TuffTV on 87 SES2 in PA

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  1. l33thax3d

    l33thax3d Thread Starter Member

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    Anyone in PA have TuffTV over ku-band? I was just wondering how hard it would be to lock on using a 76cm dish and microHD receiver. I have a universal LNB .02db i believe.

    I'm sorta near scranton.
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  2. Iceberg

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    TuffTV is on 83W in KU, not 87W

    83W is the KU Band feeds of RTV, PBJ and Tuff
    87W is the C Band feeds of the Luken channels
  3. l33thax3d

    l33thax3d Thread Starter Member

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    thanks! i knew there had to be something wrong. if only i had a nice bud lol.....
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    No problems in Jim Thorpe area in Carbon county 90% signal 74% quality motorized ws7630, qph-031 on a Manhattan rs1933

    Dan
  5. jaco

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    I am in North Central W.Va. I have been watching Ku-band satellite programming with my Pansat 9200HD. It usually works well. I have been thinking of getting a 2nd larger C-band dish with a C-band LNBF. I would start by pointing at SES 2 and watching some of the programming on TP 15--it almost reminds of Galaxy 18 at 123W. Remember those days?

    My question is how large a dish would I need? I have been researching this question but I've been coming up with contradictory answers.

    Thanks in advance.

    John
  6. Babadem

    Babadem Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    You need at least a 10ft dish to get those reliably.
  7. A Raine

    A Raine Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    I receive it here in CT. on 83 W with no problems on a 76 cm dish.
  8. sergei

    sergei Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    If you can only find a 7 footer then that should work for you, getting a 8,10, or 12 footer would give you better coverage across the entire band in the long run, but they can be harder to locate in certain areas and may cost you more.. I can get it just fine with my dish.
  9. jorgek

    jorgek Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    No problem with KU 83w here. I'm using a 31" dish and motor. As a side I'm using a fixed 25" to receive Hispasat 30w with very good results except when it rains.
  10. jaco

    jaco Member

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    Thank you for your response. 7 feet is a little too big for my situation. I thought I could get away with a smaller dish because when I look at the footprint for SES 2 (87W) at lyngsat-maps

    http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/footprints/SES-2-North-America-C.html

    northern W.Va appears at to receive a 42-43 dBW signal which, I understand, corresponds to a 80-cm dish, yes? I am confused.

    ​J

    BTW, I apologize for sorta waylaying the thread but I am interested in Tuff TV and I live close to Pa.

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