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Sky Mexico

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by jvac, Mar 23, 2008.

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  1. jvac

    jvac New Member

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    I live in Chicago and I recently got a Sky System from Mexico (which I'm paying my subscription for) , I know that I have to point the antenna to the PAS-9 58W (Intelsat 9 IS-9) I have a FORTEC STAR 36 inch antenna, now my question is: is it possible to receive the signal? or do I need a bigger antenna, can I pick at least some of the channels or am I just wasting my time.
     
  2. stogie5150

    stogie5150 Godfather

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    According to this map, you will not be able to pick it up in Chicago. The SKY channels are on the Mexico beam of the satellite.

    http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/maps/intel9_mexico.html

    I scan the satellite on occasion with my 1m dish and I get all the SKY channels with good quality (scrambled, obviously), but then I live just 20 miles north of New Orleans so I am in the footprint for the satellite.

    Best thing I can tell you is to set it up and scan the satellite and see what happens. Sometimes the footprint maps are wrong. Sometimes I can get some of the Brazilian-footprint satellites on my little 7.5 foot C-band dish, when the footprint map clearly shows that they cover Brazil only.

    So its worth a shot.
     
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