Dish Size Information

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asalnars

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My first post on this forum so hello to you all.

This last week I discoverd by chance on the web the world of FTA and this reminded me of almost 20 years ago when I had a 10' solid C band antena and loved surfing all those channels before encryption was started.

I live in Guatemala, Central America and have had for the last 10 years a 1.8m dish for pay tv. Because of a weak signal I need to upgrade to a very expensive 2.4m dish. I also purchased the other week in the US a HDTV receiver.

I happen to have an abandoned 1.2m prime focus dish that was used for Latin Direct TV. Would it be possible to use this 1.2m dish on an FTA motorized system???.

In this part of the world long 90 lat 14, would I be able to pick up enough satellites with a strong enough signal strength with a 1.2m dish to make it worthwhile buying an FTA system????.

Also is it worthwhile buying an FTA system now or would I be better off waiting until HD FTA receivers are available????.

I posted these questions on another FTA site but no answers. So I hope this site has much more friendly people!!!!.

Thanks in advance to any person kind enough to give me advice.
 

PSB

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WELCOME to the SatelliteGuys.US FTA forum!


The price of a HD receiver is relative, to some members they still cost way too much (So use a DVB PC card for HD) and others have jumped at the chance to own a HD FTA STB.

Have a look at our Sponsor Sadouns Dish size guide (below)

Then check Lyngsat and have a look at the BEAM or foorprint of the satellites of interest.

http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Installation/Dish-Size.htm


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         Latitude 14° 0.000'N Longitude 90° 0.000'W

                       Sat Name Sat Lng Az(t) Az(m)   El  Skew
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                          NSS 7   22.0W  95.6  93.1 12.8 -74.9
                               
