V.
(S Hagedorn)

--- Orion 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/orion1.html
Apna TV has left 11,625 V (MPEG-2) and 12,665 V (PAL).
It was actually only the PTV - Pakistan TV part of Apna TV
that was on 12,665 V.
(S Hagedorn)

--- Spacenet 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/s2.html
WorldNet has left 3,760 H (S2-02)
(G Torrens)

--- Anik E2:  http://www.satcodx.com/ae2.html
ASN on 4,024 V is in PowerVu.
WGBH-TV on 3,944 V is an PBS affiliate, not NBC.

--- Finlands TV on Intelsat 707 in May:
   Finlands TV will definitely not start on Eutelsat II f3: 11,617 V as
one source earlier announced. Instead, transmissions will start in May
(if everything goes as planned) on Intelsat 707 in MPEG-2. The exact
frequency is not yet known. The signal will be encrypted (probably with
Conax) and the sale of smartcards and MPEG-2 decoders is handled by
NSB - Nordic Satellite Broadcasting (phone: + 32-2-358 2309).
In Nordic countries, contact CTV's office in Helsinki on +358-0-683 686
for more information concerning the subscriptions of FTV.
   Finlands TV's programmes consists of the programmes from Finnish
terrestrial TV channels YLE TV 1, YLE TV 2 and MTV 3. The same service
has been transmitted for many years in greater Stockholm area via Nacka
transmitter as well as on over 40 cable networks in Sweden. The Nacka
service will continue as normal.   
   Alongside FTV signal will be carried - in clear mode (digital) -
two radio programmes: Radio Finland and a radio channel which consists
mainly of programmes of the third Finnish terrestrial radio channel
(by YLE), Radio Suomi. 
   In 1998, Finlands TV will be transferred to a new satellite and
programmes can be viewed with a 60 cm dish in the whole of Europe. 
(J Pesonen - thanks!)

--- Feeds on SATCO DX charts:
Occasional feeds are NOT listed at the charts at the moment (there are
a few exceptions though). But starting (preliminary) on 1 May, even
these kinds of feeds will be listed! More information will follow here
closer to the start date.

A new record for the European chart index was set on 1 April
with 1.683 visitors on one single day!
The total number of visitors has just passed 190.000...

Best Regards,
Christian Lyngemark                 SATCO DX Satellite Chart
Christian@Lyngemark.com             webmaster@satcodx.com
http://www.lyngemark.com/           http://www.satcodx.com/

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