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Satellite news from Moscow, 25.05.1997




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óÐÕÔÎÉËÏÙÅ ÎÏÏÓÔÉ ÉÚ íÏÓËÙ, 25.05.1997
Satellite news from Moscow, 25.05.1997
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úÇÏÌÏËÉ / Headlines:
óåîóáãéñ åëá - òôò-ôåìåóåôø îá NOKIA D-BOX,
éìé ìïéôå äáöå DSS îá üôïô óáíùê D-BOX  !!!/
THE CENTURY SENSATION - RTR-TELESET RECEPTION IS POSSIBLE WITH THE D-BOX,
OR WATCH DSS WITH THE D-BOX !!!
HISPASAT  íÏÓËÅ, ÉÌÉ ËËÏÊ Õ ÎÓ ÓÍÙÊ ÚÐÄÎÙÊ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË ? /
HISPASAT in Moscow, or which satellite is the most western one for us ?
Thor 2 ÚÐÕÝÅÎ ! / Thor 2 launched !
VIVA Plus - ÓÌÕÈ ÉÌÉ ÆËÔ ? / VIVA Plus - a rumor or a fact ?
ãÉÆÒÏÏÊ Echostar - ÒÄÏÔØÓÑ ÒÎÏÔÏ / Digital Echostar - don't hurry to
be glad
çÄÅ ÂÅÒÅÔ ÉÄÅÏËÌÉÐÙ îô ðÌÁÓ ? / Where does NTV Plus take the musicvideos?
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óåîóáãéñ åëá - òôò-ôåìåóåôø îá NOKIA D-BOX,
éìé ìïéôå äáöå DSS îá üôïô óáíùê D-BOX  !!!/
THE CENTURY SENSATION - RTR-TELESET RECEPTION IS POSSIBLE WITH THE D-BOX,
OR WATCH DSS WITH THE D-BOX !!!
***
ñ ÕÖÅ ÚËÎÞÉÌ ÜÔÏÔ ÙÐÕÓË É ÈÏÔÅÌ ÂÙÌÏ ÕÖÅ ÏÔÐÒÌÑÔØ, 
ÎÏ ÎÅÄÏÄÅÌÎÎÏÊ ÏÓÔÌÓØ ÏÄÎ ÓÔÒÑ ÓÔÔØÑ (ËÏÔÏÒÑ ÃÅÌÉËÏÍ ÙÊÄÅÔ 
ÓÌÅÄÕÁÝÅÍ sat-moscow) - Ï ÚÇÄËÈ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË Intelsat 604,
ÞÔÏ  ÐÏÚÉÃÉÉ 60 ÏÓÔÏË. õÖÅ ÄÎÏ,  ÍÅÒÉËÎÓËÏÍ ÃÉÆÒÏÏÍ ÓÔÎÄÒÔÅ DSS
ÐÅÒÅÄÌÉÓØ ÏÔÔÕÄ ËÎÌÙ íåôåïò-ëÉÎÏ É òôò. ðÅÒÏÎÞÌØÎÏ,
ÍÏÊ D-box Ó ÚÄÞÅÊ ÎÅ ÓÐÒÌÑÌÓÑ, ÎÏ ËË ÏËÚÌÏÓØ - ÄÅÌÏ ÂÙÌÏ ÓÏÓÅÍ 
ÍÌÏÍ-ÎÅ ÈÔÌÏ ÓÉÇÎÌ. éÍÅÎÎÏ ÐÏÜÔÏÍÕ  QPSK Search ÏÄÎÏ ÉÚ HEX-ÞÉÓÅÌ 
symbolrate ÂÙÌÏ ÒÎÏ 00. åÓÌÉ ÜÔ ÅÒÓÉÑ ÄÅÊÓÔÉÔÅÌØÎ ÐÏÄÔÅÒÄÉÔÓÑ,
ÔÏ ÜÔÏ ÂÕÄÅÔ ÒÅÏÌÁÃÉÅÊ - ÐÒÉÅÍ DSS-ÓÉÇÎÌ Î DVB-ÒÅÓÉÅÒ !!!
îÏ ÏÚÍÏÖÎ É ÂÏÌÅÅ ÐÒÏÚÉÞÎÑ ÅÒÓÉÑ - ÐËÅÔ òôò-ôÅÌÅÓÅÔØ ÍÏÇ ÐÒÏÓÔÏ
ÐÅÒÅËÌÁÞÉÔØÓÑ  DVB, ËË É ÐÌÎÉÒÏÌÏÓØ, ÎÏ ÐÌÎÉÒÏÌÏÓØ ÜÔÏ ÔÏÌØËÏ 
ÉÁÎÅ. éÔË, ÍÅÎØÛÅ ÔÅÏÒÉÉ, ÐÅÒÅÊÄÅÍ Ë ÔÅÈÎÉÞÅÓËÉÍ ÄÅÔÌÑÍ. 
ôÏÞÎÏ ÎÃÅÌÉ ÎÔÅÎÎÕ Î Intelsat 604, Ñ ÏÛÅÌ  ËÒÓÎÏÅ ÍÅÎÁ É
ÚÐÒÏÇÒÍÍÉÒÏÌ ÓÔÏÌ 11.135 V. ÏÛÅÌ  QPSK Status Menu, ÎÖÌ ÐÒÕ 
ÒÚ OK, É ÎÅ ÐÏÅÒÉÌ ÓÏÉÍ ÇÌÚÍ - Î ÐÅÒÅÄÎÅÊ ÐÎÅÌÉ ËÄÒÔ,
 ÍÅÎÁ ÞÉÓÌ 1B 7E 11, Î ÜËÒÎÅ ÔÅÌÅÉÚÏÒ - ÉÄÅÌØÎÑ ÃÉÆÒÏÑ ËÒÔÉÎË
ËÎÌ òôò Ó ÐÒÏÓÔÏ ÐÏÔÒÑÓÁÝÉÍ ÓÔÅÒÅÏÚÕËÏÍ (ÏÃÅÎÉÔØ ÜÔÏ ÍÏÖÎÏ ÂÙÌÏ
ÐÏ ÐÅÒÅÄÛÅÍÕÓÑ  ÔÏÔ ÍÏÍÅÎÔ ÉÄÅÏËÌÉÐÕ). ôÅÐÅÒØ ÏËÚÌÏÓØ ÓÏÓÅÍ
ÎÅÓÌÏÖÎÏ ÙÞÉÓÌÉÔØ ÐÒÍÅÔÒÙ. þÓÔÏÔ 11.135 V, SR 27492, FEC 5/6.
