C-Band with 98cm Dish

Llew

Llew

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Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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#1
Interesting article in the latest Tele-satellite magazine on using a dish of less than 1m. to pull in C-Band reception from various satellites, e.g. Intelsat, Express, Atlanticbird etc.
It's a mesh (!) prime focus dish from China (SVEC) fitted with a 17K LNB/Feed+servo polariser, which doesn't appear to shadow the reflector too much.
Could give us K-Band enthusiasts an extra interest!

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Bigger is better, but if you are on a budget then a few additional satellite channels is always worthwhile.

Problem is most of whats up there is also duplicated in Ku band
 
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Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
#3
It's just the DXing aspect I was thinking of CH - getting the most with the least, I suppose, although "least" in this case doesn't take into account the price of a C-Band LNBF/servo polariser.

As for duplication of channels, I don't suppose I watch anything for more than a couple of minutes anyway when I'm feedhunting.

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There's quite a lot of stuff in English (subtitled US films) on analogue C-Band on Arabsat 26E.
 
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apogee2010 said:
There's quite a lot of stuff in English (subtitled US films) on analogue C-Band on Arabsat 26E.
Size of dish in UK ?
 
Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
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Wow, the authorities aren't too fussy about dish sizes where you are then, Apogee!
What's the westernmost sat you can receive?

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If any one would like an overview of what can be received in the UK on C Band with a 1.8 mtr or 2.0 Mtr precision dish equipped with professional ADI feed and PLL lnb, then pm to me and i will provide a list.

Equally for those real Dx ers then I can also help provide a list from a 3.8mtr at my home in Beligum.

At this level the choice becomes much more interesting.

regards

Old satellite
 
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