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Thread: Rainbow 1 HD Footprint
01-26-2007 01:22 PM #1
Rainbow 1 HD Footprint
Does anyone know if the useable footprint goes South East of Puerto Rico where it is already weak, specifically if it will reach St. Kitts at 17.2N 62.6W?
01-26-2007 01:39 PM #2Pub Member / Supporter
You need a Large dish ... an 8 footer or so. This is a very weak Satt in the carribean. Notably 129 can be picked up easier in my part of the carribean. (some may argue that one, but I know it to be true as I use it!)
01-26-2007 05:49 PM #3
Those trasnponders in your area are hard to lock it even with a 6 footer Dish,That is the reason if you zip code come from that area DN will not activate any metal package for you.
01-26-2007 06:39 PM #4SatelliteGuys Regular
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Think I am too far east to get 129, the look angle would be only 14 degrees, what is your look angle?
I believe I might get 62.5 with an eight foot dish but its an expensive experiment.
I note that transponder 15 on Rainbow 1 is in SD, would this be a good guide to test with a standard receiver before investing in an HD receiver?
01-27-2007 01:19 PM #5
good signal in south mexico
Last edited by capa; 01-27-2007 at 04:32 PM. Reason: more info
01-27-2007 01:34 PM #6