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I noticed when checking for feeds on the satellites, some signals were marked Ku1 or Ku2.
I think the stations I've been getting are Ku1 .
Can I get Ku2 and what is the difference?

Laurie in Ladner, BC with a 4 ft dish and motor (STAB 120) and a GeosatPro HDVR 1200 receiver.
 

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The uplinker could plug in 'ou812' to the channel names in their encoder if they wanted to. Wouldn't put any stock in to it, other than it might give you a clue what it is.
 

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It's my understanding that those designations like Ku1, Ku2, C1 etc are indicating the specific antenna on the satellite, where satellites are so-equipped with multiple antenna patterns. Some of the newer satellites have some pretty complex and specific antenna pattern features to provide service to very specific geographical areas, and can also be used to allow frequency re-use while avoiding interference.
look up "satbeams" and check out their listings of satellite pattern maps, which are much more complete than the similar maps provided on "lyngsat" by clicking on the beam name.
 
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