Astra 2G startup & Eutelsat 28A close down transponder changes

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I'll try and keep all the changes we've noted so far since June 1st in one post for easy reference.

Please keep discussions and reports to the relevant threads (see links below). This post is for information only and I'll update it as more changes are made or corrections are needed.

Please note this is all subject to change as more reports come in. This is based on evidence from users on this forum and other sources and may contain errors or assumptions.

Early hours of Monday 01.06.15 moved from Eutelsat 28A to 2F UK

11.306H 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.306V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.344H 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.344V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S

Early hours of Wednesday 17.06.15 moved from 2F UK to 2G UK
10.964H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
10.994H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
11.024H 23.0 2/3 8PSK DVB-S2
11.053H 23.0 3/4 8PSK DVB-S2
11.067V 23.0 2/3 8PSK DVB-S2
11.097V 23.0 2/3 8PSK DVB-S2
11.127V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S

Activated Wednesday 17.06.15, temporary copy of Eutelsat 28A "D" transponder on 2E Europe
11.973V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S

Early hours of Thursday 18.06.15 moved from Eutelsat 28A to 2G Europe
11.224H 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.225V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.264H 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.265V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S

Activated Thursday 18.06.15, temporary copy of Eutelsat 28A "D" transponders on 2G Europe
11.464H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
11.479V 23.0 8/9 QPSK DVB-S2
11.509V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S

Shutdown on Wednesday morning 24.06.15 of Eutelsat 28A "D" transponders
11.585H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
11.604V 29.5 3/4 QPSK DVB-S2
11.662H 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.681V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S

Activated Thursday morning 25.06.15, new home for old "D" transponders on 2G Europe
11.582H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
11.597V 23.0 8/9 QPSK DVB-S2
11.671H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
11.686V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S

Early hours of Monday 29.06.15 moved from Eutelsat 28A to 2E UK
11.386H 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.386V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.426H 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S
11.426V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S

Shutdown on Tuesday morning 30.06.15 of temporary transponders
11.464H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
11.479V 23.0 8/9 QPSK DVB-S2
11.509V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
11.973V 27.5 2/3 QPSK DVB-S

01.07.15 Eutelsat have updated their website to reflect the closure of Eutelsat 28A.
They are now marketing their share of the Astra satellites as Eutelsat 28E, Eutelsat 28F and Eutelsat 28G. More details and interesting footprints at:
http://www.eutelsat.com/en/satellites/the-fleet/EUTELSAT-28EFG.html

Activated Thursday morning 02.07.15, migrating from 2F Europe to 2G Europe
11.082H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.515H]
11.112H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.522V]
11.553H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.545H]
11.568V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.552V]

03.07.15 Eutelsat 28A is on the move
Tweet from Eutelsat: "EUTELSAT 28A #satellite is on its way to 33° East! Scheduled to arrive mid-July for a new mission under the brand name EUTELSAT 33C"

Activated Friday morning 10.07.15, migrating from 2F Europe to 2G Europe
11.141H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.604H]
11.171H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.633H]
11.464H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.663H]
11.479V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.611V]
11.509V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 12.640V]
11.538V 23.0 2/3 8PSK DVB-S2 [copy of 12.670V]

Shutdown on Friday morning 10.07.15 of 2F Europe transponders
12.515H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
12.522V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
12.552V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S

Shutdown on Saturday morning 18.07.15 of 2F Europe transponders
12.604H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
12.611V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
12.633H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
12.640V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
12.663H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S
12.670V 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S

Shutdown on Monday 20.07.15 of 2F Europe transponder
12.545H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S

Activated Tuesday 04.08.15, migrating from 2E Europe to 2G Europe
11.523H 22.0 5/6 QPSK DVB-S [copy of 11.992H]

Threads for discussions and reception reports:
Astra 2G at 28.2E: General Discussion
Eutelsat 28A switchoff looming
Astra 2G: Iberia & Balearics Reports
Astra 2G: Scandinavia & Baltics Reports
Astra 2G: Canaries & Africa Reports
Astra 2G: Western Europe Reports
Astra 2G: Central & East Europe Reports
 
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Added "Future changes" section.
 
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Added info on more 2F transponder migrations starting in July.
 
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Hi m8, What beam are 65, 67, 95 & 96 on??? UK or Europe? thanks.
 
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Hi m8, What beam are 65, 67, 95 & 96 on??? UK or Europe? thanks.
I'm really not sure yet, but it will be interesting to see when they switch on!
 
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Will know on the 2nd July once dual illumination starts. If 65 andf 67 are PE then it will be a first to see such activity within Band C.
 
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Added the shutdown of the Eutelsat 28A "D" transponders.
 
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What about the move of 12.304H (2F) to 11.836H (2E)?
 
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I'm just logging the shut down of 28A and start of 2G here. I'm leaving any moves between Sky transponders on 2E/2F and the FEC changes which aren't immediately related to 28A/2G.
 
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11582H now active with same channels as 11464H. Judging by the power output appears to be 2G Euro beam.
 
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11597V also now active with BT sport channels as per 11479V. Also 2G Euro beam by the looks of it.
 
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Coming thick and fast, 11685V now active with same channels as 11974V.
 
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11670H, copy of 11509V now active.
 
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Thanks, added newly activated transponders
 
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same here:
very strong 2G
*11582 H 22000 5/6
*11670 H 22000 5/6

*11597 V 22000 8/9
*11685 V 22000 5/6 strongest of all (18.1dB )
 
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Great, that confirms they are on 2G Europe.
 
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I would like to ask you about 2F transponders 73, 74, 75, 76 that will migrate to 65, 67, 95 & 96 from 02.07.15.

The new transponders (65, 67, 95 & 96) will be again on Astra 2F or on Astra 2G or Astra 2F ?
 
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I would like to ask you about 2F transponders 73, 74, 75, 76 that will migrate to 65, 67, 95 & 96 from 02.07.15.

The new transponders (65, 67, 95 & 96) will be again on Astra 2F or on Astra 2G or Astra 2F ?
I'm guessing 2G since it seems all other transponders in those bands are also on 2G, but we'll have more details once they are switched on.
 
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So much for Sky doing away with zone 2 dishes in fringe areas - with FEC 8/9 on 2G Europe they will almost certainly still be needed.
 
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Why? As I saw it they use QPSK with DVBS-2 and FEC 8/9 which needs about 6.2dB SNR. Any dish capable of receiving HD with DVBS-2 8PSK with FEC 2/3 will be suitable as that needs 6.6dB SNR.

But: Can someone point me to a list giving the Frequencies according to the transponder numbers? Thanks...
 
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