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Echostar 14 - At 119 and in service 5/19 at 3:00am ET

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by bluegras, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. joblo

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    Schedule S table shows spots on 12 TPs, but there are diminishing returns. TP 1-5 have 12-14 beams each, but some of the others have only 6 or 7. I suspect, also, that some spot TPs are redundant backups that may never be used.

    Guide shows numerous channels going off air at 3 am ET, so it looks this thing is happening. Most show “Off Air” for an hour, but for AAD channels it’s only a half hour. Transponder lessees get priority it seems, which is, I think, how it should be.
     
  2. James Long

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    The move started ... only 7056 channels on the system at 3:03:38am ET
     
  3. joblo

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    About a 20 point increase on tp 15 here.
     
  4. joblo

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    Channels are back; looks like that's for tonight.
     
  5. James Long

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    Anchorage and Hawaii made the move to their new spots.
    It looks like some Milwaukee channels are on a 119 spot on TP4 (7080,7081).
    Savannah, GA and Tucson, AZ SD has moved to TP4 spots.
    San Fransisco HD has moved to a TP4 spot as well.
     
  6. joblo

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    Those all match digiblur's predictions.

    He also predicted Columbia, SC SD would move tonight. What about that?
     
  7. James Long

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    Yes, that moved too. (I was comparing tables manually.)
     
  8. P Smith

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    [Wrong thread, moved here]
     
  9. P Smith

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    [Wrong thread, moved here]
     
  10. Grandude

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    Finally we get the signal strength meter working again for the San Francisco stations.

    Up until this move, there was no signal strength meter reading on tr 7 and when returning to viewing the channel it took an inordinately long time to get the picture back.

    Thank you, Dish, for finally fixing this for us SFBay Area viewers.:)
     
  11. P Smith

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    Yeah, right. He is "predict" what Scott got from his dish informant.
     
  12. James Long

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    Epoch Wed May 19 07:15:20 EDT
    Code:
    ECHOSTAR 14
    1 36499U 10010A   10139.46898317 -.00000004  00000-0  00000+0 0   987
    2 36499 000.0116 055.3791 0001944 346.3885 245.1919 01.00269818   642
    
    Time elapsed since epoch: 06:08:45 (Calculations done at epoch unless noted)

    Perigee 35778.80
    Apogee 35795.20

    Satellite period,TC 23:56:07.505

    Satellite Longitude 118.903772 West (at Epoch)
    Satellite Longitude 118.898138 West (at 13:24:06 EDT Wednesday using this TLE)

    Average Driftrate 0.0073 deg/day West - Target 118.9 (119 orbital slot)

    Should be one more TLE confirming geosync ... but with services active on the satellite I'm pretty sure it is in a good place. :)
     
  13. phrelin

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    I agree that is great!

    But what have they got against Letterman and Leno? I only recorded 25 minutes of both shows because, I assume, the change was made at 12 pm Pacific Daylight Time.

    Oh well. I'm getting signal strength in the 50's right now (it is raining and windy).
     
