SATCO DX - Updates 980309-980315

SATCO DX - Updates 980309-980315

This is a summary of the updates at SATCO DX last week.
More info and daily updated satellite charts are available
on SATCO DX Satellite Chart at http://www.satcodx.com/

Before the normal updates, here is a special of what's happened with
Hot Bird 4 and Astra 1D the last week. For more frequency details
and latest developments, please visit these two charts regularly.

--- Hot Bird 4 at 29E:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb4.shtml
Hot Bird 4 has been testing at 27-29 East while moving and also
have had "real" transmissions for a couple of days at 29 East.

Good picture qualities have been reported from these countries:
France, Great Britain, Egypt, Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Germany,
Spain, Finland and United Arab Emirates.

EuroSport (sometimes video from BBC World), Fashion TV and a
Eutelsat promo have been alternating on 12,303 V and 12,359 H
in PAL since 11 March.
Almost all the time, this text has been rolling in the bottom
of the screen: "Transmissions via the Europesat 1 network of the
Eutelsat system at 29 degrees East".

A Eutelsat test card (with brief tests by Antenna Hungaria) have
been seen on 10,815 H, PAL.

Hot Bird 4 is expected to start moving away from 29 East to its
final location 13 East any day now. It's expected to reach 13 East
on 25 March and start with regular transmissions on 31 March.

--- Astra 1D at 28.2E:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra1d.shtml
Astra 1D has been testing with test carriers at 26.5-28.2 East
while moving to it's new position at 28.2 East. For the last few
days, there have been test carriers at 28.2 East, but no pictures
yet. Video transmissions are expected to start on 16 March.


--- Intelsat 701 at 180E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i701.shtml
Baccarat Game Channel has moved from 3,716 R (NTSC, NW zone)
to 4,028 R (MPEG-2/enc., West Hemi).

Space TV has started on 3,922 L, MPEG-2/clear, SR 21200, FEC 7/8:
line-up: Thai TV 5 Global Network and SBN.

--- Astra 1G:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra1g.shtml
Pro Sieben Osterreich (Austria) has started with regular
transmissions on 12,051 V, MPEG-2/clear.

--- Hot Bird 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.shtml
ART Al-Ma'aref has started on 12,015 H, MPEG-2/clear.

--- Sirius 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/sirius.html
Star TV has started with regular transmissions on 12,635 V,

--- Gorizont 26 at 11W:  http://www.satcodx.com/g26.shtml
NTV (Russia) has started on 11,525 L, SECAM, 7,00 MHz.
Please note that this satellite is heavily inclined!
For current inclination, click on SatTracker on this chart.

--- Intelsat 605 at 27.5W:  http://www.satcodx.com/i605.shtml
Canal Select has left 3,650 R (MPEG-2).

--- Echostar 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/echo3.shtml
All the Sky Angel channels on 12,530 R are in clear.

--- GE 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/ge3.shtml
FX Movies is back on 4,060 V (tp 18), NTSC/VC2+.

--- DBS 1/2/3:  http://www.satcodx.com/dbs.shtml
These TV channels have now started regular transmissions on
DirecTV: Nickelodeon, TV Land, Lifetime, Comedy Central, MTV,
M 2 and VH-1. They have all left USSB.

--- LIVE TV transmissions:
TV Meio Norte (Brazil) at http://mnnet.mnnet.com.br/Tv.ram
KBS 1 at http://www.kbs.co.kr/tv/stream.xdm
KBS 2 at http://www.kbs.co.kr/tv/stream1.xdm

--- LIVE Radio transmissions:
WXQR-FM at http://www.classicalinsites.com/wqxr/teaser/realaudio/wqxr.cgi
Number One FM at http://www.numberone.com.tr/NumberOne.ram

--- Satellite Launches:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.shtml
Delayed Atlas launches: (old in parenthesis, all times UTC)
980612/13 at 23:03-00:04: Intelsat 805
980730    at 00:30-02:00: JCSAT 6       (980720)
980822/23 at 23:00-01:00: Eutelsat W1   (980512)
981206:                   MCI 1         (980821)

Delayed Delta launches: (old in parenthesis, all times UTC)
980609    at 22:00:       Thor 3        (980521)
980622    at 22:00:       Galaxy 10     (980609)

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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