BT-Feeds and how it works
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr.Dish)
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 1996 13:35:36 +0200
From email@example.com Sat Jun 22 07: 38:13 1996
>Hello Dr. Dish,
>I enjoy your mailing list very much. I know that a lot of hard work goes
>into compiling so much information and for doing this you have my respect
>and also my thanks.
>I am a satellite professional myself so to ask you such a question causes me
>some embarrassment but I must know. Are any of your video feeds uplinked to
>any transponders that I might see from Tennessee USA? Your list is somewhat
>cryptic to me as I am unfamiliar with your coded naming system. It appears
>to me that you are giving orbital slot locations as satellite names. I have
>sorted a few from your listings that seem possible for me to downlink but I
>am really not sure of footprints and downlink frequencies and such.
>I have a 12 foot C band circular polarity (ADL CP400) dish dedicated to
>Intelsat and also a ten foot for Ku over the Atlantic. My look angles allow
>for solid reception to at least Intelsat K at 21.5 degrees west longitude
>and perhaps somewhat further. I also have PAL to NTSC conversion
>capabilities so that should be no problem. I am constrained temporarily to
>the North American downlink frequency standards of 3.7 to 4.2 ghz and 11.7
>to 12.2 ghz but these will be expanded later with another receiver.
>I do not mean to cause you additional work, but I would really enjoy
>watching your feeds. Can you please help?
I know, its sometimes difficult to determine the up- and downlink-stations,
but this the way BT makes this information public.
You have to work with the orbital positions to find out which is the proper
satellite. For the footprints you should consult TELE-satellite magazine
and/or use the software from J.P.Donnio (T.S.E.).
The abbrivations of the up/dwnlink-stations you can obtain from EARTH
STATION SERVICE CAPABILITIES published by INTELSAT and comes free of charge.
This book contains all Earth-Stations able to serve Intelsat. So if you read
GOONH: it means Goonhilly in the UK or MEADL. is Meadley, also in the UK.
Your own guesses about the satellites are correct and the txp-number of most
feeds are also published in the frequency-list of TELE-satellite magazine.
Dr.Dish (Christian Mass)
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