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Ok I'm completely new to this and need some help. I live in Barbados and I was wondering what satellites I would be able to pick up and what channels with what size dish.

Also what type of free channels are avaible ? Currently I only have access to 1 channel so I guess anything would be better but I would just like to know whats out there first before I start investing in anything.

Thanks.
 
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Here are the channels available from the USA, make sure to check Lyngsat to see if you are in the footprint. Some of the below satellites will be C-Band needing at least a 6' dish

C-Band signals have a 4 digit Freq.

Ku band signals have a 5 digit Freq.

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=18652



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        Latitude 13° 10.000'N Longitude 59° 32.000'W

                       Sat Name Sat Lng Az(t) Az(m)   El  Skew
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                       Amos 1/2    4.0W  98.9 115.2 25.6 -74.2
                               
                Atlantic Bird 3    5.0W  99.2 115.5 26.6 -74.0
                               
                Nilesat 101/102    7.0W  99.9 116.2 28.7 -73.6
                               
     Telecom 2D/Atlantic Bird 2    8.0W 100.3 116.5 29.7 -73.4
                               
                     Express A3   11.0W 101.4 117.7 32.8 -72.7
                               
                     Telstar 12   15.0W 103.0 119.3 37.0 -71.6
                               
                   Intelsat 901   18.0W 104.4 120.7 40.2 -70.6
                               
                          NSS 7   22.0W 106.5 122.8 44.3 -69.0
                               
                   Intelsat 905   24.5W 108.0 124.3 46.9 -67.8
                               
                   Intelsat 907   27.5W 110.0 126.3 50.1 -66.2
                               
                  Hispasat 1C/D   30.0W 111.9 128.2 52.6 -64.6
                               
                   Intelsat 801   31.5W 113.2 129.4 54.2 -63.5
                               
                   Intelsat 903   34.5W 116.0 132.3 57.2 -61.1
                               
                    AMC 12/T 11   37.5W 119.4 135.7 60.2 -58.1
                               
                        NSS 806   40.5W 123.4 139.7 63.1 -54.3
                               
                      Pas 3R/6B   43.0W 127.5 143.8 65.4 -50.6
                               
                         Pas 1R   45.0W 131.3 147.6 67.1 -47.0
                               
                   Intelsat 705   50.0W 143.6 159.9 71.0 -35.3
                               
                   Intelsat 707   53.0W 153.3 169.6 72.8 -25.9
                               
                   Intelsat 805   55.5W 162.8 179.1 73.8 -16.7
                               
                          Pas 9   58.0W 173.3 189.6 74.4  -6.5
                               
                       Amazonas   61.0W 186.4 202.7 74.4   6.2
                               
                     EchoStar 3   61.5W 188.6 204.9 74.4   8.3
                               
                      Rainbow 1   61.5W 188.6 204.9 74.4   8.3
                               
               Estrela do Sul 1   63.0W 194.9 211.2 74.0  14.5
                               
                   Brasilsat B2   65.0W 202.8 219.1 73.3  22.2
                               
                   Brasilsat B1   70.0W 219.0 235.3 70.3  37.8
                               
                       Nahuel 1   71.8W 223.7 240.0 69.0  42.2
                               
                      DirecTV 1   72.5W 225.3 241.6 68.4  43.8
                               
                          AMC 6   72.0W 224.1 240.4 68.8  42.7
                               
                          SBS 6   74.0W 228.6 244.8 67.2  46.9
                               
                     Echostar 4   77.0W 234.1 250.4 64.5  52.1
                               
                          AMC 5   79.0W 237.2 253.5 62.7  54.9
                               
                      Nimiq 2/3   82.0W 241.2 257.4 59.8  58.5
                               
                          AMC-9   83.0W 242.3 258.6 58.8  59.6
                               
                   Brasilsat B3   84.0W 243.4 259.7 57.8  60.5
                               
