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EchoStar 8 question


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#1 OFFLINE   New in Phoenix

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:46 PM

While scanning through the sites I received on TP5 at 12282R the following

KTHV-TV CBS
KARK-TV NBC

Both out of Little Rock. Does anyone know how long these will be on? And why are they on?

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:50 PM

While scanning through the sites I received on TP5 at 12282R the following

KTHV-TV CBS
KARK-TV NBC

Both out of Little Rock. Does anyone know how long these will be on? And why are they on?


They are currently FTA along with KATV-TV ABC. They have been since December 9.
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Posted 23 December 2004 - 02:17 PM

On the 12/9/04 changes of the Dish Channel Chart:

For those with FTA MPEG2 Receivers in the AR spot beam, check 110° TP 8 for 3 little surprises. (Anon)

How long and why...who knows.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 03:37 PM

Where is the ABC- KATV? I see the PBS.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 05:33 PM

KATV is not in the clear on Tp 5. The PBS is.


Tony, I am not sure about the Tp 8 Spotbeam thing as the Channels are on Tp 5 ConUS.

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 12:30 AM

... Does anyone know how long these will be on? ...


Not much longer if you talk about them in a public forum like this one!

Much of the time a new channel (if it is not porn or premium-content) will appear in the clear when it first begins satellite operations, before it gets everything set up correct and all.

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 12:53 PM

If E8 is a Ka bird, how do you pick it up with a Ku system? The difference between R/L torroidal signal v. V/H polarity...
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:05 PM

EchoStar 8 is not a Ka bird. It is a Ku DBS bird(12.2 - 12.7 GHz circular). You need a Ku DBS LNBF to separate the transponders reliably. Sure a Ku Universal will give some reception.

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:33 PM

If you're using a Ku Universal, would you set it to Vertical or Horizontal and would you use and skew setting (I've got a Satworks ST-3688)
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:40 PM

You would not use the skew setting. As to the Vertical or Horizontal, you would use whichever gives the reception. If you do the Blind Scan it will do both.

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 07:08 PM

If you're using a Ku Universal, would you set it to Vertical or Horizontal and would you use and skew setting (I've got a Satworks ST-3688)


Use an 18" DBS dish/LNB.

DBS LNB setup: Type=Standard LO=11250MHZ

RH=V
LH=H

No skew adjustment with circular polarity.

I did a check the other day on that Little Rock transponder and It was running 82% signal 75% quality with heavy fog using the 18" dish and a Lifetime Ultra receiver.




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