äÌÑ ËÎÌ òôò ÐÒÍÅÔÒÙ ÔËÏÙ: VPID 4021, APID 4022.
ëÎÌ íåôåïò-ëÉÎÏ Ñ  ÐËÅÔÅ ÎÅ ÎÛÅÌ, ÏÎ ÌÉÂÏ ËÏÄÉÒÏÎ, ÌÉÂÏ Î 
ÄÎÎÙÊ ÍÏÍÅÎÔ ÏÏÂÝÅ ÏÔÓÕÔÓÔÕÅÔ.
ðÏÉÓË  ÏÂÙÞÎÏÍ ÍÅÎÁ D-box ÄÌ ÔËÏÊ ÒÅÚÕÌØÔÔ - ÂÙÌ ÚÓÅÞÅÎ ÏÄÉÎ ËÎÌ ÐÏÄ
ÎÚÎÉÅÍ "Service 1", ËÏÔÏÒÙÊ ÙÄÌ Î ÄÉÓÐÌÅÅ D-box ÆÒÚÕ "No TS".
éÔË, ÒÅÏÌÁÃÉÑ  òÏÓÓÉÊÓËÏÍ ÃÉÆÒÏÏÍ ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÏÏÍ ÔÅÌÅÉÄÅÎÉÉ - ÐËÅÔ
òôò-ôÅÌÅÓÅÔØ ÆËÔÉÞÅÓËÉ ÓÔÌ ÎÒÏÄÎÙÍ - ÅÇÏ ÍÏÖÎÏ ÔÅÐÅÒØ ÐÒÉÎÉÍÔØ ÄÖÅ Î
Nokia D-box !  ÂÌÉÖÊÛÅÅ ÒÅÍÑ Ñ ÐÏÓÔÒÁÓØ ÕÚÎÔØ ÓÅ ÐÏÄÒÏÂÎÏÓÔÉ É ÓÒÚÕ
ÓÏÏÂÝÉÔØ Í.
***
I was already in process of finishing this issue and was almost ready to
send it out,
but only one old article was left (I will print it entirely in next
sat-moscow) - 
about Intelsat 604 mysteries. Already for a long time from that satellite
RTR-Teleset
digital package in american MPEG-2 DSS was broadcasted. At first, my d-box 
was unable to recieve the signal, but the only problem I think was - less
of signal strength. That is why in QPSK Status Menu one of the HEX-numbers
in SR row was always 00. If this (lack of signal strength) version will be
approved, this will mean that DSS reception is possible with DVB reciever.
It will be a real revolution - one more step to the really universal
digital reciever !!!
But a more simple version is possible - RTR-Teleset could only make their
plans true much earlier - just switch to DVB. 
Well, less words, more technical details. I very exactly pointed my dish to
60 east,
entered the red menue and programmed the transponder 11.135 V for QPSK
Search.
Entered QPSK Status, couple of times pressed OK and ... WAS SHOCKED !
A square indicating a carrier on the front panel, in the menue - digits 1B
7E 11,
on the TV screen - ideally clear digital picture of RTR channel with a 
superb crystal clear stereo sound (this could be felt during a musicvideo).
Now it was quite simple to get the parameters - 11.135 V, SR 27492,
FEC 5/6. For RTR channel VPID is 4021, APID 4022.
I was unable to find METEOR-Kino channel, it can be encrypted, or doesn't
exist at all at the moment.
Usual menu's "Manuelle Kanalsuche" of a d-box allowed to store 1 channel in
it's memory, called "Service 1", which gave "No TS" sign on the front panel
of d-box.
So. The revolution in Russian digital satellite television - RTR-Teleset
really became public - it can be evenly recieved by a Nokia D-box ! In the
nearest time I'll try to get all the information and send it to you !

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HISPASAT  íÏÓËÅ, ÉÌÉ ËËÏÊ Õ ÎÓ ÓÍÙÊ ÚÐÄÎÙÊ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË ? /
HISPASAT in Moscow, or which satellite is the most western one for us ?
***
 ÏÞÅÒÅÄÎÏÊ ÒÚ ÕÂÅÄÉÛÉÓØ, ÞÔÏ ËÎÔÒÉ-ËÎÌ CMT Î ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÅ
Intelsat 601 ÓÔÌ pay-tv, Ñ ÒÅÛÉÌ ÄÉÇÔØ ÎÔÅÎÎÕ ÄÌØÛÅ Î ÚÐÄ,
ÎÓËÏÌØËÏ
ÐÏÚÏÌÉÔ ËÔÁÔÏÒ. ñ ÐÒËÔÉÞÅÓËÉ ÎÉ Î ÞÔÏ ÎÅ ÎÄÅÑÌÓÑ, ÚÎÑ, ÞÔÏ
ËÔÁÔÏÒ Õ ÍÅÎÑ ÍÌÅÎØËÉÊ, É ÂÌÉÖÊÛÉÅ ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÉ Hispasat ÓÌÉÛËÏÍ ÓÌÂÙ
ÄÌÑ ÐÒÉÅÍ  íÏÓËÅ. îÏ ËË ÏËÚÌÏÓØ, Ñ ÏÛÉÂÌÓÑ.
