30 inch dish and one bird only!! (1 Viewer)

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theslag

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Hi all..

If you were to pick only one bird to look at with your 30 inch dish, would Galaxy 10 be the winner??
 

Mr Tony

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depends on what you want

-For alot of us G10 is the winner because it has the most English channels on it
-But if you are from another country, IA5 would probably be it because it may have channels from your home land
-If you want news feeds, IA6 would be your winner

or if you have a specific channel (say PBS) then AMC3
 

theslag

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ok..here is what i am looking for...i have a spare room in the house that now and then the inlaws come over..about once a month...i realy dont feel like droping money on another direct receiver and 5 bucks a month for when they come over for a weekend. So...i noticed that Galaxy 10 has some locals on there from other cities and i am assuming that you will watch national programs from those feeds, correct? I can kill two brids with one stone...start a fun hobby and lets inlaws watch tv...

now...if i give you my zip code, can someone tell me that I can get Galaxy 10>>>
 

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yes there are some nets on there so it wouold work just fine :)

yep zip code/postal code/city & state (one of them) will work :)
 

theslag

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easton, pa is the city....

so, Iceberg...you think, i should go with that one??
 

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Easton PA (40.68N 75.22W)

elevation 22.6
azimuth 250
skew +40

I would do that...it gives you the option to put it in a bedroom and get all the nets but CBS & NBC (you'll get WB, UPN, FOX, ABC, Univision) and you can always get a motor later and see all thats out there :)
 

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john green

we use to have CBS & NBC on G10...but those moved to C-band (they were for the US Virgin Islands)
 

theslag

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ok...next quesiton...sorry to be a pain and make you work for this one..but...will it point around the same direction as my direct tv dish..southern sky?? I have AT-9 for direct mounted a beam on my deck...i was doing to do the same with this...here is pick were DTV dish is mounted..i was going to do it a few beams in on the deck..

here is a link to my AT-9 install...if you look at the 2nd picture..i was going to try to mount the dish on the middle beam...possible???

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=57893
 

Mr Tony

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G10 is at 123 degrees west

In the 1st picture, the LNB to the far left (farthest away) is 119. But on a multiLNB dish, they go backwards on the arc due to the reflect...so mount in the general direction of that one but it would be a little farther west
 

theslag

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ok..one last question for the night...

This non motorized system from Sadoun..is this a good starter set??
S-1 FTA-Classic Choice Set
 

theslag

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I knew i would have another question...for my area in the north..what size dish should I get????
 

john green

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You should be good with 30" for getting G10.However you will read here often that the bigger you can get the better.
 

Mr Tony

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30" would be fine but a 36" would be better :)

I'm farther north than you (Minneapolis, MN 45N 93.5W) and I use a 36" for G10 (its a fixed dish). One of the transponders on there (the one that has most of the UNivisions and stuff...11720 frequency) is hard to get due to adjacent satellite interference. a 30" will work but a cloud cover nukes the signal. The one that has most of the nets is fine with either. If you get the setup at Sadoun, I'd spring the extra $15 for the larger dish
 

john green

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My avatar is a picture of my Direcpc that is aimed at G10 and it works pretty well.As Iceberg says,weather conditions can be a pain.Go as big as you can afford.
 
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