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Can I get locals ABC, CBS, FOX, etc FTA?

Discussion in 'C-BAND Satellite Discussion' started by kelleyga, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. kelleyga

    kelleyga Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I have a 12 feet BUD and several receivers. Can I get the locals FTA in any Satellite?

    Thanks
     
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    Cadsulfide Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    PR mux on 99W cband,
     
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    kelleyga Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Thanks.
     
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    CBS feed are on 95W...they are mainly the national programming only

    4167 V 6617
     
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    Lone Cloud Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    If you are referring to any locals, yes. For example right now you can pretty easily get NYC locals and Miami locals. If you are referring to the local stations from your community, probably only sporadically or not at all.

    Personally, I haven't gotten locals from my area for years. I listen to the news on the radio in my car during my commute, and otherwise rely on the internet for local news and weather.

    There is a lot up there in FTA. I count two premium channels and more than a dozen in high definition. Good luck.
     
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  6. vixens

    vixens Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    I checked Galaxy 16 @99W on Lyngsat.
    It seems that there are NBC, Fox, ABC for the Caribbean only and in SD (non-encryped).
    where would I find the dozen of HDs, Miami and NYC ?
    thanks !
     
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  7. Lone Cloud

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    OK. The Caribbean stations on 99 often do New York local news. The Miami locals are on 101 C band.

    On 87 west Ku there is one HD PBS station. On 91 west C HD Reelz and three CWs, east, Mt. and Pacific. Sometimes it has NatGeo or FX 99 west has ABC HD or did last Sunday morning. 103 w has two HD IONs. 105 has three HD NBCs.

    125 west ku has two or three HD PBS stations.

    I am leaving a lot out. There are feeds and CBS and Nickelodeon (not sure if it is still there) .
     
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    vixens Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    ok, that helps very much.

    * 101W C (SES1) is out my range here in Belize with a 180cm Bud.
    * 87W C (SES2) is also out of my range.
    * 105W C (AMC 18) is also out of my range.
    * 103W C (AMC 1) is also out of my range.
    . . . wondering if the footprints at satbeams dot com are indeed correct.

    * 91W C (Galaxy 17) and 99W C (Galaxy 16) seems to be good for the Bud and are pre-set in my receiver.


    * 125W: there is nothing on Galaxy14 C but some stuff on 125W KU Band (AMC 21):
    Would I use my 180 off-set dish ?
    What LNB would I take ? a regular DTV/Dish lnb ?

    thanks !

    my hardware:
    * Sadoun 6 foot prime focus, solid
    * Channelmaster 6 foot off-set
    * BCS 621 KU/C-Band Lnb
    * various DBS lnbs
    * Lexium DBS7000 C/Ku Sat receiver
     
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  9. Lone Cloud

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    The three or so PBS HD stations on 125 are Ku. I am using a Birdview 8.5 foot solid now with the four way lnb H and V in C and H and V in Ku. But before I was getting the PBS stuff through my one meter offset dish and Invacom.

    I see no reason why you can't get 125 Ku with your offset 180, assuming there are no spotbeam issues.

    I
     
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  10. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    I don't think the DBS7000 does MPEG-4. I had one but never hooked it up and sold it.
     
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  11. vixens

    vixens Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    right, the DBS7000 does Mpeg 2 only. I do also have a Openbox S11HD . . . I assume the HD would assure Mpeg4 capability. It's not yet hooked up . . . the manual is really sh**t and I need channels first anyhow.

    btw.currently I have hooked up and running IS-9/16 @58W for German DW etc.
    can I just combine 3 dishes with a DiSEqC 4x1 and then use a splitter for 2 receivers ?
    Ku and C band can run in the same wire, I guess.

    thanks !
     
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    vixens Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    No need to answer the last question with combining and splitting: I found the schematic at Sadoun.
     
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    Do you know if these are full time or part time feeds?
    Also do you know what format MPEG2/4?

    Thanks!

    I am quite interested in looking them up, but i don't have anything pointed that way, so will need to do a shift and want to make sure I have the right kit before I do anything!
     
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  14. Lone Cloud

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    They have been there whenever I have looked at them in the last six months.
     
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