Dr.Dish, February 11, 1997

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Q+A-letter, February 11, 1997



Sohei Murakomi from Sulzbach, Germany:
Would you please let us know the Azimuth and Elevation of PAS-4 for
We try to loacte the NHK-feed.

The Azimuth is 114.0° (compass) and the Elevation is 10.4°. For more
satellite data please go to <http://www.satcodx.com>. You will get not only
quality satellite charts, but also get the az/el data for your place with
the click on your mouse.


J.Pantaj from Bangladesh:
We are looking for satellite capacity and waiting for INTELSAT 801 which
should be placed somwhere in the easetern hemisphere. Are you able to give
us some additional data?

Flight 94 of ARIANESPACE takes this satellite into Orbit. The launch date
will be between February 21 and 25, 1997. The orbital position of INTELSAT
801 ise at 62° East. The satellite got 36 transponders in the c-band (36/72
MHz) and 6 transponders in the Ku-band (72/112 MHz) with Indian Ocean coverage.


Levine and Partners from Israel:
It is very difficult to get data on professinal MPEG-equipment (Single
channel transponrt encoders). Are you aware of a company in Israel importing
such goods?

Not importing, but building them directly in Israel. look for Tadiran/Scopus
in Israel. This company develops encoders and decoders and also complete
commercial grade IRDīs.


XXXX from Switzerland:
For our staff in Peru we would need a INMARSAT-phone. The phone must be
light weighted and small seized and able to work on differenmt
power-sources. A few european companies offerd quite heavy material and
charges prices up to US$ 14.000,-. Peruvian prices are much higher and we
wonder if you know a place in the US to obtain such a satellite phone.

If you spend US$ 8.000,- you can get the Magellan MicroCOM-M. This
INMARSAT-phone comes in a small aluminium-case and the waighing is just 2.5
kg. It comes with a AC-adaptor (110-240V), battery pack and works on extern
10-16 VDC-sources. Even under difficult cirumstances it will reach INMARSAT,
since it got a sensitive receiver part and a 50 watt transmitter.
Try Grove Enterprises, Fax: +1-704-837-2216.


Satellite Piracy
K.v.d. Waal from the Netherlands:
I an article in Tele-satellite you wrote over the possibility of satellite
piracy. Is this just some kind of theory? Discussing this matter with some
Telecom-people, I got a clear "impossible"!

Discuss this again. This time not with some press officers (His masters
voice...), but with technicans of a earthstation or SNG. Most piracy is done
in data. In SCPC, we collected a long list of unauthorized signals.

Analogue Reception
R. Serroyen from Belgium and others:
Is it wise to invest today $ 1000,- in an analogue motorized system. If yes,
what is the choice: Pace 500, Radix 70 or Manhattan?

Worldwide I counted about 260 digital packages and single transmissions. In
Europe digital tv just started and a lot of technical problems must be
solved. Feedsignals are not - or only with some technical knowledge -
receivable. Most digital receivers are unable to receive single signals.
Still you will have a lot of fun with a analogue receiver and a polarmount
dish. The choice of brand you have to make by yourself. All receivers are
tested in TELE-satellite. Donīt look too much for a low price. Better check
your dealer, if he is able to provide with a good after sale service.

Dr.Dish (Christian Mass)
Editor of TELE-satellite magazine
Producer of drdish@tv, Europeīs first satellite info-channel

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