I do not know what lynsat's problem with the wing satellites has been. They have had the wrong information up on 61.5 for a while. For example they show transponders 5 and 7 being used by dish when they no longer are. Tranponder 4 has DHDT on it, but they do not show it in use.
Maybe they do not have a source of info on the wing satellites to keep them up to date. They are wrong on about 5 transponders on 61.5
The GR locals are on 148, apparently testing something. They are Mpeg2 clear and can be seen only on an Mpeg2/DVB FTA receiver. WLLA was up for a while yesterday, although it was quite noisy and the frame only updated about every 2-3 seconds average. WZPX has been there for some time. It still exhibits some signs of skip problems or multipath.
As to the transponders on 61.5, Tp 4 is listed as having Discovery HD, but not on the dig chart. The other Tps you mention have/had channels on them. Where do you think they went, if they are not still there?
As for the transponders being wrong on 61.5 you can find the channels that used to be on 5 and 7 on different transponders. If you have a reciever you can just tune to a channel then go into the point dish menu and see what transponder is currently tuned.
Echostar has moved off all the R/L DBS transponders, and the unassigned ones. They are now only on the onces they are licensed for and the ones they lease from Dominion.
You are wrong. The DISH Network receivers will not allow you to see the R/L DBS transponders on the Signal test screen, so you get an indication that the channel is on an adjacent even numbered channel. Transponders 5 and 7 do have the channels as per the chart at 12 noon today eastern time. The Lyngsat chart for EchoStar 3 is very close to being correct.
If you have access to the Multidish Switch, tune to one of the channels and then remove the 61.5 cable from the switch and then check the error message.
What I do not understand is why they would use R/L DBS frequencies when they have their own frequencies available. Why do they go to the trouble to make it look like channels are on other transponder than what they are? It seems like a lot of effort on the part of dish to hide use of other frequencies.
If you count the number of Tps Dish and Sky Angel are using, they are using more than they are "licensed" to use, but DISH has an STA from the FCC to use all of the TPs at 61.5 to test their satellite until any other licensed provider wants to use theirs, i.e. R/L DBS. DISH needed all of the ones they were using on must carry launch. They are little by little transitioning to Tps which are "licensed".
There is not any attempt to "hide". The setup at 61.5 is the same as at 110, 119 and 148. They only allow you to see Tps which are "licensed".
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