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

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hvdh

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#81
GSat-17 is now near 89°E drifting East, and if going to 93.5°E, will arrive about July 7.
Finally, TLE of yesterday confirms GSAT-17 is stationary at 93.5°E.
 

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#83
... 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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#84
Thanks, will check.
 

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#85
..... 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
 

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#86
.... if your into watching video of transponder testing this is for you.....
 

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#87
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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#89
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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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#90
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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#91
Got it now. V&H.:)
 

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#92
Got it now. V&H.:)



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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#93
... 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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#94
18900 H/V Test carrier

19000H_V Test.JPG
 

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John

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#96
Strongest test carrier so far :eek:

Should be off the scale for you John.

View attachment 108983




... 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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#97
... 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.



Also, not checked the official tracking sites, but it seems that it has moved slightly to the East according to my positioner readout .
 

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Llew

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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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