Intelsat 13 @121° W

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I have bought a Samosonite 30" Dish, Universal Ku LNB and Traxis DBS 1500 receiver. I am a first timer and want to do self installation. I do not have clear south from my Apt patio. Sothewest and West is clear to me.
I would like to get Echostar 9 / Intelsat at 121° W to receive Zee TV. My Zip code is 78754 . I guess that is the only one sat I will be able to get clear LOS from my patio.

After reading through several sites and threads here I understand that I have to set the inclination angle followed by Azimuth angle.
In transponder manager Signal Level I get is 55% and Quality level is 0% for IA13. Do I have to add Echostar 9 to Satellite list? If so how? Hotbird 1 shows 70% signal level with fluctuating quality level (0 to 25%). If I check the satellite position, no way I can reach that satellite from my patio! Can somebody help me with step by step instructions? I will be glad if my wife is able to see atleat one Indian channel :)
Thanks a lot in advance guys!
 
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There is no way to update the satellite list on the Traxis, so you will have to use an unused satellite name.

Here are all the angles to the satellites from your area!

Code:
   Austin, TX 78754
Latitude 30° 20.538'N Longitude 97° 40.038'W

              Sat Name Sat Lng Az(t) Az(m)   El  Skew
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*** ALL DBS SATELLITE ***
                      
            EchoStar 3   61.5W 124.6 118.9 37.2 -45.2
          EchoStar 6/8  110.0W 203.4 197.7 52.1  20.0
          EchoStar 5/7  119.0W 217.7 212.0 47.7  31.9
 EchoStar 9/Telstar 13  121.0W 220.5 214.8 46.4  34.1
          EchoStar 1/2  148.0W 247.3 241.5 25.6  52.7
            EchoStar 4  157.0W 253.3 247.6 17.8  55.8
                      
     DirecTV 1/1R/2/4S  101.0W 186.6 180.8 54.4   5.7
             DirecTV 6  110.0W 203.4 197.7 52.1  20.0
             DirecTV 5  119.0W 217.7 212.0 47.7  31.9
                      
*** All Satellites 61W - 160W ***
                      
              Amazonas   60.0W 123.2 117.5 36.1 -46.2
            EchoStar 3   61.5W 124.6 118.9 37.2 -45.2
             Rainbow 1   61.5W 124.6 118.9 37.2 -45.2
              Nahuel 1   71.8W 136.2 130.4 44.8 -36.7
           DirecTV 5/1   72.0W 136.4 130.7 44.9 -36.5
                 AMC 6   72.0W 136.4 130.7 44.9 -36.5
             Galaxy 12   74.0W 139.1 133.3 46.2 -34.4
                 SBS 6   74.0W 139.1 133.3 46.2 -34.4
                 AMC 5   79.0W 146.2 140.5 49.2 -28.7
             DirecTV 3   81.8W 150.6 144.9 50.6 -25.0
               Nimiq 2   82.0W 151.0 145.2 50.7 -24.8
          Brasilsat B3   84.0W 154.3 148.6 51.6 -22.0
             XM 3 Roll   85.0W 156.0 150.3 52.0 -20.5
                 AMC 9   85.0W 156.0 150.3 52.0 -20.5
                 AMC 3   87.0W 159.6 153.8 52.8 -17.5
              Galaxy 9   91.0W 167.0 161.2 53.9 -11.2
             Galaxy 11   91.0W 167.0 161.2 53.9 -11.2
               Nimiq 1   91.0W 167.0 161.2 53.9 -11.2
          Brasilsat B4   92.0W 168.9 163.1 54.1  -9.6
             Telstar 6   93.0W 170.8 165.1 54.3  -7.9
             Galaxy 3C   95.0W 174.7 169.0 54.5  -4.5
             Telstar 5   97.0W 178.7 172.9 54.6  -1.1
             Galaxy 4R   99.0W 182.6 176.9 54.6   2.3
             DirecTV 2  100.8W 186.2 180.4 54.5   5.3
            DirecTV 1R  100.8W 186.2 180.4 54.5   5.3
                 AMC 4  101.0W 186.6 180.8 54.4   5.7
             DirecTV 1  101.0W 186.6 180.8 54.4   5.7
                AMSC 1  101.1W 186.8 181.0 54.4   5.8
            DirecTV 4S  101.2W 187.0 181.2 54.4   6.0
                 AMC 1  103.0W 190.5 184.7 54.2   9.0
              AMC 2/15  105.0W 194.3 188.6 53.7  12.3
               Anik F1  107.3W 198.6 192.8 53.1  16.0
             DirecTV 6  109.8W 203.1 197.3 52.2  19.8
            EchoStar 6  110.0W 203.4 197.7 52.1  20.0
            EchoStar 8  110.0W 203.4 197.7 52.1  20.0
               Anik F2  111.1W 205.3 199.6 51.7  21.6
         Solidaridad 2  113.0W 208.5 202.8 50.9  24.3
               XM Rock  115.0W 211.7 206.0 49.9  27.0
              SatMex 5  116.8W 214.5 208.7 48.9  29.2
             DirecTV 5  119.0W 217.7 212.0 47.7  31.9
            EchoStar 7  119.0W 217.7 212.0 47.7  31.9
            EchoStar 5  119.0W 217.7 212.0 47.7  31.9
 EchoStar 9/Telstar 13  121.0W 220.5 214.8 46.4  34.1
            Galaxy 10R  123.0W 223.1 217.4 45.1  36.2
             Galaxy 12  125.0W 225.7 219.9 43.8  38.1
          Galaxy 13/H1  127.0W 228.0 222.3 42.4  39.9
   Telstar 7/EchoStar5  129.0W 230.3 224.6 40.9  41.6
                AMC 11  131.0W 232.5 226.7 39.4  43.2
             Galaxy 1R  133.0W 234.5 228.8 37.9  44.7
                AMC 10  135.0W 236.5 230.7 36.3  46.0
                 AMC 7  137.0W 238.3 232.6 34.7  47.3
                 AMC 8  139.0W 240.1 234.4 33.1  48.4
             Galaxy 14  146.0W 245.8 240.1 27.3  51.9
            EchoStar 1  148.0W 247.3 241.5 25.6  52.7
            EchoStar 2  148.0W 247.3 241.5 25.6  52.7
            EchoStar 4  157.0W 253.3 247.6 17.8  55.8
                      

