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SixtoReport: D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Live!


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#9621 OFFLINE   SpaceComo

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:10 AM

Does less inclination in parking orbit mean stronger signals for us? :whatdidid


The current 0.1 degree inclination is not much as seen from ground, that in itself will not make much (or any noticable) difference to signals received. But the CONUS antennas on the ship may not yet be tweeked to paint the prescribed beam on the ground just yet since the ship may still have some wobble in it.
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#9622 OFFLINE   Hutchinshouse

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:12 AM

The current 0.1 degree inclination is not much as seen from ground, that in itself will not make much (or any noticable) difference to signals received. But the CONUS antennas on the ship may not yet be tweeked to paint the prescribed beam on the ground just yet since the ship may still have some wobble in it.
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#9623 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:16 AM

From HR20-700 - 15 miles North of Charlotte, NC


86 90 91 94 91 91 87 94

86 94 85 92 87 91 88 94

Of course, they seemed to change +/- 1 while typing!

Same on HR22-100 and both tuners - again +/- 1 at any point.


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#9624 OFFLINE   SpaceComo

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:25 AM

For reference here is most of the DTV fleet current location and next 24 hours of orbit (110/119 not included):biggrin:

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#9625 OFFLINE   slimoli

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:25 AM

The difference on signal between CA and CB here in south Florida is much bigger than others are reporting:

CB

97 95 95 95 95 94 95 93
96 95 95 95 96 96 NA NA


NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
84 80 86 85 86 76 85 82
83 75 73 74 77 60 76 59
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Do you guys think I will need a dish calibration ?

#9626 OFFLINE   Big Dawg 23

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:34 AM

My dont look so good but it is very cloudy and raining south of Minneapolis/St. Paul

CB range from 65-73
CA range from 58-65

#9627 OFFLINE   oakwcj

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

My Bay Area Numbers are similar. Seems California getting short-changed. Maybe just last to be tweaked.


There was a long discussion about this when D10 launched. Bay Area readings were lower then, too. One theory had to do with the prevalence of CalAmp LNBs on dishes installed in California. My dish was new at the time and was realigned when we began getting D10 signals, but before the satellite went live. The tech was skilled, but he could not get signal levels into the 80's.

However, most of us use our dishes to watch programming, not signal level meters. I haven't had any reception problems with D10 with levels in the 70's. That's all that really matters.

#9628 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:00 AM

It's official!

http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=816778


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#9629 OFFLINE   syphix

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

It's official!

http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=816778

Perhaps DirecTV could save on legal costs if they just forwarded this forum to the FCC! :D
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#9630 OFFLINE   tuff bob

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

103ca was in the low 70s earlier when i check, now I have low 90s, they're tweaking it looks like :D
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#9631 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:13 AM

Southeastern Minnesota, near Winona, under a heavy overcast/light rain:

103 (ca)

82 86 89 92 91 92 89 94

91 95 88 95 91 94 93 95


103 (cb)

94 87 91 82 91 82 91 82

91 77 89 81 89 80 n/a n/a


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:14 AM

any way to disable the screensaver?
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#9633 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:18 AM

Everything looked great yesterday, but now transponder 9 is 24 and 10 is 0 (the others are all in the 80s or 90s). I suspect there may be some testing in progress.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:19 AM

It's official!

http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=816778


I'm expecting the transponder thread to get busy!!!

So, when does this thread close? Time for a mad dash to 10,000 posts!

#9635 OFFLINE   VeniceDre

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:19 AM

9 & 10 are 0 for me as well.

#9636 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:20 AM

I'm expecting the transponder thread to get busy!!!

So, when does this thread close? Time for a mad dash to 10,000 posts!

Will probably leave this thread open while testing completes.

At first sign of "live" channels from D12, we move on ... :)
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#9637 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:24 AM

That is if we all behave. With D10/D11 the thread strayed to off-topic after first signal and got closed.

Would like to leave open until Wednesday 6am ET, so we have a thread from 2008 announce to "live", but that will depend on staying on topic.
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#9638 OFFLINE   rynorama

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:25 AM

Everything looked great yesterday, but now transponder 9 is 24 and 10 is 0 (the others are all in the 80s or 90s). I suspect there may be some testing in progress.


Mine dropped to 37 on tp9 and 33 on tp10. Last night before bed they were all 92 and over. Glad I'm not alone.

#9639 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:26 AM

My odd transponders are low 90's while my even's are mid 80's. That good, or the dish need a tweaking?

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:30 AM

That is if we all behave. With D10/D11 the thread strayed to off-topic after first signal and got closed.

Would like to leave open until Wednesday 6am ET, so we have a thread from 2008 announce to "live", but that will depend on staying on topic.


What happens to you then? Deep, dark depression? You'll still have the programming thread, but yikes...what will you do with all your free time? :D
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