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Re: C band in North America

Postby djsenterprises » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:08 pm

Earlier I was asking dish size I was wanting to use a 1.2 meter dish with disq.2.1 dish mover for North American c band. I have a Tracker 8 for the large dish mover which is getting overly outdated.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Jim » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:05 pm

I have a 10' satellite dish for C-band North American satellites. The bigger the better for C-band!

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Z_finigan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:32 pm

Where can I get a list for powervu keys.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby mos » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:28 am

I am to have 8 feet of dish. I get good reception between 99w and 125w. 127w and 131w are too hard. I dont know why.
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Re: C band in North America

Postby ed123 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:44 am

I'm using a 12' paraclipse with the co-rotor2 DSR422 as antenna positioner

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Re: C band in North America

Postby kmem » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:11 pm

Is there any chance for a ~1m dish to pick up these birds? I remember I had bookmarked some links with tips to pull C-band in on a small dish but they are all dead now.

Is PV autoroll working for you guys?

Longshot here but isn't PV also used for TWC? Any chance to shoehorn the autoroll onto a DVB-C tuner?

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Jim » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:00 pm

kmem wrote:Is there any chance for a ~1m dish to pick up these birds? I remember I had bookmarked some links with tips to pull C-band in on a small dish but they are all dead now.

Is PV autoroll working for you guys?

Longshot here but isn't PV also used for TWC? Any chance to shoehorn the autoroll onto a DVB-C tuner?


Kmen bigger is better and a 1m dish will not. I have a 10' and would like to get a 12' ,

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Re: C band in North America

Postby squall » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:20 pm

el 101° es buen satellite

the 101 ° is good satellite

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Bill9 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:06 am

I have a big dish living in California. I haven't been able to get any stations from 139w for years. Anyone else pulling in channels from 139w?

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Bill9 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:09 am

I move my dish between 101w and 125w.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby juan_vale » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:08 am

Bill9 wrote:I have a big dish living in California. I haven't been able to get any stations from 139w for years. Anyone else pulling in channels from 139w?


I tried today with no luck, on AMC10 I get a good signal on 3780H30000 and they are right next door so I guess it's either dead, weak or not being used.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Jim » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:35 pm

Bill9 wrote:I have a big dish living in California. I haven't been able to get any stations from 139w for years. Anyone else pulling in channels from 139w?

AMC8 is nearing the end of its service and the Alaska Mux moved to 114.9W and the radio to 105.0W some time ago!
https://www.lyngsat.com/america.html

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Jim » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 pm

juan_vale wrote:
Bill9 wrote:I have a big dish living in California. I haven't been able to get any stations from 139w for years. Anyone else pulling in channels from 139w?


I tried today with no luck, on AMC10 I get a good signal on 3780H30000 and they are right next door so I guess it's either dead, weak or not being used.


AMC-10 3780 H 30000 is strong for me 95% signal and 85% quality which are scrambled. Try peaking your southern most satellite first for the strongest signal and quality and the try your east and west satellites.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Bill9 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:00 am

Thanks I will try to adjust my dish to get 139w. I.enjoyed those stations.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby highswr » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:31 pm

Lyngsat is a great resource for "what satellite is active" questions. On C band, as someone said, bigger is better. My dish is a 10' and I covet at 12'. Love C band, not much fade even during heavy rain / snow. The wind does blow my dish a bit but it is an old dish / actuator. Winds have to above 50 mph and come in gusts to notice.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Jim » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:39 pm

highswr wrote:Lyngsat is a great resource for "what satellite is active" questions. On C band, as someone said, bigger is better. My dish is a 10' and I covet at 12'. Love C band, not much fade even during heavy rain / snow. The wind does blow my dish a bit but it is an old dish / actuator. Winds have to above 50 mph and come in gusts to notice.


