AMC-8 nothing?

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chadg2

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Lyngsat shows AMC-8 has a few channels. Used to get radio on this bird. Now nothing? Just wondering if I have trees in the way, or is there nothing on it now in the lower 48?
 

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It was supposed to be powered down in June. It is at it's EOL and will not be replaced.
I always had trouble getting it here because of LOS issues, so I have not personally checked it.
 

chadg2

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It must be powered down because I've always had radio on there. Now nothing. I see AMC-9 is moving in that direction, maybe taking it's place until it also dies?
 

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There's data transmissions on AMC-8 and supposedly ARCS is still there but I can't confirm as I don't get the horizontal polarity transmissions.
 

chadg2

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Thanks. I just checked there again and I still get nothing. Since it's going away, I'm not going to attempt any longer to figure out why I can't get any signal there. Thanks again.
 

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I see AMC-9 is moving in that direction, maybe taking it's place until it also dies?
AMC-9 died back in June and has been drifting out-of-control to the west ever since.

Also, horizontal signals on AMC-8 are on a spotbeam focused on Alaska and the West Coast of Canada and the US. Reception is unlikely or impossible outside of those areas.
 

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AMC-8 is very much alive in 2018. It provides long distance service throughout Alaska for AT&T and is also packed with radio feeds.
 
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I am not in the loop regarding the radio feeds, let me check on that, see what is left. AT&T Alaska is the main user, also a large government user.
 
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