CHON-FM and Telesat Canada changes

    Technical updates on remote community satellite services

    CHON-FM's main satellite distribution system has switched to a new Telesat Canada satellite - the geostationary system is called Anik F3.

    This project required new programming of the main satellite receiver systems and most of all, the major large satellite dishes in all communities (large white dishes with a red lightning symbol on them) had to be readjusted. This process and project was completed in December 2021.

    Communities that are now on the new satellite feed since November and December 2021 are:

    • Old Crow
    • Dawson City
    • Beaver Creek
    • Stewart Crossing
    • Burwash Landing
    • Destruction Bay
    • Keno Hill
    • Pelly Crossing
    • Haines Junction
    • Carmacks
    • Lake Laberge
    • Carcross
    • Tagish – Southern Lakes
    • Teslin
    • Upper Liard
    • Watson Lake

    Additional changes for CHON-FM rebroadcast locations that work with the xKu satellite technology (smaller elipticel grey SHAW dishes) are happening in fall 2022 and spring 2023 for the following communities:

    • Aklavik, NWT
    • Tsiightechic, NWT
    • Atlin, BC
    • Lower Post, BC
    • Good Hope Lake, BC
    • Dease Lake, BC

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