19.2e Analogue Shutdown schedule

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Hi guys,

4 years ago Analog transmission from Astra was closed. I've prepaired an article in Russian about analog switch-off and restored my recordings from removed YouTube channel.
If you're interested, here is Playlist with my recordings: Analog satellite shutdown (chronology) - YouTube

Video about my recording setup (sorry for poor English, I had no speaking practice at all and it was difficult to tell anything):
And two articles (in Russian, sorry):
_https://habrahabr.ru/post/282728
_https://habrahabr.ru/post/282792

There I've written some words about myself, described my setup (with photos) and tried to restore the whole shutdown chonology process.
I hope it will be interesting for you!

Best regards,
Alexander.
Thanks for sharing the video. Your English is very good no need to apologise. I used to record satellite radio via a Nokia analogue receiver to hifi stereo VHS tapes too. Fun times.
 
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Молодец, классные статьи!

BTW, Astra 19.2e was not the last satellite in the world to carry analogue. That accolade belongs to, I believe, Brazil where they carried some analogue transmission up until at least early last year. Can't remember if it was C band or Ku and it may still be transmitting now. @Vipersan, do you recall any more details?

Edit: found them. Plenty still transmitting.

Star One C2 at 70.0°W - LyngSat

Footprint over Brazil so unlikely to be visible in Europe, even though I can "see" the satellite from my back garden.
 
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According Lyngsat, Star One C2 at 70.0°W still has plenty analog PAL television in C-band:
Star One C2 at 70.0°W - LyngSat
I don't think VS has a clear view that low to the horizon.
 
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Analoguesat Brazil anyone? :D
 
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But how is he going to take screenshots?

Russia still has a very active terrestrial analogue service if you want me to take some screenshots of wavy moving pictures?
 
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