Looking for best C band sat.

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  1. c-spand

    c-spand Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Hi All, I have a small dish with limited arc view from 113w to 133w. No motor. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
     
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    What size is your "small dish" for the C-band reception?
     
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    c-spand Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    under 6ft. aluminum.
     
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    Then 113w would be your best bet IMO. You need at least a 7.5 -8ft dish MINIMUM. 10ft is better, but with your limited arc you are really fighting the "is it worth it to me?" conundrum.

    There's plenty you should be able to watch on 113w, even with a fixed dish. If you know Spanish, all the better as that's 3/4's of the channels open on that.
     
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    113 has the Luken mux and 116.8 has about 100 channels ITC. (Spanish)
     
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    Yes, as others have said, go for the Luken mux at 113w. Go the following page and scroll down to 4040 V to see the channels available. :)

    Eutelsat 113 West A at 113.0°W - LyngSat
     
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    113w also has plenty of FTA Spanish channels on the c-band side. At least 60~ something. The Luken mux has about 20 more, and those are English.
     
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    thank you.which one has the most back hauls or wildfeeds?
     
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    Neither. Those are typically on KU sats. Your sat arc is too small, and feeds are usually on sats more towards the East.
     
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    Oh ok thank you primestar.
     
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    Try a Winegard 5-foot mesh, I sold two of them as a fixed dish, EL, but it had the ability to be able to use a motor, I used it on C-band for RTPI I do recall the mesh size being small, and good for KU, and it worked almost as well as there 6 foot one did, it was a deeper dish, so that offset the small size to work as well, also being deeper if I'm correct, but maybe not, it gives you more rejection from the side loop of a bird 2 degrees away, which is always the huge issue for small C-band dishes
     
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    about your original question, well, it all depends on what you like watching, and then as others mentioned, the dish is too small for comfortable C-Band reception. DVB-S signals might be mostly ok, but DVB-S2 8PSK will be challenging. 113W and 117W indeed have the most channels in that part of the arc, mostly in Spanish. 127W has NASA TV. Don't forget that you can also add a Ku LNBF as a side-car and maybe get PBS on 125W. For news feeds, 113W Ku has Reuters TV.
     
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    Thank you Gary. Great intel. My boss had the 12 foot paraclipse mesh in the 8o,s.
    Yes a ku add on would be nice . I have seen couple of the combo c/ku but also have to adjust the depth for ku signals. The sidecar mounts probably not good for this small of a dish. Thank you
     
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    I'd stay away from the combo LNBF, in most cases it's terrible at Ku and usually is not using the best C-band components either. And with a small dish you don't want to compromise on anything other than the dish size. Mounting a side-car Ku LNBF would be very inexpensive ($15 for a good LNBF and $6 for a mount, and a few extra $ in hardware to rig something to attach it to the side of the C-Band scalar), so i'd look at it as an experiment that might yield interesting results
     
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    paraclipse is a bitch putting back all the clips My reason I only sold one, somewhere I have a bag of clips let over from a repair I did going to throwing away a lot of very old HTS receivers soon dump time is coming
     
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    Yes saw some pics of how to sidecar the ku. Have to figure that one out. May be 2 degrees off of the c band lnb.Thanks
     
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    Well, of course, your not going see KU until you move the dish, it could be 5 degrees off done it, been there, trust me
     
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