Spot Beam ?

Digital Rain

Digital Rain

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Feb 4, 2005
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Not sure if this belongs here, My question is:

recently a friend of mine from Phoenix, AZ was here for a visit. He brought his RV with Dish on top. He has E* - with Phoenix locals. And amazingly we were able to watch Phoenix locals until about 1:30pm then channels were gone. I found out that Phoenix is on a spot beam.

If a bigger dish were put up would he be able to pick up Phoenix for more than a few hours the next time he visits?
 
TNGTony

TNGTony

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Where is "here"? :) Please put a location in your profile page so we know where you are.

If you get the Phoenix locals a couple of hours a day, there is a decent possibility that a larger dish will allow you to get them for longer, but no guarantee how much longer. I am not sure how much wobble is in the satellite nor where you are.

See ya
Tony
 
Digital Rain

Digital Rain

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Sorry about that - Im in Albuquerque, NM - I didn't think a spot like that would be able to be picked up - just intresting.
 
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Mr Tony

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depends on the area and how big the spotbeam is. As an example, Omaha locals can be seen all the way in NE Minnesota (Cedar Rapids, Minneapolis, Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines are all on the same 3 spotbeams
 

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