I know there are a few members from Atlantic Canada that have FTA and they have no issues. As starman noted, you might need a larger dish but with FTA most of us like to use a bigger dish
I can remember going to Nova Scotia back in 1998. The ExpressVu Dishes were *HUGE*. I didn't actually take a measuring tape to one, but it appeared to be at least 1.2 metres (4 ft) in size. Those old dishes would be awesome for FTA!
And you wouldn't even have to change the lnb, I think around that time, they were using linear lnbf's....maybe a bit earlier?
That is a true shame.. Those would have been great Mini-BUDs..
i'm in moncton. dont think anything on 61.5 is in the clear, but it should make a perfect satellite to aim to in order to get a signal.Yup, the Echostar bird at 61.5 is easy to hit, I don't know if there is anything up there that is in the clear any more but you can get a good strong signal from it anyway. The Invacom is nice for setting up a new dish, its a lot easier to find the circular dbs birds, then use Usals to find the linear ones. Where in NB are you?
the problem that I am having may have more to do with the transponder I am trying to use on that satellite. that satellite did not have a listing for the strongest transponder like others on one of the closed threads on this site.