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AMC-15 Should Start Moving to 105 W Today, May 21

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by rocatman, May 21, 2005.

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  1. rocatman

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    AMC-15 should start moving to 105 W today, May 21 based on the FCC approval documents to test the AMC-15 Ka band at 113 W where it is currently located. I would expect that AMC-15 should be operational at 105 W in the next 2 - 3 weeks which means much greater signal strength for folks who get there locals from there. I know it is about time considering AMC-15 was launched last October. It will be interesting to see not only the improvement in signal strength but the TP capacity capabilities of AMC-15.
     
  2. larrystotler

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    Well, hopefully it will help those who have locals on the 105.
     
  3. Darkman

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    Hooray!! (about time..) :D
     
  4. purwater

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    I'm gonna second the hooray. I get 60-70 signal on the 105 and with the thunderstorms of late the locals fade out. My DNS on the 119 have been solid though so no loss of viewing so far.
     
  5. Jacob S

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    I can't wait until we get the new satellite at 105. Sure will be nice to have increased signal strength which will help prevent rainfade further.
     
  6. JonBlack

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    I'm looking forward to this! Too bad I might get the full benefit due to Sinclair.
     
  7. Jacob S

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    You mean might NOT get the full benefit. Looks like I also may not get the full benefit due to Sinclair.
     
  8. JohnH

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    Well, it is on its way.

    Probably close to 105w by June 1.
     
  9. BFG

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    Longest launch/test/move ever?
     
  10. Darkman

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    That's only a week away!!! :p
     
  11. rocatman

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    I believe AMC-16 has to finish Ka band testing at 97 W by June 7th and start its move back to 85 W. At the Team Summit, Dish talked about providing Internet service from there but AMC-16 has both CONUS Ku band and Ka band spotbeams as does AMC-15. DirecTV plans to use the Ka band on its Spaceway satellites for HD locals but I don't think Dish has formally announced anything about their HD local plans except that they will wait for the development of their MPEG-4 receivers.
     
  12. larrystotler

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    The problem with Ka band for video is that it really is untested, and it will be interesting how it will work out for D*'s video services. Keep in mind that it was originally planned to be used for Hughes new SpaceWay 2 way internet service, and that those plans were scrapped. I'm willing to bet E* will probably stay with Ku-FSS/DBS for now for video and use the Ka band for internet services. Also, 12 spots are not enought for LiL to make it worthwhile.
     
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    Ka should be pretty well tested for video right now. Echostar has had 121 Ka capacity for testing for quite a while. It is interesting that they appear to not be pursuing Ka for video at this time after all their testing. Perhaps they decided they need more power for Ka TPs to work for video or something. If you look at the timeline they launch 121 start testing, then turn around and start aquiring as much Ku spectrum as they can get a hold of.

    The spaceway venture will prove interesting. Are the satellites powerful enough to overcome the rainfade issues?
     
  14. Jacob S

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    If you get a big enough storm the satellite will go out anyways, the question is how much of a storm will it take to cause the signal to go out?
     
  15. rocatman

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    LyngSat is showing AMC-15 already east of 110 W so it appears to being moved quite rapidly. I would not be suprised if it is operational at 105 W by June 1.
     
  16. Darkman

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    :D
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  17. Pablo_New

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    60-70 Feh! Try 52 max. I cringe at the slightest rain drop. :D
     
  18. JonBlack

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    Bad slip up :grin:

    I'm hoping the strength numbers go through the roof!
     
  19. Jacob S

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    I expect at least a 10-20% increase in signal strength depending on what part of the country your from.
     
  20. JohnH

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    Some probably will get good signal which do not have a signal now.
     
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