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The GRTS Satellite Network service from Gambia is a free-to-air (FTA) digital television reception signal which was launched on the 25th May, 2009 at a cost of $9.5 million.

GRTS also has a mobile satellite vehicle that can be operated anywhere in The Gambia and internationally to send live TV programme signals to the studio at Kanifing and from their the signal is fed back to the large transmitting dish where it is relayed to a worldwide audience.

When phase 2 of the project is finished, it would give it a broader coverage in the international community. This involves the switch-over from the present analogue to the digital system.

As part of the project there are also FM radio transmitters in Gambia at Abuko, Bansang, Basse, Kundang and Mansakonko. Again these signals are fed into the broadcasting dish up to the satellite for listeners around the world.

 

How to Tune Your Satellite Dish To GRTS C-Band:
(Technical Specifications)

Satellite : Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 3
Orbital Position : 5 Degree West
Downlink Frequency : 4123.8 MHz
Polorisation : Left (L) Hand Circular
System Encryption : Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)
Symbol Rate : 3572 Kb/s
Forward Error Correction (FEC) : 7/8
VPID (Video) : 33
ONID-TID (Audio) : 36
Beam : Panatlantic (C-Band)
Dish Size : 1.8m (6 ft) or Bigger

 

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How to Tune Your Satellite Dish To GRTS KU-Band:
(Technical Specifications)

Satellite: Eutelsat W3A
Orbital Position: 7 Degrees East
Downlink Frequency: 10721 MHz
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 27500 kb/s (27.5 Mb/s)
Forward Error Correction (FEC): 3/4
Video Payload Identifier (VPID): 141
Audio Payload Identifier (APID): 142
Dish Size: 90 cm (3 ft)

 

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