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all these charts....Lyngsat still says active channels...Mega hype still says channels....TVROSAT mentions over 400 radio stations.......WHO IS CORRECT???
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A lot of these channels moved to 105W

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Check out this thread for more info on what channels are on 105W
http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/amc-8-radio-networks-5521619

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Lyngsat is not accurate.
All radio channels moved to AMC 18.
GCI moved to Eutelsat 115.

Only the ARCS Alaska mux remains on AMC 8.  However it's footprint covers Alaska and Pacific Northwest only.
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Only the ARCS Alaska mux remains on AMC 8.  However it's footprint covers Alaska and Pacific Northwest only.


photoman76 -

Thank you for the clarification; I was wondering whether GCI was still on AMC 8.
However, are you 100% sure about the footprint?
Every footprint map I have seen for AMC 8 shows full CONUS coverage:
https://www.ses.com/our-coverage/satellites/301
Are the horizontal frequencies on AMC 8 on a Alaska & PNW only footprint, and vertical are CONUS?
I seem to recall that was the case with its predecessor at 139°W, C-5, but I thought AMC 8 was full CONUS.
I know I have locked AMC 8 before, but don't remember if it was ARCS, GCI, or both.
I would just try it again and see for myself, but I have an AZ/EL non-motorized mount, and it's a lot of effort to move the dish that far by hand, and it's less than 12° above the horizon.
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I believe, but not sure that AMC8 was CONUS, but there were some Alaska broadcasts, Fairbanks PBS and some radio stations that were spot beamed for Alaskan use only. For years I got the GCI signals on AMC7 & 8 here in West Central Indiana.
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On AMC 8, vertical is CONUS and horizontal is spot beamed to Alaska.
I can receive the ARCS Alaska mux here in Northern California.
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OK, thank you photoman76.
Lyngsat has both horizontal and vertical beams on AMC 8 linked to the CONUS footprint map, yet another error.
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 I used to swear by LingSat, now all I use it for is locate a satellite position.
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 I used to swear by LingSat, now all I use it for is locate a satellite position.


I've never sworn by lyngsat.  I've known from early on that the site is in europe so anything listed for North America was from contributions rather than direct observations and we know how fast things can change in the north american arc rendering some of the stuff on lyngsat obsolete or missing.




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Guys, you have to keep in mind that the owner of Lyngsat is located on the other side of the Globe.  He can only update based on what users send to him.  So keep that in mind as you use them as a source.  Still has a lot of good info, even if many of the channel listings are incorrect.  Just know that as you use them.

Keeping a current list of channels on satellites is a none ending job.

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Is not there an american website that like lyngsat maintains your western satellites?
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https://www.tvrosat.com/cgi-bin/portal_charts.cgi
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Best thanks.

Current feeds or its frequencies such as, for example, in Europe satelliweb does not seem to exist?

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Current feeds, such as sports and other one-day events (sometimes two or more days for tournaments, etc.....), then this website you are on right now (Rick's Wildfeeds) is your best bet. [smile]
Not organized in a chart format, but that wouldn't make much sense for temporary event feeds.

One of the biggest problems with Lyngsat is that he refuses to understand the difference between event feeds, which by definition are ephemeral, and recurring regularly scheduled feeds, e.g. the ABC network feeds on G16 and G3C. That's why you have the ridiculous, confusing, inconsistent and nonsensical situations on Lyngsat such as the NBC network feeds being listed on SES-3 Ku and AMC-18 C (correctly) in blue colored boxes (reserved for regular, full-time FTA HD channels), broken down by channel for each time zone, but the ABC, CBS, and Fox feeds are all relegated to grey "feeds" boxes (reserved for sporadic "feeds"), with no listing of the individual channels (e.g. ABC-14, ABC-10, etc. on G3C 4000H), as if only NBC has regularly scheduled programming and the other networks only have sporadic programming. On the other hand, it's why the rest of the G3C page on Lyngsat, for example, is filled with grey "Roberts Communications feeds" boxes, because some guy named Rick (our own webmaster maybe??) saw some event feeds on G3C 12 years ago and reported them to Lyngsat, where they remain listed to this today, complete with SR, FEC, and modulation scheme, none of which have any current relevance to what might be on G3C today. Another example is 12172H on SES-1; someone named A de Jong saw a feed there 6 and a half years ago, yet it remains listed on the chart to this day. There are dozens of other similar examples.

DJ has it correct - use Lyngsat for satellite position (but even that has glaring omissions and inaccuracies), and with several grains of salt for the channel listings.

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