SatMex 5 (C band) in Nicaragua

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kelleyga

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Looking at lyngsat I can see that for Nicaragua the footprint shows:

EIRP = 40.73 and Size (cm)=70-100 cm

Does that mean I could get SatMex5 (C Band) with a 1 meter dish in Nicaragua?



C band
EIRP
(dBW) Size
(cm)
>42 75
42 55-95
41 70-100
40 85-115
39 105-130
38 120-150
37 130-165
36 135-180
35 150-200
34 175-225
33 210-250
32 235-275
31 260-310
30 295-350
29 325-390
28 365-435
27 410-490
26 460-555
25 520-625
24 580-710
<24 >650
 

mikekohl

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Jun 4, 2004
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Not necessarily. SatMex 5 is an older satellite, with less power than the new neighboring SatMex 6 at 113 West. From my northern location (SW Wisconsin), SatMex 5 does have fluctuations in signal, and great differences in power levels between transponders at times. Strong signals on SatMex 6 may actually negatively affect reception of nearby frequencies on SatMex 5, so smaller antennas are not advised.

Would suggest that you check locally and see what people are using successfully and get comparative quality readings on various frequencies.
I would start with a 6 foot prime focus model or larger, for best results.
 
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