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· New Texan
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Okay, I did some research, and based upon the coordinates of this web page, I came to the following nearby locations.

Kazalinsk, Kazakhstan (aproximately 50 miles west):


Kzyl-Orda, Kazakhstan (about 120 miles east south east):


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Okay...so it wasn't weather...
I wonder what the "unspecified" problem was?

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Tony
 

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It should help with the compression quite a bit. There are about 16 transponders on 110 that should move to spot beams. There will be 5 transponders on 110 used for spots, so there should be a net gain of 11 transponders.

Right now most of the ATA150 is 10-12 stations per transponder, they can easily go back to 7-8 per transponder. This would give about 4 Mbit per station. About 4mbit/sec is what is needed for what most people consider excellent quality.
 

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Are they going to do in-orbit testing @ a seperate slot (possibly 129?) or are they just taking it straight up to 110 and hoping for the best to avoid further delays?
 

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I REALLY doubt that advanced tech had a clue. Why? Two reasons:

1.) 129 is NOT setup for DBS service, so a different type of LNBF (and likely a larger dish) is needed
2.) Echostar doesn't have any space at 129 (though they were granted permission, I believe, to use it for in-orbit of E*8) - they are leasing everything they got there.
 

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Correct, you could. But that's not what DISH is doing. BTW, DirecTV has had trifocal dishes for a long time now, but most people only use them with two LNBFs (the dish is for 101/110/119 - but there's no reason for 99% of DirecTV subs to see 110)
 

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No, they aren't giving an extra DISH for 129. They ARE using a trifocal dish originally intended for Starband

DISHPro is a stacked LNBF system that eliminates the whole 13/18 Volts Odd/Even transponder thing -all transponders are sent down all the cables all the time. The only thing that has to be switched is satellites. It makes multiswitches much simpliler devices and overall eliminates much of the hassles from a satellite installation.
 
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