The DBS satellite frequencies.

The original satellites that covered Europe were known as DBS satellites (Direct Broadcast Satellite).

These satellites included:

Tele-X at 5E    (DBS slot 3)     (Sweden)
Olympus 1 at 18.8W    (DBS slot 6)    (experimental)
TDF 1 & TDF 2 at 19W    (DBS slot 6)    (France)
TVSat 1 & 2 at 19W    (DBS slot 6)    (West Germany)
Marcopolo 1 & Marcopolo 2 at 31W    (DBS slot 7)     (UK)

 

More details of some of these operations can be found on the Focus On... pages

 

This table dates from late 1991.

Frequency Slot 3 Slot 4 Slot 5 Slot 6 Slot 7 Slot 8
Channel Freq. MHz 5E 1W 7W 19W 31W 37W
               
1 11727 Turkey Poland - France - San Marino
2 11747 Finland Romania - Fed Rep Germany Ireland -
3 11766 Greece Czechoslovakia - Luxembourg Portugal Liechtenstein
4 11785 Sweden Bulgaria - Austria UK Andorra
5 11804 Turkey Poland - France - San Marino
6 11823 Finland Romania - Fed Rep Germany Ireland -
7 11843 Greece Czechoslovakia - Luxembourg Portugal Liechtenstein
8 11862 Sweden Bulgaria - Austria UK Andorra
9 11881 Turkey Poland - France - San Marino
10 11900 Finland Romania - Fed Rep Germany Ireland -
11 11919 Greece Czechoslovakia - Luxembourg Portugal Liechtenstein
12 11938 Denmark Bulgaria - Austria UK Andorra
13 11958 Turkey Poland - France - San Marino
14 11977 Norway Romania - Fed Rep Germany Ireland -
15 11996 Greece Czechoslovakia - Luxembourg Portugal Liechtenstein
16 12015 Denmark Bulgaria - Austria UK Andorra
17 12034 Turkey Poland - France - San Marino
18 12054 Norway Romania - Fed Rep Germany Ireland -
19 12073 Greece Czechoslovakia - Luxembourg Portugal Liechtenstein
20 12092 Denmark Bulgaria - Austria UK Andorra
21 12111 Cyprus Fed Rep Germany Yugoslavia Belgium Iceland Monaco
22 12130 Finland Hungary Albania Switzerland - -
23 12149 Iceland - - Netherlands Spain Vatican
24 12169 Denmark - - Italy - -
25 12188 Cyprus ? Yugoslavia Belgium Iceland Monaco
26 12207 Finland Hungary Albania Switzerland - -
27 12226 Iceland - - Netherlands Spain Vatican
28 12245 Norway - - Italy - -
29 12265 Cyprus ? Yugoslavia Belgium Iceland Monaco
30 12284 Sweden Hungary Albania Switzerland - -
31 12203 Iceland - - Netherlands Spain Vatican
32 12322 Norway - - Italy - -
33 12341 Cyprus ? Yugoslavia Belgium Iceland Monaco
34 12360 Sweden Hungary Albania Switzerland - -
35 12380 Iceland - - Netherlands Spain Vatican
36 12399 Denmark - - Italy - -
37 12418 Cyprus ? Yugoslavia Belgium Iceland Monaco
38 12437 Norway Hungary Albania Switzerland - -
39 12456 Iceland - - Netherlands Spain Vatican
40 12476 Sweden - - Italy - -

Slot 1 (44E) was allocated to the USSR.

Slot 2 (25E) was allocated to the USSR.

 

Channel Polarisations

For slots 3, 5, 6, & 8 even channels were LHC, odd channels RHC

For slots 4 & 7 even channels were RHC, odd channels LHC

For slot 5, the Yugoslav channels were RHC, and the Albanian channels LHC.

This frequency allocation was set up at the 1977 Geneva Plan of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union).

 

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