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Astra 2F Testing Reception Reports

Discussion in 'Sky & Freesat fringe reception' started by Analoguesat, Oct 10, 2012.

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  1. Analoguesat

    Analoguesat Administrator Staff Member

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    There arev uncionfirmed reports that our new bird has been lit up at 43.5E

    -http://astra2.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=a2f&action=display&thread=2185&page=2

    The old thread has served us well but now lets see who can get anything :D
     
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    Not hanging around with this one are they?

    The launch was moved forward, and its almost unheard of for a bird to light up for tests so quickly
     
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    They need it....those old fellows up there got some cracking bones.
     
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    Says 43.5E there AS. Checked 43.5E or thereabouts, nothing for me here at present except stray from 42E.
     
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    I've just done a blind scan on the Ariva testing 34.5e and Nada. According to the Astra 2 forum its at 43.5e not 34.5e but either way i'm not getting anything watchable on either position as yet.

    I have picked up channels, but after checking they are stray ones from 36e on 34.5e setting and from Turksat on 42e when testing 43.5e

    Nano
     
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    It's probably a good idea to dig out an old analogue receiver to see if there are some "black screens" out there. Usually those kind of signals are first.
     
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    ..possible a signal on 12185H but no lock. The energy is neither coming from 42E nor 45E. RF_max ( Loop scan) moving around the alleged position ;)
     
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    loop scan
     

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    switched off :-crying
     
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    I get something on 11440V... not sure if its spill over though. if it is switched off, it's a good indicator it was a test actually...
     
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    Orbital slot corrected in first post. :-ohmy
     
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    the signal 12185h was europe beam or uk beam ?
     
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    So how long will it take to travel the 15 degrees to 28.2E once the testing is finished?

    Sent from my LT18i using Tapatalk 2

     
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    it can be one moth or more testing signal
     
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    I've swung the motorized dish round to 43.5°E and I'm running a 4Mhz stepped blind scan using the F15 at the moment. I'm guess it may just pick up some TP's off 42°E but I'll let you know what happens
     
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    Without many reports at the same time across Europe, impossible to say.
     
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    how on earth should I know? :-wow
     
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    need to see how much c-n are you got normal 18 db it stronger
    c-n 7 db low reception
     
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    S/N can only be read when locked..
     
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    11786h very string signal 47%
    right now
    it near 2.0m over mideast
     
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