53E (Express AM6)

TonyilCapo

TonyilCapo

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над холмами и далеко
My Satellite Setup
Dishes: PF (restored Famaval) 2.4m 28.2E, offset 60cm 30W, 90cm 13E+19E, spares 80cm+1.15m
Restoring a PFA 1.8m, manufacturer unknown to me (just needs some paint, new LNB arms + holder)
STBs: Vu+ Duo2 DVBS2 x4 1TB HDD, GI Avatar2 DVBS2 x2, Vu+Zero
My Location
Central Portugal
Any luck with beam Ku Fixed 1, more specifically12576V?
 
satesco

satesco

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939
My Satellite Setup
seven antennas,one toroidal with 16 lnbs,
6 satellite receivers,2 Meters,9 PC cards(tbs6983,6903,6590,6504,6522,6209,2603,6909X,6903X,skystar hd2),2 tuners usb-tbs5927 & tbs5925,Skystar HD.
Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
My Location
Romania
I don't think this-12576 V-transponder is active.At least in my area I can't find it,even though I have a strong signal on Vertical pol.
 

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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 used to get much better signals with my 88cm dish from Express AM22 / SESAT 2 when this was @ 53°east,
When Express-AM6 moved here only 3 transponders received & much weaker than AM22,
Hopefully a replacement craft will move here soon.
 
Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Rats, my jobs today included clearing a couple of branches from trees in the garden to improve this satellite.

The Octagon still refuses to move the motor to this position though.
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Rats, my jobs today included clearing a couple of branches from trees in the garden to improve this satellite.

The Octagon still refuses to move the motor to this position though.
12594V is blasting in strong as ever. At the moment....
 
hvdh

hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 6925, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
For the time being, Fixed-2 beam transponders are not impacted.
53.0E-RFScanV.png
 
Analoguesat

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Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
I used to get much better signals with my 88cm dish from Express AM22 / SESAT 2 when this was @ 53°east,
When Express-AM6 moved here only 3 transponders received & much weaker than AM22,
Hopefully a replacement craft will move here soon.
Im getting 7 tps on a somewhat less than ideally placed offset lnb (1m dish aimed at 46E - offset lnb optimised for 52E)

12594V 27500 (strong)
12632V 1100 (fair)
12643V 1430 (intermittent lock, weak if it locks)
12658V 7500 (intermittent lock, weak when locked)
12667V 4240 (reasonable)
12671V 2277 (reasonable)
12675V 4240 (takes a while to lock, then reasonable)
 
Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
12594V is blasting in strong as ever. At the moment....
Yes, but the Octagon prevents the motor from ever reaching the orbital slot. I will be playing with a similar HtoH indoors to see what is restricting movement before venturing upstairs.
 
Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Forgot to add, the Elanvision has no problem moving to the correct position.
 
Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
And fixed.

From what I can gather it was a software limit within the motor memory that I was able to clear through the emitor's menus

Now receiving 53 loud and clear, one transponder only on the 1m orbital, though it is odd the limit was ignored by the other receiver.
 
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
william-1

william-1

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9,322
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
If that fails then you may need to set up another receiver that will allow you to delete all limits then your dish will move to 53 east.
 
Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
All done as per my last post, though having scanned further east, there is nothing else I can get on the 1m.


If the weather stays fine over the next few days I'll be able to resurrect the 2m on a decent pedestal, not looking forward to hoist more concrete blocks onto the roof though (if I can get them)
 
hvdh

hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 6925, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
RSCC is quite transparent about the AM6 thermal issue.

27 March 2020:
After reconfiguring the payload of the Express-AM6 spacecraft (53 ° E) on March 25, 2020, Ka-band transponders were shut off.
The cutoff was due to the off-nominal performance of the satellite’s thermal control system liquid circuit, which made it impossible to further operate the satellite in full configuration.
Currently, RSCC is working together with the operator companies concerned to develop options for transferring users of the Ka-band VSAT networks to the other spacecraft
30 March 2020:
Working together with the partner companies, RSCC technical services have arranged the transfer of the central station satellite broadband access network in the Ka-band, originally operating from Express-AM6 satellite, to Express-AMU1 satellite (36 degrees E).
The service will be provided via 10 beams of the Express-AMU1 spacecraft. To ensure subscribers’ linkup, their antennas will need to be tuned to the new satellite.
RSCC expresses thanks to the industry community, including Eutelsat Networks, Ka-Internet, and Hughes Network System, for their support and assistance.
 
Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
It looks like some of the C-band payload is being shifted over to 40E looking at the Flysat listings.
 
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