Transponder Maps ~ Data 9/15/2021

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  1. Oct 8, 2015 #1321 of 2195
    tomspeer46

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    Doctor J has caught an error in my analysis report above, possibly due to a bug in our comparison software. WPRI in Providence RI, was removed from the Hartford, CT market on both the SD and HD signals. I have edited the post.
     
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    CONUS Changes 10/07/15:

    There was a large volume of record changes this week. The LIL changes were noted in a prior post.
    I am going to list what I feel is significant, and summarize the rest. I am also including Kyle's's observations, which add detail to my summarization

    RENAMED:

    Channel 649 SPSO and SPSOHD are now FSSE and FSSEHD.
    Channel 653 SUN and SUNHD are now FSSUN and FSSUNHD

    A lot of remapping of channels between transponders to rebalance,
    A lot of new offline records for NBA and NHL seasons
    The usual comings and goings of part time RSNs.

    ADDED
    A group of LIL INFO channels, in offline records

    REMOVED:
    A larger group of LIL ALERTS offline records .

    One new SD channel in TEST:
    432 *ZooMoo 3 D7S @119 026 27 0064

    Here is KyL416's Analysis:

    128, 138, 167 and 168 returned using the slots of those 4 test CINEHD channels from 2 weeks ago

    They swapped positions for 358 CASH and 133 CINEHD

    The rest is nothing special, just a rebalance:

    Fox Sports Southwest and Travel Channel swapped slots with Starz Kids and Showtime Next, while MGM moved to D11 TPN 3, that previously only had 5 channels. The swap reduced D12 TPN 17 from 7 HD channels to 6 HD channels (contrary to other 7 channel TPNs where the 7th channel was a SD channel, this one actually had 7 HD channels)
     
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  3. Gary Toma

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    Doctor J Analysis of the 10/14/2015 Domestic Data

    This truly is the week when absolutely nothing of significance happened.
     
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  4. latinosat

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    Something new in the Hispanic package?
     
  5. Gary Toma

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    Actually, as shown at the top of the Hybrid tab, we have two Hispanic items:


    A Spanish SD Channel in *Test
    3 *ATRES 420 32 D7S @119W *Test: CONUS Record 031 0082
    Atres Series ATRES SERIES, es el primer canal de series en Español, ofrece
    en exclusiva el estreno de las nuevas producciones del grupo Atresmedia

    A Spanish SD Channel continuing in *Test from last week
    3 *ZooMoo 432 27 D7S @119W *Test: CONUS Record 026 0064
    ZooMoo ZooMoo es un canal entretenido, educativo e interactivo donde los
    niños pueden explorar la naturaleza y enriquecer su amor por el mundo animal
     
  6. latinosat

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    ATRES SERIES was launch in Latin America in HD few months ago. But in SD here ):
     
  7. Gary Toma

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    Good and Not-So-Good

    The Good News: Tomorrow's TPN Map will have a new, added column in the LIL tab, presenting the Satellite Beam name used to carry each channel. Thanks are due to Tom Speer who had the concept and the resourcefulness to create the mechanism to extract the Beam information from his Satellite Transponder spreadsheets and correlate it into the LIL channel presentation. Beam information is not provided for the legacy SD channels or the remaining SW1 beams. The Beam Footprint Library is suddenly much more easily accessible. Be guided by the "A2B3" naming convention, for Antenna x, Beam y; not by the geographical name shown in the beam filenames in the Beam Footprint Library which are a generality at best.

    The Not-So-Good: In a recent software update, we inadvertently lost the TMS (Tribune Media) Channel information for the OTA channels. The fix to restore the TMS information is in the works.
     
