DTV AT The Bottom Of The World

Status
Please reply by conversation.
Richfunb

Richfunb

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 30, 2009
74
7
Colorado Springs, Colorado
I just returned from a trip around Cape Horn at the bottom of South America and was surprised to see numerous DirecTV dishes in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southern city in the world. These were large round dishes, about 4 feet across, and pointed north towards the equator. I knew about DirecTV Latin America but didn't think their reach extended that far south.
 
H

HoTat2

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 12, 2012
1,293
335
Los Angeles, CA.
Yes, beams from the DLA satellites at 95W extend that far south to cover all of Argentina. Especially the regional and pan-regional beams from the DLA-1 payload of the new IS-30 satellite to be followed soon by DLA-2 of IS-31.

However, as you can see subscribers still nevertheless reqiure a fringe area dish of around 1.3m since you are obviously near the downlink beam edges.

Sent from my SGH-M819N using Tapatalk
 
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Similar threads

R
Replies
4
Views
964
ZandarKoad
ZandarKoad
P
Replies
36
Views
2K
raoul5788
raoul5788
T
Replies
30
Views
3K
Ronnie-
Ronnie-
Rob7
Replies
12
Views
2K
Dog6869
Dog6869

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top