72.5 markets - transponders and markets

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  1. Greg Bimson

    Greg Bimson New Member

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    The reason for finding out which channels are on specific transponders is to find out if DirecTV still has any room on 72.5 to add more markets. I just started this thread on 2 January over at DBSForums.com.

    DirecTV should only be using even transponders on the 72.5 satellite. I'll need confirmation of all of these, as DirecTV has been changing transponders for markets recently:

    Boise
    Burlington - Plattsburgh
    Cedar Rapids - Waterloo
    Champaign - Springfield - Decatur
    Charleston, SC
    Chattanooga
    Columbia - Jefferson City
    Davenport - Rock Island - Moline
    Evansville
    Fort Smith
    Fort Wayne
    Greenville - New Bern - Washington
    Lincoln - Hastings
    Tri-Cities
    La Crosse
    Myrtle Beach
    Peoria - Bloomington
    Rockford
    Springfield, MO
    Syracuse
    Toledo
    Waco - Temple - Bryan
    Youngstown

    Confirmed, starting 30 December 2005 on DBSForums.com:
    Augusta (transponder 22 for big four, PBS' from 101 spot beams, Doug)
    Johnstown - Altoona (transponder 18, danpeters)
    Macon (transponder 32 for big 4 & UPN, PBS from 101 spotbeam, islander)
    Sioux Falls (transponder 18, SMaxwell)
    Traverse City (transponder 10, Nitehawk^)
    Wausau - Rhinelander (transponder 28, Dan B)


    In order to find out which transponder is broadcasting your local channel, simply tune to the channel and get a satellite signal strength test. Record the transponder that is shown as it is the one broadcasting your local channel. Check each local channel, since it is possible to spread local channels over more than one transponder.

    This does NOT work with some older models (this does work with all DirecTV TiVo DVR receivers). To easily verify, change your channel to ESPN. When getting the signal strength, the transponder should be 10 on the 101 satellite. If it is NOT, then your receiver cannot perform this test.

    I appreciate all help you can give me. Thanks.
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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  3. islander

    islander New Member

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    Macon, Georgia... (Yep, they have changed from what they were in September).

    13 - WMAZ-13 (CBS) Macon, GA
    Satellite 72.5°, Transponder 32

    14 - WBZL 39 (WB) Miami, FL
    Satellite 101° (A) Transponder 21

    24 - WGXA 24 (Fox) Macon, GA
    Satellite 72.5°, Transponder 32

    29 - WDCO 29 (PBS) Cochran-Macon, GA
    Satellite 101° (A) Transponder 26

    41 - WMGT 41 (NBC) Macon, GA
    Satellite 72.5°, Transponder 32

    58 - WPGA 58 (ABC) Macon, GA
    Satellite 72.5°, Transponder 32

    64 - WGNM 64 (UPN) Macon, GA
    Satellite 72.5°, Transponder 32
     
  4. Greg Bimson

    Greg Bimson New Member

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    Thanks, islander.

    Keep 'em coming.

    I know that if you are receiving the WB from Miami or San Diego, that it is coming from the 101 slot on a CONUS beam, so that can be ignored.
     
  5. dtebbe

    dtebbe New Member

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    Does the 72.5 sat have spot beam coverage, or does it have full CONUS coverage?

    DT
     
  6. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Wow, you dug back for that thread. :)
    If you look at the link above you'll see that they are CONUS.

    Planning a "move"?
     

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