Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
* * * * * 2 votes

Interactive Beam Footprint Library


  • Please log in to reply
140 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:54 PM

DIRECTV New Beam Footprint Library



UPDATE: May 23, 2012 To Add D14 Beam Footprints
UPDATE: Jul 12, 2012 To Add D4S and D7S Footprints
UPDATE: Nov 16, 2012 To Add KU76 @76W Footprints
UPDATE: Feb 7, 2013 To Add KU45 @45W Footprints

UPDATE: Nov 23, 2013 To Change D5 Footprint from CONUS to Puerto Rico

UPDATE: May 2, 2014 To Update Intelsat-30 @95W Footprints  (Directv Panamericana)

UPDATE: May 9, 2014  To Add Intelsat-31 @95W Footprints  (Directv Panamericana)

UPDATE: Jun 5, 2014  To Add D15 @103W Footprints

UPDATE: Aug 27, 2014  To Add D15 @103W Footprints - per updated 8/25/14 filing

 

 

Index to the Beam Footprint Library Postings

 

RB2    @103W           Post #2

RB1    @ 99W            Post #3

D10    @103W           Post #4

D5      @110W           Post #5

D8      @101W           Post #6

D9S    @101W           Post #7

RB2-A @103W           Post #8

SW1    @103W          Post #9

SW2    @ 99W           Post #10

D11     @ 99W            Post #11

D12     @103W           Post #12

D14     @ 99W            Post #13

D4S     @101W           Post #14

D7S     @119W           Post #16

DLA-1  @ 95W           Post #19  (IS-30)

KU76    @ 76W          Post #20

KU45    @ 45W          Post #22

D1R     @109W          Post #45

DLA-2   @95W            Post #94 (IS-31)

D15      @103W          Post #128

D15      @103W          Post #134  (update filing 8/25/14)

 


This thread replaces the original Beam Footprints provided in August, 2009. The 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 ability to modify the data display. Thanks to Doug Brott for his help by providing a repository for the data.

 

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


The Satellite Beam Footprint Library provided is the creation of dbstalk user spear61. His initiative and creativity have 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. See Post #27 in this thread for more detail.


some comments from spear61 August, 2009
Background

The FCC started publishing a web data base in the late summer of 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.

The Directv satellites that have zero beam data fall into the pre 2003 group of original licenses.

Quantity of beam footprints

  • The Spaceway satellites are very unique and can essentially generate an infinite number of spots. DIRECTV applied and received an exemption allowing them to provide a couple of "examples" in digital form and sketches in their license that show how they can blanket the country with spots.
  • Some of the other newer satellites generated so many beams that it overwhelmed the FCC filing system. Again, DIRECTV applied for and received an exemption to only show some examples in those cases.
  • Beginning in 2009, a new database was implemented, allowing submission of more data. DIRECTV12 used that format; that is the reason we have a great deal of data for DIRECTV12. In the case of DIRECTV14, it appears the data for all proposed beams is available.

Edited by Gary Toma, 27 August 2014 - 11:09 PM.
Updating Post



...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:59 PM

DIRECTV RB-2 @103W

Beam Footprint: BSS_103_DL1_Conus
Beam Footprint: BSS_103_DL2_Mexico
Beam Footprint: BSS_103_DL3_South_America


Edited by gct, 17 April 2013 - 04:16 PM.



#3 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:04 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV 14 @99W

Beam Footprint: RB1_99_DL1_ConusPlus
Beam Footprint: RB1_99_DL3_South_America

Note: Update 7/27/11 Conus Beam modified to 'ConusPlus' Beam to include Puerto Rico


Edited by gct, 17 April 2013 - 04:17 PM.



#4 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:08 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D10 @103W

Beam Footprint: D10_A1B2_Tampa
Beam Footprint: D10_A1B3_Atlanta
Beam Footprint: D10_A4BB_Los_Angeles
Beam Footprint: D10_DL1




#5 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:10 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D5 @110W

Beam Footprint: D5_PRTX_Puerto_Rico

 

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.


Edited by Gary Toma, 23 November 2013 - 05:50 PM.



#6 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:20 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D8 @101W

Beam Footprint: D8_DL_1_CONUS




#7 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:22 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D9S @101W


Beam Footprint: D9S_BB03_Orlando
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB07_Kansas_City
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB08_Houston
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB09_Denver
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB10_Portland
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB11_Los_Angeles
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB21_Washington_DC
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB22_Atlanta
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB23_Indianapolis
Beam Footprint: D9S_BB24_Memphis
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB12_New_York
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB13_Detroit
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB14_Charlotte
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB15_Miami
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB16_Minneapolis
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB17_St_Louis
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB18_Dallas
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB19_Phoenix
Beam Footprint: D9S_CB20_San_Francisco
Beam Footprint: D9S_N101_Conus
Beam Footprint: D9S_RB01_Boston
Beam Footprint: D9S_RB02_Raleigh
Beam Footprint: D9S_RB04_Pittsburgh
Beam Footprint: D9S_RB05_Chicago
Beam Footprint: D9S_RB06_Nashville
Beam Footprint: D9S_RB25_San_Antonio
Beam Footprint: D9S_RB26_Salt_Lake


Edited by gct, 17 April 2013 - 04:19 PM.



