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D11 Sat: Launch Date March 19 at 6:48pm ET, Channel 573

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Dave, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. Oct 4, 2007 #141 of 1715
    JeffBowser

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    Ah, thanks. I was wondering if they'd stick them in an existing band. My 99 alignment is my weakest, with signals in the mid-high 80's where I should see high signals. Good enough, I suppose, but not as good as my high 90's at 103, and 100's at 101.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2007 #142 of 1715
    LameLefty

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    Don't sweat it right now - 99(b) right now is ENTIRELY spot-beams. Unless you're getting your locals from there, signal strengths don't mean much. I do get my locals from 99, however, and have signals in the mid/upper 90's on several transponders (only one of which is my HD locals, I'm sure), so I'm not worried much.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2007 #143 of 1715
    krisztoforo

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    Ariane 5 just had its 20th consecutive launch success yesterday (last failure was back in 2002), so I don't think it's that bad :) Plus they have some agreement with SeaLaunch so hopefully if SeaLaunch can't make it back to flight soon enough Ariane 5 will pick up D11 (like they did it with SpaceWay3 I believe).
     
  4. Oct 8, 2007 #144 of 1715
    LameLefty

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    mattgwyther

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    Question - If D11 launches and has no spot beam issues, it seems likely that D12 will still be launched and destined for 101. If D* get permission for Ka-lo to the home at 101 (not just backhaul), will the slimline/side car and the current recieves support it? Will the slimline see a Ka-lo signal at 101?
     
  6. Oct 8, 2007 #146 of 1715
    Ken984

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    Nobody knows for sure about the 101 lnb, it is doubtful though. D12 will more than likely be launched and become an in orbit spare, or if the troubles with d10 are not correctable it could replace d10 and d10 would be the in orbit spare.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2007 #147 of 1715
    swconsult

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    So perhaps this is not the best place but I'll ask anyway.

    ESPN sits on a leased space on An E* bird. One that in my area (ALT) sits low in the sky, hiding mysteriously behind a beautiful and unfortunatley very healthy oka. The only bird my dish can't see.

    Will D* have the foresight to move ESPN2 and the very few other HD channels from this E* bird to one of their own and finally give me access?

    I hope someone knows good news.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2007 #148 of 1715
    lwilli201

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    It will happen, some day. I doubt they will be moved to D10. Maybe to D11.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2007 #149 of 1715
    bobnielsen

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    ESPN HD is on the Directv 5 satellite at 110. This slot and 119 are shared with Dish network, but they each have their own satellites at these locations (Directv 7s is at 119).
     
  10. Oct 8, 2007 #150 of 1715
    LameLefty

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    Yeah, that's right - I forgot that D7S is actually there. But confusing matters is that the transponder assignments are actually OWNED by Echostar, aren't they? Aren't they merely leased to Directv for now?
     
  11. Oct 8, 2007 #151 of 1715
    Ken984

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    As far as I know D* owns all its transponders and E* owns theirs at 110 and 119. There is no leasing going on at all.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2007 #152 of 1715
    Ken984

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    The only places where D* is leasing is at 72.5 and 95, they own the birds there i think but not the slots. E* on the other hand is hard to track since they have transponders from 61.5 all the way to 148 and are using leased capacity at many locations 105, 121, 129 etc.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2007 #153 of 1715
    Tom Robertson

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    This gets very hard to track as Echostar has combinations of: O&O (owned slots and owned satellites at that slot), O&L (owned slot and lease satellite), and L*L (Leased everything).

    119°, for Echostar is and Owned slot (not all the transponders, some are DIRECTVs), but they lease space on Anik F8 until their satellite can launch.

    Also, Echostar has done a lot of slot license acquisition via company acquisition. so I can't keep up with their Ku licenses anymore. I just ask James Long for the current count. :)

    Cheers,
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  14. Oct 8, 2007 #154 of 1715
    Christopher Gould

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    D* got the 11 licenses at 119 when the bought primestar, they got the 3 licenses for 110 and some of the licenses at 101 when they bought USSB.

    here is a chart

    http://www.dbsforums.com/compare/chart.html

    its a little dated
     
  15. Oct 8, 2007 #155 of 1715
    LameLefty

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    Ah, thanks for the clarification Christopher (and everyone else).
     
  16. Oct 10, 2007 #156 of 1715
    NCMAT

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    Are the current 5LNB dishes capable of receiving KA signals from the 101 position?
     
  17. Oct 10, 2007 #157 of 1715
    gr8reb8

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    I would think not, and I see no reason why. I believe they can transmit mpeg4 on KU signals.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2007 #158 of 1715
    Tom Robertson

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    At this point, I do not know. I've wondered the same thing.
     
  19. Oct 10, 2007 #159 of 1715
    NCMAT

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    Because they have KA licenses at 101. Just wondering if they can use those in addition to the KU licenses there.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2007 #160 of 1715
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    Ah - got pushed back to a January launch. I am surely anxious to get up there with my brother - who is dong an outstanding job - if I say so myself. Don't those new HD channels look fantastic?
     
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