Amazonas 61.0W Location & Dish Position

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by jsattv, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. jsattv

    jsattv Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Posts:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    Scanned in Amazonas 61.0W yesterday (got about 10 Channels mostly foreign), expecting my 1 meter Fortec Dish to drive way over to the Easterly direction. To my surprise when I went outside the Dish only seemed to move a little over to the East from where my IntelSat 5.0 97.0W was previously located.

    Looking at a channel lineup previously published on this site, I thought Amazonas 61.0W would be on the far end of the arc travel of my dish. Have I done something wrong or is this just the way Amazonas 61.0 shows up re its positioning in the Clark Belt?
     
    #1
  2. Zero

    Zero PIT MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Posts:
    239
    Likes Received:
    0
    If the location is at the far end of the arc, you will have to use DiSeq 1.2 instead of USALS. For me in CA, I can go up to 72W with USALS and further only with 1.2.
     
    #2
  3. PhilipPeake

    PhilipPeake Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Posts:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    You don't say where you are -- from my location (Oregon) Pas9 which is just a little further over is very much east, and the elevation is ~9 degrees, so an offset dish almost seems to be pointing at the ground.

    Last time I looked, there was nothing visible on Amazonas. Pas9 has a couple of BT channels mostly showing (PAL) color bars and an unencrypted feed for Cuban TV.
     
    #3
  4. Iceberg

    Iceberg The No Pain Train
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Posts:
    92,436
    Likes Received:
    361
    Amazonas has nothing on it. You might be getting Dish 61.5 at a very low power but it may come up on a scan
     
    #4
  5. jsattv

    jsattv Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Posts:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    You are probably right IceBerg. Of the 10 channels I got, there were only 2 that I could get a clear picture on, (or I think it said White Springs on the caption on the bottom part of the picture), and it looked like a middle East guy talking or preaching to a bunch of people in a foreign language on these 2 channels. Strange though that the channel list on the ViewSat Rx does identify these channels as being on Amazonas 61.0W!

    Also one other question: Does SB6 74.0W only have one watchable channel on it, - that is: the Ohio News Network (ONN)?? That's all I can find on SBS6 74.0W.
     
    #5
  6. jsattv

    jsattv Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Posts:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the info PhilipPeake. I am located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and my South Sat is IntelSat 5 97.0W. I was going to try for Pas9 58.0W since the specs say the Stab Motor has a range of 50 degrees east or west. But if there is nothing on Pas9 then I guess I won't bother to try for it. Also can I ask what is a BT channel?
     
    #6
  7. charper1

    charper1 Bourbon Tester
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Posts:
    18,443
    Likes Received:
    1
    Either BT = British Telecom or he meant PT for part-time. But these are just my guesses. LOL
     
    #7
  8. Iceberg

    Iceberg The No Pain Train
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Posts:
    92,436
    Likes Received:
    361
    BT-British Telecom on PAS9...mainly color bars
     
    #8
  9. Iceberg

    Iceberg The No Pain Train
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Posts:
    92,436
    Likes Received:
    361
    SBS6 has one 24/7 channel and thats ONN

    blind Scan it at night or on weekends....lots of feeds :)
     
    #9
  10. Davage

    Davage Active SatelliteGuys Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Posts:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you've got an analog receiver, it seems that a bunch of analog feeds light up on SBS6 in the evenings/weekends too! :)
     
    #10
VigLink badge
Sucuri