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Hello,great forum lots of info,i'm looking for a receiver that will pick up
spanish channels from mexico like Azteca 7 Azteca 13 or maybe Televisa
channels,any of these FTA channels? which receiver will be best for any
of these channels? type of lnb type of dish, my zip code is 79720. i'm
in Texas,,thank you in advance
 
hello and WELCOME to the SatelliteGuys.US FTA forum!

You will need at least a 30" dish and linear Ku LNBF!

There are LOADS of Spannish speaking channels on FTA (Maybe more than English)

Azteca 7 and 13 are FTA on the IA-6 satellite right now!

http://www.lyngsat.com/ia6.html


Any DVB receiver will work, I use the Traxis DBS 3500 but PLEASE have a look also at our GOLD sponsors above!
 
Here are ALL the angles to the satellites from your area, satellites listed with a (C) are C-Band needing at least a 6' dish.

Code:
                       Vealmoor, TX 79720
         Latitude 32° 14.508'N Longitude 101° 28.050'W

                       Sat Name Sat Lng Az(t) Az(m)    El  Skew
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                  Hispasat 1C/D   30.0W 100.1  92.3   7.0 -56.4
                               
                   Intelsat 801   31.5W 101.0  93.2   8.2 -56.1
                               
                   Intelsat 903   34.5W 102.8  95.0  10.8 -55.6
                               
                     (C) AMC 12   37.5W 104.6  96.8  13.3 -54.9
                               
                        NSS 806   40.5W 106.5  98.7  15.9 -54.2
                               
                      Pas 3R/6B   43.0W 108.1 100.3  18.0 -53.5
                               
                         Pas 1R   45.0W 109.5 101.7  19.7 -52.9
                               
               (C) Intelsat 705   50.0W 113.0 105.2  23.8 -51.1
                               
                   Intelsat 707   53.0W 115.3 107.5  26.3 -49.9
                               
               (C) Intelsat 805   55.5W 117.3 109.5  28.4 -48.7
                               
                          Pas 9   58.0W 119.4 111.6  30.4 -47.5
                               
                       Amazonas   61.0W 122.0 114.2  32.7 -45.8
                               
                     EchoStar 3   61.5W 122.5 114.7  33.1 -45.5
                               
                      Rainbow 1   61.5W 122.5 114.7  33.1 -45.5
                               
               Estrela do Sul 1   63.0W 123.9 116.1  34.3 -44.6
                               
               (C) Brasilsat B2   65.0W 125.8 118.0  35.8 -43.3
                               
               (C) Brasilsat B1   70.0W 131.1 123.3  39.5 -39.6
                               
                       Nahuel 1   72.0W 133.4 125.6  40.9 -38.0
                               
                      DirecTV 1   72.5W 133.9 126.1  41.2 -37.5
                               
                          AMC 6   72.0W 133.4 125.6  40.9 -38.0
                               
                          SBS 6   74.0W 135.7 127.9  42.2 -36.2
                               
                 Echostar/G4R 4   77.0W 139.5 131.7  44.1 -33.3
                               
                          AMC 5   79.0W 142.2 134.4  45.3 -31.2
                               
                      Nimiq 2/3   82.0W 146.5 138.7  47.0 -27.9
                               
                          AMC-9   83.0W 148.0 140.2  47.5 -26.7
                               
                (C)Brasilsat B3   84.0W 149.5 141.7  48.0 -25.4
                               
                          AMC 2   85.0W 151.0 143.2  48.4 -24.2
                               
                          AMC 3   87.0W 154.2 146.4  49.3 -21.6
                               
                           IA-8   89.0W 157.5 149.7  50.1 -18.9
                               
                      Galaxy 11   91.0W 160.9 153.1  50.8 -16.1
                               
                     Nimiq 1/4i   91.0W 160.9 153.1  50.8 -16.1
                               
                (C)Brasilsat B4   92.0W 162.6 154.8  51.1 -14.6
                               
                           IA-6   93.0W 164.4 156.6  51.4 -13.1
                               
                      Galaxy 3C   95.0W 168.0 160.2  51.8 -10.1
                               
                           IA-5   97.0W 171.7 163.9  52.2  -7.0
                               
