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Transponder Maps: Domestic & LatinAm ~ Data Refresh 10/22/2014

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#541 OFFLINE   John Strk

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:11 PM

Doctor J Comments for the 10/15/2014 Domestic Data:



New Channels Active from *Test


14      WTLF            24      3        SW1 @103W 103S  057    1060  184

A3 Tallahassee 24 WTLF CW        CW from WTLFDT-TV, 24, Tallahassee, FL



Anyone know why this local CW channel is not broadcasting any programming in HD?  Channel says HD but all of the programming is in SD.  


See my post about this issue here:


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#542 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:04 PM

Anyone know why this local CW channel is not broadcasting any programming in HD?  Channel says HD but all of the programming is in SD.  


See my post about this issue here:



Read my latest post John.

#543 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:46 PM

SD Content Delivered by MPEG4


The post below, from another thread, triggered the thought that we should identify Standard Definition (SD) content which is delivered via MPEG4 compression as a part of the weekly TPN Map.  This information is not available in our TPN Map data itself, but must be manually determined using  ‘Native’ mode and the display on your receiver.


Beginning with this week’s data, Green shading will identify Standard Definition (SD) channel content transmitted using MPEG4 compression.  Since this is a manual process, only MPEG4/SD channels in the CONUS tab will be shown at this time.  Puerto Rico, in the LIL tab for example, receives most of their SD content via MPEG4; the ‘Native’ mode procedure would need to be run where those channels can be received.  There may also be domestic LIL channels where MPEG4 is used to deliver SD content.


It remains to be seen how the WTLF issue above, "says-it-is-HD-but-provides-only-SD" will be resolved.




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Posted 10/19/14, 04:35 PM


… national MPEG-4 SD channels on the Ka band:


Baby First TV (16:9) Ch. 293

NASA TV Ch. 346

FSTV Ch. 348

GEBA Ch. 363

GTV Ch. 365

JLTV Ch. 366

HOPE Ch. 368


#544 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 04:04 PM

Doctor J comments for the 10/22/14 Domestic TPN Map Data

          changes since last week





0        GOTV           288    13      D8 @101W   101    012    0028

Infomercial Channel (288) GO no farther for the best new products offered on TV!



0        BUZZ            288    10      D9S @101W 101    009    001E

BUZZ TV (288)        Get the BUZZ about the best fitness, health and home products!



0        NMC             343    13      D8 @101W   101    012    0028

New Music Channel  New Music Channel (NMC) broadcasts videos by emerging social media musicians …


HD LIL Active from *Test

14      KCHF            11      20      D10 or D12 @103W          103S  105    1010  4

A3 Albuquerque 11 KCHF IND      IND from KCHFDT-TV, 11, Albuquerque, NM


14      CW               14      19      D10 or D12 @103W          103S  186    1060  66

A3 Fargo 14 WDAY-DT CW          CW from WDAYDT2-TV, 14, Fargo, ND


14      WANA           16      21      D10 or D12 @103W          103S  154    1050  69

A3 Ft. Myers 16 WANA AZA         Azteca America from WANADT-TV, 16, Ft. Myers, FL


14      WLZE            51      22      D10 or D12 @103W          103S  165    1050  69

A3 Ft. Myers 51 WLZE UNI Univision from WLZEDT-TV, 51, Ft. Myers, FL



HD LIL New in *Test

11      *KLWB         50      20      D11 @99W   Test: Local-Into-Local Record      201    1060  104

A3 Lafayette, LA 50 KLWB IND    IND from KLWBDT-TV, 50, Lafayette, LA


11      *CW             4        20      D11 @99W   Test: Local-Into-Local Record      201    1070  104

A3 Lafayette, LA 4 KATC2 CW      CW from KATCDT2-TV, 4, Lafayette, LA


11      *KLAF           62      20      D11 @99W   Test: Local-Into-Local Record      201    1080  104

A3 Lafayette, LA 62 KLAF MNT     MNT from KLAFLP-TV, 62, Lafayette, LA


11      *KMYA         49      23      D11 @99W   Test: Local-Into-Local Record      204    1050  112

A3 Little Rock 49 KMYA IND        IND from KMYADT-TV, 49, Little Rock, AR


11      *KVTN          25      23      D11 @99W   Test: Local-Into-Local Record      204    1040  112

A3 Little Rock 25 KVTN IND        IND from KVTNDT-TV, 25, Little Rock, AR



Change PBS



0        PBS              65      22      D9S @101W 101    021    006E  60

A3 Elmira, NY 65 PBS Virtual       PBS from PBSNET, 65



14      WSKA           30      4        SW1 @103W 103S  051    1070  60

A3 Elmira 30 WSKA PBS Virtual    PBS from WSKADT-TV, 30, Binghamton, NY


Change ABC



11      KAQY            11      4        SW2 @99W  99S    002    1030  129

A3 Monroe 11 KAQY ABC   ABC from KAQYDT-TV, 11, Monroe, LA



11      ABC              7        4        SW2 @99W  99S    002    1030  129

A3 Monroe 07 KNOEDT2 ABC      ABC from KNOEDT2-TV, 7, Monroe, LA

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Posted Yesterday, 10:01 AM

Hey z3r3lk;


On another issue, some questions about the presentation given for the new LATAM LNB (SF6-LA) given on the Uruguay blog.




The spectrum analyzer display of the Channel Master alignment meter posted for the SF6 looks almost identical to that of the older predecessor the SF4 LNBF.


Yet, in the specifications of the SF6 it uses a 13.1 GHz L.O. to convert the satellite high band downlink frequency range of 11.450-12.2 GHz.


So therefore shouldn't the positions of Beams Oeste and Sur be inverted in the S.A. display since the L.O. is injected on the high side of the incoming band as opposed to the SF4 which uses a 10.5 GHz L.O. injection on the low side of the band?


Older SF4 LNBF;


attachicon.gifOlder SF4 LNBF.JPG




attachicon.gifNew SF6 LNBF.JPG



Also if the high band L.O. is indeed 13.1 GHz, shouldn't lower band on the left extend below the 950 MHz lower limit set on the display to about 918 MHz?



(That is 13.1 GHz - 12.170 GHz the highest tp. center freq. of Beam Sur - 12 MHz to the lower edge of the tp. pass band)


Could the high band L.O. perhaps be actually something like 13.15 GHz?                                                                                                                                                                 

Important update to this former post of mine I was recently informed of;


After e-mailing a Mr. Chaucer Chen, the head sales rep. for DBS products at WNC about the above issue.


He responded that the new SF6-LA Latam LNBF specifications widely disseminated and up until yesterday, on their web-site as well, has a large error in it. The L.O.s were mistakenly published backwards, where the "High Band" L.O. covering 11.450-12.2 GHz is actually 10.5 GHz. Same as with the older SF4-LA.


And the 13.1 GHz L.O. is for the new 10.95-11.2 GHz Low Band satellite downlink band (beginning when IS30/DLA-1 becomes operational of course).


This results in down-converted output signals in the L-Band range of 950-1700 MHz for the High band, 1900-2150 MHz for an "inverted" Low Band (since the L.O. is using high side injection).


Now those previously posted S.A. displays make sense ...


SF6 LNBF current output from G3C Satellite.JPG


New DLA LNBF.jpg


He thanked me for bringing this to his attention BTW,  :grin:

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