  14. P Smith

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    TLE #97.
    Code:
    [B]
     #   Date Time GMT Perigee Apogee Long       Lat     Inclin Gap Chg-Hrs Eccentric Revs/day[/B]
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    074 05-05 14:17:38 35687x35691 133.3414°W  0.0238°S  0.017°   4   +9H  0.0000486 1.00621975
    075 05-06 04:13:57 35653x35702 132.4825°W  0.0307°N  0.026°  49   +9H  0.0005825 1.00660925
    076 05-06 10:07:47 35650x35694 131.8635°W  0.0255°S  0.018°  44   +6H  0.0005194 1.00681962
    076 05-06 12:49:09 35651x35690 131.8391°W  0.0225°S  0.015°  39   +3H  0.0004613 1.00686692
    077 05-07 05:19:48 35651x35687 130.8947°W  0.0308°N  0.016°  36  +17H  0.0004310 1.00691617
    078 05-07 11:42:38 35651x35687 130.6927°W  0.0235°N  0.013°  36   +6H  0.0004271 1.00692432
    079 05-08 02:56:53 35651x35687 129.4097°W  0.0273°N  0.012°  36  +14H  0.0004278 1.00692549
    080 05-08 13:45:45 35651x35687 127.6751°W  0.0206°N  0.010°  36  +11H  0.0004280 1.00692443
    080 05-09 05:20:05 35651x35687 127.9140°W  0.0241°N  0.009°  36  +16H  0.0004299 1.00692592
    081 05-09 13:09:15 35648x35684 127.4953°W  0.0041°N  0.010°  36   +8H  0.0004258 1.00702473
    082 05-10 01:34:17 35651x35687 126.3699°W  0.0218°N  0.008°  36  +12H  0.0004335 1.00692825
    083 05-10 15:10:25 35650x35688 126.1556°W  0.0265°N  0.012°  38  +13H  0.0004542 1.00692681
    084 05-11 06:22:44 35650x35688 124.8693°W  0.0188°N  0.006°  38  +15H  0.0004535 1.00692424
    085 05-11 13:56:39 35650x35688 124.8634°W  0.0301°N  0.010°  36   +7H  0.0004521 1.00693075
    086 05-12 03:11:47 35650x35688 123.3578°W  0.0187°N  0.008°  38  +13H  0.0004562 1.00693626
    087 05-12 10:27:47 35650x35688 123.3249°W  0.0197°N  0.008°  36   +7H  0.0004562 1.00693777
    088 05-13 10:44:21 35650x35690 121.8392°W  0.0108°N  0.006°  40  +24H  0.0004785 1.00689906
    089 05-13 12:30:43 35648x35689 121.5915°W  0.0276°N  0.011°  41   +2H  0.0004847 1.00693729
    090 05-14 02:57:09 35648x35689 120.3449°W  0.0228°N  0.010°  41  +14H  0.0004848 1.00693859
    091 05-15 05:25:08 35649x35688 118.7808°W  0.0389°N  0.024°  39  +27H  0.0004617 1.00693377
    092 05-15 10:18:03 35649x35688 117.2596°W  0.0338°N  0.021°  39   +5H  0.0004692 1.00694097
    093 05-17 07:12:00 35776x35787 118.8330°W  0.0016°S  0.013°  11  +45H  0.0001335 1.00289591
    095 05-18 06:08:15 35779x35788 118.8569°W  0.0007°N  0.015°   9  +23H  0.0001059 1.00283032
    096 05-18 17:41:47 35782x35786 118.8482°W  0.0045°N  0.017°   4  +12H  0.0000445 1.00279978 23h 5[COLOR="Red"]5m 58s[/COLOR] (1435.97 min)
    097 05-19 00:41:31 35783x35786 118.8308°W  0.0168°N  0.015°   3   +7H  0.00004[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]11[/COLOR] 1.00279[COLOR="Red"]662[/COLOR] 23h 5[COLOR="Red"]5m 59s[/COLOR] (1435.98 min)
    
    Target: 35,786 km +/- 12 km at 119°W,  Eccentricity: 0.000x, Revs/day: 1.0027x, Period: 23h 56m 06s (1436.x min).
    
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Ok, who guessed that D12 and E14 would go live on the same day?
     
  16. scooper

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    Good day for customers of both companies and the companies themselves !!
     
  17. James Long

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    I "bet" a moderator that E14 would be in service first when it reached it's testing location. I'm happy that I won - if only by about three hours. :)

    I'm happy to see both satellites operational. Losing AMC-14 and the recent loss of Galaxy 15 should remind us that getting these things to orbit and in service isn't trivial.
     
  18. jacmyoung

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    The open race was which one would reach its final location first:) I am just glad I finally got The Travel Channel HD back (currently a DirecTV sub). It's been quite a while since I watched it on DISH.

    Now if Charlie can win the race who will get hold of TiVo, that will get me to switch, not that I care much about the TiVo interface, but we all like to be around the winner.
     
  19. GrumpyBear

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    Its hard to believe that it has taken 2 years for Direct to finally add the Travel channel.
     
  20. BradW

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    I'm getting a signal strength of 63 on spotbeam 4 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Isn't this a little low for a spot?
     

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