SATCO DX - Updates 980427-980503

SATCO DX - Updates 980427-980503

This is a summary of the updates at SATCO DX Satellite Chart
last week. More info and daily updated satellite charts are
available on SATCO DX Satellite Chart at http://www.satcodx.com/

--- Superbird B1 at 162E:  http://www.satcodx.com/sbb1.shtml
Ottack beam has left 12,310 H (NTSC).
Cable Soft Network has left 12,430 H (NTSC).

--- JCSAT 2 at 154E:  http://www.satcodx.com/jc2.shtml
A lot of changes on JCSAT 2: (all in NTSC)
12,268 V: Japan Leisure Channel left
12,283 V: Agon sect replaced Yamabiko TV
12,313 H: NSN - Nikkei Satellite News left
12,448 V: Midnight Blue left
12,523 H: Space Shower TV left
12,553 H: Kids Station left
12,568 V: Igo Shogi Channel left
12,583 H: Sports-i ESPN left
12,613 H: Sky A left
12,643 H: Cinema Japanesque left
12,673 H: BBC World left
The TV channels that have left JCSAT 2 are now on JCSAT 3
and Superbird C instead.

--- Superbird C at 144E:  http://www.satcodx.com/sbc.shtml
Several new channels added to DirecTV Japan package.
See the DirecTV Japan chart for more details.

--- Apstar 1 at 138E:  http://www.satcodx.com/apstar1.shtml
CNN International on 3,980 V has switched from PAL to
MPEG-2/clear, SR 26000, FEC 3/4.

--- JCSAT 3 at 128E:  http://www.satcodx.com/jc3.shtml
JSkyB and PerfecTV have merged, now called Sky PerfecTV.

--- Thaicom 3 at 78.5E:  http://www.satcodx.com/thai78.shtml
MRTV (Myanmar/Burma) has started on 3,688 H, NTSC/clear.

--- Turksat 1C at 42E:  http://www.satcodx.com/turk1c.shtml
Karadeniz TV has started on 11,140 H, MPEG-2/clear,
SR 3255, FEC 5/6, East beam.

--- Kopernikus 2 at 28.5E:  http://www.satcodx.com/k2.shtml
QVC Germany has left 11,680 H (MPEG-2).

--- Arabsat 2A at 26E:  http://www.satcodx.com/arab2a.shtml
ART Open Channel has replaced ART Al-Ma'aref on 12,685 H, PAL/clear.

--- Kopernikus 3 at 23.5E:  http://www.satcodx.com/k3.shtml
Phoenix has left 12,743 V (MPEG-2).

--- Eutelsat II f3 at 16E:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f3.shtml
Duna TV has left 11,596 H (PAL), now only on Hot Bird 4.
HRT Sat has left 10,986 H (PAL).
TMF - The Music Factory has left 11,024 H (MPEG-2).

--- Eutelsat II f1 at 13E:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f1.shtml
Eros TV has started on 11,658 V, D2-MAC/Eurocrypt S2,
01-05 CET, in parallell to Eutelsat II f3.

--- Hot Bird 2 at 13E:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.shtml
The BT package on Hot Bird 3: 12,188 V has moved to 12,092 H,
MPEG-2/clear, SR 27500, FEC 2/3. See the chart for more info.

--- Hot Bird 4 at 13E:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb4.shtml
France 3 has started on 10,911 V (TPS tp), MPEG-2/clear,
SR 27500, FEC 3/4, super beam,

An Arabic package has started on 12,654 H, MPEG-2/clear,
SR 27500, FEC 3/4, line-up: Sharjah TV, Bahrain TV, Saudi
Channel 1, Kuwait TV and Jamahirya Satellite Channel (Libya).

--- Eutelsat II f2 at 10E:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f2.shtml
RTS Sat (Yugoslavia) has started on 11,596 H, PAL/clear, 6,60 MHz,
in parallell with 11,658 V.

--- Sirius 2 at 5E:  http://www.satcodx.com/sirius.shtml
Cartoon Network Nordic has started on 12,437 V, MPEG-2/clear,
Nordic beam.

--- TDRS 4 at 41W:  http://www.satcodx.com/tdrs4.shtml
ERT International has moved from 3,960 H in NTSC to
4,040 H, MPEG-2/clear, SR 5632, FEC 3/4.

MTA International - Muslim TV Ahmadiyya has left 3,705 H (MPEG-2).

--- Live RealVideo:
3ABN at http://www.3abn.org/3ABN40.RAM

--- Live RealAudio:
SAFM at http://www.avnet.co.za/safmlive.ram
Radio Metro at http://www.qradio.net/ra_files/metro.ram

--- Satellite Launches:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.shtml
At 22:53 UTC on 28 April, Nilesat 101 & BSAT 1B were successfully
launced with Ariane V108.
* Nilesat 101 (Egypt) will be located at 7 West, has 12 Ku tps.
  A transponder layout is available by clicking on Nilesat 101
  on the Satellite Launches page.
  Transponder tests are scheduled for 15-29 May, with official
  inauguration on 31 May.
* BSAT 1B (Japan) will be located at 110 East, has 4 Ku tps,
  will mainly serve as a backup to BSAT 1A.

New launch dates:
980519: Chinastar 1   (was: 980502)
980618: Intelsat 805
980710: Galaxy 10     (was: 980622)

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

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