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Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by k.r., Mar 5, 2013.

  1. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    New to the sight but not new to fta...im currently playing
    On c band with a 80 cm dish with an wsi ns741 and
    Useing a viewsat ultra along with a toshiba trx1520 for
    Analog...i have a good handfull of everyday channels from
    91w 95w and 99w..i plan to finish adjusting my
    Motor to track the arc soon as warmer weather..i have clear view
    To my farthest east and my max west is 101 or so..my profile pic is my
    Current dish set up..
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  2. northgeorgia

    northgeorgia Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    Welcome to Satellite Guys! C-band on 80cm. Great job! What do you pick up on it?
  3. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    I get classic arts in analog with the digital music channels on 91..
    On 95 i get a not identified yet analog channel on ch 4 on digital i get
    The kboi kepr and 2 univision on 4166 vertical..on 99 i get the shepards ch on analog..some feeds too on analog..on digital i get
    Lesea lwn cw kcwy13 wapa and another at times...sometimes 1 lonely station from 101
    Will hit and miss but never sticks around while pointed at 99 but dissapears when pointed at 101
  4. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    Ive thought of upgradeing to a 90 or 1 meter but the thought of how much more would i gain..would i get anything i dont aready have or would i just have another dish added to the antenna farm.1 meter is my max i feel i can squeeze in with a motor
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    Hey k.r. , Welcome to the forum . Glad to have another C band on small dish member aboard . I get about the same results on my 36"x30" prmstr dish . But have only got 1 watchable ch on 95w before (haven't tried in a while) . Don't think you'll have much better results on a 90cm , your 80cm seems to be doing great .
  6. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    What locations are you able to recieve with the primestar..my strongest is 99 west..that analog shepards channel is insane strong..i basicaly get it or pic change from it no matter where i point

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    Yeh , 99w is definetly the best for my C band small dishes . Lesea ch's are the strongest for me , with KCWY 13 and the PR./Virgin Is. mux coming in almost as strong . I live far enough away from UHF/VHF OTA ch's , that they seem to go in and out (only when my favorite shows are on ) , So I depend on these network ch's as back up and keep a small dish set there , just wish it had a CBS ch too . Got another 90cm dish that I plan on playing around , with as soon as the weather gets better . Had it on 91w for the C band radio ch's , it's aimed at at 103w KU band right now tho .
  8. turbosat

    turbosat SatelliteGuys Family

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    KCWY on a dish that small is insane! I wouldn't have thought it. Have you tried This-and ME-TV on 101 cband yet?
  9. joeroscoe1957

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    Wish I could , haven't been able to pick up any C band watchable from 101w or 87w on my small dish .
  10. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    Me tv has a sig strength of 12-15 its hit and miss..for some reason i get it pointed at 99 but not at 101..i think trees have it blockd more in that dir for me...the rest of 101 i can not get even a blip of a sig from..

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    Wow , must be strong signal , grabbing it while pointed at 99w . I haven't tried 101w C band since last year , guess it's time to start re scanning . Me tv would be a nice addition . Thanks for the tip .
  12. turbosat

    turbosat SatelliteGuys Family

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    Yes, with a dish that small it's seeing too much of the sky, hence 101 signals when pointed at 99 lol. It is sometimes a fun twist of the hobby to try with a tiny dish.
  13. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    Got my micro hd today..pointed 91 west on the 80 cm c band... Have cw at around 25 percent...mucic chs at 50s...and shoping ch at around 50s..all stable video/audio

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    wallyhts SatelliteGuys Family Staff Member

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    Can you get reelz or plum? 3888 H 19750

    That's awesome on a 80 cm.
  15. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Wow so many mini buds these days.
  16. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    I have 10 percent on that transponder..the the channels i have now are the only transponders above 10/15 percent..ive been blind scanning and only found 1 new transponder than what was programed.that was the shopin channel..i like this box..its replaceing my viewsat..it decodes the music channels the viewsat i use my surround system to decode it..my only dislike so far is the viewsat allowed me to bump the motor by remote while viewing a channel for final tweaking

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    Tomorrow im gona look around and scan a few other locations since my viewsat did not do hd and all..see if i missed anything cool..im hopeing for amg on 97..so far on the dvb s signals the micro hd scans 1 and plays it where the viewsat wont scan it blind or manual input

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  18. k.r.

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    Pointed at 99....wapa and the abc/fox/lwn...on my 80cm...i took the lnb pic to show how i cheap and simple made the lnb more in center..might help.someone wanting to play mini c.....i can not get lesea..at the same time as these...it requires the dish bumpd over quite alot

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  19. eurosport

    eurosport The Alternative, Monday Nights at 8 Supporting Founder SatelliteGuys Radio DJ

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    Welcome to SatelliteGuys k.r. ...Awesome job getting that much C-band on a dish that size! :)
  20. k.r.

    k.r. Thread Starter Member

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    If my dish was not right beside my tv right on my 2nd floor padio i dont think it could be done so easy

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