no signal on 78W Venesat/Bolivar?

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can you guys check if you are receiving 78W? Tonight I can't seem to even see it on my spectrum analyzer. I am able to get Arsat @81W C Band and Amazonas C Band @61W. I am usually getting a decent signal on 78W, with TLT being a bit touchy, but Telesur and others quite strong
 

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can you guys check if you are receiving 78W? Tonight I can't seem to even see it on my spectrum analyzer. I am able to get Arsat @81W C Band and Amazonas C Band @61W. I am usually getting a decent signal on 78W, with TLT being a bit touchy, but Telesur and others quite strong
I haven't been on that sat in a while but motored over and am not getting anything either.
 
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Hi All,

Over at Ricks, a poster has noted that "the latest TLE's indicate that Venesat 1 (Simon Bolivar) is at 98.7 degrees West and is moving West at 3.5 degrees per day."
Not sure if this is a planned move which was not mentioned, or a failure of the satellite which has sent it "adrift." Its service life doesn't end for another 3 years.

John
 
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i was going to check if its beacons were still alive... I guess i don't need to... My guess is that there's been a hardware problem. I wonder if we'll see its services pop up on other birds - I have not seen any so far
 

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