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DirecTV Local Channels Detroit Spot Beam Radius - Ontario, Canada Area Cottage

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Support Forum' started by Amer Q., May 12, 2019.

  1. Amer Q.

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    Travel to cottage northeast of Toronto - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada to be exact.
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    *Know if I would get my DirecTV Detroit local channels up there? How wide is the spot beam? Considering setting a dish up there and bringing my receiver up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. comp9

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    It isn’t that wide. That may be too far for Buffalo also
     
  3. Jimbo

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    The Detroit local use to cover a larger area, to Cleveland, Cincy, Indy and Detroit, but that was back in the day ... before Spot Beams ...
     
  4. Amer Q.

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    Do you have a map that shows the Detroit spot beam coverage area? Wondering if it covers the Toronto surrounding area
     
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    You should be able to get reception in Toronto. Weather could be a factor at times.
     
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    Any area above something like 48-50 dbw should have good signal if they have not dialed down the power on that transponder.

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    I know Detroit won’t hit Chicago. It works a bit further north than Tawas Mi and all the way to Cleveland.

    The beam is pretty wide, but I doubt it hits north of Toronto
     
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    Toronto shows a signal strength of 53.5 dBW, plenty strong enough for consistent reception. Chicago is at 44.5 dBW, receivable but flaky most likely.
     
  9. Claude Greiner

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    Chicago is a definite no!

    I had an office down there and we tried to use our showroom demo box from Detroit.

    I finally had to update the address with directv to get Chicago
     

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