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SAT observations 97.04.11




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A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East,
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A FEW HEADLINES IN THIS 97.04.11 REPORT:

- ART on PAS2
- NTV double's up
- DrDish@TV tonight !

PANAMSAT 2, 169 East, http://www.satcodx.com/pas2.html
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Not receivable in the Middle East, but due to its origine of general
interest: ART Australia has started on 3.745 GHz, H, in PAL,
Free-To-Air, on the Pacific Rim beam.
The programming consist of a selection of the ART channels as found in
ART Europe, ART Africa, ART America and ART Latino, including B&W and
colour movies, plus music clips. Excellent picture quality in Southern
Australia.
(Info used from A. May via SATCO-DX)

SME Comment 1: Maybe one of the Australian readers has time to comment
on this message, did the reception of the Shopping Network 3.750 GHz, V,
decrease ? Are there any kind of interferences do to the little distance
in frequency ? What are the used audio subcarriers ? Quality of picture
& sound ?

SME Comment 2: on the new PANAMSAT internet pages (still under
construction) a nice overview chart can be found, take a look:

			http://www.panamsat.com/satinfo_shell.html
		
EXPRESS 2, 14 East, http://www.satcodx.com/e2.html
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The tests on frequency 3.975 GHz, Rc, showed today a double transmission
of NTV. The channel was available until late afternoon in an identical
superior quality as seen on 4.075 GHz, Rc, receivable. It is yet unclear
if and when one of the channels whill be changed to new programming.

Dr. Dish TV TONIGHT !
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April 11, 1997
	1800-2100 UTC
	1900-2200 UK
	2000-2300 CEST 
                                                                  
Satellite
	DFS 2 Kopernikus
	28.5 East 
Frequency
	Vision:	11.548 GHz, vertical
	Sound:	6.65 Mhz (300 kHz, 50s)

Best regards,

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

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