Automatic Receiver Programming with SatcoDX Industry Standard Format Protocol

Current Version: 03

Symbol No. Default/Usual content Description
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Header (normally SATCODX)
8 1 Number of “settings page”, 128 byte block of settings for SatcoDX Protocol. “1” is first page, used for SDX and SDP
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Two decimal digits Version number
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Eighteen ASCII symbols Satellite Name
29 One ASCII letter Type of Channel

T Television Channel
R Radio Channel
D Data Transmission
_ Package Transponder
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Four ASCII letters Broadcasting system type

422_ MPEG 4:2:2 (Motion Pictures Experts Group 4:2:2)
ADR_ ADR (Astra Digital Radio)
BMAC B-MAC (B-type Multiplexed Analogue Components)
D2MC D2-MAC (Half-Bit-Rate Duo-Binary Multiplexed Analogue Components)
DIC1 Digicipher 1
DIC2 Digicipher 2
ISDB ISDB (Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting)
MPG1 MPEG-1 (Motion Pictures Experts Group 1)
MP15 MPEG-1.5 (Motion Pictures Experts Group 1.5)
MPG2 MPEG-2 (Motion Pictures Experts Group 2)
MPG4 MPEG-4 (Motion Pictures Experts Group 4)
MUSE MUSE (Multiple Subnyquist Encoding)
NTSC NTSC (National Television Standards Committee)
PAL_ PAL (Phase Alternation of Lines)
SECM SECAM (Systeme Electronique Couleur Avec Memoire)
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Three decimal digits, GHz Frequency of the channel, stored as 9 decimal digits, three for GHz, three for MHz and three for kHz
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Three decimal digits, MHz .
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Three decimal digits, kHz .
43 One decimal digit Polarization

0 vertical
1 horizontal
2 left circular
3 right circular
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Eight ASCII symbols First 8 letters of channel name – continued on symbols 116-127 for further 12 letters
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Four decimal digits Position Code
first three digits in degrees East, last digit tenth of degrees. Example: 0030 means 3.0 degrees East, or: 3592 means 359.2 degrees East
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Eight ASCII symbols SatcoDX coverage code
first three letters represent satellite operator, next three digits/letters indicate type of satellite, last two digits/letters indicate beam. Example: TEL02CKU means TELecom satellite series 02C with KU beam, or: THO002KU means THOr satellite, series 002, KU band beam
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Three decimal digits Audio frequency for analogue channels, left stereo channel. Example: 665 means 6.65 MHz subcarrier, or 702 means 7.02 MHz subcarrier
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Three decimal digits Audio frequency for analogue channels, right stereo channel
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Five decimal digits SYMBOL RATE, stored as 5 ASCII decimal digits
75 One decimal digit FEC

0 no FEC
1 1/2
2 2/3
3 3/4
5 5/6
7 7/8
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Four decimal digits decimal VIDEO PID code, stored as 4 ASCII decimal digits
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Four decimal digits decimal AUDIO PID code, stored as 4 ASCII decimal digits
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Four decimal digits decimal PCR PID code, stored as 4 ASCII decimal digits
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Five decimal digits decimal SID code, stored as 5 ASCII decimal digits
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Five decimal digits decimal NID code, stored as 5 ASCII decimal digits
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Five decimal digits decimal TID code, stored as 5 ASCII decimal digits
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Three ASCII letters Main broadcasting language.
106 Divide Code always Underscore “_”
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Two ASCII letters Country Code.
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Three ASCII letters Language Code (combines Country and Language).
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Four ASCII letters Crypt Mode
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Twelve ASCII letters continued from 44-51 symbols: additional 12 symbols for channel name
128 #13 End of the settings page, marked by #13 byte (Carriage Return)

Further Code Pages – only SDP (professional version)

Symbol No. Default/Usual content Description
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Header (normally SATCODX)
8 2 Number of “settings page”, 128 byte block of settings for SatcoDX Protocol. “2” is second page, only used for SDP
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Decimal Digits Unique Transmission Number (first 4 figures represent position code)
29-79 ASCII letters Full Channel Name, in Latin letters spelling
80-127 language specific character set Full Channel Name, in Original language spelling, according to language code in first settings page, lines 103-105
128 #13 End of the settings page, marked by #13 byte (Carriage Return)
Symbol No. Default/Usual content Description
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Header (normally SATCODX)
8 3 Number of “settings page”, 128 byte block of settings for SatcoDX Protocol. “3” is third page, only used for SDP
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Five decimal digits Version number
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Copyright notice
29-79 ASCII letters Full Satellite Name, in Latin letters spelling
80-127 ASCII letters Reserved for additional channel information
128 #13 End of the settings page, marked by #13 byte (Carriage Return)
Symbol No. Default/Usual content Description
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Header (normally SATCODX)
8 4 Number of “settings page”, 128 byte block of settings for SatcoDX Protocol. “4” is fourth page, only used for SDP
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Five decimal digits Version number
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Copyright notice
29-59 ASCII letters URL of online chart corresponding to this channel
60-127 ASCII letters Reserved for further URL locations
128 #13 End of the settings page, marked by #13 byte (Carriage Return)