Hot transponder ? 87W - 95W

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  1. brentb636

    brentb636 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I'm looking for the hottest tp between 87W and 95W , to set up my 4 foot little ugly dish. This is my first setup of a fixed mount prime focus dish ( which doesn't make it any easier) , and being a 4 footer, not as easy as my old 6 footer. :) Thanks for any help !
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    Are you going after c band, or Ku?
     
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    C-band . I have a motorized Ku setup that works just fine for my humble needs. I'd like to get back into C-band again, but have severe limits on the arc that I can hit effectively. I'm in Holland , Mi which is almost azimuth 180 degrees to 87W .
     
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    There's a lot of scrambled TPs on 91W that are pretty hot.
     
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    Yes, all those green blocks look inviting !! I'll give it a go !! Thanks. :)
     
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    Well that's not an easy puzzle to solve. You are basically at 86°W with only 2 transponders on 87W and neither one appears to be a strong signal. Using a bird 5 degrees from due south makes it real tough.
     
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    I believe this is going to be a fixed installation. :)
     
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    BYU on 91W comes in with 85%Q for me here in CT, 3923/V/4249.

    Folk TV on 87W I have at 74% Q, 4163/V/4749.

    Golden gate fields is the strongest I have on 95W, 80%Q, 4578/V/3301.
     
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    i'm not sure if that's still the case but when I played with a mini-BUD, the strongest transponder was "The Word" on 91W
     
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    I can confirm BYU is the strongest signal out there! 74% quality on a 4 foot prime focus dish with a titanium c band pll lnb. I’ve tried many birds from 34w to 133w last summer. I didn’t get much, my favorite was CW on 91 but now i’m seeing it scrambled on lyngsat. Sad to see that one go!
     
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    That BYU variety channel on 91w has some real good shows and movies on it.Well worth going for. That's not the same programming as the BYU religious channels.

    TitanTv has a guide for it. Register there, and setup your own personalized online grid guide for the channels you can get. I've been doing that for many years. Works well!
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I'm having no success and plan on relocating my dish ( easy to do ) to another temporary location with a wide, unobstructed view. Trying to acquire a signal thru a gap in the evergreens is not helping my confidence. :)
     

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