SES 4 at 22 W footprint for Mauritius

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Hi,

I live in Mauritius. I wanted to know if the SES 4 at 22.0 W is available for mauritius, most particularly i am looking for the Canal satellite Afrique package which is in the west africa beam. I had a look at SES website, i can see that mauritius, is just outside the footprints. Its very close to the 43 dbW footprint.

here is a link to the SES west africa beam footprint from ses's website. - https://sat.ses.com/webservice/images/7404121

Mauritius is the small dot on the left side of the 0 degrees elevation angle line.

Can someone comment on if its possible to get the signals using a larger satellite dish such as a 150cm dish?
 

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I would suspect that you have a fair chance with a 1.5m dish, but fringe reception is not very predictable and the proof of the pudding is in the eating, hopefully someone in Mauritius with a 1.5m dish will see this topic.:)
 

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Your biggest problem is going to be the low elevation. Unless you live up a hill or have a clear line of sight out to your north west you may well find that there is an obstruction in the way.
 

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Any one who has been in the same boat as i am can suggest me anything?
There's a lot of tree and houses on the west.. i guess i am out of luck..
Is it worthwhile to invest in a 1m50 dish to try it out?
 

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Only you can answer if buying a 1.5m dish is worthwhile.

Have a look at dishpointer.com - that will give you an idea of where the signals are coming from in relation to your location.

However if the trees / houses are close by then you wont be able to see the signals.
 

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Even if you have sight to SES 4, with 3 degrees elevation, expect deep fades that can hardly be eliminated with a bigger dish.
Just curious, why not go for the strong and obvious CanalSat Réunion on 16 East?
 

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Well i do have a subscription from canal sat reunion on 16 east. But the problem is for Mauritius, the adult channels are not available due to the laws in Mauritius. I know someone who can help me buy a subscription from canal sat afrique that is why i want to cancel my subscription with 16 east.
 

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Far cheaper & much easier just to gey you bit of pron via the internet!
 

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I forgot to mention some more info- along with pr0n, Canal sat Reunion shows a black screen for events such as F1, some tennis matches, a lot of tv series is not shown without forgetting the spannish liga. They argue that they do not have the right to show these events in Mauritius.The Bein sport channel 1 and 2 is shown in Reunion island but not in Mauritius, they argue they do not have the rights. But Canal sat afrique does show all the events i mentioned above.

I am really frustrated, not because of pr0n.. but mostly due to not being able to watch the sports which i like.
 

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The F1 is an easy fix

Just watch the ones the Beeb are showing on www.filmon.com/#BBC-One
 

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I suspect Internet in Mauritius may not be of as high a quality as it is in Europe...And most of it is metered/capped.
 

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I bet it's faster than North Yorkshire rural ADSL (Currently a majestic 0.49 Mbps).
 

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Well, i have 1 Mbps uncapped.. used to watch football - but its still slow. Picture is fuzzy and its not fun.
i saw a profile from someone here on this forum from mauritius. Right now i dont have enough post to contact him via PM.. Maybe he can be of help to me..
 
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