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« on: January 27, 2016, 09:43:43 AM »

New satellite coming online at 81W. The page does not state when it goes into working operation. see link...

A little bit of Trivia...81W was were NBC made a home in the 1980s to early 1990s when NBC had AFC football. All the NBC game feeds were on that Sat, back in the day, before NFL Sunday Ticket came to be.

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 09:51:51 AM »

If I recall right when NBC was at 81W, the satellite was named either K-1 or K-2, can't remember for sure. I guess it ran out of power years ago and had to be replaced.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 11:44:07 AM »

  I see they are monitoring this sat at Ricks..it's a South American sat,but has a C Band footprint covering all North America,even to the Arctic.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 12:02:58 PM »

Wonder when it will start broadcasting?
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 12:06:12 PM »

They are in the testing mode now..also has Ku capabilty
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 01:11:42 PM »

Good to know it has both C and KU, hopefully we'll get more programming choices because of it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 02:43:29 PM »

I remember that!  I think it was K-2[ku] in my Memorex reciever.  NBC ran three feeds there.  Jess out in California
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9ft. c/ku Mesh button hook hor to hor. 4dtv922 slaved pansat2500,9500, az prem hd, and a cw3000 at the end of the loop. other boxes in the closet. got the 9500 from Hypermegasat! Can look from 55.5 to 139 west.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 08:48:14 AM »

Jess, another memory I have from that time is the analog days made it so much easier to set up a dish. My first BUD was a Orbitron from SkyVision (not sure if that company is still around). It was so easy to set up, it had a spinclination mount that you turned to your latitude setting and then locked into place. Plus, a receiver did not take a few seconds to look a signal like now with the digital signals. Instead of aligning your dish for the true south and then using the actuator to find the first signal from your satellite, you could literally turn the dish on the pole and bump into the signal from the true south sat. If you tv was out by the dish, the screen would be black, then when you were starting to get close, static would start to appear, then a murky picture in the static and finally you could get dead-on, with a good picture by turning the dish with only your hands. Then you tightened up your bolts and looked for the other satellites with your actuator doing the turning.
The analog days were pretty much idiot proof when it came to finding the first signal, so much easier than now.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 01:13:49 PM »

Very cool - this is the first i have heard of this new sat.

So i googled it.

Here is some more info:


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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 05:03:58 PM »

I had a heavy paper with a hanging dial that taped tp my button hook. I had info supplied by Tandy[Radio Shack] that told where to set the dec on the bottom bearing of my H to H mount and a chart that told how much my location in California was off from mag north so I could locate true south.  A friend that had a dish came to help put the thing together and align it.  What a thrill to see that first sat picture!  Jess out in California
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 10:26:51 PM »

Will it be a linear or circular what frequency?
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 10:48:16 PM »

Those two web pages really don't say. I guess we won't know until they broadcast something on it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2016, 09:12:22 PM »

Just wondering if anyone has any new info on this sat?

I tried to google it, found nothing new.

Anyone know what is happening with it?



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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2016, 09:16:55 PM »


Satellite Name: ARSAT 2
Status: active
Position: 81 W (81 W)
NORAD: 40941
Cospar number: 2015-054B
Call sign: S2956
Operator: ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima)
Launch date: 30-Sep-2015
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 2900
Dry mass (kg): 
Manufacturer: INVAP
Model (bus): ARSat-Bus
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.

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26 Ku-band (2 beams) and 10 C-band (hemi beam) equivalent transponders to provide a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, Internet and television services, primarily across the Americas from Argentina to Canada.


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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2016, 09:42:20 PM »

latest I've heard is AMC 2,which is at 81w also,was granted permission from the FCC to move (AMC 2) to 85w,replacing AMC 16..This bird has C and Ku capabilities..hopefully they will fire it up again soon..
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