Thor 6: UPC Direct tests with the new FEC
UPC DTH provider of paid satellite TV Central UPC Direct, carries out further technical tests on a single satellite transponder position on THOR 6 0.8 degrees west.
Test with a transponder frequency 11.881 GHz (0.8°W), which provides nearly identical content, which offers even the frequency 12.382 GHz from the main satellite system Astra 19.2°E.
The original FEC 7/8 was changed to 5/6. Decreases by about 2 Mbit/s multiplex capacity but on the other hand, significantly improving the revenue in difficult weather conditions.
Thor 6 (0.8°W), freq 11.881 GHz, pol. V, SR 28000, FEC 5/6 (previously 7/8), DVB-S/QPSK
Frequency 11.881 GHz is not an official part of the leased transponder capacity UPC DTH. Subscribers is not recommended to follow up on this frequency. These stations is found in a much better technical quality of the official frequencies of the UPC Direct satellite Thor 5 and Thor 6.