Strong transponders on Galaxy 12? (1 Viewer)

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pookah

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Can't seem to locate AMC 11 which is just 2 degrees from Galaxy 12. Satbeams shows that I only need 110cm dish to get something on Galaxy 12(130 for AMC11) from Southern Ontario but i've spent few hours trying to locate it with no luck. I got 180cm mesh and Norsat 8125 DRO LNB. But again, I'm on a learning curve on how to manually locate satellites so I may be doing something wrong.
 

danristheman

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Take your time. minimum dish size go with bigger is better. use dish pointer and satbeams that has help me out.
 

pookah

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Finally managed to lock onto DVB-S 3928 V(QVC) on AMC 11 but with a slight pixelation. However, none of the DVB-S2 transponders have signal.
 

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3900 H 30000 is a very strong DVBS2 transponder on 131w. Watching hockey on NESN right now. The ability to lock is likely the difference between using a 10' and 6' reflector...

The estimated dish size has little to do with reality. :( The estimate is only based on receiving a full powered transponder using ideal FEC and no adjacent satellite interference.

To predictably receive satellites separated by 2 degrees requires a minimum of a 8 foot reflector. Lower power transponders, higher FEC and higher modulations require a larger reflector just to provide a signal level with adequate headroom above the noise floor just to decode.
 
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armadillo_115

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Pookah is in Southern Ontario. So 131W is a lot lower than for someone on the West Coast. That's more atmosphere and ground noise to punch thru as well,right?
 

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several TPs on 131W are really strong here, but I am several degrees west of Southern Ontario, and using a 10' (2.4m) dish. QVC seems to be the only FTA on this sat?
 

pookah

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I gave up. My 6ft seems to be failing on everything except 91w and 97w. I got NASA from 127W as well but 131w, 125w, 101w are not locking for me. Figured the dish size is too small...
 
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