                   Intelsat 905   24.5W  96.3  93.8 15.3 -74.7
                               
                   Intelsat 907   27.5W  97.2  94.7 18.4 -74.3
                               
                  Hispasat 1C/D   30.0W  98.0  95.5 20.9 -73.9
                               
                   Intelsat 801   31.5W  98.4  96.0 22.4 -73.7
                               
                   Intelsat 903   34.5W  99.4  97.0 25.5 -73.2
                               
                    AMC 12/T 11   37.5W 100.5  98.1 28.6 -72.6
                               
                        NSS 806   40.5W 101.7  99.2 31.7 -71.8
                               
                      Pas 3R/6B   43.0W 102.7 100.3 34.2 -71.2
                               
                         Pas 1R   45.0W 103.6 101.1 36.3 -70.6
                               
                   Intelsat 705   50.0W 106.1 103.6 41.5 -68.8
                               
                   Intelsat 707   53.0W 107.8 105.3 44.6 -67.5
                               
                   Intelsat 805   55.5W 109.4 106.9 47.2 -66.2
                               
                          Pas 9   58.0W 111.2 108.7 49.8 -64.8
                               
                       Amazonas   61.0W 113.6 111.1 52.8 -62.8
                               
                     EchoStar 3   61.5W 114.0 111.6 53.3 -62.4
                               
                      Rainbow 1   61.5W 114.0 111.6 53.3 -62.4
                               
               Estrela do Sul 1   63.0W 115.4 112.9 54.8 -61.2
                               
                   Brasilsat B2   65.0W 117.4 115.0 56.8 -59.5
                               
                   Brasilsat B1   70.0W 123.6 121.2 61.6 -53.9
                               
                       Nahuel 1   71.8W 126.3 123.9 63.3 -51.4
                               
                      DirecTV 1   72.5W 127.5 125.0 63.9 -50.3
                               
                          AMC 6   72.0W 126.7 124.2 63.5 -51.1
                               
                          SBS 6   74.0W 130.2 127.7 65.2 -47.9
                               
                     Echostar 4   77.0W 136.3 133.9 67.7 -42.1
                               
                          AMC 5   79.0W 141.2 138.8 69.2 -37.4
                               
                      Nimiq 2/3   82.0W 149.8 147.4 71.1 -29.2
                               
                          AMC-9   83.0W 153.1 150.6 71.6 -26.0
                               
                   Brasilsat B3   84.0W 156.5 154.1 72.1 -22.7
                               
                          AMC 2   85.0W 160.1 157.7 72.6 -19.3
                               
                          AMC 3   87.0W 167.8 165.3 73.2 -11.9
                               
                           IA-8   89.0W 175.9 173.4 73.5  -4.0
                               
                      Galaxy 11   91.0W 184.1 181.7 73.5   4.0
                               
                     Nimiq 1/4i   91.0W 184.1 181.7 73.5   4.0
                               
                   Brasilsat B4   92.0W 188.2 185.8 73.4   8.0
                               
                           IA-6   93.0W 192.2 189.8 73.2  11.9
                               
                      Galaxy 3C   95.0W 199.9 197.4 72.6  19.3
                               
                           IA-5   97.0W 206.9 204.5 71.6  26.0
                               
                      Galaxy 4R   99.0W 213.2 210.8 70.5  32.1
                               
                     Spaceway 2   99.2W 213.8 211.3 70.4  32.7
                               
                DirecTV 1R/4S/8  101.0W 218.8 216.3 69.2  37.4
                               
                          AMC 4  101.0W 218.8 216.3 69.2  37.4
                               
                     Spaceway 1  103.0W 223.7 221.2 67.7  42.1
                               
                          AMC 1  103.0W 223.7 221.2 67.7  42.1
                               
                         AMC 15  105.0W 227.9 225.5 66.1  46.1
                               
                      Anik F1/R  107.3W 232.2 229.7 64.1  50.0
                               
                      DirecTV 5  109.5W 235.7 233.2 62.1  53.2
                               
                EchoStar 6/8/10  110.0W 236.4 233.9 61.6  53.9
                               
                        Anik F2  111.1W 237.9 235.5 60.6  55.3
                               
                  Solidaridad 2  113.0W 240.3 237.9 58.8  57.5
                               
                       SatMex 6  115.0W 242.6 240.1 56.8  59.5
                               
                       SatMex 5  116.8W 244.4 242.0 55.0  61.1
                               
                         AMC-16  119.0W 246.4 244.0 52.8  62.8
                               
                     DirecTV 7s  119.0W 246.4 244.0 52.8  62.8
                               
                     EchoStar 7  119.0W 246.4 244.0 52.8  62.8
                               
          EchoStar 9/Telstar 13  121.0W 248.1 245.6 50.8  64.2
                               
                     Galaxy 10R  123.0W 249.6 247.1 48.7  65.4
                               
                      Galaxy 14  125.0W 250.9 248.5 46.7  66.5
                               
                  Galaxy 13/H 1  127.0W 252.2 249.7 44.6  67.5
                               
 Intelsat Americas 7/Echostar 5  129.0W 253.4 250.9 42.5  68.4
                               
                         AMC 11  131.0W 254.4 252.0 40.5  69.2
                               
                      Galaxy 15  133.0W 255.5 253.0 38.4  69.9
                               
                         AMC 10  135.0W 256.4 253.9 36.3  70.6
                               
                          AMC 7  137.0W 257.3 254.8 34.2  71.2
                               
                          AMC 8  139.0W 258.1 255.7 32.2  71.7
                               
                   EchoStar 1/2  148.0W 261.4 258.9 22.9  73.6

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asalnars

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Many Thanks

Thanks for the reply and info. Much more friendly people on this site!!!!!!!!
 

PSB

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Its great to have you here! Its a holiday weekend here in the USA. But I am sure other members will chip in when they see your post!

All the best!
 

SatAdam

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May 2, 2006
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By Sadoun's site you should be good to go with that dish.

Your dishes should be easy to get a good LOS as they will be pointing up at like 70* ;)
 

SatAdam

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May 2, 2006
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That "Closer to the Equator" thing works good :) My true south is 50*
 
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