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Eutelsat 31A has started @ 30.8° East

Discussion in 'Fringe Reception Reports' started by william-1, May 19, 2014.

  1. Analoguesat

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    You can forget spot D in Portugal with any sensible sized dish - you are well out of coverage area. B & C are not favourable either

    You should be able to get beam A, but there is no guarantee its actually active - many of the flysat reports for less active birds are guesswork based on signal strengths at one or two places.
     
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    I think Lyngsat was mislead by the frequency plan of e-Bird (the original name of Eutelsat 31A) that has some confusing remarks like "Combined Spot A + D".
    But clearly the transponders are named according their respective beams.
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    Somebody got signal in 30.8, today?
     
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    Its right at the bottom of its wobble atm so only people with inclined orbit tracking will have any chance.
     
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    Just as a matter of interest what is it on this dilapidated old satellite thats so interesting?
     
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    He stands a chance to get a glimpse of it, I get a fair few satellites well out of coverage using a 1.2 dish
     
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    Turksat tanitum is here now.
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    He would be wasting his time for a constant lock with a 1.8, if he wants a glimpse to say he's locked the satellite he will never know unless he try
     
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    jomagone,

    The satellite is on the arc at approximately 08:35 and 20:35 today, that is when you should get maximum signal without elevation tracking. To keep a constant lock on the satellite you need a dish fitted with inclined orbit tracking as there is currently a 4.1 degree variance on position between the lowest and highest points the satellite reaches.
     
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