                          AMC 2   85.0W 244.4 260.7 56.8  61.5
                               
                          AMC 3   87.0W 246.3 262.6 54.8  63.1
                               
                           IA-8   89.0W 248.0 264.3 52.7  64.6
                               
                      Galaxy 11   91.0W 249.6 265.9 50.6  65.9
                               
                     Nimiq 1/4i   91.0W 249.6 265.9 50.6  65.9
                               
                   Brasilsat B4   92.0W 250.3 266.6 49.6  66.5
                               
                           IA-6   93.0W 251.0 267.3 48.6  67.0
                               
                      Galaxy 3C   95.0W 252.3 268.6 46.5  68.0
                               
                           IA-5   97.0W 253.4 269.7 44.4  69.0
                               
                      Galaxy 16   99.0W 254.5 270.8 42.3  69.8
                               
                     Spaceway 2   99.2W 254.6 270.9 42.1  69.9
                               
                DirecTV 1R/4S/8  101.0W 255.5 271.8 40.2  70.5
                               
                          AMC 4  101.0W 255.5 271.8 40.2  70.5
                               
                     Spaceway 1  103.0W 256.5 272.8 38.1  71.2
                               
                          AMC 1  103.0W 256.5 272.8 38.1  71.2
                               
                         AMC 15  105.0W 257.4 273.7 36.0  71.8
                               
                      Anik F1/R  107.3W 258.3 274.6 33.6  72.5
                               
                      DirecTV 5  109.5W 259.2 275.5 31.4  73.0
                               
                EchoStar 6/8/10  110.0W 259.4 275.6 30.8  73.1
                               
                        Anik F2  111.1W 259.8 276.0 29.7  73.4
                               
                  Solidaridad 2  113.0W 260.4 276.7 27.7  73.8
                               
                       SatMex 6  113.0W 260.4 276.7 27.7  73.8
                               
                       SatMex 5  116.8W 261.7 278.0 23.8  74.5
                               
                         AMC-16  119.0W 262.3 278.6 21.6  74.8
                               
                     DirecTV 7s  119.0W 262.3 278.6 21.6  74.8
                               
                     EchoStar 7  119.0W 262.3 278.6 21.6  74.8
                               
          EchoStar 9/Telstar 13  121.0W 262.9 279.2 19.5  75.1
                               
                     Galaxy 10R  123.0W 263.5 279.8 17.5  75.3
                               
                      Galaxy 14  125.0W 264.1 280.4 15.5  75.6
                               
                  Galaxy 13/H 1  127.0W 264.6 280.9 13.4  75.8
                               
 Intelsat Americas 7/Echostar 5  129.0W 265.1 281.4 11.4  76.0
                               
                         AMC 11  131.0W 265.6 281.9  9.4  76.1
                               
                      Galaxy 15  133.0W 266.1 282.4  7.5  76.3
                               
                        

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Thanks for the welcome and the replies. I guess an 8 foot dish with a motor would be a better bet then. BTW....are the majority of channels out there in English ?
 
Not really but looking above at the satellites you can reach over the Atlantic you may get more in English channels FTA than most of us.
 
Ok..right now I'm checking out the free american channles on lyngsat. Now I see HBO, Encore West on Echostar1 and ABC,CBS,CW,NBC,Fox on Galaxy 16. The beam section is not clickable for either of these sats so I caan tell if my area is covered..but I would like to know if I would be able to get both sats with an 8 foot dish and motor.
 
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NO those are PAY channels anyway :(

There are some channels ITC (In the Clear) on the Echostar satellites NASA and GOL TV, others come and go.
 
So why do they say they are free on lyngsat ?? The "F" is there in video encryption and the say digital clear.
 
I see you edited your post to include G16 :)

Yes there are FTA networks there on C-band (4 digit Freq. need a 6' dish min. here)
 
Thanks....will check out lyngsat some more and see what other channels are there on Galaxy 16 :D
 
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