Re: Telephone...(satellite reception)

>     Was wondering,   I have a 7 1/2 foot dish with a  Toshiba TRX1820
> receiver....
> I live in the U.S and was if it is possible to locate/receive
> telephone conversations on
> one of the commercial satellites...Such as,   Telstar 5,  Satcom F4,
> etc...  Is this possible at all?
> Are phone conversations still being carried via commercial satellite?
>                                                          Johnny

Like here in Europe, some of the telephone exchange is still available
in analogue technique. You could try some satellites in FDM-mode. Search
for a transponder without intelligent video, but with dark disturbances
on screen. Tune in to maximum signal and if possible choose a small
filter or/and theshold-extension. Connect a coaxial-cable to the
baseband-ou of the satellite receiver and connect the other end to
antenna in of radio. This audio-receiver should cover the range between
0 and 5 MHz and Single Side Band (SSB). Tune carefully this radio-band
on the upper and lower side band, until you catch some conversation.
Here in Europe our favorite satellite is the INTELSAT on 24.5 degree
west, which carries the phone-traffic between the US and Europe and

Christian Mass (Dr.Dish)
Senior-Editor of TELE-satellite International
Producer of drdish@tv


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