Help with C band in order to reach Intelsat 11

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Hello everybody:

I am fearly new into the Satellite matters, but I would try to explain what I am trying to archive in order to be helped and understand what do I need to make it happen if it's possible.

I live in Las Vegas, NV. and I would like to know if it would be possible to reach Intelsat 11 and Sky from this location and what kind of equipment I will need to in order to work. I was reading that I would need a 190 cm Satellite dish. Is this information accurate or not ?... it would be possible to reach this satellite with a smaller antenna ?.... this satellite would be possible to reach it from Las Vegas, NV ?.

Thank you for the help, and I will be waiting for the answers.

Luis
 
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Welcome to SatelliteGuys!

Intelsat 11 will be very difficult to receive from your location as it is only 5 degrees elevation. At this low of elevation, most any structure, tree or hill to the east will block. The lower the elevation, to more chance of interference and likely need a larger reflector.

Are you attempting to receive C-band or KU-band? C-band might be possible with a 8-10' dish and linear polarity feedhorn. KU reception footprint covers only a small section of South America, targeting Brazil and it is extremely improbable that it could be received in North America.
 
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Yeah, you are gonna need something about twice the size of 190cm dish. :)
...and like Titanium said, then at that you may still not receive from all the terrestrial interference that low.
 
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oh ok, so you guys suggest that would be nearly impossible to receive any signal from Intelsat 11?...... do you guys know any satellite with Latin American channels ?, I mean HTV Latino, and Latin American Chanels that I can reach from here ?
 
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Welcome to SatelliteGuys!

Intelsat 11 will be very difficult to receive from your location as it is only 5 degrees elevation. At this low of elevation, most any structure, tree or hill to the east will block. The lower the elevation, to more chance of interference and likely need a larger reflector.

Are you attempting to receive C-band or KU-band? C-band might be possible with a 8-10' dish and linear polarity feedhorn. KU reception footprint covers only a small section of South America, targeting Brazil and it is extremely improbable that it could be received in North America.





Titanium I was thinking about using a C band because Ku would be imposible to get it, but as I was checking on sat beam the footprint of Intelsat 11 on C band cover the area of Las Vegas, So that was the reason that I was asking if it would be posible to get it from here. thank you.
 
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Titanium I was thinking about using a C band because Ku would be imposible to get it, but as I was checking on sat beam the footprint of Intelsat 11 on C band cover the area of Las Vegas, So that was the reason that I was asking if it would be posible to get it from here. thank you.
If I am using Satbeams correctly it is showing you can get it in your area with a dish a little over 6 feet.

However, I must agree with the experts here that it will be nearly impossible to do so.
 
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Determine if 43w is visible to your install location by using an inclinometer. Alternatively, a 12-18" piece of 1" conduit pipe and a digital angle finder with magnetic base works fine. Place the magnetic base of the digital level (angle finder) on the conduit and elevate to scan the sky between 3-8 degrees elevation and aimed at a compass reading of approximately 85-95 degrees (East).

Any thing blocking a clear sky? If the sky is clear of any blocking buildings, tree limbs, mountains, etc., there is a chance to receive 43w with a 8-10' dish. If the sky is not clear, the satellite signals will be blocked and not be available at this install location.

Satbeams site displays the estimated reflector size to receive a signal of a transponder operated at full power and a forgiving FEC. Usually an uplink is not operated at full power or with a low FEC ratio. Satbeams calculation for most satellites is over optimistic at best and doesn't show the reflector size required for reliable reception.
 
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Titanium I was thinking about using a C band because Ku would be imposible to get it, but as I was checking on sat beam the footprint of Intelsat 11 on C band cover the area of Las Vegas, So that was the reason that I was asking if it would be posible to get it from here. thank you.
Try "SIMON BOLIVAR" AT 78°... at leastv4 central america channels i get from ca... tho weak (ull get a few percent better signal).... and check lyngsat.com north american satellites.. Us programming satellites (87°-139°) ull find some central american and latin spot beamed to this continent.... pm me anytime
 
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I'm only three degress different from you and I get lots of latino channels on different satellites. Have you tried Satmex 6 or Satmex 5?
 
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