#8 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:32 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV 12 @103W


Beam Footprint: RB-2A_103_DL1_Alaska
Beam Footprint: RB-2A_103_DL2_Seattle
Beam Footprint: RB-2A_103_DL3_Salt_Lake
Beam Footprint: RB-2A_103_DL4_El_Paso


Edited by gct, 17 April 2013 - 04:20 PM.



#9 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:36 PM

SATELLITE SPACEWAY 1 @103W

Beam Footprint: SW1_DL-A_Conus




#10 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:37 PM

SATELLITE SPACEWAY 2 @99W

Beam Footprint: SW1_DL-A_Conus




#11 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:39 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D11 @99W

Beam Footprint: D11_A1B1_New_York
Beam Footprint: D11_A1B7_Minneapolis
Beam Footprint: D11_A1B9_Santa_Fe
Beam Footprint: D11_DL1_Conus




#12 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D12 @103W


Beam Footprint: D12_A1B1_Baltimore
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B2_Tampa
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B3_Atlanta
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B4_Chicago
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B5_Houston
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B6_Oklahoma_City
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B7_Sioux_Falls
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B8_Saltillo
Beam Footprint: D12_A1B9_Albuquerque
Beam Footprint: D12_A1BA_Pocatello
Beam Footprint: D12_A1BB_Los_Angles
Beam Footprint: D12_A1BC_Portland
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B1_New_York
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B2_Orlando
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B3_Havanna
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B4_Knoxville
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B5_Detroit
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B6_St_Louis
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B7_New_Orleans
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B8_Dallas
Beam Footprint: D12_A2B9_Omaha
Beam Footprint: D12_A2BA_Denver
Beam Footprint: D12_A2BB_Phoenix
Beam Footprint: D12_A2BC_Granite
Beam Footprint: D12_A2BD_San_Francisco
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B1_Boston
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B2_Jacksonville
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B3_Columbus
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B4_Memphis
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B5_Milwaukee
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B6_Kansas_City
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B7_San_Antonio
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B8_Casper
Beam Footprint: D12_A3B9_Tucson
Beam Footprint: D12_A3BA_San_Jose
Beam Footprint: D12_A3BB_Hawaii
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B1_Raleigh
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B2_Naples
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B3_Rochester
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B4_Cincinnati
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B5_Jackson
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B6_Iowa_City
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B7_Fort_Worth
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B8_Rapid_City
Beam Footprint: D12_A4B9_Marfa
Beam Footprint: D12_A4BA_Salt_Lake
Beam Footprint: D12_A4BB_San_Diego
Beam Footprint: D12_A4BC_Bend
Beam Footprint: D12_A4BD_Alaska
Beam Footprint: D12_NATL_Conus

Edited by gct, 23 June 2011 - 10:52 PM.
Added missing A4BC beam



#13 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:50 AM

SATELLITE DIRECTV 14 @99W

Beam Footprints added 5/23/12

D14 BSS Footprints are shown under RB1 @99W


Beam Footprint: D14_A01L_Jacksonville
Beam Footprint: D14_A02L_Syracuse
Beam Footprint: D14_A03R_Roanoke
Beam Footprint: D14_A04R_Erie
Beam Footprint: D14_A05L_Charleston
Beam Footprint: D14_A06L_Augusta
Beam Footprint: D14_A07L_Gainsville
Beam Footprint: D14_A08R_Columbus
Beam Footprint: D14_A09R_Fort_Wayne
Beam Footprint: D14_A10L_Montgomery
Beam Footprint: D14_A11L_Evansville
Beam Footprint: D14_A12R_Meridian
Beam Footprint: D14_A13R_Manitou_Island
Beam Footprint: D14_A14R_Quincy
Beam Footprint: D14_A15L_Monroe
Beam Footprint: D14_A16R_Shreveport
Beam Footprint: D14_A17R_Sioux_City
Beam Footprint: D14_A18L_Oklahoma_City
Beam Footprint: D14_A19R_Abilene
Beam Footprint: D14_A20R_Salt_Lake
Beam Footprint: D14_A21R_Alaska
Beam Footprint: D14_A22L_Rockford
Beam Footprint: D14_B01R_Bangor
Beam Footprint: D14_B02L_Syracuse
Beam Footprint: D14_B03L_Annapolis
Beam Footprint: D14_B04R_Hagerstown
Beam Footprint: D14_B05R_Myrtle_Beach
Beam Footprint: D14_B06L_Panama_City
Beam Footprint: D14_B07R_Lexington
Beam Footprint: D14_B08L_Panama_City
Beam Footprint: D14_B09R_Johnson_City
Beam Footprint: D14_B10L_Lansing
Beam Footprint: D14_B11L_Huntsville
Beam Footprint: D14_B12L_Hattiesburg
Beam Footprint: D14_B13R_Springfield
Beam Footprint: D14_B14R_Jackson
Beam Footprint: D14_B15L_Jonesboro
Beam Footprint: D14_B16L_Ottumwa
Beam Footprint: D14_B17L_Lake_Charles
Beam Footprint: D14_B18R_Oklahoma_City
Beam Footprint: D14_B19L_Amarillo
Beam Footprint: D14_B20R_Santa_Fe
Beam Footprint: D14_B21L_Portland
Beam Footprint: D14_B22R_Reno
Beam Footprint: D14_B23RL_Puerto_Rico
Beam Footprint: D14_C01RL_Hawaii
Beam Footprint: D14_NATL_Conus

