E10 Spotbeams (1 Viewer)

HDTVFanAtic

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why in the hell do they have a Spotbeam for Key West and Cuba (though clearly Cuba isn't marked - it very obvious)?
 

TNGTony

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This satellite is designed to last 15 years. Just about every political forecaster sees the US embargo on Cuba being lifted within the next decade or so. So why not be ready.

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jrbdmb

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TNGTony said:
This satellite is designed to last 15 years. Just about every political forecaster sees the US embargo on Cuba being lifted within the next decade or so. So why not be ready.

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Maybe this is a US Government initiative to flood the Cuban airwaves with American programming, a la Voice of America or Radio Marti. The next step is to start air-dropping 311's all over the island. :)
 

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HDTVFanAtic said:
why in the hell do they have a Spotbeam for Key West?

Wow someone failed geography. The other Island is Puerto Rico. Key West is part of Florida (the panhandle on the bottom southeast of the US)
 

TNGTony

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Um...BFG.... the Cuban spot hits Key West as well. Notice the question was : why in the hell do they have a Spotbeam for Key West and Cuba

One spot beam, two islands. :)

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Tom Bombadil

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I believe it hits more than that. Looks to me like it also hits Jamaica and maybe part of Haiti.

E* doesn't want to miss out on the Haiti economic boom, which is just around the corner.

Looks like it bends around the Bahamas, so they are out of luck. Darn! And I was hoping to catch several hours of E* on my next trip there. :)
 
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jrbdmb said:
Maybe this is a US Government initiative to flood the Cuban airwaves with American programming, a la Voice of America or Radio Marti. The next step is to start air-dropping 311's all over the island. :)

Actually umm, not getting into details, but ive heard thru quite a few people that many cubans are/were stealing US satellite programming.

If there is one whole spotbeam saying 'overthrow castro' etc.., maybe it will get to them, and cuba can be another US territory!
 

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Tom Bombadil said:
I believe it hits more than that. Looks to me like it also hits Jamaica and maybe part of Haiti.

E* doesn't want to miss out on the Haiti economic boom, which is just around the corner.

Looks like it bends around the Bahamas, so they are out of luck. Darn! And I was hoping to catch several hours of E* on my next trip there. :)

im in haiti , so i wonder if they will offer the haitian local channels on that spotbeam:) :)
 

HDTVFanAtic

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BFG said:
Wow someone failed geography. The other Island is Puerto Rico. Key West is part of Florida (the panhandle on the bottom southeast of the US)

YOU FAILED geography.

There is a spotbeam for Key West and IT IS THE SAME SPOT BEAM FOR CUBA.

Cuba isn't shown but look at the lobe.

We aren't talking about the second spotbeam WHICH IS for Puerto Rico and shown as such.


 
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