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I have FTA dish pointing at 116.9 ku I want to add an LNBF to be able to receive 113.Ku and another LNBF for 103. KU.. I am only able to get 121 w and 123 west Ku.. could someone tell the tricks in add a extra LNBF to a FTA dish.. The center LNBF is pointing to 116.9Ku
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I have FTA dish pointing at 116.9 ku I want to add an LNBF to be able to receive 113.Ku and another LNBF for 103. KU.. I am only able to get 121 w and 123 west Ku.. could someone tell the tricks in add a extra LNBF to a FTA dish.. The center LNBF is pointing to 116.9Ku View attachment 149280
No trick, hook up a satlook, you will see the signal put a signal divider to your receiver if it's the wrong one re-point
 

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I said I getting 121 and 123 but I was trying to get 103 and 113

You won't get much from either of those satellites using offset LNB's on a 90cm dish. 103 is mostly DVB-S2 and requires precise tuning. You can maybe deviate 6-8 degrees reliably with a 90cm. That's it. Just my experience.
 
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NorthernOhioGuy

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If you are trying to get 116.9, 113, and 103, I would suggest trying to get your center lnbf locked on to 113W. Then put your 103W lnbf to the west of it and slightly lower. And put your 116.9W lnbf to the east of the center and slightly higher.

I have a dish setup with three lnbf's (87W 99W and 103W). The difference with my dish being that it is one of those elliptical Hughesnet reflectors. With this I am able to receive most all of the normal full time signals that I get off these birds with my 90cm dish. I'm not sure how much more of the ark this elliptical dish can see at one time as compared to a regular 90cm offset dish. I know its not the same setup as you, but I believe the idea behind figuring out a solution should be pretty similar. Good luck!
 

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The amount slightly higher and slightly lower is going to depend on where on the map you are located. And I guess I gave those directions based on the assumption that you were somewhere not too far from me. I think if you are in the Eastern 2/3 of the county it should still be accurate, but I'm still learning so could be mistaken.
 

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