Edited by gct, 25 May 2012 - 11:18 PM.



#14 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:41 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D4S @101W


Beam Footprint:

D4S_TCON_Conus
D4S_TS01_Bangor
D4S_TS02_Jacksonville
D4S_TS03_Tampa
D4S_TS04_Pittsburg
D4S_TS05_Chicago
D4S_TS06_Huntsville
D4S_TS07_Kansas_City
D4S_TS08_Houston
D4S_TS09_Denver
D4S_TS10_Seattle
D4S_TS11_San_Diego
D4S_TS12_Hartford
D4S_TS13_Detroit
D4S_TS14_Charlotte
D4S_TS16_Minneapolis
D4S_TS17_St_Louis
D4S_TS18_Dallas
D4S_TS19_Phoenix
D4S_TS20_San_Francisco
D4S_TS21_New_York
D4S_TS22_Atlanta
D4S_TS23_Chicago
D4S_TS24_Memphis
D4S_TS25_San_Antonio
D4S_TS26_Salt_Lake

Edited by gct, 12 July 2012 - 09:30 PM.


#15 OFFLINE   LameLefty

LameLefty

    I used to be a rocket scientist

  • Registered
  • 12,141 posts
  • LocationMiddle Tennessee
Joined: Sep 28, 2006

Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:59 PM

Excellent work making this data available! Just FYI, at least some of the download links need to be edited to remove extra characters (a trailing " symbol).

"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"
Directv since 1997
Will Work for Beer


#16 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:16 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV D7S @119W


Beam Footprint
D7S_N119_Conus
D7S_SB01_Syracuse
D7S_SB02_Jacksonville
D7S_SB03_Memphis
D7S_SB04_Duluth_Superior
D7S_SB05_Oklahoma_City
D7S_SB06_Tuscon
D7S_SB07_Reno
D7S_SC31_Bangor
D7S_SC32_Jacksonville
D7S_SC33_Lexington
D7S_SC34_New_Orleans
D7S_SC35_Kalamazoo
D7S_SC36_Omaha
D7S_SC37_Santa_Fe
D7S_SC38_Fresno
D7S_SC39_Spokane
D7S_SR11_Burlington
D7S_SR12_Greensboro
D7S_SR13_Cape_Coral
D7S_SR14_Mobile
D7S_SR15_Cincinnati
D7S_SR16_Shreveport
D7S_SR17_Madison
D7S_SR18_Corpus_Christi
D7S_SR19_Topeka
D7S_SR20_Fargo
D7S_SR21_Pueblo
D7S_SR22_Las_Vegas
D7S_SR23_Eugene

Edited by gct, 12 July 2012 - 09:12 PM.



#17 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

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.c...ad.php?t=204856


Edited by gct, 17 April 2013 - 04:21 PM.



#18 OFFLINE   extvengineer

extvengineer

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 2 posts
Joined: Aug 14, 2007

Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:20 AM

Great Work !
The Marfa and El Paso beams appear to be almost the same- and would not cover El Paso.
Center point wrong for El Paso ?

Dale

#19 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

SATELLITE INTELSAT-30 @95W

This is the first of two forthcoming satellites for DIRECTV-Latin America


Beam Footprint: IS30_CBCL
Beam Footprint: IS30_PRLD
Beam Footprint: IS30_PRRD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R1LD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R1RD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R2LD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R2RD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R3LD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R3RD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R4LD
Beam Footprint: IS30_R4RD
Beam Footprint: IS30_TCNL


Edited by Gary Toma, 09 May 2014 - 10:23 PM.



#20 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

Gary Toma

    UNIX

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,911 posts
Joined: Mar 22, 2006

Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:06 PM

SATELLITE DIRECTV KU76 @76W


Beam Footprint: Mexico_TXH

Beam Footprint: Mexico_TXV

As always -- thanks to spear61 for his time and effort!


Edited by gct, 17 April 2013 - 04:22 PM.





Protected By... spam firewall...And...