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i have read a lot of threads that is saying this is impossible to do from calgary.

but i am thinking if there is another way to get it?
can i just pay shaw or telus to get this added feature for me?
or is there a satellite tv that i can subscribe on like Qwest in US?

i just need to have this latino-america channel so badly.
any help will be so much appreciated :)

thanks in advance
 

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you will probly need a decent sized C-Band dish, capable of circular polarization, and extended range, meaning with a C-Band LNBF of the type normally used in Europe. Not sure if it's footprint is receiveable in your area, but u can check the coverage contour via www.lyngsat.com.
You can also check to see if that longitude would be above your horizon via www.dishpointer.com.

But just pluggin in Calgary to Dishpointer, doesn't look like it to me. An Elevation of 1.5 degrees would be nearly impossible.

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Your Location 	Satellite Data 	Dish Setup Data 	View dish alignment line in Google Earth
Latitude: 51.0450°
Longitude: -114.0572°
	
Name: 40.5W NSS-806
Distance: 41505km
	
Motor Latitude:  51.0°
Declination Angle:  7.4°
Dish Elevation:   °
Elevation:  1.5°
Azimuth (true):  102.9°
Azimuth (magn.):  87.6°
LNB Skew [?]:  -37.8° 
Turn counter-clockwise standing behind the dishTurn clockwise standing behind the dish
Dish Skew [?]:  90.0° 
Turn counter-clockwise standing behind the dishTurn clockwise standing behind the dish
 

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With a very low elevation of 1.5 degrees from your location, the only way to receive this satellite is if there's no tall trees (18 meters average height) at least 500 meters away or if there's no 2 storey homes from your location at least 110 meters away towards the satellite's azimuth (i.e. 87.6 degrees on your compass). You will need to insert a dielectric plate inside the throat of your C band LNBF in order to convert it from a linear to a circular LNBF. Nowadays, most C band LNBF's come with the plate but you can buy it separately if it did not come with it.

Even with no obstructions, the other challenge you might experience is occasional signal fading due to increased interference from having the dish aimed so low towards the horizon. A larger dish will help reduce the impact of this interference so although the minimum dish size for this satellite at your location is 170cm, I would go with at least a 240cm dish in order to reduce interference issues.

It's worth a shot though assuming you have no obstructions at your location. Start off by trying to receive a higher elevation circular C band satellite such as Intelsat 1R at 50W which has an elevation of 7.3 degrees in Calgary. Once you are aimed on this satellite, carefully tweak the skew and focal point of your LNBF by rotating it and/or pushing it up and down on the scalar ring for maximum signal. Also, the depth of the dielectric plate inside the LNBF also has an impact on signal quality so adjust that as well. Once you have Intelsat 1R tweaked, you have a much better chance of getting NSS 806 by lowering the elevation and turning the dish to the left when standing behind it.

Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are here to help!
 

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i guess pointing a dish is out of option now because of the trees and houses.

but can shaw or telus get it for me? coz they got big dishes. Im just thinking if i can just add a feature on my cable to get that. any idea?
 

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i guess pointing a dish is out of option now because of the trees and houses.

but can shaw or telus get it for me? coz they got big dishes. Im just thinking if i can just add a feature on my cable to get that. any idea?
Unfortunately they won't do that. They probably don't even have a dish pointed to that satellite. Only thing you could do is to submit a request that they add the channel to their lineup. However, the chance of them actually adding the channel is fairly slim.

Out of curiosity, which channel(s) are you talking about?
 

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first is a channel called tv verdade.

i heard that i can get the same channel from Qwest but i dont know if they have services here in Canada
 

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Qwest is a phone/Internet/IPTV provider, meaning you need to be a customer of their physical phone service to get their IPTV service.

A Canadian provider would have to start with the CRTC to get the channel added to the approved list of foreign channels.
 
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