Ka band dish size

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Laser

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My Satellite Setup
Dr HD F15, OS mio + 4K, Octagon SF8008, Octagon SX88+. TM 5402HD M3. .Channel Master 1.20 Ku and C Band. 1.1 Triax Dish
My Location
Berkshire
Would anyone know please the dish size required for Ka Band viewing on Eutelsat 7east and 16east please.
Thank you
 
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davemurgtroyd

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Location
Oxford
My Satellite Setup
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My Location
Oxford
Would anyone know please the dish size required for Ka Band viewing on Eutelsat 7east and 16east please.
Thank you
Your location would help
 
John

John

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Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
Would anyone know please the dish size required for Ka Band viewing on Eutelsat 7east and 16east please.
Thank you



Personally i wouldn't go less than a well tuned 1.2 mtr . A 1.5 or 1.8 is a good choice for good reliable signal capture of the various level of Tp levels that inhabit theses two birds. The bigger the dish size though, the bigger the installation tracking accuracy requirement becomes - a system with both AZ & EL motors helps to get over that .
 
Terryl

Terryl

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My Satellite Setup
OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
My Location
Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
dishpointer.com would give you a good estimate based on your location, enter your location, select the satellite your trying for and hit the search button.
 
Laser

Laser

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475
My Satellite Setup
Dr HD F15, OS mio + 4K, Octagon SF8008, Octagon SX88+. TM 5402HD M3. .Channel Master 1.20 Ku and C Band. 1.1 Triax Dish
My Location
Berkshire
Position is Berkshire. Just to the west of London.
 
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s-band

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My Satellite Setup
1.5m IRTE PF, Octagon OSLO external Ref., TBS6983,
Various L, S, C, X & Ka bits. 1.2m S/X/Ku/Ka Prodelin on Az-El
My Location
SE UK
Personally i wouldn't go less than a well tuned 1.2 mtr . A 1.5 or 1.8 is a good choice for good reliable signal capture of the various level of Tp levels that inhabit theses two birds. The bigger the dish size though, the bigger the installation tracking accuracy requirement becomes - a system with both AZ & EL motors helps to get over that .
Agreed. I use a 1.2m Prodelin/General Dynamics 3122 which is ex-Ka Band VSAT on an az-el so I can track non-geo. I'm not far away, in Essex, and some TPs are marginal. The VSAT Ka dishes have a better profile and more rigid construction, if you can find one. Precision/Elite used to make Ka specified reflectors but their standard ones are still good.
 
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