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  8. Go Beavs

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    It's all good, Gary. Thanks to the whole team for this great resource you've put together. It just keeps getting better. :up:
     
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  9. Gary Toma

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    [SIZE=14pt]Doctor J Analysis of the 10/21/2015 Domestic Data[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=14pt]CONUS[/SIZE]

    New SD Channels Active from *Test
    3 ATRES 420 32 D7S @119W 119 031 0082
    Español Atres Series ATRES SERIES, es el primer canal de series en Español,

    3 ZooMoo 432 27 D7S @119W 119 026 0064
    Español ZooMoo ZooMoo es un canal entretenido, educativo e interactivo donde

    SD Channel Removed
    3 est5 420 30 D7S @119W 119 029 0050
    Español estudio5 Peliculas, deportes y series internacionales de alto rating
     
  10. KyL416

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    A few more things

    A new !4KTest linear channel on D14 TPN 13 (the transponder that has been giving people weak readings on the signal level display)

    The CINEHD channels on D12 TPN 20 and TPN 21 have been replaced with PUSH channels, which could be the first step in offloading D10, since Puerto Rico doesn't have Push channels, D10's push channels will need to find new homes on D12 and D11.

    Several other CINEHD channels vanished on D12 TPN 10, nothing replaced them yet at the time the grab was made.

    For VOD, FXM Retro is now on 1890, and new VOD channels appeard in test:
    1258 *FXM (FX Movie)
    1275 *QVC (QVC)
    1565 *HMM (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
     
  11. slice1900

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    tomspeer, are you able to see what modulation that transponder is using? I wonder if it might be using a really aggressive FEC for maximum bit rate? That would explain the low readings, since it would have less signal margin to work with.
     
  12. tomspeer46

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    Slice,

    That transponder is shown as QPSK with a FEC of 2/3. That is how it is defined to us mere mortals who get the data broadcast from the satellite. The people testing 4K linear could have different information in their receivers, which could explain the low readings. It also could be bonded with TPN 14.

    If our receivers do not get program guide information that would cause them to tune to those transponders for anything but the SS display, then there is no guarantee that the transponder modulation, encoding and other characteristics in our receivers is correct. The SS display may be using incorrect information to demodulate the signal.
     
  13. tomspeer46

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    On the other hand, if the modulation is quite different, then our receives couldn't lock on to anything. Maybe they have reduced the power level of that transponder to test reception of 4K in marginal conditions. These are engineers testing things, they may do all sorts of wacky stuff. That is what testing is for.
     
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    I posted this somewhere else, is 1289 still on the list? I cannot tune to 1289 .
     
  15. slice1900

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    If the receivers don't have the right information to demodulate it, it will show as a 0. But yeah, if it is doing 4K testing there could be something else going on depending on exactly what they want to test. I just figured squeezing more bits out of it might be one possible explanation but looks like that's not the case.
     
  16. tomspeer46

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    Doctor J noted a change this morning, outside of our regular cycle. After no progress in implementing the rest of the D14 spot beam transponders in three months, TID 77 has been lit up for Jonesboro, AR, off loading LIL transponders on D11 and D12. TID 239 on D11, using beam A2B8 is now vacant, allowing additional channels in the Arkansas/Louisiana area to be added. One channel , was removed from D12, TID 118, using beam A2B6.

    This completes the migration to D14 of all transponders uplinked from the SWUF, near Tucson. There is one unimplemented spot Transponder from CRBC, two from NWUF, and five inactive from LABC, including the two that were activated and then deactivated in August.

    Perhaps some of the delays and shuffling on D14 are due to problems at the uplink centers.
     
  17. slice1900

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    May not be 'problems' so much as having to wait for hardware to be ordered / installed, fiber lines to be provisioned/tested...stuff like that.
     
  18. tomspeer46

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    My comment on "problems" was meant to include logistical difficulties in moving local channels to new uplink facilities. In the case of Jonesboro, they had to move the uplink from the MWUF in Minnesota to the SWUF.in Arizona.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    Yeah and it als could be they didn't want to spend the money on those moves and equipment till they tested d14 and knew it was working right.

    Also how many teams and people do we think they have to install and reconfigure this kind of stuff? I'd assume one myself to support the people that actually man the uplinks so that too could take a while just because of that.
     
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    Actually I notice on many of the license applications for the various uplink dishes at the smaller facilities like the SWUF, NWUF, MWUF, NEUF, ECUF and the various nearby associated dishes at Ka band diversity sites, list them as remote controlled usually from Castle Rock.

    So I think that except for maybe regular maintenance vists and upgrades for these sites, only the main broadcast centers at Los Angeles (LABC), Castle Rock (CRBC), and the CBC in Long Beach, CA. are manned 24/7.



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