Anik F3 at 118.8°W (1 Viewer)

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SatelliteGuys Pro
May 28, 2008
Wichita Kansas
What does it take to pick up this Satellite. I saw a website that claims it takes a different LNB type?

118 / 118.7 LNB's are used mainly for ANIK F3 or 118.7. They have a LO frequency of 10.750 GHz. Note: these LNB's are circular polarization and can also be used for all DBS/DSS type satellites including 61.5, 82, 91, 110, 119, 129, 148, etc

Is this right or just a sales trick? Just wondering as there are a couple of signals on that sat I would not mind checking out.


Mr Tony

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Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
Mankato, MN
C-Band or KU?

C-Band is a normal setup
5150 LNB LO

KU is linear circular. It is circular polarity but in the linear KU frequencies (11.7-12.2). Normally DBS is circular (12.2-12.75)

KU only has a slate channel from Dish (rest are scrambled) but C-Band can be picked up just fine


SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 24, 2006
5 miles N of Saugatuck, Mi
That's correct. The bird is setup circular polarity, but at lower freqs than the other circular birds. I used to be able to get the edge of the signals using the linear side of my Invacom qph031. Every now and then , something was viewable.
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