Hi Vipersan, did you ever get anything on Amazoas at all I wonder?.
Particularly useful with the recent demise of 58W
There used to be an active transponder here, post #22
Let me know how you do. If not I'll have a look a bit later.
Just messing about with a cheapie Grundig HD box and getting a cracking picture from Videolina sat on 36E (12600V 1824 5/6).
Just wondered how low an S/R it had in it. Not a bad set of ears on it considering it was meant to spend its life on Astra.
Was getting at the 1 piece / 2 piece thing with losses associated therein. Theory and reality differences etc. Reports are that the larger 2.4 because of its construction doesn't bring as much improvement as one might expect over the 1.8.