Intelsat 901 / MEV1 mission

Adam792

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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.
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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

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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
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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

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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

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Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
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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

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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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spain
It seems something different from the Satback service, which is a Freeview backup.
 
John777

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

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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

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It doesn't matter does it
 
John777

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BBC licence fee receipts and expenditure

 
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FC GD

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TBS6983 Professional DVB-S2 Dual Tuner PCI-e Card, TBS6522 Multi-standard Dual Tuner PCI-e Card, EyeTV Netstream 4Sat, EyeTV Netstream 4Sat (refresh) and Netstream Sat, EyeTV Sat CI, Hybrid (2008, International), EyeTV Sat Free
SDR: RSP1, Adalm-Pluto
Antenna: SelfSat H50D2
Mac:EyeTV 3, SAT>IP Viewer, Dvblogic, eyetvCamd
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Do you guys also see these two transponders? they are not listed anywehre. They are Horizontal and not like other ones (v) on this satellite. i have lock on both
11674,H,29990,35,8PSK
11554,H,34280,14,NBC_QPSK
Capture 1.PNGCapture2.PNG
 
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SimonE

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1.2m CM dish,Supermount 1224 H-H rotator, Octagon SX88+, DR.HD D15, Ku LNB:Octagon OSLO, C Band: Titanium C1W-PLL, Ka Band: XMW R9216AF with FD9000 feedhorn,Inverto Saorsat LNB and Inverto Ka/Ku LNB .
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Do you guys also see these two transponders? they are not listed anywehre. They are Horizontal and not like other ones (v) on this satellite. i have lock on both
11674,H,29990,35,8PSK
11554,H,34280,14,NBC_QPSK
View attachment 132019View attachment 132020
FC GD,

Just looked here on my Promax HD Ranger and neither of those signals can be seen here. I'm in the West of England.

SimonE
 
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FC GD

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TBS6983 Professional DVB-S2 Dual Tuner PCI-e Card, TBS6522 Multi-standard Dual Tuner PCI-e Card, EyeTV Netstream 4Sat, EyeTV Netstream 4Sat (refresh) and Netstream Sat, EyeTV Sat CI, Hybrid (2008, International), EyeTV Sat Free
SDR: RSP1, Adalm-Pluto
Antenna: SelfSat H50D2
Mac:EyeTV 3, SAT>IP Viewer, Dvblogic, eyetvCamd
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FC GD,

Just looked here on my Promax HD Ranger and neither of those signals can be seen here. I'm in the West of England.

SimonE
oh ok, So you are in the center of the beam. Thank you very much for the confirmation Simone.

they are still there but much weaker. They are for sure from 30W but not listed there either.
 
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John777

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Intelsat suffering in “challenging” environment

Intelsat’s Q2 results, to June 30th, were not impressive. The company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction as a ‘debtor in possession’ and it is near-certain that it will exit bankruptcy in a stronger position, but at the moment the negative news is extensive.


 
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