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The 5500's should be in the uplink activity if they are on the Alaska spot. It would be a good lineup.

We've had a thread running for a couple of days about this rumor.
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=66476

Spotbeam map attached.
# 5500 110 2159 DSCHD
# 5501 110 2157 TNTHD
# 5505 110 2159 ESPHD
# 5506 110 2157 ES2HD
# 5507 110 2142 NFLHD
# 5510 110 2142 HDNET
# 5511 110 2142 HDNMV
# 5512 110 2142 UNIHD
# 5515 110 2157 HBOHD
# 5516 110 2159 SHOHD​
This would be the way to map the spotbeams to transponders:
2142 12s46
2157 27s46
2159 29s46
 

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Oh, and just to add to the story ...

The uplinks for Alaska 4s46 (2144), 12s46 (2142), 27s46 (2157), 29s46 (2159) and 31s46 (2151) can feed those five downlinks as well as Hawaii's 4s47, 12s47, 27s47, 29s47 and 31s47 if E* chooses to turn on those downlinks as well.

18s46 (2?48) can only be fed from the future Anchorage uplink center.
26s46 (2048) is fed from Cheyenne but could be fed from Anchorage.

Hawaii:
23s47 (2153) is fed from Gilbert but could be fed from Honolulu.
25s47 (2155) can be fed from Gilbert or Honolulu.
(If I'm reading my notes correctly.)
 

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We now have uplink activity for the Alaska HDs ...
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=66876

Alaska HD (Not Available)
5500 TST_5 MOVED FROM Tp 19 on EchoStar 7 at 119w
TO Tp 29 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w Renamed DSCHD
5501 TNTHD ADDED TO Tp 27 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5505 ESPHD ADDED TO Tp 29 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5506 ES2HD ADDED TO Tp 27 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5507 NFLHD ADDED TO Tp 12 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5510 HDNET ADDED TO Tp 12 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5511 HDNMV ADDED TO Tp 12 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5512 UNIHD ADDED TO Tp 12 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5515 HBOHD ADDED TO Tp 27 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w
5516 SHOHD ADDED TO Tp 29 Spotbeam 46 from Gilbert for EchoStar 10 at 110w

(5500 is odd because of an old uplink that was hanging around.)
 

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It is entirely possible that these channels are on the Hawai'i spots as well. Can't tell from here. They would not have to showup as a separate uplink activity since the Tp numbers could be the same for the receivers. :D

James, what is the correlation for Puerto Rico spots?
 

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PR has separate uplinks from Cheyenne. (Actually PR and Cuba spots share uplinks in the way that AK and HI share uplinks on the spots above.)
2048 18s49, 2040 20s49, 2053 23s49 and 2055 25s49 are the shared uplinks from Cheyenne that could serve PR (s49) or Cuba (s48) or both.
2059 29s49 is a unique uplink from Cheyenne or San Juan to just PR.
2057 27s48 is a unique uplink from Cheyenne or Havana to just Cuba.
(I assume that if San Juan or Havana uplinks are used the TID would change.)​

If anyone in Hawaii has a 110° dish and would like to check signal strengths on 110° TPs 12, 27 and 29 they should be seeing signal if E* has the s47 spots turned on. Alaskans with a 110° dish should be seeing 12, 27 and 29 today.

Anyone in Alaska or Hawaii who wants to give a signal strength reading? 8PSK receiver required - which is all HD receivers starting with the 6000u and SD receivers 311, 322, 522, 625.
 

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Just for the record, the old channel 5500 and 6500 which were mirrors of dish music channels were initially uplinked to test receivers' ability to tune to the 5000 and 6000 channel range. Looks like the tests are over. :)

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James Long said:
If anyone in Hawaii has a 110° dish and would like to check signal strengths on 110° TPs 12, 27 and 29 they should be seeing signal if E* has the s47 spots turned on. Alaskans with a 110° dish should be seeing 12, 27 and 29 today.

Anyone in Alaska or Hawaii who wants to give a signal strength reading? 8PSK receiver required - which is all HD receivers starting with the 6000u and SD receivers 311, 322, 522, 625.
30" dish in Hawaii:
tp.12 106
tp.27 104
tp.29 101
 

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Ooooooh ... perhaps we shall see an AK/HI HD package after all. :)
 

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Cool! It looks like there are a couple of new channels included that I don't get now (UNIHDwill be nice, don't care about the ESPN), plus now maybe I can upgrade the 921 to a 622.

Now, if Dish will add the local HD and the old Voom channels... I know - never satisfied. :D

Is there space to add more HD channels?
 

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Jim Parker said:
Is there space to add more HD channels?
Yes. There are five transponders that serve both AK/HI and only three are in use for this new AK/HI HD service. Spots 4 and 31 should also be available. (Although local HD for Alaska needs to go somewhere.)
 

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neljtorres said:
Hi James:

:) James could it be possibly for us in Puerto Rico in a future have a HD Package like the Alaska one?
Is funny to me you ask this question,Because for whatever reason DN change the rules here in Puerto Rico and now we are not allowed to sell Platinum Package here even tough we can get 61.5 without any problems:confused: The engineers from DN are doing a wonderfull job to us making this funny calculations to claim we cant have x sat in particular without any field test or relaying in our expertise and experience when we told them we can have East Coast sats like 61.5 or 121,They dont want to strong their HD costumers base with such actions like this one,and hurting our sales with these kind of decisions.:mad:
 

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Just so everyone knows, the HD channels listed are also being beamed to Hawaii on the same transponders. Both T46 (Alaska) and T47 (Hawaii) have the same transponders lit up with the same content.

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Thanks for the reminder ... I've updated the thread title.
 
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