Can a DISH 1000.4 be used for FTA??

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by tylorert, Sep 7, 2016.

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  1. Sep 7, 2016 #1 of 12
    tylorert

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    I got a free dish 1000.4 reflector and other parts. Could it be used for fta? Is it big enough?
     
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    RBA

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    It depends on what you want to receive, and how talented you are at jury rigging things. 1000.4 is designed for Ku circular polarity.
     
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    tylorert

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    I am good at that stuff! i just want something to experement with
     
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    mwdxer

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    You need something bigger, especially in rain fade. The FTA satellites do not use the power Dish & Direct do. You may pick up something on KU, but there would be rainfade. For good KU reception, a 4-6 feet Dish is better. The LNBFs would have to be changed out anyway.
     
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    tylorert

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    Ok i could change the lnbf. ANYTHING FOR FTA
     
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    Michael P

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    The Dish LNBF is no good for satellites other than their own and Expressvue (which also used E* made equipment). Dish uses circular polarization. In any event there is no FTA on any of these satellites.
     
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    tylorert

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    Even with a diffrent LNB? Like an avenger LNB?
     
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    tylorert

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    And what is "rainfade"
     
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    RBA

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    What is an average LNB. Rather than asking here I would suggest you use google and read about FTA
     
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    Heavy rain, you will not get a signal.
     
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