TS News - Transponder News
From: email@example.com (Martyn Williams)
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 1996 14:01:20 +0900
From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Jul 4 01: 30:33 1996
TELE-satellit News, 4 July 1996
A SECAM test pattern appeared on 3686MHz, 6.6Mhz, yesterday. It will be
interesting to see what appears here. Speculation is that this is a
Mongolian channel but we have seen nothing to confirm this.
Also, Tour de France watchers will be please to know TVE on the EBB digital
service on AsiaSat-2 carries the closing stages of each days race live.
INTELSAT 703, 57.0E
Two new channels have appeared on INTELSAT 703 that recently replaced
INTELSAT 510. At 11.542 GHz h, sound 7 MHz, the first Kazakh channel can
be received. Probably, a 240 cm (8 ft.) dish is required to see anything.
The other new channel offers a better reception quality although located
in the Ku band. Muslim TV International, already available at 34.5°W, now
is also shown here at 4.177 GHz lhc, sound 6.5 MHz. (Norbert Schlammer)
KOPERNIKUS DFS 1 FM3, 23.5E
Franco-german cultur-channel arte was for few hours unavailable. On 11.550
Ghz v I founded a testscreen "Deutsche Telekom TV Schaltstelle Baden-Baden
5" only - no teletext, no sound. DFA newsfeed from Lubeck I received on
12.558 Ghz h. Few hours later, NDR Hannover was reported for
regional-magazine "Hallo Niedersachsen" on this transponder. Occasional
news-feeds also for 12.692 Ghz h: SAT 1 "18:30" and a unknown swedish
programm I noted tonight.
ASTRA 1A-F, 19.2E
Big surprise on the morning: digital-package by Canal Satellite Nummerique
France was available loud and clear on 10.847 Ghz v! Instead of multi
Thematiques, there was showed a wall of monitors in a rotation for few
hours. In the middle: MCM Euromusique, sound was during the very interesting
experience on 7.02/7.20 MHz. On the other monitors: La Chanice Meteo (only
in MPEG 2 since last week), Tele Monte Carlo, Cine Cinemas, Cine Cinefil,
Canal +, EuroSport, Canal Jimmy and others. Signal was analogue in PAL
clear. Around 5 pm., the end of the apparition. Follow it was broadcasted
the testcard by SES Luxembourg and finally, multi Thematiques was back tonight!
And now another very interesting report by Richard Karlsson: I received an
eMail from Rick van Velthuysen, a DJ at very popular Hit-Radio 538, and I
asked him a few questions on 538's digital plans. Here is his answer: "You
can receive 538 by SBS 6 perhaps in the near future on the Filmnet carrier."
I assume that the Filmnet carrier is the one meant for the digital broadcasts.
Holland Media Group will have stopped analogue service for RTL 4, RTL 5,
Veronica 6 in few weeks. The same for SBS 6 - currency you can listen
Hit-Radio 538 during the programm-break on the TV-soundcarriers.
EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13.0E
MCM started last Friday evening to have subtitles in English on
page 888 on their Eutelsat Hotbird transponder. (Robin Clark)
EUTELSAT 2-F1, 13.0E
DW TV has its own teletext-service. You can find information about the new
data-service DW direct. For the reception you need a special
teletext-decoder for the PC. Deutsche Welle comes on 11.163 Ghz h around the
clock. DW-text is currency a very short service-ca. 10 pages only!
AMOS 1, 4.0W
Top-story in the last days: reception of Amos 1 in Europe! With a 70 cm dish
you can seen in a excellent quality testcards on 11.305 Ghz h and 11.346 Ghz
h - without sound. In Scandinavia it's a 100 cm-dish or bigger advisable.
According Jean-Gerard Hemmer, signal on 11.305 Ghz h was available between
11.30 a.m. until midnight. I found a lot of testscreens also on 11.346 Ghz
h. Thanks for the contributors Robin Clark, Jean-Gerard Hemmer, Nicolas
Ghita, Werner Kilian and
Source: TELE-satellit "SAT-stefan", Stefan Hagedorn (unless stated)
(c)TELE-satellit 1996. All rights reserved.
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