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6' Dish enough for G17 c-band

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by bigglebowski, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. bigglebowski

    bigglebowski Legend

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    Needing to pickup a 2 channels off of G17-C6 Vertical (digital station with Povervu receivers) and was wondering if a 180cm or 6' antenna would be sufficient. Will not be moving from that orbital slot, North Carolina area.

    Any recommendations on good place to buy new dish and anyone selling NPRM mounts for them?
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    All depends on the FEC. If they use 3/4 FEC or less, probably will be ok. More FEC, or a DVB-S2 signal, its going to be marginal at best.

    check http://www.sadoun.com/ for dishes, etc.
     
  3. bigglebowski

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    I know one is Fox Business and it shows fec=5/6

    Sadoun is where I was looking and noticed their 8' dish was out of stock.
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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  5. bigglebowski

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    That looks like the ticket thanks and the mount should be easy to mod it for nprm.

    I think its been +12 years since since I last worked with cband. The last dishes we used to do were made by Patriot that had a kit for making it a dual lnb setup for g5/c3. I despised those dishes and the hundreds of fasteners it took to assemble the petals.
     
  6. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

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    I have a 6' foot dish and have no problem with G17. It may be the strongest sat out there.
     

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