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Interactive Beam Footprint Library

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Gary Toma, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Jun 17, 2011 #1 of 219
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    Directv Beam Footprint Library

    UPDATE: May 23, 2012 Add D14 Beam Footprints
    UPDATE: Jul 12, 2012 Add D4S and D7S Beam Footprints
    UPDATE: Nov 16, 2012 Add KU76 @76W Beam Footprints (Directv SKY-Mexico)
    UPDATE: Feb 7, 2013 Add KU45 @45W Beam Footprints (Directv SKY-Brazil)

    UPDATE: Nov 23, 2013 Change D5 Beam Footprints from CONUS to Puerto Rico
    UPDATE: May 2, 2014 Update DLA-1 @95W Beam Footprints (Directv Panamericana, IS30)
    UPDATE: May 9, 2014 Add DLA-2 @95W Beam Footprints (Directv Panamericana, IS31)
    UPDATE: Jun 5, 2014 Add D15 @103W Beam Footprints
    UPDATE: Aug 27, 2014 Add D15 @103W Beam Footprints - per updated 8/25/14 filing
    UPDATE: Apr 17, 2015 Add KU-76 @76W Two additional Beam Footprints (Directv SKY-Mexico)
    UPDATE: Apr 20, 2015 Add KU-79 @76W Beam Footprint (Directv SKY-Mexico)
    UPDATE: Oct 21, 2015 TPN Map 'LIL' tab adds Beam Name reference for each channel
    UPDATE: Apr 10, 2016 Update all D11 'Derived' Beam Footprints
    UPDATE: Apr 11, 2016 Update all D12 Beam Footprints
    UPDATE: Apr 12, 2016 Update all D14 Beam Footprints


    Index to the Beam Footprint Library Files

    KU45 @45W Beams (Directv KU-45W / SKYB-1 SKY Brazil)

    KU76 @76W Beams (Directv KU-76W / SKYM-2 SKY Mexico)
    KU79 @79W Beams (Directv KU-79W / RB-79W / SKYM-1 SKY Mexico)
    RB-79W @79W Beams

    DLA-1 @95W Beams (Directv DLA-1 / IS-30 Latin America)
    DLA-2 @95W Beams (Directv DLA-2 / IS-31 Latin America)

    D11 @99W Beams
    D11 @99W Beams (Derived Footprints)
    D14 @99W Beams
    RB-1 @99W Beams (D14)
    SW2 @99W Beams (no longer in service)

    D4S @101W Beams
    D5 @110W Beams
    D8 @101W Beams
    D9S @101W Beams

    D10 @103W Beams
    D12 @103W Beams
    D15 @103W Beams (Updated FCC Filing 8/25/14)
    SW1 @103W Beams
    RB-2 @103W Beams (D15)
    RB-2A @103W Beams (D12)

    D1R @109W Beams (no longer in service)

    D7S @119W Beams

    June 2011
    This library replaces the original Beam Footprints begun in August, 2009. Those original Beam Footprints were provided as static JPG files. This new generation of Beam Footprints is presented as GoogleEarth media, allowing the viewer an unlimited interactive ability to modify the data display. Thanks to Doug Brott for his support in providing a repository for all this data.


    Viewing this data requires the Google Earth application. The free application is available at
    http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge

    The Satellite Beam Footprint Library is the creation of dbstalk user spear61. His initiative and creativity culminated with these Beam Footprint Maps.

    The beam contour maps reflect the satellite operating at full power. Reception in this case is probably good out to the isobars in the low 50’s dBw.


    comments from spear61 August, 2009
    Background
    The FCC started publishing a web database in late 2003. Any original license application filed before that date only has a "marker" in the file system and does not have any online data of any kind. If one of the "old" satellites is moved to a new location after mid 2003, the modification to the original license will include the new footprint data.

    Quantity of beam footprints

    • [SIZE=9pt]The Spaceway satellites can essentially generate an infinite number of spots. Directv received an exemption allowing them to provide a couple of "examples" in digital form in their license that show how they can blanket the country with spots.[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=9pt]Some of the other newer satellites generated so many beams that it overwhelmed the FCC filing system. Again, Directv received an exemption to only show some examples in those cases.[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=9pt]Beginning in 2009, a new database was implemented, allowing submission of more data. D12 used that format; that is the reason we have a range of data for D12. For D14 and later satellites, it appears the data for all beams is available.[/SIZE]
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D14 @99W RB-1

    Beam Footprint: D14_RB-1_DL1_50States_PR

    Note: Update 7/27/11, Beam modified to include Puerto Rico
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D5 @110W

    Beam Footprint: D5_PRTX_PuertoRico

    NOTE: 11/23/13: The previous CONUS Beam Footprint map for D5 (D5_TX1_CONUS) has been removed and is replaced with an updated Beam Footprint map for Puerto Rico based upon Directv's recent FCC filing.
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D8 @101W

    Beam Footprint: D8_DL1_50States (Beams T 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31)
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D9S @101W

