Intelsat 901 / MEV1 mission

Adam792

Adam792

Specialist Contributor
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698
My Satellite Setup
Dishes: 80cm (5°W/4.8°E), 80cm (30°W), 60cm Zone 2 (13°E/19.2°E/28.2°E)
Receivers: HTPC (Intel i3 processor, nVidia Graphics, and TBS6905 4x DVB-S2 PCIe tuner card) running Ubuntu with Kodi/TVHeadend, Wetek Play2, Skybox M3.
My Location
Worcester
I wonder how big a dish you'd need to pick this up in the very east of Canada (Newfoundland etc)?

Not many people there to check I would imagine, but it's probably (one of) the only satellites carrying domestic channels from this side of the Atlantic on a satellite that's above the horizon in the East of North America as well as having them on a footprint that gets anywhere relatively near.
 
william-1

william-1

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Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
I wonder how big a dish you'd need to pick this up in the very east of Canada (Newfoundland etc)?

Not many people there to check I would imagine, but it's probably (one of) the only satellites carrying domestic channels from this side of the Atlantic on a satellite that's above the horizon in the East of North America as well as having them on a footprint that gets anywhere relatively near.
80 to 100cm dish.
 
william-1

william-1

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Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
hvdh

hvdh

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2,067
My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Well, the map shows coverage over Eastern Greenland, but Newfoundland is much further to the South West, not shown on the map,
 
John777

John777

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Messages
52
My Satellite Setup
Icecrypte
My Location
Uk
Interesting read could this have any effect on Intelsat 901 in the future ?

SES wins major BBC Studios contract

 
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dvdfilm

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362
My Satellite Setup
1.5m dish
My Location
spain
It seems something different from the Satback service, which is a Freeview backup.
 
John777

John777

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Icecrypte
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Uk
Yes thats right .but bbc looking to save money ?
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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48,091
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
The BBC needs to find a lot of savings. Long term the satback service has to be considered expendable. What does it matter if half a dozen houses lose service for a couple of days when the local transmitter sustaining feed falls over.
 
John777

John777

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Icecrypte
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Uk
BBC licence fee receipts and expenditure

 
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