SAT Observations 96.11.07
From: "Henk C. Room" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 20:30:54 +0200
From email@example.com Thu Nov 7 13: 26:50 1996
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A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East
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THE HEADLINES IN THIS REPORT:
- GALS 1/2 improvement
- NASA launched Mars-Probe
- Intelsat 707 tests
GALS 1/2, 36 East
Reception quality in Cairo has improved in the last days on txpr 3L,
11.766 GHz, Rc and txpr 2, 11.919 GHz, Rc. Therefore lost txpr 1, 12.169
GHz Rc performance, the picture and sound are very noisy. A sound
carrier with a test tone could be received this morning on 6.00 MHz, on
7.00 MHz nothing. At programm start however everything returned to
normal. On txpr 3U, 11.835 GHz, Rc is, even with treshold extender,
hardly anything visible.
ARABSAT 1C, 31 East
As an exeption: On txpr 8, 3.869 GHz, Lc, a cricket test between Sri
Lanka and New Zealand from Dubai, UAE, was txm. English commentary was
available on 6.60 MHz. Picture and sound quality was excellent.
ARABSAT 2A, 26 East
Syria TV on C-Band txpr 14, 3.999 GHz, Lc, performed this morning
several txpr tests, whereby the frequency at times went up to 4.012 GHz,
Lc. At programme start the normal frequencies were used.
EUTELSAT II F4-M, 7 East
The NASA launch of the MARS-PROBE was txm live on the EBU-A txpr 20L,
10.972 GHz, H from 17:55 to 18:05 CET using SiS.
INTELSAT 707, 1 West
While the Israeli test card "EHA-4 BEZEQ" on txpr 71L, 10.967 GHz, V,
during the day not was received, in the evening hours a baskettball game
for Israels Sports Channel 5 was transmitted.
In Europe however a test txm, using a very narrow bandwidth, could be
received on 10.950 GHz, V. These tests could well mean that the Israeli
channels will cease on this sat, using then only AMOS 1, and returning
their Intelsat txpr for European or Skandinavien use.
INTELSAT 601, 27.5 West
The NTA txpr 105, 4.065 GHz, Lc, was performing several tests midday,
CNNI appeared without sound, later some Dutch soccer, commented in
English on 6.60 Mhz, with a "Rothmans" logo in the upper left corner of
PANAMSAT 3R, 43 West
After the firework of SNG txm yesterday, the PAS-3R returned to the
status of a sleeping beauty. Solely the "PanamSat" colorbar test card on
12.701 GHz, V, could be observed analogue in the Ku-band today.
DStv REPORT ANNOUNCEMENT
A separate newsletter will be posted soon with primary tests of the
recently to Egyptian market released Panasat 520-D IRD for the 1stNet
Bouquet (including ART) and the Showtime Network. Installation,
reception results and DX use will be commented.
Henk C. Room
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