    Beam Footprint: D9S_101W_Beams_1-11
    Beam Footprint: D9S_101W_Beams_12-20
    Beam Footprint: D9S_101W_Beams_21-26

    Beam Footprint: D9S_DL1_50States (Beams NAT 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 22, 24, 30, 32)

    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB03_Orlando_Tampa
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB07_KansasCity
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB08_Houston
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB09_Denver_ColoradoSprings
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB10_Seattle_Portland_Yakima
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB11_LosAngeles_SanDiego
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB21_Baltimore_Washington_Harrisburg
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB22_Atlanta
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB23_Indianapolis_Chicago
    Beam Footprint: D9S_BB24_Memphis

    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB12_Phila_NYC_Boston
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB13_Cincy_Columbus_Dayton_Detroit
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB14_Charlot_Colmbia_Grnsboro_Grnvil
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB15_Miami_WPalmBeach
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB16_Minneapolis_Rochester_Mankato
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB17_StLouis
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB18_Austin_Dallas
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB19_Phoenix
    Beam Footprint: D9S_CB20_SanFrancisco_Sacramento


    Beam Footprint: D9S_RB01_Boston
    Beam Footprint: D9S_RB02_Raleigh
    Beam Footprint: D9S_RB04_Pittsburgh
    Beam Footprint: D9S_RB05_Chicago_Milwaukee
    Beam Footprint: D9S_RB06_Nashville_Birmingham_Huntsville
    Beam Footprint: D9S_RB25_SanAntonio_Laredo
    Beam Footprint: D9S_RB26_SaltLakeCity
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D11 @99W

    Beam Footprint: D11_A1B1_FCC_NewYork_Boston
    Beam Footprint: D11_A1B7_FCC_Duluth_Minneapolis_Mankato
    Beam Footprint: D11_A1B9_FCC_ColoradoSprings
    Beam Footprint: D11_DL1_49States

    The D11 FCC filing provided only those Beam Footprints above.

    However, D11 does provide a full complement of LIL Spot Beams. The D11 Spot Beams are all numbered just as the D12 Beams and provide a footprint north and east of their counterpart D12 Beams. See the posting in this thread for D11-Derived Footprints.
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D12 @103W

    Beam Footprint: D12_103W_Antenna_1
    Beam Footprint: D12_103W_Antenna_2
    Beam Footprint: D12_103W_Antenna_3
    Beam Footprint: D12_103W_Antenna_4

    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B1_Baltimore_Harrisburg_WilkesBarre
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B2_Tampa
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B3_Atlanta_Chattanooga
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B4_Chicago_Peoria
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B5_Houston
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B6_Sherman
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B7_Fargo_SiouxFalls
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B8_Mexico_Not_Usable
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1B9_Albuquerque (Available for Re-Use)
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1BA_IdahoFalls_TwinFalls
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1BB_LosAngeles_SantaBarbara
    Beam Footprint: D12_A1BC_Bend_Eugene_Medford

    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B1_Philadelphia
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B2_Orlando
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B3_Cuba_Not_Usable
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B4_Knoxville_GreenvilleSC
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B5_Detroit_Flint
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B6_StLouis_Paducah
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B7_GOM_Not_Usable
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B8_Dallas_Tyler_Waco
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2B9_Lincoln_Omaha
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2BA_Denver
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2BB_Phoenix
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2BC_Boise
    Beam Footprint: D12_A2BD_SanFrancisco

    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B1_Albany_Hartford
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B2_Jacksonville_Savannah
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B3_Cleveland_Youngstown
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B4_Memphis
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B5_Milwaukee
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B6_Topeka_StJoseph
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B7_SanAntonio
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B8_Billings
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3B9_Tucson
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3BA_Fresno
    Beam Footprint: D12_A3BB_Hawaii

    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B1_Raleigh_E-NC
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B2_FortMyers
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B3_Buffalo_Rochester_Syracuse
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B4_Louisville
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B5_NewOrleans
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B6_CedarRapids_Davenport
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B7_Dallas
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B8_RapidCity
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4B9_Texas_Not_Usable
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4BA_Utah (Available for Re-Use)
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4BB_LosAngeles
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4BC_Medford
    Beam Footprint: D12_A4BD_Alaska_Not_Usable

    Beam Footprint: D12_DL1_49States
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D14 @99W

    Beam Footprint: D14_99W_A_LHCP_Beams
    Beam Footprint: D14_99W_A_RHCP_Beams
    Beam Footprint: D14_99W_B_LHCP_Beams
    Beam Footprint: D14_99W_B_RHCP_Beams

