SAT-DONETSK # 10
SAT-DONETSK # 10
October 20, 1997.
HOT BIRD 1:
THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL IS TWICE
C-SPAN HAS REPLACED WORLDNET
RADIO CHANNELS ON C-SPAN TP.
CHANNEL 5 IS ENCRYPTED AGAIN
NHL LIVE FEEDS
UNKNOWN DIGITAL CARRIER
Hot Bird 1: http://www.satcodx.com/hb1.html
The Discovery Channel has started on Hot Bird 1, 11.288 H, SR 5630, FEC 3/4,
VPID 0488, APID 0460.
SD comment: Now the Discovery Channel is present on Hot Bird 1 in MPEG-2/
PowerVu twice, on 11.248 H and 11.288 H. The both of the channels have the
identical parameters, but the signal on 11.288 H is stronger. Probably, it's deci-
ded to collect the Dicscovery Channel and the Animal Planet on the common
transponder. I think that transmission on 11.248 H will be stopped soon.
C-SPAN has replaced WorldNet on 11.422 V.
SD comment: I observed this channel during weekend: the transmission of
C-SPAN did not stop never.
There are five versions of the Voice of America on 11.422 V with following audio
Number APID Audio channel
1 04C4 Right
2 04C6 Left
3 04C6 Right
4 04CE Left
5 04CE Right
Intelsat 705: http://www.satcodx.com/i705.html
Channel 5 on 11.525 V is encrypted again.
SD comment: Unfortunately, it was the unique oppotunity to receive this channel
in my region as for reception it from Astra the too large dish is required...
Intelsat K: http://www.satcodx.com/ik.html
Last night I observed the NHL live feeds on 11.590 H in MPEG-2/PowerVu with
SR 20145 and FEC 3/4 (three identical channels with PIDs: 0488/0460, 04EC/
A strong digital carrier is on 11.650 V.
SD comment: This signal is in MPEG-2/PowerVu. My Mascom 9200S defined
SR 4999 FEC 2/3.
Probably, this is the Oracle feeds with changed parameters...
P.S. Thank you very much, Thomas Krampe!
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