signal in Central America (1 Viewer)

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keelobight

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I'm taking my RV on a trek through central america and I'm wondering if anyone has actually set up around costa rica or nicaraga? I'm got an AU9 slimline and a basic 18" 101 dish in my RV that I set up on a tripod. I read I would need a 6m dish down there but that seems a little extreme. Has anyone else tried and failed/succeeded?
 

areinike

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I'd be willing to bet not many of us have RV'd down to Nicaragua or Costa Rica to begin with! :) But ... you'd think that because the birds will still be south of where you'll be, I don't think you'll be within the footprint of signal. Check it out.

KVH Satellite Footprint Maps - TracVision

Plus, I'm not even sure of the legality of it since you'll be outside of the US.
 

keelobight

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Yeah I know I've seen all the maps and done research, I'm just hoping to hear from someone that has actually tried it in the real world.
 

HDinCincy

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Yeah I know I've seen all the maps and done research, I'm just hoping to hear from someone that has actually tried it in the real world.

Extremely unlikely... I have heard of people receiving signal in Cabo with a larger dish BUT you're about 10 degrees further south. Good LUCK!:cool:
 

PMKS

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Iceberg is right,

Some years back there used to a website about getting DirecTV in Central / Northern South America. I remember that on the website, they used locally made 8 or 10 ft fiberglass dishes with DirecTV or Dish LNB's to get a signal. This was before the Mpeg-4 equipment / satellites.
 
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