                      Galaxy 16   99.0W 175.4 167.6  52.4  -3.9
                               
                     Spaceway 2   99.2W 175.8 168.0  52.4  -3.6
                               
                DirecTV 1R/4S/8  101.0W 179.1 171.3  52.5  -0.7
                               
                          AMC 4  101.0W 179.1 171.3  52.5  -0.7
                               
                     Spaceway 1  103.0W 182.9 175.1  52.4   2.4
                               
                          AMC 1  103.0W 182.9 175.1  52.4   2.4
                               
                         AMC 15  105.0W 186.6 178.8  52.3   5.6
                               
                       Anik F1R  107.3W 190.8 183.0  51.9   9.2
                               
                     (C) AnikF1  107.3W 190.8 183.0  51.9   9.2
                               
                      DirecTV 5  109.5W 194.8 187.0  51.5  12.5
                               
                  EchoStar 8/10  110.0W 195.7 187.9  51.3  13.2
                               
                        Anik F2  111.1W 197.6 189.9  51.0  14.9
                               
                       SatMex 6  113.0W 200.9 193.1  50.4  17.6
                               
                  Solidaridad 2  114.9W 204.1 196.3  49.7  20.2
                               
                       SatMex 5  116.8W 207.2 199.4  49.0  22.7
                               
                         AMC-16  119.0W 210.6 202.8  47.9  25.5
                               
                     DirecTV 7s  119.0W 210.6 202.8  47.9  25.5
                               
                     EchoStar 7  119.0W 210.6 202.8  47.9  25.5
                               
          EchoStar 9/Telstar 13  121.0W 213.6 205.8  46.9  27.9
                               
                     Galaxy 10R  123.0W 216.5 208.7  45.8  30.2
                               
                  (C) Galaxy 14  125.0W 219.2 211.4  44.7  32.3
                               
                   Galaxy 13/H1  127.0W 221.8 214.0  43.4  34.3
                               
 Intelsat Americas 7/Echostar 5  129.0W 224.3 216.5  42.2  36.2
                               
                     (C) AMC 11  131.0W 226.7 218.9  40.8  38.0
                               
                  (C) Galaxy 15  133.0W 229.0 221.2  39.4  39.7
                               
                     (C) AMC 10  135.0W 231.2 223.4  38.0  41.2
                               
                      (C) AMC 7  137.0W 233.2 225.4  36.5  42.7
                               
                      (C) AMC 8  139.0W 235.2 227.4  35.0  44.0
                               
                   EchoStar 1/2  148.0W 243.2 235.4  27.9  49.0

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The below should help you read the Lyngsat charts!

C-Band has 4 digit Freq. (6' dish)

Ku-Band has a 5 digit Freq. (30" dish)
 

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wow, quick response thats great pete thank you.
now, how about a Fortec Star Mercury 11 will it work for me?
or you have a better suggestion i'm new and open for suggestions.
once again thank you pete.
 
Yes that receiver will work :) And Fortec are GOLD sponsors here!
 
there are a lot of receivers , there are several over in the review section, they have pictures and show how the onscreen works, they lists some good things and bad , so before you venture out and get one read a few reviews.
and welcome to the group

both mentioned in this thread have a review also. so its worth reading
 
tank you both this forum is great, i will check the reviews
and get back,thank you
 
Here is a list of some of the SPANISH FTA channels: http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Channels/Channels-FTA-free-to-air-Satellite-TV.htm#Spanish

Motorized FTA System: If you are a satellite enthusiast and want to receive more channels, then a motorized FTA satellite system like the M-1 system is a good choice for you. The difference between the M-1 and the S-1 system is that the M-1 includes a motor that allows you to move the dish East/West to track more satellites. The motorized system is little more challenging to install as it takes more accuracy to align the dish. We have prepared a help page on installing a motorized system which is a must read if you don't have experience in this.
 
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