óÎÞÌ ÐÏÐÒÏÂÏÌ ÐÒÏÓÔÉÔØ ÞÓÔÏÔÕ 12.303 LC. óÕÄÑ ÐÏ ÔÂÌÉÃÅ - 
ËÎÌ Cinemania, ËÏÄÉÒÏÎÎÙÊ  Nagravision. î ÓÏÅÍ Echostar LT-8700
ÐÒÏÓÔÉÌ ÕÒÏÅÎØ LT - 12, É ÎÞÌ ÍÅÄÌÅÎÎÏ ÐÏÏÒÞÉÔØ ÔÒÅÌËÕ. 
ëËÏÏ ÖÅ ÂÙÌÏ ÍÏÅ ÕÄÉÌÅÎÉÅ, ËÏÇÄ Ñ ÐÏÌÕÞÉÌ ÎÅÐÌÏÈÕÁ ÐÏ ÓÉÌÅ ÓÉÇÎÌ 
ËÏÄÉÒÏÎÎÕÁ ËÒÔÉÎËÕ ! úÎÞÉÔ, Intelsat 601  íÏÓËÅ ÎÅ ÐÒÅÄÅÌ ! úÎÞÉÔ
ÍÏÖÎÏ ÌÏÉÔØ ÅÝÅ ÂÏÌØÛÅ ËÎÌÏ, ÞÔÏ ÄÌÑ DXÅÒ- ÇÌÎÏÅ ! 
äÅÊÓÔÉÔÅÌØÎÏ, ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÉ  ÐÏÚÉÃÉÉ 30 west ÏËÚÌÉÓØ ÓÍÏÔÒÉÂÅÌØÎÙ
 íÏÓËÅ. ëÎÌÙ ÉÄÕÔ Ó ÒÚÎÙÍ ËÞÅÓÔÏÍ: ÓÉÌØÎÙÅ, ÐÏÓÌÂÅÅ É ÓÏÓÅÍ
ÓÌÂÙÅ. õÞÉÔÙÑ ÏÇÒÎÉÞÅÎÉÑ ÍÏÅÇÏ ËÏÎÅÒÔÅÒ, Ñ ÔË É ÎÅ ÐÏÊÍÌ ÎÅËÏÔÏÒÙÅ
ËÎÌÙ ÉÚ ÓÍÏÊ ÅÒÈÎÅÊ ÞÓÔÉ Telecom-ÄÉÐÚÏÎ.
ðÒÉÅÄÕ ÔÂÌÉÃÕ ËÎÌÏ Ó ÒÅËÏÍÅÎÄÕÅÍÙÍÉ ÒÚÍÅÒÍÉ ÔÒÅÌËÉ ÄÌÑ
ÐÒÏÓÍÏÔÒ  íÏÓËÅ:
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HISPASAT, 30 west                                                          
       
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ëÎÌ                þÓÔÏÔ       ðÏÌÑÒÉÚÃÉÑ      òÚÍÅÒ áÎÔÅÎÎÙ         
        
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Tele Deporte      12.148       ìÅÑ ëÒÕÇÏÑ            2.0 Í
Canal Clasico     12.223       ìÅÑ ëÒÕÇÏÑ            2.5 Í
Cinemania          12.298       ìÅÑ ëÒÕÇÏÑ            1.8 Í
Telesat 5            12.380       ìÅÑ ëÒÕÇÏÑ            2.5 Í
ôÅÓÔ-ÔÂÌÉà      12.455       ìÅÑ ëÒÕÇÏÑ            3.0 Í
Antenna 3 (test)  12.589       ÅÒÔÉËÌØÎÑ              3.5 Í
Tele 5                 12.631       ÅÒÔÉËÌØÎÑ              3.0 Í

ëÎÌ Tele 5 ËÏÄÉÒÏÎ  Videocrypt, Cinemania  Nagravision, É ÚÕË Î ÎÅÍ
ÂÅÚ ÐÒÏÂÌÅÍ ÒÓËÏÄÉÒÏÌÓÑ ÄÅËÏÄÅÒÏÍ îô ðÌÁÓ (ËË - ÓÍÏÔÒÉÔÅ ÐÒÅÄÙÄÕÝÉÅ
sat-moscow).
ó ÃÉÆÒÏÙÍ ÐÒÉÅÍÏÍ ÄÅÌ ÏÂÓÔÏÑÔ ÎÅÓËÏÌØËÏ ÓÌÏÖÎÅÅ. íÎÅ ÎÉÞÅÇÏ ÐÒÉÎÑÔØ
ÎÅ ÕÄÌÏÓØ, ÏÄÎËÏ d-box ÚÍÅÔÉÌ  QPSK Search ÃÉÆÒÏÏÊ ÐÏÔÏË Î 
12.631 H. óÕÄÑ ÐÏ ÔÂÌÉÃÅ, ÔÍ ÉÄÅÔ ÐËÅÔ Telefonica É Î ÎÅÇÏ, ÓËÏÒÅÅ
ÓÅÇÏ,  íÏÓËÅ ÐÏÔÒÅÂÕÅÔÓÑ ÔÒÅÌË ÍÅÔÒ  3 ÄÉÍÅÔÒÏÍ.
îÏ ÓÅ-ÔËÉ ÓÍÏÅ ÇÌÎÏÅ, ÞÔÏ ÜËÓÐÅÒÉÍÅÎÔ ÕÄÌÓÑ. ðÅÒÙÊ ÂÒÏÓÏË Î ÚÐÄ 
ÏËÏÎÞÉÌÓÑ ÕÓÐÅÛÎÏ. óÌÅÄÕÁÝÑ ÃÅÌØ - ÓÐÕÔÎÉË ORION  37.5 west É
ËÎÌ M2 (ÓÔÒÏÇÏ-ÍÕÚÙËÌØÎÑ ÅÒÓÉÑ MTV).
***

After having again CMT checked to be finally encrypted on 27.5 west,
I decided to move my dish westwards, as far as my actuator will allow.
I had almost no hopes, because I knew that I have a small actuator and
nearest
Hispasat satellites are too weak for reception in Moscow. But this is
actually a mistake.
