TNGTony said:As scott mentioned Dish has several satellite slots.. 148, 129, 121, 119, 110, 105 and 61.5. So 148 and 61.5 are called the wings! Also notice the separation between the two "wings" versus the "core".
lakebum431 said:By the way raylock - Don't be afraid to ask anything. As I'm sure Scott would echo, the whole point of this place is to learn.
raylock said:Yeah, this is a great forum. I have been learning a lot. But I have several decades worth of experience asking dumb questions
Directv has 72, 95, 99, 101, 103, 110, and 119.TNGTony said:It's the way the satellite slots are allocated. Remember that there is only a narrow ring around the equator where you can put a satellite for geostationary orbit. We in the US have to share the slots we can see with the rest of the western hemisphere. As it is Dish is already using a Canadian slot (129) and trying to use a mexican slot (77) and DirecTV is using a Canadian slot (I think) at 72 degrees.
DirecTV has satellites at 72 (I think), 101, 110 and 119.
goaliebob99 said:hey whats up with the 139 slot... I know its for testing birds but what I wonder is who's slot that is and why isnt there a dbs bird there ?
Who wants to start a new voom like service with me from the 139 slot
And yet somehow...StarChoice seems to be able to cover Canada, USA, and well down into Mexico with their signal.Iceberg said:FSS can be 2 degrees apart...
StarChoice (Canadian DTH company) uses 107.3 & 111.1 for their satellites (KU)...