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DIRECTV Transponder Map +OTA Data of 7/4/09

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  1. Gary Toma

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    The attachments to this post cover all DIRECTV Channels and Transponders, both CONUS (Continental US or National beams) and LIL (Local Into Local or Spot beams).

    Two PDF documents provide the data for DIRECTV Satellites at the 72.5W, 95W, 99W, 101W, 103W, 110W and 119W positions, sorted two ways:

    1. A full listing in Network Number sequence
    2. A full listing in Channel Name sequence
    Three supplemental documents are also provided:

    • A Transponder and Network Number Networklist reference sheet. This information is particularly useful in understanding the LIL data.
    • A Network Decoder map showing the satellites and transponders graphically as they appear on your receiver's signal strength display.
    • And for those of you who prefer to work with the data in Excel, a file roll_your_own.xls is provided.

    All documents are fully unprotected so you may copy and use the data as you wish.

    EDIT: 8/16/09: Please see the new thread in this forum with data current as of 8/15/09. The attachments have been deleted to allow room to post the new TPN tables.
     
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    The two formatted data files have just been posted. The two files exceeded the max filesize limits. Chris Blount has been great to increase that filesize parameter so we can press on without having to split up the files.

    The cause:
    We are now including all the OTA data for the first time, so the list of channel numbers now runs to 6,907. The formatted PDF docs in this release are 204 pages long.
     
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    We all owe a debt to 'doctor j' for the time and effort he put into this data capture. He is wonderfully meticulous - a great virtue in this endeavor.

    Check out this release's 'networklist' document. 'doctor j' has updated it with all the perviously unknown OTA-Only markets. And his reformat of the data layout makes sense out of the Directv Market Number.

    Thanks 'doctor j'
     
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    The Data Capture and formatting of all the OTA data and TPN Map information for August should be complete and uploaded by the weekend of August 14'th.

    No technical difficulties, just lots of personal (all good things!) going on...
     
  5. greenelucky

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    Which ones are spotbeam like 103(s) and conus 103(c)?
     
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    Greenelucky,

    Download the 'network decoder' document. Print it in color, or if you cannot print in color, keep it displayed in color on your monitor.

    I'll give you a single walkthrough - all the rest will then be obvious to you:

    Using the 103 location you asked about as an example....
    For 103 Spotbeams: Go down six of the wide rows. The 3'rd column over tells you these are spotbeams from the 103 sats, SW1 and D10. Depending on your receiver, these are labeled 103S or 103A. Now note the colors - Spaceway 1 is in red, Directv10 is in blue. Looking to the right, Transponders 1 through 6 are in red, indicating they are from SW1. TPNS 15 through 24 are in blue, indicating they are from D10.

    Using this 'network decoder' chart and your receiver's display, you can determine where each and every signal on your receiver comes from.

    Hope this helps!
     
  7. philtech

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    Thanks for the listing. Finally a resource to match local markets with transponders easily. Thanks!
     
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    With this list the only remaining delimiter is a geographic spot beam map showing ground coverage. It would be helpfull for those on the perifery of spot beams.
     
  9. Gary Toma

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    This thread is closed.

    Please see a new thread in this forum for the most current data.
     
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