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D10 Satellite TECH THREAD - HD Testing Schedule / Press Releases / Location

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Well you are down lower than I am so hang in there :) And thanks for everyone letting me know that D isn't exactly following the DMA numbers :sunsmile:
  2. Sirshagg

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    Which will come first?

    This post hits 200k views
    We all get more HD
  3. Smthkd

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    Sep 1, 2004
    This post hits 200K!!
  4. John4924

    John4924 Icon

    Mar 19, 2007
    I say more HD! :lol:
  5. donshan

    donshan Godfather

    Jun 18, 2007
    Thread title is "D10 Satellite-HD Testing Schedule/Press Releases/Location"

    We now know D10's location and it is fine. The HD Testing schedule is known and runs until " on or about Sepember 1", so there is very little "new information" to discuss. That leaves "press releases" which are few and far between, but there should be a FCC announcement approving the September 1 move and new operational location. So when everyone realizes there is little new information available , hits on this thread will slow down.

    I see a dull rest of August, then one day a new TLE will come out showing orbit change indicating that is moving D 10 again- but many days away, scheduled for Sept 1. Channel 499 will light up. Then things happen quickly, we get HD and this thread closes long before 200K so a new one can discuss how good things are , but there will be those who "want it better".

    Patience, Patience, Patience!:D
  6. jlancaster

    jlancaster Icon

    Feb 10, 2006
    I'm in that same market and its frustrating to see others like Portland Maine get it before us...I guess by Feb 08 we can enjoy...How is OTA where you are pretty good here but I am closer to Penobscot mountain.
  7. purtman

    purtman Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2006
    I did notice that Ch. 77 is on the guide this morning. It doesn't have anything listed yet, but apparently they're getting ready.

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    Apr 11, 2007
    north east pa
    I Live In Dunmore Pa Ota In Hd Very Good
  9. donshan

    donshan Godfather

    Jun 18, 2007
    Channels 77 and 92 are now active with repeating info messages

    See new thread:

    Getting close!:) :) :)
  10. oakwcj

    oakwcj Lower Echelon

    Sep 28, 2006
    New TLEs. Get 'em while they're hot:

    DIRECTV 10
    1 31862U 07032A 07232.38587560 -.00000099 00000-0 10000-3 0 600
    2 31862 000.1218 286.8867 0000330 110.0098 327.7335 01.00275929 469
  11. jrodfoo

    jrodfoo Godfather

    Apr 9, 2007
  12. dconfer

    dconfer Legend

    Nov 18, 2005
    Iam in the same market but Iam in Clinton County. No OTA for me. Glad I was able to get the DNS fields from NYC.
  13. wilmot3

    wilmot3 Legend

    Jul 24, 2007
  14. rrrick8

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    Mar 20, 2007
  15. donshan

    donshan Godfather

    Jun 18, 2007
    Getting back to this topic, when they begin to drift D10 from its present testing slot at 102.6x W towards the planned 102.775 W position will this show up in a change in one of these TLE parameters first in order to make it move, or will we just see it slowly begin to drift in Longitude with little noticeable change in the TLE numbers?

    I am still learning how they do this. :)
  16. Ken984

    Ken984 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    It will move, and there will probably be an update but its gonna be so slight it will barely be noticeable. Probably will not get the updated TLE first if that is what you are asking.
  17. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    The eccentricity will go up by a factor of probably 10 - 50, but the inclination likely won't. In fact, they may take the opportunity to try to lower it even more.
  18. syphix

    syphix Hall Of Fame

    Jun 23, 2004
    Just bought a new 47" 1080P LCD HDTV...

    Now it's a waiting game...

  19. donshan

    donshan Godfather

    Jun 18, 2007
    Thanks Lefty and Ken. That confirms what I suspected as the Spaceway 1 orbit did not seem to change much when they drifted it over, but I didn't know what to watch for. At that time I was plotting both Spaceway1 and DirecTV10 on n2yo to watch D10 home in until their calculations became suspect.

    I will probably just watch n2yo.com as Sept 1 comes around, as it seems they have fairly good longitude data now . It seems to me that when drift begins it will be the first real indication of when to expect HD to arrive. I hope you two keep an eye on when it gets to 102.775 W. My "The Sky" program seems to match Ken's posted longitude numbers fairly closely. when I input the same TLE data.

    With those three decimals Boeing has better software and anybody here!:)
    Bet their software cost a bundle too!:eek2:
  20. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    When I worked for Boeing in a previous life, most of our software was either custom-written (a version of Intergraph I/EMS written just for our program) or a VERY expensive specialized application (like CATIA and various finite-element analysis tools), not consumer-grade stuff at all. Oh, we did use Word and Excel for reports and stuff, however. On Macs. :D

    If they're not using their own in-house solutions, stuff like THIS is what they use:

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