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Uplink Activity for the Week of 4-11-6 ....... (EchoStar 10 startup)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by JohnH, Apr 11, 2006.

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  1. Mr.Gadget

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    So what does this Spot beam conversion do for those of us that like to take our receiver with us on the road (not always, but sometimes) to Big Bend area and Nevada Desert. I have Denver locals now.

    I know they have an "RV" or "Trucking" package, but I just like to take the receiver with me without purchasing any additional upgrades for vacations.
     
  2. JohnH

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    Probably will still get the big 4 networks.


    I love the Monterey 100. :)
     
  3. James Long

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    E*'s filing with the FCC when they applied to launch the satellite. There is a good size access file called "Schedule S" with a viewer available on the FCC website for people to poke through.

    I note that E* had trouble filing that form (one of the reasons why approval was delayed before D* jumped in and complained). It's possible that there are errors. (Errors such as spot #27 in texas having no TPs assigned? It is also possible that there are flexibilities and they decided after construction to leave that beam empty.)
     
  4. FTA Michael

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    Depending on your locals, it could mean that you're out of luck. Keep checking Tony's incredible channel chart (http://www.dishchannelchart.com/) to see which locals are "conus", covering the continental US.
     
  5. jrbdmb

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    Could there be a problem with Spotbeam 4 specifically? In southern New Jersey I am within the expected footprint, 110 Transponder 4 signal strength is 40 as of 5PM. And as said earlier Connecticut is dead center and getting low readings as well.
     
  6. alebowgm

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    Insert Rumor based on what people have said in this thread: Word going around is that Echostar is already processing the paperwork to file an insurance claim on E10!!!

    hahahahahaha

    seriously though, that is odd... looks as if they already realised that Harrisberg is an issue...
     
  7. JohnH

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    8935 WVNY MOVED FROM Tp 25 Spotbeam 8 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
    TO Tp 4 Spotbeam 4 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

    8936 WCAX MOVED FROM Tp 25 Spotbeam 8 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
    TO Tp 4 Spotbeam 4 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

    8937 WPTZ MOVED FROM Tp 25 Spotbeam 8 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
    TO Tp 4 Spotbeam 4 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

    8938 WFFF MOVED FROM Tp 25 Spotbeam 8 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
    TO Tp 4 Spotbeam 4 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

    8941 WETK MOVED FROM Tp 25 Spotbeam 8 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
    TO Tp 4 Spotbeam 4 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

    8942 WCFE MOVED FROM Tp 25 Spotbeam 8 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
    TO Tp 4 Spotbeam 4 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w

    8943 WNNE MOVED FROM Tp 25 Spotbeam 8 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
    TO Tp 4 Spotbeam 4 from Mount Jackson for EchoStar 10 at 110w
     
  8. billpa

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    This Vermont stuff is interesting; Spotbeam 8, which I believe is the northern New England beam should be perfect for all of VT and NE NY; yet they've now gone to the more southern beam.
    Anyone know why?
    Looking at the map, spotbeam 4's countour seems to cut very close to far nortwestern sections of the green mountain state.
     
  9. james39

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    Could spotbeam 4 have been adjusted? Anyone in Burlington VT can you report signal strength from 110 Tp4? Considering the previous report of low 40's in Southern NJ, I think maybe this beam is centered more north than previously anticipated.
     
  10. northeastvermont

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    northern vermont, Transponder 4 is @115/125 and tranponder25 is only 78-89/125, glad they changed them to 4.
     
  11. billpa

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    Is that northern spotbeam going to be good for anything beyond Portland/Bangor/Presque Isle?
     
  12. kf4omc

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    I am now seeing T12 here in South Florida but my reciver doesnt see it as a valid sat. I set to 110 t12 getting a 95 sig meter but the bar is still red.
     
  13. james39

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    Looking at the map, I'd say Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, but based on today's activities, sounds like the spot is a bit off the mark.. probably delivering 115+ signal to Quebec :D
     
  14. jrbdmb

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    Looks like Spotbeam 4 (Harrisburg / Philly / NYC / Boston) and Spotbeam 8 (northern New England) are way off the mark. Can these be (easily) repointed to get a blit closer to where they are expected?
     
  15. ehren

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    Well if anyone cares

    TP 12 I get signal of 61-62, seems to just stay at that level.
    TP 25 is a hot 101-105 level. Too bad Madison is not there yet, I wish Telemundo would be added so I can get some additional Milwaukee Brewers telecasts.

    Anyone live up near Superior? I would like to know the signal for TP 25 up there. I wanna buy a portable dish to take on camping trips. Especially Door County this summer.
     
  16. Tyler123

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    In the Twin Cities I am getting a solid 65 with an 18' dish, not completely aimed and the beam just touches the eastern suburbs. I think Superior maybe a shot with a larger dish but until someone up there can confirm that we will have to wait. Also are you getting anything on Tr.4? That's supposed to be Milwaukee. Nothing on Tr.4 here... Still waiting for Tr.23 to be converted to spotbeam. That beam is supposed to have Green Bay and Eau Claire / LaCrosse...

    Also when I worked for CBS-58 in Milwaukee they were waiting for Echo X so Telemundo 63 and WMLW 41 would be carried. They were not available before and I believe that was part of the deal from Weigel when Dish uplinked WDJT.

    Scott
     
  17. ehren

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    Oh TP 4 I get like 90 right now. Are you sure TP 4 is different? I used to look there and it gave me like 70's range for a long time, then TP 2, 8 and 10 would be around 40-60 and then drop to 0 at night. 4 and 6 would drop to 0 I guess it depended which way the wind was blowing.

    I don't live in the Milwaukee market, but I might be able to "move". I work in Madison now.

    Tyler- oh a side note, I stayed up there by the mall and I could not pick up and channels with my LG QAM dvd player, is that b/c the cable system is using 8psk?
     
  18. Tyler123

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    Tr.4 is a new spot beam which supposedly will carry Milwaukee and Grand Rapids and with you getting a signal and I don't proves it's a spotbeam. When I lived in Milwaukee I had the same result with 2,8,&10 with a 3 foot dish. Those transponders had the locals from this area. I had no problems with Tr. 4 & 6 which had Nashville and Louisville and some other city down south.

    As for the cable system if you stayed by the mall it probably was Time Warner cable and I am not sure what modulation method they use.
     
  19. ehren

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    James Long's map shows Grand Rapids on TP 12 spotbeam.
     
  20. jc17981

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    Here are the latest 110 readings I'm getting from Mauldin, SC (29662). It's sort of interesting....the night E*10 came online, I was receiving a 71 on spotbeam 12. Several nights later, it dropped to 45%. Now, I do not see anything.

    1 113
    2 0
    3 122
    4 0
    5 110
    6 0
    7 0
    8 0
    9 106
    10 0
    11 111
    12 0
    13 0
    14 110
    15 102
    16 112
    17 0
    18 109
    19 109
    20 116
    21 111
    22 120
    23 117
    24 121
    25 0
    26 118
    27 122
    29 122
    31 119
     
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