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Dutch guys are launching two satellites to 114.5 slot.

FCC says that if E*11 interferes with the reception of those satellites, then E*11 must conform to the original DBS satellite scheme, which I believe means that E*11 must lower its power to E*8 levels.

But that is IF there is interference.
 

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kstuart said:
Dutch guys are launching two satellites to 114.5 slot.

FCC says that if E*11 interferes with the reception of those satellites, then E*11 must conform to the original DBS satellite scheme, which I believe means that E*11 must lower its power to E*8 levels.

But that is IF there is interference.
I don't think this affects the operation of the E-11 satellite in the near future. It might two years from now when Spectrum 5 is ready to launch their satellite to 114.5 W.
 

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I have spent a lot of time in Eindhoven and I can say the Dutch get a bit paranoid over the what if's.

It's another country that is under the umbrella of another regulatory committee. My opinion is let them whine.... Do what is planned and if there is an issue then maybe consider the deviation. Until then I say use the "We were here first" child mentaility.... No need to stop progress over it.
 

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So wait a minute.

There are new licensees (in this case Spectrum 5) being granted U.S market Ku DBS slots at 4.5 degrees seperation from the other traditional slots?

Who else is being granted slots? Any other orbital slots (105.5? others?)
 

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The "new restriction" isn't much of a restriction as long as DISH gets the ITU paperwork through the system before Spectrum 5.

I also question the logic of the FCC granting Spectrum 5 permission to operate within the US from a slot that isn't on the plan for the US if it affects US licensed satellites. Having 114.5° between 110° and 119° is very likely to cause interference to older and unmodified DISH and DirecTV systems. The only reason to allow this would be (as with 129°, 72.5°/72.7° and 77°) with full cooperation of the US DBS carriers.

We'll have to do a little digging and see what Spectrum 5 has been authorized to do. This may be all noise if DISH is behind Spectrum 5's US use of this location ... or a big mess if Spectrum 5 is planning a third US satellite system.
 
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