    Beam Footprint: D14_A01L_GreenvilleNC
    Beam Footprint: D14_A02L_Binghamton_Elmira_Utica
    Beam Footprint: D14_A03R_Harrisonburg_Roanoke
    Beam Footprint: D14_A04R_Erie
    Beam Footprint: D14_A05L_Bluefield_CharlestonWV
    Beam Footprint: D14_A06L_Augusta-ColumbiaSC
    Beam Footprint: D14_A07L_Gainesville
    Beam Footprint: D14_A08R_Albany_Columbus_Macon
    Beam Footprint: D14_A09R_FortWayne_Lima
    Beam Footprint: D14_A10L_Dothan_Montgomery
    Beam Footprint: D14_A11L_Evansville_TerreHaute
    Beam Footprint: D14_A12R_Columbus-Tupelo_Meridian
    Beam Footprint: D14_A13R_Marquette (Unused)
    Beam Footprint: D14_A14R_ColumbiaMO_Quincy
    Beam Footprint: D14_A15L_Monroe
    Beam Footprint: D14_A16R_Shreveport
    Beam Footprint: D14_A17R_SiouxCity
    Beam Footprint: D14_A18L_OklahomaCity_Wichita
    Beam Footprint: D14_A19R_Abilene (Unused)
    Beam Footprint: D14_A20R_SaltLakeCity
    Beam Footprint: D14_A21R_Anchorage
    Beam Footprint: D14_A22L_Rockford (Unused)

    Beam Footprint: D14_B01R_Bangor
    Beam Footprint: D14_B02L_Utica_Watertown
    Beam Footprint: D14_B03L_Salisbury (Unused)
    Beam Footprint: D14_B04R_Charlottesville_Johnstown
    Beam Footprint: D14_B05R_MyrtleBeach_Wilmington
    Beam Footprint: D14_B06L_Clarksburg_Parkersburg_Wheeling (No Valid Data Filed)
    Beam Footprint: D14_B07R_Tallahasee (No Valid Data Filed)
    Beam Footprint: D14_B08L_PanamaCity_Dothan
    Beam Footprint: D14_B09R_Lexington_TriCities
    Beam Footprint: D14_B10L_Lansing
    Beam Footprint: D14_B11L_Chattanooga_Huntsville
    Beam Footprint: D14_B12L_Hattiesburg
    Beam Footprint: D14_B13R_Champaign
    Beam Footprint: D14_B14R_Greenwood_Jackson
    Beam Footprint: D14_B15L_Jonesboro
    Beam Footprint: D14_B16L_Ottumwa (Unused)
    Beam Footprint: D14_B17L_Beaumont_LakeCharles (Unused)
    Beam Footprint: D14_B18R_OklahomaCity_WichitaFalls
    Beam Footprint: D14_B19L_Amarillo_Lubbock
    Beam Footprint: D14_B20R_Albuquerque
    Beam Footprint: D14_B21L_Portland (Unused)
    Beam Footprint: D14_B22R_Reno (Unused)

    Beam Footprint: D14_B23L_B24R_PuertoRico

    Beam Footprint: D14_C01RL_Hawaii

    Beam Footprint: D14_NATL_49States
     
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    SATELLITE DIRECTV D7S @119W

    Beam Footprint: D7S_119W_Beams_B01-B07
    Beam Footprint: D7S_119W_Beams_C31-C39
    Beam Footprint: D7S_119W_Beams_R11-R23

    Beam Footprint: D7S_NAT_50States

    Beam Footprint: D7S_B01_Buffalo_WilkesBarre
    Beam Footprint: D7S_B02_Norfolk_WilmingtonNC
    Beam Footprint: D7S_B03_Paducah
    Beam Footprint: D7S_B04_Duluth
    Beam Footprint: D7S_B05_OklahomaCity_Tulsa_Wichita
    Beam Footprint: D7S_B06_Tucson
    Beam Footprint: D7S_B07_Chico_Reno

    Beam Footprint: D7S_C31_Hartford_Portland_Prov_Springfld
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C32_Jacksonville_Savannah_Tallahasee
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C33_Charleston_Lexington_Knoxville
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C34_NOrleans_BatonRg_Jacksn_Lafayet
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C35_Flint_GrandRapids_Lansing_SoBend
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C36_DesMoines_Omaha
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C37_Albuquerque_ElPaso
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C38_Bakrsfld_Frsno_Montrey_SantaBarbara
    Beam Footprint: D7S_C39_Spokane_Yakima

    Beam Footprint: D7S_R11_Albany_Rochester
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R12_Richmond_Roanoke
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R13_FtMyers-Naples
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R14_Mobile-Pensacola
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R15_Dayton_Indianapolis_Louisville
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R16_LittleRock_Shreveport_Tyler
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R17_GreenBay_Madison
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R18_CorpusChristi_Harlingen_Laredo
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R19_Topeka
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R20_Fargo
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R21_S-Colorado-unused
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R22_LasVegas
    Beam Footprint: D7S_R23_Eugene_Medford
     
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    SATELLITE D1R @72.5W

    Beam Footprint: D1R_Conus


    EDIT: a 12/5/2011 filing with the FCC requests moving D1R to the 109.8 W slot.

    EDIT: a 5/8/2012 filing with the FCC requests moving D1R to provide programming for Russia. The full thread for this move is here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=204856
     
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    I'm assuming that the color rings indicate the dish size needed in order to access the signal...did I miss the posting that shows the color legend.
     

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