Another good source for satellite informaton is https://satbeams.com/

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Re: C band in North America

Postby highswr » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 pm

Yep, I forgot https://satbeams.com/ . Actually better in some respects as you can sort stuff. Thanks for the reminder.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby MiaSat » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:34 pm

Usually 2.4 you get them all. 3m is the perfect size. Still 1.8 you get a decent amount of Sats

But if you invested in all equipment why a fixed antenna? Add an actuator and use your “favorites” function.

The result your own cable company

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Murf006 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:02 pm

where is the best place to buy a satellite dish. Shipping is outrageous to north Carolina and there are none on craigslist. I would appreciate any ideas

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Murf006 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:18 pm

What is the minum size c band dish needed if you lived in the southeast part of america. I was thinking of adding a c band lnb to a 4 foot offset dish. would I get anything or would I need a bigger dish. I don't think my wife or neighbors would allow me to get a bigger dish.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Jim » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Murf006 wrote:What is the minum size c band dish needed if you lived in the southeast part of america. I was thinking of adding a c band lnb to a 4 foot offset dish. would I get anything or would I need a bigger dish. I don't think my wife or neighbors would allow me to get a bigger dish.


A 4' is not going to get you much if anything on C-band. The bigger the dish the better. A 10' or 12' would be ideal with a good feedhorn and Lnb's. I have a 10' mesh dish with a Chapparal Bullseye 11 feed horn with Norsat Lnb's. If you look on say craigslist you can find a 10' or 12' possibly in good shape for free or a small amount.

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Marsat » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:09 am

Jim wrote:
Murf006 wrote:What is the minum size c band dish needed if you lived in the southeast part of america. I was thinking of adding a c band lnb to a 4 foot offset dish. would I get anything or would I need a bigger dish. I don't think my wife or neighbors would allow me to get a bigger dish.


A 4' is not going to get you much if anything on C-band. The bigger the dish the better. A 10' or 12' would be ideal with a good feedhorn and Lnb's. I have a 10' mesh dish with a Chapparal Bullseye 11 feed horn with Norsat Lnb's. If you look on say craigslist you can find a 10' or 12' possibly in good shape for free or a small amount.


wow that is top of the line. Cost more than the dish itself :roll:

4' I agree is too small.
6' You can get something
8" I got almost everything from 40 to 131 W. Just lazy to adjust it better

I want what Jim has but never worked with those PLL Plus I have 3 LNB combines (Ku, C Linear and C Circular)
I dont think Bullseye II handles both polarities

Jim I envy you ! :D

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Re: C band in North America

Postby carl » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:16 am

Has anyone been able to find a new location for WNBC? It left Galaxy 17 at 91W 3920H a couple weeks ago?
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Re: C band in North America

Postby Marsat » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:33 am

carl wrote:Has anyone been able to find a new location for WNBC? It left Galaxy 17 at 91W 3920H a couple weeks ago?


will take a look early Wednesday
I check several NBC but they were not from NY, they're maybe just gone, but I have a zillion of channels most of them without name.

will let know know

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Re: C band in North America

Postby Jim » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Marsat wrote:
Jim wrote:
Murf006 wrote:What is the minum size c band dish needed if you lived in the southeast part of america. I was thinking of adding a c band lnb to a 4 foot offset dish. would I get anything or would I need a bigger dish. I don't think my wife or neighbors would allow me to get a bigger dish.


A 4' is not going to get you much if anything on C-band. The bigger the dish the better. A 10' or 12' would be ideal with a good feedhorn and Lnb's. I have a 10' mesh dish with a Chapparal Bullseye 11 feed horn with Norsat Lnb's. If you look on say craigslist you can find a 10' or 12' possibly in good shape for free or a small amount.


wow that is top of the line. Cost more than the dish itself :roll:

4' I agree is too small.
6' You can get something
8" I got almost everything from 40 to 131 W. Just lazy to adjust it better

I want what Jim has but never worked with those PLL Plus I have 3 LNB combines (Ku, C Linear and C Circular)
I dont think Bullseye II handles both polarities

Jim I envy you ! :D


Marsat the only think I paid for on that setup is the Norsat Lnb's. I found the rest on Craigslist for free.


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