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SAT Observations 97.02.24




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A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East,
sponsored by tele-SATELLIT INTERNATIONAL, SATCO-DX and TBS Internet.
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- Satellite and Transponder Observations in C- and Ku-Band,
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THE HEADLINES IN THIS 97.02.24 REPORT:

- ARABSAT 2B
- MASCOM 9500
- SIRIUS 2

ARABSAT 2B, 30.5 East, http://www.satcodx.com/a2b.html
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The ASBU transmissions have been moved to transponder 19, 4.126 GHz, Rc
today. Therefore was a colorbar test card available on transponder 13,
3.969 GHz, Rc, with a subcarriers on 6.60, 7.20 and 7.74 MHz.

On transponder 7, 3.843 GHz, Rc, some feeds in poor quality could be
observed.

JRTV Amman provided an up-link on 3.996 GHz, Rc (YES, right hand
circular) on transponder 14, which normally downlinks left hand
circular. The quality was excellent, subcarrier on 6.60 MHz. The used
transponder could not have been Nr. 13, while this one had a test card
on 3.969 GHz, Rc, at the same time.

MPEG-2 IRD: MASCOM 9500
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The shippingdate of the free programmable MPEG2 IRD "Mascom 9500" from
Gruber Satellite Technics in Augsburg, Germany is further delayed.

This modified version of the Nokia 9500-S, which is sold only to
destinations other than Germany, is supposed to have much more DX
functions build in, compared to the original product, and allows
reception of all free-to-air MPEG2 DVB complient packages and single
MPEG2 channels, as well as SCPC.

The MASCOM 9500 will also be able to store found channels in sequence,
without overwriting previous stored data. Unwanted software upgrades are
ingnored.

 Original German version by SAT-Digital - Mike Bauerfeind 23/02/97

SIRIUS-2, 5 East, http://www.sat-net.com/sat-mideast/maps/s2.gif
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Nordiska Satellitaktiebolaget (NSAB) of Sweden has signed an agreement
with GE Capital Satellites - Europe for transmission service on the
Sirius 2 European satellite. The yet to be launched satellite will carry
32 transponders with each company, NSAB and GE, owning 16 each. The
announced deal allows NSAB to market GE's own transponders in addition
to its own.

NSAB will therefore be marketing all the transponders on the satellite.
The news increases the chances that the satellite will provide a home
for many Nordic stations that require a pan-European coverage area.
The satellite could provide a home for the long awaited Nordic
international television service, which then will be available in
Northern Africa and parts of the Middle East.

(See footprint map on: http://www.sat-net.com/sat-mideast/maps/s2.gif )

 TELE-satellit 1997. All rights reserved.

Best regards,

Henk C. Room / Sat-MidEast / Cairo - Egypt

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