I don't know the answer to your question, but to speculate, I thought they already proved that this wasn't an issue with 118.75 and 119?
118.75 uses 11.7-12.2ghz, 119 uses 12.2-12.74, no overlappingJason Nipp said:I don't know the answer to your question, but to speculate, I thought they already proved that this wasn't an issue with 118.75 and 119?
Is it not a requirement of Canadian authorization that some, perhaps as much as 50% of the bandwidth at these slots be used by Canadian providers?alebowgm said:Of course, DirecTV needs to finish clearing its programming off of 72.5 and Expressvu needs to decide to lease the 16 even TPs to Dish, and even though it still remains to be seen, that is expected to eventually happen.
Is there specific wording to this effect or is this an assumption made because of missing wording?James Long said:It is not. It is a requirement that 50% be made available for Canadian uses, but once the satellite reaches orbit if there is not sufficient Canadian interest the operator is free to lease practically the entire slot to everyone. (I believe they are require to reserve one transponder for Canadian government use. The point is, if Canadians don't show interest the operator is free to lease to anyone.)
As I recall it was one transponder on the satellite "or equivalent service". Probably means that one transponder of service could be provided to Gov if needed but at another slot ( there is lots of capacity floating around up there.)James Long said:The 50% reservation prior to launch and later release (if there is no Canadian interest) is specific. The "one transponder" is a bit more fuzzy in my mind. Too many threads to reference them all some days.
I'm (half) remembering this from the Canadian license for 129° ... which should be under the same rules as 72.7°. I'll have to do some digging later (unless someone beats me to it).
Bell ExpressVu uses Nimiq 2 at 82 degrees and Nimiq 1 at 91. Starchoice uses Anik F1R at 107.3°W and Anik F2 at 111.1°W. Of note S* uses both FSS at only 3.8 degrees apart.tkrandall said:And Canada has other slots as well. How many and where? They have at least one at 82w or somethig like that.
Man, I wish the U.S had DBS slots in the 80s and 90s west longitude. That would be sweet.
FSS slots are generally 2° spacing (like C band). 3.8° isn't bad (unless someone has the slot between them and the dish design is poor).Mertzen said:Bell ExpressVu uses Nimiq 2 at 82 degrees and Nimiq 1 at 91. Starchoice uses Anik F1R at 107.3°W and Anik F2 at 111.1°W. Of note S* uses both FSS at only 3.8 degrees apart.