What satellite is French programming on?

Scherrman

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Does anyone know what satellite the French programming is on. We are in eastern Iowa and use the western arc. Would we need a wing Dish in order to get it?
 
Scherrman

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So what kind of dish would we need to put in to get all the satellites required?
 
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DISH 1000 Plus / 1000+

A DISH 1000 Plus / 1000+ would give you 110°, 118.7°, 119°, and 129°. 118.7° is where most of the international programming resides.

eBay has the best deals with regards to this DISH, but make sure you bid on one with a bundled DISH Pro Plus 44 switch.
 
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118.7 is the "permanent" home for internationals. In fact, all new international installs are to be for 118 only as Dish will soon complete the migration of all internationals from other sats to 118.7. If you DYI this, please be aware of the following:

1. 118.7 is a Ku FSS satellite; none of the DBS LNBF's can receive this sat, so you will need an appropriate LNBF.

2. Dish Network uses a special dual-band LNBF that receives both 119 and 118.7 using the same LNBF. It is for sale on-line.

3. A larger reflector is needed to receive 118.7 with sufficient signal strength for reliability because Ku FSS band sats operate at lower power than DBS.

Call Dish and you may qualify for reasonably priced upgrade, and they will do everything including changing out the reflector and LNBF's and adding switches if necessary for one price.

Good luck.
 
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Got it. Used the Dish 1000plus and got the customer installed. Worked great, thanks guys.
 

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