At first, I tried 12.303 LC frequency. According to a chart - Cinemania
channel,
encrypted in Nagravision. On my Echostar LT 8700 I set the LT level to 12,
and started to slowly move my dish. How surprised I was when I saw quite 
a high-powerfull signal as a screen, encrypted in Nagravision ! This means
that
Intelsat 601 is not the western limit of Moscow's sky ! This means that
it's possible
to recieve more channels, and so to fullfill the main goal of a DXer !
Really, satellites at 30 west are watchable in Moscow. Channels are
recieveable with
different quality: quite strong, half-weak, and weak. According to my
reciever/LNB
limitations, I was unable to get the channels from the "top" of  Hispasat.
Let me write about channels I have recieved and advise you what dish size
to use 
in Moscow to get satisfaction of watching these channels:
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HISPASAT, 30 west                                                          
       
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Channel          Frequency       Polarization                 Dish Size
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Tele Deporte      12.148       LC                                2.0 m
Canal Clasico     12.223       LC                                2.5 m
Cinemania          12.298       LC                                1.8 m
Telesat 5            12.380       LC                                2.5 m
Test-card           12.455       LC                                3.0 m
Antenna 3 (test)  12.589       V                                  3.5 m
Tele 5                 12.631       V                                  3.0m

Tele 5 is encrypted in Videocrypt, Cinemania is encrypted in Nagravision,
and its sound can be easily decoded with an NTV Plus decoder (see previous
issues for details). 
With digital reception it's a bit harder. I was unable to recieve anything,
but my d-box noted a digital activity on 12.631 H when I performed QPSK
search.
According to a chart, there is a Telefonica package and it will most
probably require a 3.0m dish in Moscow. 
But the main thing of all this that experiment was successfull. First jump
to the west gave its results. Next "victim" - ORION bird at 37.5 west and
M2
channel (strictly-musical oriented "relative" of MTV). As soon as I will be
able to
perform the experiment, I will inform you.

Thor 2 ÚÐÕÝÅÎ ! / Thor 2 launched !
***
îÕ ÎËÏÎÅÃ ! ðÒÚÄÎÉË Î ÕÌÉÃÅ ÆÎÔÏ ÏÄÎÏÇÒÄÕÓÎÙÈ ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÏ !
21 ÍÑ  2:39 ÐÏ ÍÏÓËÏÓËÏÍÕ ÒÅÍÅÎÉ Ó ËÏÓÍÏÄÒÏÍ Î ÍÙÓÅ ëÎÅÒÌ
ÒËÅÔÏÊ Delta ÂÙÌ ÕÓÐÅÛÎÏ ÚÐÕÝÅÎ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË Thor 2. ïÞÅÉÄÃÙ-DXÅÒÙ ÏÔÍÅÞÁÔ,
ÞÔÏ ÐÒÑÍÑ ÔÒÎÓÌÑÃÉÑ ÐÅÒÅÄÌÓØ ÞÅÒÅÚ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË Intelsat 707,
ËÒÔÉÎË ÂÙÌ  ÏÔËÒÙÔÏÍ PAL Î ÔÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒÅ, ÉÓÐÏÌØÚÕÅÍÏÍ ÏÂÙÞÎÏ
ËÎÌÏÍ NRK 2. 
óÐÕÔÎÉË ÅÝÅ ÎÅ ÄÏÓÔÉÇ ÓÏÅÇÏ ÏËÏÎÞÔÅÌØÎÏÇÏ ÏÒÂÉÔÌØÎÏÇÏ ÏËÎ - 0.8 ÚÐÄ,
ÎÏ ÓÌÅÄÑÝÑ ÓÔÎÃÉÑ ëÜÓÔÌ òÏË, óûá ÕÖÅ ÚÒÅÇÉÓÔÒÉÒÏÌ ÐÅÒÙÅ ÓÉÇÎÌÙ
ÓÏ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË, ÐÏÄÔÅÒÖÄÁÝÉÅ ÅÇÏ ÎÏÒÍÌØÎÏÅ ÆÕÎËÃÉÏÎÉÒÏÎÉÅ. (ÍÔÅÒÉÌ
ÉÚ SATCO DX Update Mail).
óÐÉÓÏË ÔÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒÏ Ñ ÕÖÅ ÐÕÂÌÉËÏÌ, ÐÏÜÔÏÍÕ ÏÓÔÎÏÌÁÓØ
ÌÕÞÛÅ Î ÐÒÅÄÐÏÌÇÅÍÙÈ ÌÄÅÌØÃÈ ÔÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒÏ (ÔÏÞÎÙÊ ÓÐÉÓÏË 
ÓÅ ÅÝÅ ÎÅ ÒÚÇÌÛÅÔÓÑ). ôÏÞÎÏ ÂÕÄÕÔ ÅÝÔØ Ä ËÎÌ òÕÐÅÒÔ íÅÒÄÏË - 
Sky News and Documentaries É Sky Entertainment - ËÏÍÐÉÌÑÃÉÉ BSkyB É GSkyB
ËÎÌÏ, ÏÂÙÞÎÏ ÅÝÁÝÉÈ ÞÅÒÅÚ "áÓÔÒÙ". ï ÂÕÄÕÔ  D2-MAC/Eurocrypt
Ó ÉÓÐÏÌØÚÏÎÉÅÍ ËÏÄ CTV-ÐËÅÔ. 
ÅÓØÍ ÅÒÏÑÔÎÏ ÐÏÑÌÅÎÉÅ ËÎÌ Sci-Fi (ÔËÖÅ  D2-MAC), ËÏÔÏÒÙÊ ÐÏÓÌÅ
ÒÉÉ ÔÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒ Î TV-Sat 2 ÐÒÏÐÌ ÉÚ ÏÄÎÏÇÒÄÕÓÎÏÊ ÐÏÚÉÃÉÉ.
