SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 7-13 April

SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 7-13 April

This is a summary of last week's updates to the service.
More details are available at http://www.satcodx.com/

Apart from the updates in this mail, there have been numerous
other minor corrections and changes to almost all charts during
the last week. Especially many the last week, actually.

=== EUROPE:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Kopernikus 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/k3.html
Phoenix (Germany) has started on 12,743 V, MPEG-2/clear
QVC Germany has started on 11,680 H, MPEG-2/clear

--- Astra:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra.html
Phoenix (Germany) has started on Astra 1D: 10,891 H (tp 61), PAL/clear
Atomic TV has started on Astra 1F: 12,382 H (tp 99), MPEG-2/clear
The Adult Channel has left Astra 1D: 10,921 H (tp 63)

--- Eutelsat II f3:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f3.html
Genc TV has moved from Eutelsat II f2 to Eutelsat II f3: 12,584 V
Ukraine Satellite Channel has started on 11,575 V, PAL, Sat/Sun only

--- Eutelsat II f1/Hot Bird 1/2:  http://www.satcodx.com/hotbird.html
AB Sat promo is back on Hot Bird 2: 11,766 V, PAL

--- Intelsat 705:  http://www.satcodx.com/i705.html
Music Now has started on 11,658 H (Orbit Network)

--- Intelsat 601:  http://www.satcodx.com/i601.html
CMT Europe on 11,170 V is now encrypted

=== MIDDLE EAST:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Intelsat 703:  http://www.satcodx.com/i703.html
Viva Cinema and Sky News have started on 11,075 V
The Disney Channel has started on 11,600 V
(both in Orbit Network)

--- Home page:
NTV (Turkey) at http://www.ntv.com.tr/

=== ASIA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart3.shtml
--- PAS 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas2.html
ART Australia has started on 3,745 H, PAL/clear

--- Optus B1:  http://www.satcodx.com/ob1.html
Sky Sports Channel has started on 12,546 V, New Zealand beam

--- Apstar 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/apstar1.html
Added and corrected digital packages on 3,636 V/3,666 V/3,900 V.

--- Asiasat 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/asia2.html
Shaanxi TV (China) has started on 3,813 V, MPEG-2

--- Intelsat 703:  http://www.satcodx.com/i703.html
Kazakh TV has moved from 11,550 H to 11,602 H

=== NORTH/SOUTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- Spacenet 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/sn2.html
GEMS and Deutsche Welle TV have left Spacenet 2

--- Solidaridad 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/sd1.html
More digital packages added, Digicipher 1

--- Solidaridad 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/sd2.html
Infinito and Venus are on 3,920 V, Digicipher 1

--- Morelos 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/m2.html
Three more digital packages added, Digicipher 1

--- Digital charts:
The Alphastar, DirecTV, USSB and DISH packages have been
completely updated. Please take a look at these charts
for more and current information.

--- Home pages:
KRMA-TV at http://www.krma.org/ (new URL)
KWGN-TV at http://www.kwgn.com
Request TV at http://www.requesttv.com/ (new URL)
Lifetime at http://www.lifetimetv.com/ (new URL)
Animal Planet at http://animal.discovery.com/ (new URL)

=== LAUNCHES:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.html
Ariane V95 with Thaicom 3 and BSAT 1A will launch on 16 April,
launch window: 22.59-23.41 UTC (05.59-06.41 Bangkok time,
07.59-08.41 Tokyo time, both 17 April)

Eutelsat Launch updates:
[only recent changes/additions, more details at the Launches page]
Hot Bird 3 to launch on 8 July.
Hot Bird 4 with Ariane V102.
Hot Bird 5 in March 1998 with Ariane V503.
Eutelsat Sesat at 48 East in mid 1998 with Proton.
Eutelsat W24 f2 (W2) at 16 East in autumn 1998 with Ariane.
Eutelsat W24 f3 (W3) at 7 East.

--- Updates:
* SatTracker added to Amos 1
* Spacenet 4 and DBS 1/2/3 now on separate charts, as an option
* Alphastar package has got the new layout with bigger logotypes
* Solidaridad 2 added to the service, SatTracker added

--- Milestones:
The total number of visitors to SATCO DX Satellite Chart passed
200.000 last week! ...going from 100.000 to 200.000 in 110 days!
The average number of visitors is now 1.300-1.400 per day.
This mailing list has now well over 1.900 subscribers.

--- Next Update mail:
Due to Cable & Satellite '97 on 21-23 April in London, there
won't be any Update mail on 20 April. The next one will be sent
out on 27 April, and cover two weeks instead of one week.

Best Regards,
Christian Lyngemark                 SATCO DX Satellite Chart
Christian@Lyngemark.com             webmaster@satcodx.com
http://www.lyngemark.com/           http://www.satcodx.com/

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