SAT Observations 96.12.31
From: "Henk C. Room" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 17:56:04 +0200
From email@example.com Tue Dec 31 10: 49:51 1996
WELCOME TO SAT-MIDEAST !
A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East
WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE:
- Satellite and Transponder Observations in C- and Ku-Band,
- Commented from the Middle Eastern perspective.
WHAT YOU DON'T FIND HERE:
- Astra, Eutelsat Superbeam and Skandinavian Reports.
- D-Box Info, DF-1 Reports and daily Feed Listings.
THE HEADLINES IN THIS REPORT:
- TB3 on Express 6
- RAI International on HB2
- Bits & Pieces
Due to the fact that two channels appeared, still some news from
SAT-MidEast on this New Year's Eve.
EXPRESS 6, 80 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/e6.html
TB3 started on transponder 17, 4.125 GHz, Rc, his broadcasting, one day
prior to the official announced date, on the Express 6 satellite. A
sound carrier is featured on 6.60 MHz, an little unusual frequency on
The reception quality is superb in Cairo.
INTELSAT 703, 57 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/i703.html
Kasachstan TV on transponder 65, 11.550 GHz, H, has again improved in
reception quality in Cairo. The picture now always locks on in color,
the sound is quite clear.
HOT BIRD 2, 13 East, SATCO-DX: http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.html
On transponder 52, 11.766 GHz, V, appeared today on the superbeam RAI
International, with a TV sound carrier on 6.60 MHz, and a radio station
featured on 7.36 MHz. As per Christian Lyngemarks SATCO-DX info's is it
a one day performance only, for Italians abroad. MPEG 2 transmissions
are expection on this transponder.
Comment: So why not switch for this day to the widebeam ? All
transponder can be switched to either of the beams individually.
The reception is poor in Cairo, lots of sparklies, the sound is very
noisy. The signal level received are 25% below that of Polonia 1 on
transponder 53, 11.785 GHz, H.
Happy NEW YEAR !
Henk C. Room / Sat-MidEast / Cairo - Egypt
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