îÅ ÓÒÚÕ, ÏÚÍÏÖÎÏ ÞÅÒÅÚ ÎÅËÏÔÏÒÏÅ ÒÅÍÑ, ÐÏÑÉÔÓÑ ÏÞÅÎØ ÃÅÎÎÙÊ
ÍÕÚÙËÌØÎÙÊ ËÎÌ TMF Nordic. ðÏË ÎÅ ÑÓÎÏ,  ËËÏÍ ÓÔÎÄÒÔÅ - ÒÎ
ÅÒÏÑÔÎÏÓÔØ ËË D2-MAC, ÔË É MPEG-2, ÏÓÏÂÅÎÎÏ ÕÞÉÔÙÑ ÆËÔ 
ÐÅÒÅÎÏÓ ÃÉÆÒÏÏÇÏ ÐËÅÔ Nethold (ÉÌÉ ÕÖÅ ÐÒÉÌØÎÅÅ ÂÕÄÅÔ ÐÉÓÔØ Canal
Plus?) Nordic ÓÏ ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÏ Astra Î Thor 2. ëÏÎÅÞÎÏ, ÃÉÆÒÏÏÅ ÅÝÎÉÅ TMF
ÍÅÎÅÅ ÐÒÅÄÐÏÞÔÉÔÅÌØÎÏ, ÎÏ ÔÏÌØËÏ  ÓÉÌÕ ÔÏÇÏ, ÞÔÏ ËÎÌ  ÃÉÆÒÅ ÏÂÑÚÔÅÌØÎÏ
ÚËÏÄÉÒÕÁÔ  Irdeto. 
ÏÚÍÏÖÎÏ ÔËÖÅ, ÞÔÏ ÐÅÒÅÊÄÕÔ Î Thor 2 É ÄÒÕÇÉÅ ËÎÌÙ Ó ÕÖÅ
"ÒÚÌÉÁÝÅÇÏÓÑ" TV-Sat 2, ÎÏ ÎÅÌØÑ ÏÂ ÜÔÏÍ ÇÏÏÒÉÔØ Ó ËËÏÊ-ÌÉÂÏ ÄÏÌÅÊ
ÕÅÒÅÎÎÏÓÔÉ, ÏÓÏÂÅÎÎÏ ÐÏÓÌÅ ÓÔÒÛÎÙÈ ÆÉÎÎÓÏÙÈ ÐÒÏÂÌÅÍ TV1000
(Î TV-Sat 2 ÓÅÊÞÓ ÅÝÅÔ ËÎÌ TV1000 Cinema).
ðÒÅÄÐÏÌÏÖÉÔÅÌØÎÏ, ÄÏ 2002 ÇÏÄ ÏÓÔÎÕÔÓÑ Î ÓÐÕÔÎÉËÅ Thor 1 ËÎÌÙ,
ÓÅÊÞÓ ÎÚÙÁÝÉÅÓÑ Filmnet 1 É Filmnet 2. îÅÉÚÅÓÔÎ ÓÕÄØ ÔÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒ,
ÓÅÊÞÓ ÚÎÉÍÅÍÏÇÏ ËÎÌÏÍ Supersport Î Intelsat 707. Supersport, ËË
ÉÚÅÓÔÎÏ,
ÓËÏÒÏ ÐÒÅËÒÔÉÔ ÓÏÅ ÓÕÝÅÓÔÏÎÉÅ, ÐÒÏ ÐÌÎÙ Canal Plus, ÄÕÍÁ, ÚÎÁÔ ÕÖÅ
ÓÅ. 
ôÒÕÄÎÏ ÓËÚÔØ É ÐÒÏ ÓÉÌÕ ÓÉÇÎÌ Thor 2  íÏÓËÅ. ðÏ ÐÒÅÄÐÏÌÏÖÉÔÅÌØÎÙÍ
ËÒÔÍ ÐÏËÒÙÔÉÑ ÂÕÄÅÔ ÔÒÅÂÏÔØÓÑ ÎÔÅÎÎ ÄÉÍÅÔÒÏÍ ÏËÏÌÏ 1.5Í. òÚÕÍÅÅÔÓÑ,
ËË ÔÏÌØËÏ ÐÏÑÑÔÓÑ ÐÅÒÙÅ ÔÅÓÔÏÙÅ ÔÒÎÓÌÑÃÉÉ  Ku-ÄÉÐÚÏÎÅ, Ñ
ÐÒÏÉÎÆÏÒÍÉÒÕÁ Ó Ï ÔÏÞÎÏÊ ÓÉÌÅ ÓÉÇÎÌ. 
***
Finally ! The holiday for all one degree satellites fans ! On may 21th at
02:39 Moscow Time with help of Delta rocked, Thor 2 was launched from Cape
Canaveral.
DXers noted live coverage on Intelsat 707 on transponder regularly used by
NRK2
in D2-MAC/Eurocrypt, but pictures from the launch were in clear PAL.
The satellite didn't reach it's final destination - 0.8 west - yet. But the
Castle Rock tracking station already detected first signals from this bird,
which confirmed Thor 2
to be functioning normally. (Material from SATCO DX Update mail)
I have already published transponder frequency list, so this time I'll
better make some expectations - which channels are going to broadcast on a
brand new satellite.
For sure I can only say only about two channels - Sky News and
Documentaries and
Sky Entertainment - compilations of BSkyB and GSkyB channels from Astra
satellites. Both will be in D2-MAC/Eurocrypt with use of CTV package
encryption code.
Very possible that Sci-Fi channel will appear on Thor 2. This channel
disappeard 
from "one degree" position after the failure of TV-Sat 2 transponder.
Not immediately, maybe after some time, very valueable TMF Nordic music
channel 
will appear. Still not sure if it will broadcast in D2-MAC or MPEG-2,
especially keeping in mind the forthcoming move of Nethold Nordic (or it
will be better to say Canal Plus?) boquet from Astra to Thor 2. Of course,
digital broadcasting of TMF is
less preferrable, because it will be at once digitally encrypted in Irdeto.
Also possible, that other channels from already "dying" TV-Sat 2 bird will
move to Thor 2, but it can't be said for sure, especially after lots of
finance
problems of TV1000 owners (on TV-Sat 2 currently broadcasts TV1000 Cinema).
