Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby gerryh » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:22 pm

Working OK here at 1:30 to 2:00 pm and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby Beachcomber » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:38 pm

I noticed that signal strength was down from 97% to 96% but signal quality is still hovering around 93% to 95%

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby satandpcguy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:00 am

gerrynag wrote:...or the satellite down for the changeover to 901.
Will not be this as I901 is not in place yet!
And when changing satellites, they dont stop transmissions totally. There is no loss in service. (although end users may see a loss if there is a change in frequencies and they do not use the new frequency)
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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby gerrynag » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:06 pm

Found the problem...the cable to the box was damaged, replaced the cable, which has sorted the problem.

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby satandpcguy » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:04 am

I901 is now at 27.5W ( well actually at 27,551w!) so expect changes soon.

(I provide a bit more informtion on my blog : https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/03/ ... -at-27-5w/ )
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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby gerryh » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 am

Did notice about a minute interruption in the signal yesterday afternoon.
Wheather was good so that shouldn't have caused an interruption.
Wondered whether or not if the signal had been switched?
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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby elusive » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:59 am

Yeah we had the same outage yesterday for a min or so.

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Postby Wicksey » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:10 am

It went like that during the news just after 7pm. We sat there thinking ... is this it?? But then it came back as normal again within a minute.

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby satandpcguy » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:44 pm

Confirmed that I901 took over operations from I907 on the 2nd April...

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/17/ ... 27-5-west/
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Postby gerryh » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:00 pm

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Postby northandsouth » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:03 pm

Good news :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby elusive » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:17 pm

Thanks for the update. Good news. Last thing we needed was the t.v going off at this time! Probably just gone and said it now!

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby Terry Tibbs » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:41 pm

Here's an article by CNBC basically confirming what satandpcguy has already told us:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/17/northro ... llite.html

What I found interesting was the statement that "MEV-1 will provide five years of life extension services to the satellite before returning IS-901 to an orbit for decommissioning. Then MEV-1 will be available to provide extension services for other satellites in orbit." So clearly the MEV has a lot of propellant on board.

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby mikewill » Mon May 04, 2020 8:51 am

Are we now safe to presume that the new Intelsat satellite will carry on working at least for the time being anyway ?
I need to buy a new receiver but I've put off doing it until I was sure the reception wasn't going to disappear.
Does anybody know if its possible to get a receiver that will also record ?
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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby El Cid » Mon May 04, 2020 9:57 am

I think it's fair to assume that it will be operational for some time. The biggest risk is that the PSB broadcasters may decide that they don't need the backup service any more.

Almost all the receivers have an option to attach a USB disk which will record and allow pause/play. I use a Vue+ Zero which can set up with a 3 day EPG and you can use that to set up timed recordings on any number of channels at the same time.

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby mikewill » Mon May 04, 2020 10:20 am

Sorry Sid , I'm not very knowledgeable on this sort of thing.

"Almost all the receivers have an option to attach a USB disk which will record and allow pause/play. I use a Vue+ Zero which can set up with a 3 day EPG and you can use that to set up timed recordings on any number of channels at the same time."

A USB disk , presumably you don't mean a USB stick. ? and haven't a clue what Vue + zero is... Would it be possible to explain for dummies like me in more detail please.. Thanks

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby El Cid » Mon May 04, 2020 10:47 am

You can use a USB stick, but it will fill up very fast.

I suggest you read this previous thread for more information about the system. If you have any further questions, please post them in that thread.

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