Pick up NSS 806 40.5 (1 Viewer)

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Thread Starter
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Jun 1, 2006
Hi guys, What kind of antenna/receiver would I need to pick up NSS 806 40.5 - Appreciate the help to a rook.


PS: this is my location 33.450125 N, 88.817637 W
Starkville, MS 39759
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SatelliteGuys Pro
Jan 10, 2006
Fairfield, Cali
Sat details:

Lockheed Martin

Orbital Location:

319.5º East

Launch Date:

February 1998

End of Life:

July 2016

Number of Transponders (physical):

C-Band: 28
Ku-Band: 3

Number of Transponders
(36 MHz Equivalent):


EIRP at Beam Centre:

C-Band: 39.7 dBW
Ku-Band: 51.7 to 50.4 dBW


C-band: Circular
Ku-band: Linear

Frequency Band:

C-Band Uplink: 5850 to 6650 MHz
C-Band Downlink: 3400 to 4200 MHz

Ku-Band Uplink: 14.00 to 14.25 GHz

Ku-Band Downlink: 11.70 to 11.95 GHz


Mr Tony

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
Mankato, MN
you would need at least a 6 foot dish...preferably an 8 footer since these are C-band frequencies.

Any DVB receiver will work :)


Prehistoric Satellite Guru
Supporting Founder
Jun 4, 2004
Montfort, Wisconsin
One note...NSS 806 is circular, not linear, so you will need to either
(1) install a true circular feedhorn, or
(2) install an LNBF with dielectric plate.

#2 requires a potentially larger antenna.
I would not recommend anything less than 8 feet for acceptable reception.
In some cases, 10 feet is advised.

We do have some experimenters in our little group that have had luck with
a six foot antenna, but they were using a very efficient antenna and are
quite skilled at alignment. This is not something you can expect an installer
that is only familiar with DBS systems such as DirecTV or DISH Network to
do well. It takes skill, test equipment, and patience, as well as good components.

My advice would be to start looking around the neighborhood for a used 8 to 10
foot dish that is not in regular use. The larger the antenna, the easier it is to
lock in a lot of good signals.


SatelliteGuys Master
Jun 8, 2005
Not to mention...an excellent view of the sky since you'll be looking at the satellite with an elevation of 25.9 degrees.
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SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 6, 2004
You will need a decent view of the southeastern sky, since the satellite is at 25.9* elevation from your location. However, unless you live in a highly wooded area, this should not to be too hard to do.

As for dish size, I would recommend at least 7.5-8', and a proper international circular feedhorn, like the ADL CP-300 or CP-400. Because it is an Atlantic satellite, spaced 3* from nearby satellites, many have been able to receive it with a smaller dish and the more typical linear feed with a dielectric insert put in; you might not get all the transponders reliably this way. However, if you want to use such a feed arrangement you may get good reliability with a bigger dish, e.g. 10' or 12'.
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