Possible, that till 2002 Filmnet 1 and Filmnet 2 (how they are currently
called) will stay on Thor 1. Exact contents of channel which will replace
SuperSport on
Intelsat 707, is not yet known. SuperSport will die, I think most of you
already heard about that.
It's quite hard to say about Thor 2 signal strength in Moscow. Most
probably,
a dish size of arround 1.5m will be required. Of course, as soon as first
test-transmissions in Ku-band will take place, I will inform you about them
and their strength.


VIVA Plus - ÓÌÕÈ ÉÌÉ ÆËÔ ? / VIVA Plus - a rumor or a fact ?
***
îÅ ÒÚ ÕÖÅ ÐÏÑÌÑÌÓÑ ÓÌÕÈ Ï ÔÏÍ, ÞÔÏ "ÍÉÓÔÉÞÅÓËÉÅ" ÔÅÓÔÙ ËÎÌ VIVA 1
 ÃÉÆÒÏÏÍ ÉÄÅ Î Hot Bird 1 ÏÓÅÎØÁ 1997 ÇÏÄ ÂÕÄÕÔ ÚÍÅÎÅÎÙ Î ÎÏÙÊ
ËÎÌ VIVA Plus. ïÆÉÃÉÌØÎÏÊ ÉÎÆÏÒÍÃÉÉ Î ÜÔÏÔ ÓÞÅÔ ÎÅ ÐÏÓÔÕÐÌÏ,
ÐÏÜÔÏÍÕ Ï ÅÒÏÑÔÎÏÓÔÉ ÓÅÇÏ ÆËÔ ÔÒÕÄÎÏ ÇÏÏÒÉÔØ.
ëÎÌ VIVA Plus ÐÏ ÓÌÕÈÍ ÄÏÌÖÅÎ ÐÒÅÄÓÔÌÑÔØ ÉÚ ÓÅÂÑ ËÏÍÐÉÌÑÃÉÁ 
ËÎÌÏ VIVA 1 É VIVA 2, ÏÂÑÚÔÅÌØÎÏ ÉÄÔÉ  ÛÉÒÏËÏÍ (É ÏÏÂÝÅ-ÔÏ,
ÅÄÉÎÓÔÅÎÎÏÍ) ÌÕÞÅ ÓÐÕÔÎÉË Hot Bird 1, ÐÒÅÄÓÔÌÑÑ ÉÚ ÓÅÂÑ ÞÔÏ-ÔÏ 
ÔÉÐ VIVA International. ëÏÎÅÞÎÏ, ÌÕÞÛÅ, ÞÔÏÂÙ ÔË É ÂÙÌÏ, ÐÏÓËÏÌØËÕ
ÆÎÔÏ VIVA 1  íÏÓËÅ ÍÏÖÅÔ ÐÅÒÅÔÝÉÔØ Î ÓÏÁ ÓÔÏÒÏÎÕ MMDS-ÐËÅÔ
"ëÏÓÍÏÓ-ô", Ë ËÏÔÏÒÏÍÕ, ÞÅÓÔÎÏ ÓËÚÔØ, Ñ ÏÞÅÎØ ÐÌÏÈÏ ÏÔÎÏÛÕÓØ (
ÏÓÎÏÎÏÍ, ÉÚ-Ú ÌÖÉÏÊ ÒÅËÌÍÙ  ÒÚÌÉÞÎÙÈ óíé). 
ëÒÔÉÎË ÃÉÆÒÏÙÈ ÔÅÓÔÙ Î Hot Bird 1, 11.371 H, SR 3.998, FEC 3/4, VPID
4456, APID 44BB ÏÓÔÅÔÓÑ ÐÏÓÔÏÑÎÎÏÊ Î ÐÒÏÔÑÖÅÎÉÉ ÕÖÅ ÄÏÌÇÏÇÏ ÒÅÍÅÎÉ - 
ÓÅ Ô ÖÅ ËÒÔÉÎË ÏÔ VIVA 1, ÞÓÔÉÞÎÏ ÚËÒÙÔÑ ÐÏÌÏÓÍÉ ÔÅÓÔÏÏÊ ÔÂÌÉÃÙ.
ôÅÓÔÙ ÔÏ ÕÈÏÄÑÔ Ó ÔÒÎÓÐÏÎÄÅÒ, ÔÏ ÓÎÏ ÐÏÑÌÑÁÔÓÑ. âÕÄÅÔ ÌÉ ËÎÌ VIVA
Plus, ÉÌÉ ÅÓØ ÓÒÏË ÖÉÚÎÉ Hot Bird 1 ÍÙ ÂÕÄÅÍ ÎÓÌÖÄÔØÓÑ ÔÅÓÔÏÏÊ
"ÄÒÚÎÉÌËÏÊ" - ÐÏËÖÅÔ ÒÅÍÑ.
***
Already for many times you could hear a rumor that "mystic" tests of VIVA 1
in MPEG-2 on Hot Bird 1 this autumn will be replaced by "VIVA Plus".
There was no official information, so it's hard to talk about this fact's
possibility.
Channel VIVA Plus, according to rumors, should be a compilation of VIVA 1
and VIVA 2, exactly use the widebeam (as a matter of fact, the only
possible one) of Hot Bird 1, and to become something like "VIVA
International"
Of course, it should better be this way, because that MMDS-station "Kosmos
TV"
(my attitude to it is very bad mostly because of a lying advertisement) can
take
all VIVA 1 fans as it's clients (it started broadcasting VIVA 1 in it's
most expensive 
package not so long ago).
The picture of digital tests on Hot Bird 1, 11.371 H, SR 3998, FEC 3/4,
VPID 4456, APID 44BB remains the same for already a very long time.
It's the VIVA 1 picture (analogue, transcoded to MPEG-2) overlayed by lines
from testcard. Tests sometimes leave the transponder and sometimes come
back.
Who knows, will we enjoy this "teasing" test-picture the entire lifetime of
Hot Bird 1,
or VIVA Plus will appear, most probably - time will tell.


