Luken Channels on SES2

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Have the Luken channels on SES2 gone away? I was could receive them a few months ago, but they are no longer present. They are still listed on Lyngsat and other charts. I am wondering what happened.
 

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Here in the NW (Oregon Coast), SES2 Luken is really touchy. Right now I cannot get them either, but the Dish is off a bit after the high winds this past Winter. I need to align it. Both ends of the arc are off. After I realign the Dish this Summer, I will try again. At one time the BUD tracked the arc from AMC8 to AMC6 without any issues.
 

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no they're still there. Same transponder as before
The Luken Transponder appears to have a lower output than the others. I'm getting a strong signal on ZNS Network 3842H, but nothing on Luken 4140V. The signal strength is high, but the quality is zero.
 

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The Luken Transponder appears to have a lower output than the others. I'm getting a strong signal on ZNS Network 3842H, but nothing on Luken 4140V. The signal strength is high, but the quality is zero.
I am getting them with a 95/86 signal quality on a 10 foot dish. We had really high winds here yesterday, and I need to tweek2 09f my dishes. I need to put lock bars on these two dishes. I'm using old actuator arms to hold them on satellite.
 

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Unless you are using an undersized dish, it is time to re-peak that dish. :)
 

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Unless you are using an undersized dish, it is time to re-peak that dish. :)
I have a 12 ft Paraclipse and I'm shooting through trees. Peaking with digital transponders is a challenge.

I need to find something at 76 degrees longitude to set elevation. Does anybody know if Simón Bolívar at 78.0°W is visible in North America?
 

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Getting Luken at 82Q and ZNS at 60-63Q
I have a 12 ft Paraclipse and I'm shooting through trees. Peaking with digital transponders is a challenge.

I need to find something at 76 degrees longitude to set elevation. Does anybody know if Simón Bolívar at 78.0°W is visible in North America?
Yes, I can get it here in Central PA. Try 3885 V 23000.
 

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I have a 12 ft Paraclipse and I'm shooting through trees. Peaking with digital transponders is a challenge.

I need to find something at 76 degrees longitude to set elevation. Does anybody know if Simón Bolívar at 78.0°W is visible in North America?
I get that one here in the central part of Virginia. Try 3885 V 23000 and see if you can lock that one. It's been a while since I was on it but unless Venezuela has completely run out of money it should still be up.
 

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I tried getting Retro with my 6' No Luck I need to try again and look around for a bigger dish also.
Before changing out a couple 7-1/2 footers for 10 foot dishes, I was getting Luken with a 76/65 signal level on the 7-1/2 footer. I now get a 93/87 signal level on my 10 footer. I'm still using a 7-1/2 foot dish on SES-1 and getting a signal level of 70/63 and it's rock solid. I lose signal when there's 2-3 inchs of wet snow on it. :) In the old analog days, I used a 6 footer for all the satellites and it worked very well. Living in an apartment, I was limited on the size of the dish.
 

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I have a 12 ft Paraclipse and I'm shooting through trees. Peaking with digital transponders is a challenge.

I need to find something at 76 degrees longitude to set elevation. Does anybody know if Simón Bolívar at 78.0°W is visible in North America?
Yes, I get it here in Massachusetts!
 
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