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Transatlantic reception Record?

I was reading the satellites UK site and saw a thread about transatlantic reception. Someone on The Canary Islands picked up Echostar 61.5W and several people picked up TVA Guatemala 43W in Greece, Italy and Hungary.
 

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Some of those folks on that site have extra serious dish farms, some as large as commercial earth station operators here. Like 22m.
 

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Transatlantic reception Record?

I was reading the satellites UK site and saw a thread about transatlantic reception. Someone on The Canary Islands picked up Echostar 61.5W and several people picked up TVA Guatemala 43W in Greece, Italy and Hungary.

Someone in Brazil with a seriously large dish (no off the shelf equipment here) can get very much part-time reception of the Astra 1 19.2 cluster, mainly in analogue:


 
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That dish and the story is impressive!


I was reading another thread where someone's friend in Greenland supposedly gets the U.S and Europe on a 5 meter dish.
 
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That's a F'n 36 ft dish he has built out of concrete form (now a swimming pool). I thought I was doing good mod'n 12 ft yrs ago so the polar mount would do near H2H.
 

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Now that is phenomenal and nearly unbelievable, considering that Klaus is nearly located in Uruguay (Porto Alegra is so far south in Brazil) and aiming northeast towards Astra which is beaming signals north to Europe and Spain and northern most Africa. Basically totally opposite in direction.

Lyngsat and SatBeams EIRPmaps don't even show anything (any signal level) from Astra for Brazil, so it must be so extremely weak that it not even worth mentioning or displaying on their charts.

WOW! That is so amazing! And quite eccentric! I am actually aghast that someone would even ponder it, given the general information that we get off sites like Lyngsat and Satbeams, etc.

I wonder what information made Klaus think it was possible. The LNBs and receivers didn't seem too extreme, except for a few modifications. Seemed to mostly be the dish size and design.

Gives a new meaning to the term "BUD". Heck, that isn't even proper, it would have to be called a "HUDOS" - Huge Ugly Dish On Steroids! LOL

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I believe there was an article in TeleSatellite Mag on a Canary Islands guy that got NA birds....

Might be the same one.



I got the link, but I need to know if it is OK with a moderator to post it here.

Otherwise go to satellites co uk and click on fringe general reception ...several pages in
and look for a thread on 61.5 ...it is the fourth page in on the 61.5 thread ...and you need to register to see the thumbnails in full size.

I been spending sometime at that site to see what the FTA situation is there. I found it interesting, here in the U.S. and Canada we talk about what channels can be viewed on a satellite.

In Europe, they talk about what countries can viewed. Multi LNB dishes seem very common there. There are some pictures of dishes with curved brackets that hold the LNB's that align with the arc.
 
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In Europe, they talk about what countries can viewed. Multi LNB dishes seem very common there. There are some pictures of dishes with curved brackets that hold the LNB's that align with the arc.

A dish with 3 LNBs (or a monoblock, I think that may only be 2 LNBs though) is often used to point at 13e (Hotbird, lots of euro porn etc on there), 19.2e (the main continental Europe spot) and 28.2e (completely dominated by UK/Irish channels - desirable outside the UK because it's usually high-quality programming and in English) and the power levels of all 3 clusters is so high to allow it. There are some other variations, like having 23.5e in there.

We talk about countries because unlike the US/Canada, everyone speaks a different language. Yeah, I can get TV from a lot of countries. But since my French and Spanish is verging on basic at best, I don't really watch most of it. I use my system mainly for feeds and the occasional event where I can use UK radio commentary instead of their audio.
 

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A dish with 3 LNBs (or a monoblock, I think that may only be 2 LNBs though) is often used to point at 13e (Hotbird, lots of euro porn etc on there), 19.2e (the main continental Europe spot) and 28.2e (completely dominated by UK/Irish channels - desirable outside the UK because it's usually high-quality programming and in English) and the power levels of all 3 clusters is so high to allow it. There are some other variations, like having 23.5e in there.

We talk about countries because unlike the US/Canada, everyone speaks a different language. Yeah, I can get TV from a lot of countries. But since my French and Spanish is verging on basic at best, I don't really watch most of it. I use my system mainly for feeds and the occasional event where I can use UK radio commentary instead of their audio.

Do they have SAP

( Second audio program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

on the channels from other countries? Some of the Over The Air regular broadcast stations here have Spanish on the SAP channel.

I was wondering if there is English on the SAP channel ...say from Sweden or Italy.
 

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SAP is on a number of sat channels especially where the original program is in English, hence most of the Italian Sky channels have SAP as does Digiturk on 7 East, Yes TV 4 West, BADR 26 east, Nilseat 7 west, digi Albania 16 east and some others.
Greenland if you can take the weather certainly receives Astra 28.2east and also many of the US channels but I bet the UK channels are more popularsince many are FTA.
 

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Do they have SAP

( Second audio program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

on the channels from other countries? Some of the Over The Air regular broadcast stations here have Spanish on the SAP channel.

I was wondering if there is English on the SAP channel ...say from Sweden or Italy.

A number of channels have multiple audio streams, but not always simultaneous languages. Many just go for one language (if you are German, for example, you'll be able to understand German), or they have English audio with foreign subtitles. Some channels, like the main UK broadcasters have separate audio streams for "audio description" (someone narrating what is happening in the picture). Since not all programs have AD, the other audio streams are just silent.

If you wanted an English language channel, you'd either look for one of the few on the "continental" sats (like BBC World) or you'd swing the dish around to 28.2e and get British TV. If you move from the UK to the "continent", one of the first things you tend to do is get a system setup for that, rather than straining your ears and trying to improve your grasp of the foreign language.

One channel that does spring to mind is EuroNews. On 28.2 and I think 19.2e, they broadcast in something like 10 different languages simultaneously (since none of it is live, I guess it makes it a lot easier). Shame they insist on quite literally sticking black bars on their 4:3 frame to get postage-stamp widescreen.
 
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