Just Sharing This UK Dish Size Guide 68.5 east to 55.5 west

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This Dish size guide is for Ku Band Satellites received in the UK Revised & updated October 16th 2014

Intelsat-20-----------------------68.5 east-----100cm
Intelsat 17-----------------------66E-----------80cm (European beam - mainly data services)
Intelsat-902 ---------------------62 east-------100cm
NSS-12----------------------------57 east-------80cm
Yamal------------------------------54.9E-------80-90cm (European beam)
Yamal------------------------------54.9E-------1.2m (Northern beam in central UK)
Express AM-22 --------------------53 east-------80cm to 120cm
Yahsat------------------------------52.5E---------80cm for the currently inactive European beam. No signal on the other beams.
Intelsat-10-----------------------47.5 east-----100 to 120cm
AzerSat-1 ------------------------46 east-------80cm (West beam)
AzerSat-1 ------------------------46 east ( No reception on East beam with 100cm)
Intelsat-12 ----------------------45 east-------70 cm
Turksat 2A/3A/4A east ------------42 east ------80cm for West Beam reception
Turksat 2A/3A/4A east ------------42 east ------180 to 300cm East Beam
Hellas-Sat-2 ---------------------39east--------60cm to 80cm,
Eutelsat-36B----------------------36east--------100cm reception only for European beam---
Eutelsat 31A----------------------30.8 east ----100cm
Eutelsat 33A ---------------------33.2 east ----100cm
Astra-5B--------------------------31.5 east ----120cm to 240cm
Arabsat 5A -----------------------30.5 east -------reception possible with 150 to 240cm in the UK
Eutelsat 28A----------------------28.5 east-----45cm to 60cm
Astra 2A/2E/2F/-------------------28.2 east-----45cm to 60cm.
Badr- 4 --------------------------26 east-------100cm to 120cm = South UK ----- 120 to 180cm = North UK
Badr-5 & 6------------------------26 east ------No reception with 100cm dish in the UK
Eutelsat 25B / Es'hail-1 ---------25.5 east---- No reception with 100cm dish in the UK
Astra--3B-------------------------23.5 east ----80 to 90cm
Eutelsat-21B----------------------21.5 east ----90 to 120 cm
Astra-1-KR/1L/1M/1N---------------19.2 east-----45cm South UK----60cm North UK.
AMos 5-----------------------------17E---------a few tp on 1.5m in southern UK.
Eutelsat 16A----------------------16 east ------80cm
Eutelsat Hotbird13B/13C/13D--13 east------60cm
Eutelsat-10A ---------------------10 east-------90 to 120cm
Eutelsat -9A ----------------------9 east-------70cm
Eutelsat-7A/7B --------------------7 east-------80cm
SES-5 -----------------------------5 east-------120 to 240cm for this Nordic beam
Astra 4A---------------------------4.8 east-----100 to 120cm Nordic beam
Astra 4A --------------------------4.8 east-----80cm European beam,
Eutelsat 3B -----------------------3.1 east-----100cm

Thor-5 & 6 -------------------------0.8 west----80 cm European beam
Thor-5 & 6 -------------------------0.8 west----100 cm for Nordic beam in South East England
Intelsat-10-02 ---------------------1 west------90cm
Amos-2 & 3--------------------------4 west------100cm to 120cm no reliable service in UK
Eutelsat 5 West A ------------------5 west -----80cm.
Nilesat-102 ------------------------7 west------100 to 150cm for some vertical transponder's for Horizontal Tp's
240cm + but no reliable reception possible in the UK as we are well outside the service area for this
satellite,best reception is on the South coast of the UK,
Nilesat 201 ------------------------7 west ----------------{ No reception in UK with 100cm dish}
Eutelsat 7 West A-------------------7.3 west-----------100cm South East England
Eutelsat 8 West C ------------------7.8 west------------ (No reception in UK with 100cm dish)
Eutelsat 8 West A-------------------8 west-------------100cm.
Express AM44------------------------11 west------------90cm
Eutelsat 12 West A -----------------12.5 west ---------90cm
Telstar-12 -------------------------15 west -----------90cm
Intelsat-901 -----------------------18 west -----------90cm
NSS-7 ------------------------------20 west -----------90cm
SES-4 ------------------------------22 west -----------90cm
Intelsat-905 -----------------------24.5 west----------90cm
Intelsat-907 -----------------------27.5 west ---------90cm
Hispasat-1D/1E ---------------------30 west------------80cm
Intelsat-903 -----------------------34.5 west ---------90cm ----(only occasional feeds here not very active)
Telstar 11N ------------------------37.5 west ---------90cm -----(Occasional feeds)
Intelsat-14-------------------------45.1 west----------90cm
Amazonas-1--------------------------55.5 west----------90cm

If you take this guide to another site please mention where it came from,
Regards William-1



A few extra details added - A/S
 
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Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B/13C/13D @ 13° East ???
 

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Great stuff William.
How about Yamel 402 @ 54.9' East.
 

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Great stuff William.
How about Yamel 402 @ 54.9' East.
About 80-90cm for the European beam. Ive had a couple of tp on the Northern beam on my 1.1m - one is normally available all the time the rest disappear at the merest hint of cloud
 

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Thanks for the feedback I can only receive satellites from 53 east to 55 west,

Satellites outside these parameters are based on maps & feedback from other satellite enthusiasts with larger dishes than me,


Such as Badr 5 & 6 with a 180cm dish on the Isle of Wight,

Please share your knowledge as Analoguesat has done in the post above all contributions will help others :)
 
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Cant remember if / when you run out of edit time on the first post william, but if you do find you cant make changes let me know & I'll change it for you
 

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Cant remember if / when you run out of edit time on the first post william, but if you do find you cant make changes let me know & I'll change it for you

I ran out of edit time Analoguesat so please change thanks.
 

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FWIW Im getting Yamal 55E European beam plus one Northern beam frequency (12604) on an offset lnb on my 1.1m which is aimed at 46E
 

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FWIW Im getting Yamal 55E European beam plus one Northern beam frequency (12604) on an offset lnb on my 1.1m which is aimed at 46E

I will have to try & move the 90cm dish up a couple of cm or add an extension to the current pole :D
 

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I think you have to add also "Yahsat-1A @ 52.5° East"
 

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I think you have to add also "Yahsat-1A @ 52.5° East"
80cm here when the European beam was active a couple of years ago. Nothing on the other beams here.

The DVB-S2 Saudi Sports channels were an exceptionally easy catch here :)
 

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Yes I remember the European beam on Yahsat 1A we had National Geographic in Farsi/Persian & English came in @ 85% signal quality from 52.5 east now nothing,
 

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Other disappointing satellites are Telstar 11N @ 37.5 west massive capacity but only occasional feeds from the USA,

SES-6 @ 40.5 west got some 90% signal quality when it was testing on the Atlantic & European beam now only data in DVB-S2 ACM & DVB-S2/32APSK ACM/VCM in the Ku band :eek:

The outer satellites get much less traffic these days since the increase use of the inner satellites 16E,10E,7E,5E,3E,1W,5W,8W,12.5W,15W,24.5 W & 30W,

18W,20W,27.5W,34.5W are almost dormant now:(

Even SES-4 has less activity than NSS-7 had when it was at 22 west ?
 
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Great work William- a useful guide for new hobbyists and seasoned pros like myself!
 
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