ãÉÆÒÏÏÊ Echostar - ÒÄÏÔØÓÑ ÒÎÏÔÏ / Digital Echostar - don't hurry to
be glad
***
î ÎÅÄÎÏ ÏÔÛÕÍÅÛÅÊ ÙÓÔËÅ "óÑÚØ-üËÓÐÏËÏÍÍ '97" Î ÓÔÅÎÄÅ 
ËÏÍÐÎÉÉ "õÎÉÅÒÓÌ" ÂÙÌ ÐÒÅÄÓÔÌÅÎ ÎÅËÉÊ "ÎÏÙÊ" ÃÉÆÒÏÏÊ
ÒÅÓÉÅÒ Echostar, ËÏÔÏÒÙÊ Ó ÐÅÒÏÇÏ ÚÇÌÑÄ ÏÏÄÕÛÅÉÌ ËË ÌÁÄÅÊ,
ÎÉËÏÇÄ ÎÅ ÓÔÌËÉÛÉÈÓÑ Ó ÃÉÆÒÏÙÍ ÐÒÉÅÍÏÍ, ÔË É ÎÅËÏÔÏÒÙÈ
ÐÒÏÆÅÓÓÉÏÎÌÏ. îÏ ÐÅÒÏÅ ÐÅÞÔÌÅÎÉÅ ÍÏÇÌÏ ÏËÚÔØÓÑ ÅÓØÍ ÏÂÍÎÞÉÙÍ.
ó ÐÅÒÏÇÏ ÚÇÌÑÄ - ÕÎÉÅÒÓÌØÎÙÊ ÃÉÆÒÏÏÊ ÐÒÉÅÍÎÉË, Ó ÏÚÍÏÖÎÏÓÔØÁ
ÐÒÉÎÉÍÔØ ËË ÓÅ ÎÅËÏÄÉÒÏÎÎÙÅ DVB MPEG-2 ËÎÌÙ, ÔË É ÎÅËÏÔÏÒÙÅ 
ËÏÄÉÒÏÎÎÙÅ ÐÒÉ ÎÌÉÞÉÉ ÐÏÄËÌÁÞÅÍÏÇÏ Conditional Access-ÍÏÄÕÌÑ (CAM)
É ËÒÔÏÞËÉ. õÄÏÂÎÙÅ ÍÅÎÁ, ÒÕÓÓËÏÑÚÙÞÎÑ ÜËÒÎÎÑ ÇÒÆÉË, 
ÏÚÍÏÖÎÏÓÔØ ÏÄÉÔØ PID-ËÏÄÙ ÍÅÓÔÅ Ó ÞÓÔÏÔÏÊ, Symbol Rate É FEC
 ÏÄÎÏÍ ÍÅÎÁ. îÅÐÌÏÈÏ. óÒÚÕ ÐÏÑÉÌÉÓØ ÇÒÏÍËÉÅ ÚÑÌÅÎÉÑ ÔÉÐ 
"Nokia É  ÐÏÄÍÅÔËÉ ÎÅ ÇÏÄÉÔÓÑ" ÉÔÄ. îÅ ÔÏÒÏÐÉÔÅÓØ, ÇÏÓÐÏÄ. 
òÚ ÕÖ ÏÎ ÔËÏÊ ÕÎÉÅÒÓÌØÎÙÊ, ÐÏÞÅÍÕ ÓÁ ÙÓÔËÕ ÏÎ ÐÏËÚÙÌ ÔÏÌØËÏ
Bloomberg É Telepace, ËÏÔÏÒÙÅ ÎÅ ÔË ÕÖ É ÓÌÏÖÎÏ ÏÔËÒÙÔØ ? "õÎÉÅÒÓÌ"
ÏÂÅÝÌ ÐÒÅÄÏÓÔÉÔØ ÐÏÄÒÏÂÎÏÅ ÏÐÉÓÎÉÅ ÐÒÍÅÔÒÏ ÜÔÏÇÏ ÒÅÓÉÅÒ,
ÎÏ ÍÙ ÔË ÜÔÏÇÏ É ÎÅ ÄÏÖÄÌÉÓØ. òÕÓÓËÑ ÜËÒÎÎÑ ÇÒÆÉË Ï ÍÎÏÇÉÈ ÍÅÎÁ
ÎÐÏÍÉÎÅÔ ÒÕÓÓËÉÊ ÔÅËÓÔ  KOI-8, ÞÉÔÅÍÙÊ Ó ÐÏÍÏÝØÁ Win1251 ÛÒÉÆÔ.
é ÓÍÏÅ ÇÌÎÏÅ, ÐÏË ÔÏÌØËÏ ÐÏ ÓÌÕÈÍ, ÎÏ ÜÔÏ ÓËÏÒÅÅ ÓÅÇÏ ÒÅÌØÎÏ - 
ÄÎÎÙÊ ÒÅÓÉÅÒ ÎÅ ÏÓÐÒÏÉÚÏÄÉÔ SCPC-ËÎÌÙ. ôË ÞÔÏ, ÓÐÅÃÉÌÉÓÔÙ 
Echostar, ÒÂÏÔÊÔÅ, ÄÏÄÅÌÙÊÔÅ ÓÏÅ ÄÅÔÉÝÅ,  ÍÙ ÐÏË ÐÏÂÌÄÅÅÍ ÏÔ
ÔÏÒÅÎÉÊ ÆÉÒÍÙ Nokia, ÐÏË ÎÅ ÅÝÅ ÎÅ ÉÍÅÁÝÅÊ ËÏÎËÕÒÅÎÔÏ ËË ÐÒÏÉÚÏÄÉÔÅÌØ
ÕÎÉÅÒÓÌØÎÙÈ ÃÉÆÒÏÙÈ ÒÅÓÉÅÒÏ.
