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#1 OFFLINE   jvac

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:07 AM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   stogie5150

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 06:00 AM

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-m...el9_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.
Equipment:
Azbox Elite HD FTA receiver, 12 foot Paraclipse C/Ku-band dish.
Vantage 1100s HD FTA Receiver, 8.5 foot Birdview C/Ku dish.
Scanning the skies for FREE TV is my game. :-)




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