Knowledgebase : RF Satellite Information
Tuning Parameters for Input A: * Content: GDMX, Warner Brothers and NBC Universal: * Galaxy 16 C-Band Transponder 2 Vertical Down * 1410 MHz L-Band, 3740 MHz C-Band * DVB-S2, 8PSK * 30.000 Ms/S Symbol Rate * 5/6 FEC Rate * .20 Roll-Off *...
Tuning Parameters for Input B: * Content: CBS Worldwide Distribution (CWD) and PMI * Galaxy 19 C-Band Transponder 21 Vertical Down * 1030 MHz L-Band, 4120 MHz C-Band * DVB-S2, 8PSK * 30.000 Ms/S Symbol Rate * 5/6 FEC Rate * .20 Roll-Off ...
RF/SATCOM QUESTIONNAIRE and EXPLANATIONS ANTENNA INFO Receive Antenna Type/Size (meters) * If "Other" enter size or take Photo This is needed for determining the expected parameters and performance of the station downlink EIRP; Which will tell the RF eng...
Using an agile (typically motorized) dish is not recommended as the primary downlink for reception of programming on the PitchBlue syndication distribution platform. The reason a fixed dish is recommended is that show format sheets, xml files, schedule ...
This is what the GDMX digital carriers from Galaxy 16/2V should look like on a spectrum analyzer (set at 200MHz frequency span). This signal should be fed to PORT A of the MagnuBox to receive PitchBlue content.
This is what the CBS/CWD C-band digital carriers from Galaxy 19/21V should look like on a spectrum analyzer (set at 200MHz frequency span). This signal should be fed to PORT B of the MagnuBox to receive PitchBlue content. (courtesy KEYN)
This is a plot showing nearly all of the C-band Vertical downlink polarity of the Galaxy 16 satellite. All channels, including the GDMX digital C-band carriers can be seen on a spectrum analyzer (set at 550MHz frequency span). This signal should be fed to...
This Visio drawing depicts a standard downlink path. If possible, stations with RF issues should download this document and input (record) signal level values everywhere the Red asterisk, and Bold Blue Text are seen. Once it is filled out to the best of y...
This is a useful tool to record levels at various points of the downlink chain for troubleshooting purposes. It is a .jpeg file for those that do not have Visio.
This is a spectral plot of the Galaxy 19 satellite, Vertical polarity, showing the individual CBS Pitch Blue carrier under the marker. The transponder is 21C/V. The span on the Spectrum Analyzer is set to 150MHz to view the carrier closely.
This is a spectral plot of the Galaxy 19 satellite, Vertical polarity, showing the entire vertical polarity, including the CBS Pitch Blue carrier under the marker on transponder 21C/V. The span on the Spectrum Analyzer is set to 550MHz to view the entire...
Tuning Parameters for Input C: Content: 20th Century Fox: * Galaxy 16 C-Band Transponder "18" Vertical Down * 1090 MHz L-Band, "4060" MHz C-Band * DVB-S2, 8PSK * 30.000 Ms/S Symbol Rate * 5/6 FEC Rate * .20 Roll-Off * No Pilots ...
I am going to provide the RF questionnaire to you below so we can attempt to identify potential issues within the RF environment at your station. Historically, this has been the quickest route to resolution for potential station RF issues. Please provide ...