***
On "Sviaz-Expocomm '97" show, which already became history after it's 5
rocking days, "Universal" company presented some "new" digital DVB MPEG-2
reciever
from Echostar, which at first sight impressed all people (of course related
to satellite world) who always worked with analogue technologies, and some
digital professionals aswell. But first impression can be wrong.
Well, about this first look - an universal digital reciever, able to
process
all free-to-air DVB MPEG-2 channels, and some of encrypted ones with
possibility to attach CAM (Conditional Access Module) and, of course, use a
smartcard. Comfortable menus, russian on-screen graphics (together with a
lot of languages to choose from), possibility to enter PID-codes, SR, FEC,
and all
technical details on one screen in one menu. Not bad. At once loud words
appeard, like "Nokia is not a rival to Echostar anymore!" and so on. Sirs,
don't hurry.
If it is SO universal, why the entire show it only displayed Bloomberg and
TelePace, which are so easy to pickup ? "Universal" promised to give a full
list of
technical parameters of this box, but we waited untill the end of show, and
failed to
get them ! Russian on-screen graphics, softly-to-say, is not complete.
(Only a few
menus, all others look like russian letters put together randomly). And the
main
bad thing - currently it's only a rumor - but most probably it's true - no
chance for  SCPC reception. So, Echostar employers, you'll have to work
hardly a lot to
satisfy us.  And currently we will enjoy the digital "children" of Nokia,
currently
the onlyproducer of really universal digital recievers.


çÄÅ ÂÅÒÅÔ ÉÄÅÏËÌÉÐÙ îô ðÌÁÓ ? / Where does NTV Plus take the musicvideos?
***
èÏÔØ É ÎÅ ÈÏÔÅÌ Ñ ÂÏÌØÛÅ ÐÕÂÌÉËÏÔØ ÎÅÏÆÉÃÉÌØÎÕÁ ÉÎÆÏÒÍÃÉÁ ÐÒÏ ÜÔÏÔ
ÐÒÏÅËÔ, ÏÓÏÂÅÎÎÏ ÐÏÓÌÅ "ÎÅÚÄ"  ôÅÌÅóÐÕÔÎÉË,  ÜÔÏÔ ÒÚ ÎÅÒÎÏ ÎÅ
ÕÄÅÒÖÕÓØ.
íÏÖÅÔ ÂÙÔØ ÜÔÏ ÏÛÉÂË, ÒÅÍÅÎÎÙÅ ÎÅÐÏÌÄËÉ Ó Betacam-ÓÉÓÔÅÍÍÉ, ÎÏ Î
ËÎÌÅ îô-ðÌÁÓ-íÕÚÙË, ÐÏ ÍÏÅÍÕ ÍÎÅÎÉÁ, ÎÅËÏÔÏÒÙÅ ÉÄÅÏËÌÉÐÙ ÉÇÒÁÔÓÑ
Ó VHS (ÉÌÉ  ÌÕÞÛÅÍ ÓÌÕÞÅ SVHS) ÉÄÅÏËÓÓÅÔ. îÐÒÉÍÅÒ, La Bouche "Sweet
Dreams". ôÏÌØËÏ ÞÔÏ ÐÒÏÚÕÞÛÉÊ  ÜÆÉÒÅ. óÒÎÉÌ ËÞÅÓÔÏ Ó ÄÎÏ
ÚÐÉÓÎÎÏÊ Î Hi-Fi ÉÄÅÏËÓÓÅÔÕ Ó MCM ÓÏÅÊ ËÏÐÉÅÊ ÜÔÏÇÏ ÉÄÅÏËÌÉÐ,
ÔË ÄÖÅ Õ ÍÅÎÑ, ÐÏ-ÍÏÅÍÕ, ÂÙÌÏ ÞÕÔØ ÌÕÞÛÅ. úÕË, ËÏÎÅÞÎÏ,  ÒÍËÈ
ÕÚÅÎØËÏÊ ÐÏÌÏÓÙ GALS DECODER SYSTER ÂÙÌ ÂÅÚÕÐÒÅÞÎÙÍ. îÏ ËÒÔÉÎË ...
 ÐÒÉÎÃÉÐÅ, ÂÏÌØÛÅ ÐÒÅÔÅÎÚÉÊ Ë ËÎÌÕ îô-ðÌÁÓ-íÕÚÙË Õ ÍÅÎÑ ÎÅÔ.
ÓÅ ÐÒÏÓÔÏ ÐÒÅËÒÓÎÏ, ÅÓÌÉ ÐËÅÔ ÂÕÄÅÔ ÄÌØÛÅ ÒÚÉÔØÓÑ ÔËÉÍÉ ÔÅÍÐÍÉ,
ÍÕÚÙËÌØÎÙÊ ËÎÌ ÐÅÒÅÐÌÁÎÅÔ VIVA, ÆÉÌØÍÏÙÊ - HBO,  ÓÐÏÒÔÉÎÙÊ-ESPN. 
ÅÓØÍ ÎÅÐÌÏÈÏ. îÏ ÔÏÌØËÏ ÔË ÎÅ ÈÔÅÔ ÃÉÆÒÏÏÇÏ ËÞÅÓÔ ...
***
Well, I didn't want to publish unofficial info about the project,
especially after that article in TeleSputnik. But this time I want to
express my
opinion. Maybe it's a mistake, temporal trouble with Betacam equipment, but
I think
that some musicvideos on NTV-Plus-Music are played from VHS (or maybe SVHS)
videocassetes. For example, La Bouche "Sweet Dreams". It was just on air.
I have compared the quality from NTV-Plus-Music and from old Hi-Fi VHS tape
I recorded years ago from MCM - my copy, I think, had better picture
quality. Sound, of course, in limits of GALS DECODER SYSTER, was just cool.
But the picture ... Generally, I have no more claims to NTV-Plus-Music.
Everything is just perfect, even more, if the project will go further in
this way, the music channel will be better then VIVA (it's already very
good - all
actual musicvideos from Europe appear there at once), movie channel will be
better
then HBO and sports channel will kick out all those ESPN and Eurosport.
Very, very good. But I still lack the digital quality so much ...
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