Hunting for farthest East low altitude Ku birds ->15W to 3W!

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SuperJ2

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Hi guys,

Apparently 3W is receivable on ABS-3A (Americas beam) [Satbeams 8209]

11132,H,30000,3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
11168,H,30000,3/4 DVB-S2 QPSK

Need clear LOS down at 4.7deg from my location to catch -- will test soon...

So far I can receive:

15W Telstar 12V (Pan American beam) [Satbeams 8364]

10975,V,6726,1/2 DVB-S (carrier only)
10983,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2 (only radio ITC)
11733,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2
11795,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2 (5 TV ITC)
11857,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2
11919,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2

Anyone else able to catch anything lower than 15W on the Ku bands?

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hardware: Winegard 76cm Ku dish, Avenger PLL321S-2 universal lnbf, Openbox S9 and TBS6921 receivers
location: Montreal, QC
 
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Brct203

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Hi guys,

Apparently 3W is receivable on ABS-3A (Americas beam) [Satbeams 8209]

11132,H,30000,3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
11168,H,30000,3/4 DVB-S2 QPSK

Need clear LOS down at 4.7deg from my location to catch -- will test soon...

So far I can receive:

15W Telstar 12V (Pan American beam) [Satbeams 8364]

10975,V,6726,1/2 DVB-S (carrier only)
10983,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2 (only radio ITC)
11733,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2
11795,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2 (5 TV ITC)
11857,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2
11919,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2

Anyone else able to catch anything lower than 15W on the Ku bands?

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hardware: Winegard 76cm Ku dish, Avenger PLL321S-2 universal lnbf, Openbox S9 and TBS6921 receivers
location: Montreal, QC
Yes there's one transponder on 12.5W Eutelsat. I think it's 11541V 4168 and scans in as AASP, if I remember correctly. I was able to get it only when we had intense cold weather (around -20 degrees Celsius). It's a Brazilian educational channel, but most of the time it was just a slide with a logo.

I am getting the same as you get on 15W. I can't go much further than 12.5W unless my neighbor agrees to move his house...

According to PortalEDS, 3W might have one channel that is temporarily FTA on 11168H
 
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Here 15W can be received but haven't set up a separate dish for that in a while. Now that the weather is better, might set one up and do some DX'ing below 15W. Always lots of fun.

Thanks for the tip.
 
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Confirmed... 12.5 W...@11deg up... AASP in SD/HD, but there was no programming when I checked it -- just black image, TP signal was also weak for me. 15W TPs come in much stronger!

Thanks for the info Brct203 ;)

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Confirmed... 12.5 W...@11deg up... AASP in SD/HD, but there was no programming when I checked it -- just black image, TP signal was also weak for me. 15W TPs come in much stronger!

Thanks for the info Brct203 ;)

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yes that's also my experience. But in both cases the dish is aiming through trees, power lines and just above my neighbor's house, so i was not sure about what it would be like without those obstacles. On 15W i barely get a watchable picture, with occasional pixelation. On 12.5 on the few times I got a lock, it was mostly like what you got, scanned in but no pic, but a few times I got some slide in Portuguese (if I remember correctly), and I think once there was an actual program). I think I was only able to get a pic on the HD one
 
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The lowest sat I was able to get was 15W @ 7 degrees elevation for me. I got 60%Q on all the 4 transponders beamed at NA
 
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