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If anyone runs into any information about where Fox and CBS KU DSNG channels are being rerouted to due to the Galaxy 26 problem I would appreciate an update. There are a few signals still there but quite a few are gone.
 
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Looks like AMGTV moved to G28...

GALAXY 26 IS BEING SHUT DOWN TODAY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

ALL PMI & AMGTV DIGITAL PROGRAMMING WILL BE MOVING TO:

GALAXY 28 TRANSPONDER 13

ORBITAL SLOT: 89 degree WL

DOWNLINK FREQUENCY: 3948.75 (V)

SYMBOL RATE 9.982979

FEC: ¾ DATA RATE 13.8000

CHANNEL: AMG CHANNEL 1

this affects only the C-band side, not the KU
 
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Yea I knew about AMG and the CBS distro moves. All Fox G26 DSNG frequencies along with their IFB are empty and that's unusual...even Reuters is gone. There were only 2 or 3 for CBS on the vertical side when I checked last. I'll look again in the morning.
 
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I just went out and aimed the big dish at G28 and got better signal on AMGTV than on T6 :)
 
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I wish the CBS HD distro backup would move to G28 instead of G25. The regular G26 frequency wasn't the brightest lit signal in the sky, and the backup on G25 is even worse. I can get it with no errors but I've only got a couple of db's of link margin.
 
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I found one Fox News feed and the encrypted Reuters channel on Galaxy 16. There's lots of empty transponder space there after HITS left.
 
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I found this information on another site...

"Fox News has moved operations to Galaxy 16 Transponders 7, 9, and 11, and to AMC 5 Transponder 4K Slot F according to a Fox News Internal Email."
 
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Yea, my engineering buddies at KCWY tell me a SAT blew yesterday. I got a frantic call for help. Not much I can do, I don't run NASA.

Just about everyone is swapping feeds until the problem is fixed.
 
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but maybe they will have to move it somewhere else now...
 
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Yes, Galaxy 17 is now moving to 91 degrees West. I don't think it will move anywhere else as Galaxy 11 is supposed to replace some other satellite once Galaxy 17 is in place. They do have the in orbit spare Galaxy 12 that they could use. But it is Cband only.
 
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found this tidbit

On June 29, 2008, Galaxy 26 had a power failure in one of its solar panels. It lost 15 watts out of a possible 37 watt capacity, which is very important for charging the batteries. Some cable networks, as of June 30, 2008, have started to offload their feeds to backup satellites as to keep themselves on air in the event of total failure.

Fox News has moved operations to Galaxy 16 Transponders 7, 9, and 11, and to AMC 5 Transponder 4K Slot F according to a Fox News Internal Email. A CBS source has said their backup satellite has been stable, and there should be no down-time. During the evening and night hours of June 30, 2008, CBS will have switched all of the affiliates to their backup satellite systems as to preserve their programming.

Galaxy 26 has had its share of problems since its February 19, 1999 launch. It has lost a backup command and control receiver, the back up computer, and has completely shut off twice.
 
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I wonder what Nebraska PBS on DCII will do. They were at IA5 but moved to IA6 a while back...maybe they'll creep back to IA5?
 
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