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Elchucko

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Zero said:
I have bought a Samosonite 30" Dish, Universal Ku LNB and Traxis DBS 1500 receiver. I am a first timer and want to do self installation. I do not have clear south from my Apt patio. Sothewest and West is clear to me.
I would like to get Echostar 9 / Intelsat at 121° W to receive Zee TV. My Zip code is 78754 . I guess that is the only one sat I will be able to get clear LOS from my patio.
QUOTE]

The only way to legally get Zee TV from 121° is with a Dish Network subscription. You have bought the wrong equipment!
 
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Elchucko said:
Zero said:
I have bought a Samosonite 30" Dish, Universal Ku LNB and Traxis DBS 1500 receiver. I am a first timer and want to do self installation. I do not have clear south from my Apt patio. Sothewest and West is clear to me.
I would like to get Echostar 9 / Intelsat at 121° W to receive Zee TV. My Zip code is 78754 . I guess that is the only one sat I will be able to get clear LOS from my patio.
QUOTE]

The only way to legally get Zee TV from 121° is with a Dish Network subscription. You have bought the wrong equipment!
I don't know if Dish carries it, but it is on C-band @ 3940 V on 121w in the clear (DCII). You're right, wrong equipment.
 
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Zero said:
I do not have clear south from my Apt patio. Sothewest and West is clear to me.

That could be a problem... :)
 
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Zero

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Hi Everyone,
Thanks a lot for your replies. I am figuring out few things now! I burned my fingers on a wrong equip a little!! That's OK.. let me go further. I tried setting up the dish to G10r and I am getting 30 to 49% quality in few channels, but I am not able to tune in to any channel. Same level of signals show up in Echostar 9 also, without changing any setting. I think E9serves only Dish TV. So I am not sure my Dish is pointing G10r or E9. What should be the minimum level of quality to get any program? Is G10r in Ku band?

If nothing works, I will subscribe to Dish network. There goes my additional questions! Sorry to ask you so many questions guys!
1. Can my 30" Dish work as a Super dish for Dish Network?
2. Can I use same LNBF (DrSat Universal Ku 0.5) for Dish network? (I think not after reading most of the threads in this site)
3. Which is the best receiver in Dish net? Does 301 work with the programs which require superdish?

Thanks again,
Zero
 
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1. YES
2. YES
3. 301 works fine for Superdish...I have a 301 and it works fine :)
 
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