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D* requests FCC OK for 7S sat. move

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by moonman, Jul 5, 2006.

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  1. Jul 5, 2006 #1 of 25
    moonman

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    D* is requesting the FCC for permission to move it's 7S satellite, a KU bird which
    carries H/D programming from it's location @ 119.2 to 119.05. The company say's
    the move is designed to improve signal reception to it's customers. The Sat.
    currently carries ESPN-2, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet, and the N.Y. & L.A. feeds
    of NBC,ABC, and FOX. and YES Network
     
  2. Jul 5, 2006 #2 of 25
    Earl Bonovich

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    Intresting...

    That .15 difference... will that require a dish reallignment, or with the newer dishes will the angle just be improved that much?

    Do you have a link for the source?
     
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    DirecTV said the proposed relocation would serve the public interest by improving signal reception for millions of DirecTV subscribers, so I presume
    the "look" angle would be improved....I don't think D* wants to realign
    everyone's dishes..
     
  5. Jul 5, 2006 #5 of 25
    Earl Bonovich

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    I read in the middle of that that there are millions of HD customers...

    But also isn't some of the locals on 119 ?
     
  6. Jul 5, 2006 #6 of 25
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    Not that I know of....The stations I listed in my first post, are the only
    ones.......
    http://www.lyngsat.com/hd/dtv7s.html
    Note:AMC 16 & EchoStar 7 & DirecTV 7S are all at 119.0°W...
    could be a interferance thing...
     
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    Broken...
    There are a lot of local channel markets on the 119. Both Oklahoma markets (Tulsa and Oklahoma City) are on the 119, for instance. Why else would they need 11 transponders (22-32) on the bird?
     
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    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    There are many locals on 7S/119. Look at the listing on D*'s website and see how many locals require a Phase III.
     
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    Earl you are 100% correct - besides HD Conus, there are Para Todos Conus, AND
    many, many spotbeam locals at 119.

    They can't be making a move that would require 15 million service calls in one day - that would tie them up completely for MONTHS.

    http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/directvusa119.html
     
  10. Earl Bonovich

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    That is what I figured...

    So for that...

    This thread is going to be on the Move.... ->General DirecTV
     
  11. moonman

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    My Bad....I assumed they meant H/D only, so I pulled data for the 119
    which returned the data I posted....sorry for the confusion..of course there
    is lots of locals as well as others.
     
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    For the past 2 weeks my 119 reception has been poor. I wonder if this move request has anything to do with it.
     
  13. moonman

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    Could be..AMC 16 & EchoStar 7 & DirecTV 7S are all at 119.0°W...
    It seems to me that they could very well be interacting with one another....
     
  14. P Smith

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    Well, if they 'interacting' ( why not ? ), then why bringing 7S close to AMC-16 (118.75W) and E*7 (119.0W) will decrease the 'interaction' ? :confused:
     
  15. moonman

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    They are not bringing it "closer" they are moving away from the others, so
    as to prevent radio interference and debris from spent rocket parts that may
    also be in the area. You can't just think of left/right here, you have to think
    also of one being in front of/behind another one, thus blocking it's signals.
     
  16. P Smith

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    That's exactly what will happened - "from it's location @ 119.2 to 119.05" ie close to AMC-16 and E*7.
    BTW, that debries lefted far behind after launch. You messed up with piloting space objects.
     
  17. DTC mac

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    Ku sats generally have 6 degree beam width, a move of .15 degree is negligable. Also remeber one degree at that orbit is hundreds of miles wide.
     
  18. P Smith

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    "also of one being in front of/behind another one, thus blocking it's signals."
    I don't get this too. Miles apart, using ConUS or spotbeam antennas - what you attempt to make up here ? ;)
     
  19. D-Bamatech

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    Good freekin Grief... LMAO

    What a FUNNY thread..

    (ill just be quiet)
     
  20. P Smith

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    Just for fun :)

    CORRECTED

    Geo orbit, ie R: ~26.200 miles
    One round at the orbit L: ~164120 miles (2p*R)
    One degree diff: d: ~457 miles
    .15 of this ~ 68.6 miles

    .05 of 1 degree ~23 miles

    Now tell me again about 'debries' or 'blocking signals' :D
     
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