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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2018-05-04, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Saint-Laurent, QC
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Hunting for farthest East low altitude Ku birds ->15W to 3W!

Hi guys,

Apparently 3W is receivable on ABS-3A (Americas beam) [Satbeams 8209]

11132,H,30000,3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
11168,H,30000,3/4 DVB-S2 QPSK

Need clear LOS down at 4.7deg from my location to catch -- will test soon...

So far I can receive:

15W Telstar 12V (Pan American beam) [Satbeams 8364]

10975,V,6726,1/2 DVB-S (carrier only)
10983,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2 (only radio ITC)
11733,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2
11795,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2 (5 TV ITC)
11857,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2
11919,H,45000,4/5 DVB-S2 QPSK2

Anyone else able to catch anything lower than 15W on the Ku bands?

hardware: Winegard 76cm Ku dish, Avenger PLL321S-2 universal lnbf, Openbox S9 and TBS6921 receivers
location: Montreal, QC
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2018-05-05, 02:05 PM
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Location: Mississauga
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A number of years ago I was able to snag Atlantic Bird at 8 W KU. I set up a temp 33" dish in the driveway. I had to tilt the mast towards the sat so it was no longer vertical because the dish on its mount was as far down as it could go and it just cleared the roof across the street.

There was not a lot to view.

FTA, Openbox S9, 33” dish, Avenger PLL LNBF. Stab 90HH.
OTA, CM4221HD, 3410 amp, 4 way split, HW-150 PVR
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2018-05-06, 09:58 AM
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Location: Brandon MB
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from here in Manitoba, NSS806 at 47.5'W (C-Band) was as low as I could go without heavy modifications to the sat mount... and modification to trees accross the neighbor's lot. I no longer have C-band...)
Ku seems to go dead for me at around 50'W now even with no trees that low
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2018-05-06, 11:21 AM
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Location: Mississauga, ON & Dartmouth, NS
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I wish I was at my Nova Scotia location to try. 3W would be 12 deg elevation so it's possible with the dish upside down. Like jorgek, I have seen 8W in past which is 15 deg elevation. I've tried to catch others beyond 15W but I'd have to check my notes (other computer) to know if I got any results. I know I tried.

OTA: Sony digital TV, Clearstream 2V@7' high, CM-7777, 10dB line amp; FTA: New 1.2-metre Ku-band dish.
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15 west , 3 west , abs-3a , low altitude , telstar 12

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