Re: Satellite degrees

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Re: Satellite degrees
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 17:10:21 -0500

John (and all),

>I've seen notes now with three different satellite coordinates.  I had mine
>set at 85 degrees and it came in with a little static.  Does anyone know
>for certain if 85, 89, or 90 degrees is truly accurate?

Keep in mind that the Live From Mars broadcast airs on TWO different
locations:  1) NASA-TV (C Band) and the other 2) PBS's main satellite,
Telstar 402R.  [A correction was posted on 4/23/97 to this list 
regarding the fact that the 89 degree coordinate was >incorrect<.]

        * NASA-TV has MOVED to a new location -- the coordinates below ARE
        correct.  This is a C BAND transmission....

        GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical
        with a frequency of 3880 Mhz, and audio of 6.8 Mhz.

        * PBS also moved their main satellite feed to: 


        Telstar 402 R, 7 Lower, 90 degrees West, Frequency 11895 Vertical,
        6.2 and 6.8 Audio

I viewed on NASA-TV at GE-2 and the transmission was as clear as
a bell.  Since you didn't state if you were watching NASA-TV
or PBS I am not sure if your satellite coordinates were set

Remember that it is NASA-TV that will be *re-broadcasting* the 
LFM programs!

Jan Wee, moderator