Moving to Buffalo NY from Boston

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hi

I've looked at the spotbeam maps, and I can't really tell if this will work.

I want the Buffalo locals, SD is fine. I tried FTA to get the RTN stations on G10, but too many trees, so I want Buffalo to get their RTN station.

I live in Boston.

Can Boston get the spotbeams for Buffalo? The map I am looking at is pretty hard to tell. Are we in their footprint?


Thanks!
 
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Ok, Boston/NYC/Providence are on 61.5 Spot beam 16

Buffalo is on spotbeam 15

How can I tell if I can pick up spot beam 15?

What transponders are on it? Then I try to get signal strength on those transponders?
 
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No, spot beam 15 does not mean transponder 15.

I see references to things like:

SpotBeam 15 Transponder 13.

I see maps showing Spotbeam 15 is transponders 1,3,5 etc...
So, Duh yourself

See enclosed map I found
 

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The 61.5 spotbeams seem very tight. I am 100 miles or so from the one that covers Portland, ME and see zero signal. The 110 spots are larger.

Regards, Eric

Added: I just went and looked at the EKB, and Buffalo SD locals appear to be on 110W TP27 spot 9. There used to be a simple map of spotbeams on a site linked to the EKB, but it is no longer simple. It looks to me like Boston may not be under spotbeam 9. YMMV!!

The HD locals are on 61.5.

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Ok, on 110, transponder 27, I get nothing. So no Buffalo HD for me.

On 61.5, transponder 13, where the spot sd channels are, I get a 52 signal. And I still need to peak my dish to get all of 110 better.

Does that mean I can get Buffalo SD locals? I know the HD ones are only on 110, so they are out.
 

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