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Anyone Want To Help With A Small Project?

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by tylorert, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. AntAltMike

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    Actually, there was a bizarre licensing authorization that DirecTV had for temporary use of what I think was a Canadian geosynchronous slot (does 72 degrees ring a bell, or maybe it was at 95: I'm getting old) that limited the number of receivers they could activate, so activating too many was technically a violation whether they were pointed to receive any particular signal or not. I think the motivation was to preclude DirecTV from developing any equitable grounds via "adverse possession" to try to legally expropriate that bandwidth for future, permanent or enduring use.
     
  2. James Long

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    Yes. DISH has the same authorization for their current use of 72.7 (Canada), 77 (Mexico) and 129 (Canada). But that is an authorization required to receive signals from those satellite slots. No authorization is needed to point a receive only dish at another receive only satellite dish.

    There is a list of satellite locations that can be received from the US without specific authorization. The Canadian and Mexican DBS locations are not on that list. (So yes, there is a US law that is violated if you attempt to receive Canadian DBS service in the US ... but it is an obscure law.)
     
  3. James Long

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    If you can find a "LNB Sender" let us know. All LNBs I have seen and can find are receive only devices.
     
  4. tylorert

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    Hughesnet LNB
     
  5. James Long

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    Hughesnet uses an LNB to RECEIVE signals and a BUC to TRANSMIT signals.

    Such use is regulated by the FCC ... pointing a BUC at an LNB would be pointless (different frequencies used) as well as against FCC rules.
     
  6. Troch2002

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    Any word on the small project?
     

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