Sunday when I was at the 500 I turned on my scanner about 20 minutes before the Indianapolis Motor Speedway network came on the air (noon EDT) and they were running promos saying that "the broadcast of the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500 will begin at the top of the hour with a 3 minute countdown on AMC 8, transponder 23, right audio." What I was wondering, why AMC 8? I have been trying to get that satellite, with no luck for three years. I have heard that it is spot beamed towards the west coast. I seems strange that the IMS Radio Network would have it's "world wide" broadcast beamed to a satellite that hardly anyone can get. Anyone have any ideas.