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Re: Off topic question



John Stone wrote:

> I am thinking of buying sat TV ... so I can get in on the internet
> connection when it comes to my area in August.
>
> Can someone point me to the az/el for the TV sats,or the keps, such as GE2,
> I live in an area where there are some buildings that may block... and I
> want to check before I buy ...
>
> BTW ... Radio Shack has a great deal going ... join MSN dialup connection
> for a year and they give $100 store credit ... which pays for a dish and
> rcvr ... they arn't sure of the price yet for the modem/xmtr for internet
> access, but will have uploads of 126 K and downloads of 1000K+ ... pretty
> impressive...
>

John,

Start off with:
http://www.lyngsat.com/
http://www.dishnetwork.com/
http://www.directv.com/

The first is a valuable resource for TV and radio satellite information.
The second and third should be obvious.

Dish is on:
* EchoStar 3 at 61,5°W
* EchoStar 5 at 110,0°W
* EchoStar 1/2/4 at 119,0°W

ECHOSTAR 1
1 23754U 95073A   00172.28405457  .00000003  00000-0  00000+0 0  5358
2 23754   0.0746  81.6532 0000672  22.2431 147.9882  1.00274678 16263
ECHOSTAR II
1 24313U 96055A   00173.49155997  .00000003  00000-0  10000-3 0  4103
2 24313   0.0773  68.5746 0002989   3.3781 256.0270  1.00275176 13902
ECHOSTAR 3
1 25004U 97059A   00171.12728344 -.00000281  00000-0  10000-3 0  3092
2 25004   0.0583  78.7277 0002428  18.7512 154.4826  1.00271430  9958
ECHOSTAR 4
1 25331U 98028A   00174.84791100  .00000007  00000-0  00000+0 0  3498
2 25331   0.0301  32.1636 0002471   9.2027  55.7626  1.00272503  7913
ECHOSTAR 5
1 25913U 99050A   00176.37284495 -.00000052  00000-0  10000-3 0  1353
2 25913   0.0208  16.7887 0001080  36.1065 244.1663  1.00273204  2769

Direct is on:
* DBS 2/3 & DirecTV 1R at 101,0°W
* DBS 1 at 110,0°W
* Tempo 2 at 119,0°W

DBS 1
1 22930U 93078A   00176.36920398 -.00000054  00000-0  10000-3 0   240
2 22930   0.0511 108.3877 0002519 341.3085 206.2569  1.00272965 31725
DBS 2
1 23192U 94047A   00175.19908738 -.00000112  00000-0  00000+0 0  8475
2 23192   0.0045   6.5700 0002330  81.5973 154.4364  1.00272239 31655
DBS 3
1 23598U 95029A   00174.64813791 -.00000112  00000-0  00000+0 0  6141
2 23598   0.0117 295.2927 0002668 163.1695 305.1551  1.00272264 18437
TEMPO 2
1 24748U 97011A   00172.28233932  .00000000  00000-0  10000-3 0  4781
2 24748   0.0865 107.3957 0004380 321.9581 182.3718  1.00275232 12131

73
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Jim Walls - K6CCC
k6ccc@amsat.org
http://home.earthlink.net/~k6ccc/
626-302-8515    FAX  626-302-9999


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