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Digital Satellite Receiver Setup Instructions


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The State Department Satellite Feed broadcasts at the following four times daily:

1) 0430 UTC through 0630 UTC (12:30AM to 1:30AM EST)
2) 0730 UTC through 0930 UTC (3:30AM to 5:30AM EST)
3) 1500 UTC through 1700 UTC (11:00AM to 1:00PM EST)
4) 2000 UTC through 2200 UTC (4:00PM to 6:00PM EST)

Africa & Europe
Intelsat 907 at 332.5o
C-band D/L Center Frequency: 3764.0 MHz; Typical L-band frequency: 1386.0 MHz; FEC: 3/4; Symbol Rate: 24.45 Msym/s; Network ID: 1; Polarization: RHC; Video Format: PAL; IRD Channel: 340.

North, Central, and South America
NSS 806 at 319.5o
C-band D/L Center Frequency: 3980.5 MHz; Typical L-band frequency: 1169.5 ; FEC: 3/4; Symbol Rate: 17.8 Msym/s; Network ID: 2; Polarization: RHC; Video Format: NTSC; IRD Channel: 340.

Europe & Middle East
Eutelsat HotBird 8 at 13o
Ku High-Band D/L Center Frequency: 12.226 GHz; Typical L-band frequency: 1476.0 MHz; Typical LO Frequency: 10.750 GHz; FEC: 3/4; Symbol Rate: 27.5 Msym/s; Network ID: 1; Polarization: Vertical*; Video Format: PAL; IRD Channel: 340.

*While the signal is vertically polarized, the receiver’s “Installer Menu” should be set to “H” pol to send the correct voltage to the LNB.

Europe, Africa, Middle East, and most of Asia
NSS 12 at 57o
C-band D/L Center Frequency: 4055.0 MHz; Typical L-band frequency: 1095.0 MHz; FEC: 3/4; Symbol Rate: 26.00 Msym/s; Network ID: 3; Polarization: RHC; Video Format: PAL; IRD Channel: 340.

Near East Asia and Asia
AsiaSat 3S at 105.5o
C-band D/L Center Frequency: 4040 MHz; Typical L-band frequency: 1010 MHz; FEC: 1/2; Symbol Rate: 26.50 Msym/s; Network ID: 1; Polarization: H; Video Format: PAL; IRD Channel: 340

 

Technical Assistance

For technical assistance please contact:

For technical assistance please contact:

Network Control Center (NCC)

International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20547

+1 202 382 7000 (phone)
ncc@bbg.gov 

Visit http://ibb7-2.ibb.gov/tvschedule/ for the full IBB schedule.



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