Telecom 2D at 7.8°west - Footprint ?

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Burnham Beech

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Does anyone know if there is a footprint for Telecom 2D at 7.8°west (Europe Ku band)?

The footprint in Lygnsat is obviously wrong and must date from a few years ago. This satellite is not listed the Analoguesat complete list of footprint maps.

I know this satellite is in inclined orbit - this thread is about the footprint - NOT how to receive inclined orbit satellites.
 
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Officially its

_http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/8w2d_popd.html

I'll add it into the database if Ive missed it :D
 
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That's the same footprint map that Lyngsat has, and is no longer accurate.

Signals are far weaker than indicated on the old footprint map and I presume that strength has deteriorated over the years. What I wondered is whether they publish updated footprints based on current conditions.
 
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None that I know of. Telecom 2D is an elderly satellte which is basically only used for feeds now so transmission coverage areas dont really matter any more for it - the downlink stations that pick the feeds up will have far bigger dishes than any hobbyist so deterioration of the signal will be of little consequence.
 
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