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    best channels are in C band or Ku???

    In fta true the best channels are in Ku or C band? what you think? any recommendations? newbie here thanks!


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    CBAND - G16 G19

    KUBAND - G17 SES2 AMC16 AMC6 AMC1 AMC15

    Anywhere from Network programming to Sporting events feeds..

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    recent thread: http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads/...rth-The-Effort
    As far as rating one band 'best', that's dependent on what the 'quarry' is. 24/7 channels or feeds.
    I think it's best to have both!
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    thanks!!!

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    It's all relative, so make it easy on yourself

    It's probably easier to get started on Ku band.
    I would say 97w or maybe 125w.
    As you get experience and learn what's on other satellites, maybe add a second dish.

    By the time you decide to try a motor, it'll go a lot easier if you have a firm grasp of the fundamentals.

    C-band is easier if you already have an understanding of dish setup, and motor operation.
    If you insist on a BUD first, get 8' or 10'.
    On that size dish, the dual band LNBFs can get by.
    Though, C-only performs better.
    That would compliment a Ku only motorized setup.

    No discussion would be complete without mentioning fixed Ku dishes with several LNBFs.
    Very few members have multiple fixed BUDs, but there are a handfull .


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    I'd say C-band, after 2 days and nights of frequent rainstorms lol. It's hard to wash out a c-band signal!
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