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EuropaSat/Hellas Sat 3 & GSat 17 VA-238,

Discussion in 'Satellite Launches and Retirements' started by solly, May 15, 2017.

  1. hvdh

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    Finally, TLE of yesterday confirms GSAT-17 is stationary at 93.5°E.
     
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  3. John

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    ... a little bit more Ka test activity this morning with three signals present.
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    Hellas Sat3 test 34.5° East Ka..jpg
     
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  4. Llew

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    Thanks, will check.
     
  5. John

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    ..... getting closer to some video/audio content now, 15th July-2017.

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    34.5° East ... Ka tests...15-07-2017...  reduced...jpg
     
  6. John

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    .... if your into watching video of transponder testing this is for you.....
     
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    Fairly weak here, had to hit the max hold to get a decent display. Seems to centre around 18729.

    Test.JPG
     
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    ... The level has been low for nearly an hour now Llew, i don't think it's weather related because every now and then there is a full power burst that's way way up in strength.
    Couldn't hold back with waiting for final polarity type confirmation so did a semi permanent lash-up again using the Hughes 18.3 to 18.8 GHz lnb with Hughes poloriser + XMW cone feed grafted on the front. Obtained at least 1dB or more better performance.
    AS we speak ....two massive independant carriers up at the moment around 14dB at 18726 & 18729 which seem to be part of this particular transponder which seems to be centered around 18728, up now.
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    Big carriers..Ka..34.5° East ... reduced...jpg
     
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    Looking good John. Been out, so must have missed it, can't see anything here. LNB's in V mode at present, I'll try H.
     
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    Got it now. V&H.:)
     
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    I'm just waiting for that magic moment Llew when the display suddenly displays the chevron lines indicating video and a signal lock lol..... can't be far off now.
    I checked for any Cband progression this morning but still only the two beacons , nothing else.
     
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    ... slight update to Ka monitoring: Starting to see carrier bursts now in the Hellas Sat3 Ka downlink info 18.800 to 19.300, now seeing frequencies 18.821 - 18.326 and one or two in between but not quick enough to capture them.
     
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    18900 H/V Test carrier

    19000H_V Test.JPG
     
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    Strongest test carrier so far :eek:

    Should be off the scale for you John.

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    ... Iv'e missed all the action Llew, been out for a few hours dog walking before it gets too hot. I'll resume my duties now lol.
     
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    Also, not checked the official tracking sites, but it seems that it has moved slightly to the East according to my positioner readout .
     
  18. Llew

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    Still at test slot according to Real time satellite tracking for: HELLAS-SAT 3

    No Ka testing that I can see at present, and I don't have a Ku beacon showing here to check any deviation.
     
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    Band as flat as a pancake here as well Llew @ 7.05pm, no signals present at all.
     
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    Very weak carrier here John. Verry narrow, seems to be some activity next to it.

    Test Carrier 18717.JPG
     

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