Directv has finally applied for a license to uplink reverse band from LABC. They've had it at CRBC for some time, but this indicates they are moving closer to actually using it as they'll have geographic diversity via a new 13.2 meter dish in LABC. I don't count NWUF as diversity as that was probably used for RB-1A and RB-2A testing, and not intended for CONUS uplinks since that's only a remotely operated uplink facility. See http://licensing.fcc...ing_key=-283916
In Sept. 2014 I dug through their Earth station applications to produce a list of what sites could uplink where and produced the below list. I checked to see if anything else had changed, and SWUF added a Ku antenna able to uplink to Directv's Ku satellite fleet which has also been added to the list.
Pretty sure the site in Brooklyn is defunct, and having three sites in the LA area doesn't make much sense so they will probably get rid of one of them if they haven't already. I would look for CRDUF and LADUF (assuming they keep it and dump Canoga Park) to add reverse band, so they have full site diversity to add to the geographic diversity they now possess. Likewise Littleton is probably gone or on the way out. I'm assuming the missing 119 for LADUF was a clerical error in the application as it seems odd to uplink to only two of their three Ku satellite locations and leave one out.
NAME LOCATION Ku uplink Ka uplink RDBS uplink
n/a Brooklyn, NY 101
CANOGA PARK Los Angeles, CA 99/101/103[*]
CRBC Castle Rock, CO 101/110/119 99/101/103 99/103
CRDUF Englewood, CO 101/110/119 99/101/103
ECUF Winchester, VA 101/110/119
LABC Los Angeles, CA 101/110/119 99/101/103 99/103
LADUF Long Beach, CA 101/110 99/101/103
LITTLETON Littleton, CO 99/101/103
MWDF Big Lake, MN 99/101/103
MWUF Oakdale, MN 101/110/119 99/101/103
NEDF Littleton, NH 99/101/103
NEUF New Hampton, NH 99/101/103
NWDF Ellensburg, WA 99/101/103
NWUF Moxee, WA 99/101/103 99/103
SWDF Benson, AZ 99/101/103
SWUF Tucson, AZ 101/110/119 99/101/103
[*] Ka hi only
Edited by slice1900, 05 April 2016 - 09:28 AM.