[amsat-bb] Re: OT: How to receive Nasa Select?

ATVQ atvq at hampubs.com
Fri Dec 29 12:38:37 PST 2006

We use the NASA channel on our ATV repeater using Dish Network. The unit we 
use has a card, but no subscription and does work that way (channel 213).

However, we either have a problem with our receiver, or DishNet's software 
likes to  give us problems because there is no subscription - the unit works 
for about two days and goes back to "aquiring signal" or will be found on 
their promo channel 101. That means we have to go back to the repeater site 
and choose channel 213 again.

It is also available with Direct TV without subscription, I am told.

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
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Harlan Technologies - publisher of Amateur Television Quarterly
ATVQ at hampubs.com
815-398-2683 - voice
815-398-2688 - fax

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason White" <jason at jason.white.name>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 1:57 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] OT: How to receive Nasa Select?

I would love to be able to watch NASA Select from my shack again. Back
when it was on analog C band I used to keep an eye on it during ISS
passes. Now I believe it has moved to an MPEG 2 K band transponder. Does
anyone here catch the downlink using "FTA" (Free to air) equipment? If
so, I'd appreciate if you could contact me directly and let me know what
kind of equipment is required, or any suggestions. The dish and feed
don't bother me, it's the MPEG-2 receiver that I'm unfamiliar with.
(And, yes, I know the commercial satellite TV carriers have it, but that
would cost money :) )


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