Is there any decent channels left on c-band? (1 Viewer)

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Lassar

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Have not been watching any satellite for about a year. Just listening to christian stations on c-band 87 west.

My satellite receiver, recently went out on me.

Just checked lyngsat , and am shocked to see what little free fta is left.

I frankly think, there are almost no decent fta stations left on c-band.

Decent definition: channels being rated at less then tv-14.

Is luken still around. Can't find luken on lyngsat.
 

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You only need one channel if it has what you want to watch.

^^^ He's right, but 101W alone has a ton of FTA c-band channels that are all watchable. 99W right next door has a bunch also. You could even put a fixed dish on these, and it would be well worth it. If done right, you could aim in-between them, and you should be able to get the best channels from both.
 

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^^^ He's right, but 101W alone has a ton of FTA c-band channels that are all watchable. 99W right next door has a bunch also. You could even put a fixed dish on these, and it would be well worth it. If done right, you could aim in-between them, and you should be able to get the best channels from both.

Both 101 and 99? What size dish would work, 10 foot? I thought the scalers would get in the way and you would need a minimum of 4 degrees satellite spacing.
 

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Both 101 and 99? What size dish would work, 10 foot? I thought the scalers would get in the way and you would need a minimum of 4 degrees satellite spacing.

It's been a while, but it worked for me with a 7.5' dish and one LNBF. It's somewhat of a compromise, but the stronger transponders (and those with lower FEC) worked just fine. The dish would be "looking" at about 100°, but would receive most of the 101°W and 99°W transponders.
 

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Networks are still available too. Need a pc card now for cbs but all if them still available.
 

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Both 101 and 99? What size dish would work, 10 foot? I thought the scalers would get in the way and you would need a minimum of 4 degrees satellite spacing.
What he is saying is aim the dish with one LNB(F). You put it in between and still get the strong transponders from both.
 
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