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My FTA C band and Ku Band setup

redlofredlof

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3 c band antennas and 2 ku. Intelsat20 5ft, Apstar7 5ft, Asiasat7 4ft, dd Free Dish 2ft, TataPlay(this is paid) 2ft. 1 dish is not connected.
Using 2 solid dual port 12k lnbf for intelsat and apstar.
0.1 db dilos dual port lnb for dd.
0.1db solid 4 ring lnbf for tata.
Using diseqc switches for these.
Ps: This is just my hobby. These DIY type of c band dish antennae are very easy to assemble and YouTube has been my guide :).
I used a solid analog sat finder for all the setup.
Initially just started with 1 ku band dish and a cheap dilos stb. Later bought Solid2100dlx stb as its tuner is better and channels dont freeze so much. Maybe the dilos stb is going to die soon.
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I want to get a 6ft or 8ft for Asiasat7/5 but not sure which one is best. Really wanted to get ReutersHD channel from as5 and dwHD from as7 but could not get any signal even on my 5ft dish of as5. DwHD works fine on 5ft in summer months but signal becomes weak in summer and rain. So I'm not sure if 6ft will work. 8ft is very large and I feel it will draw unwanted attention. My 5ft dishes hide nicely under the wall/boundary. :)
 

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I want to get a 6ft or 8ft for Asiasat7/5 but not sure which one is best. Really wanted to get ReutersHD channel from as5 and dwHD from as7 but could not get any signal even on my 5ft dish of as5. DwHD works fine on 5ft in summer months but signal becomes weak in summer and rain. So I'm not sure if 6ft will work. 8ft is very large and I feel it will draw unwanted attention. My 5ft dishes hide nicely under the wall/boundary. :)
Congrats...What are the channels you are getting thro this setup?
 

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Try for a multi lnb setup from the bigger dish

 

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Congrats...What are the channels you are getting thro this setup?
Asiasat7
All FTA channels from the link above except for channels in the below table. 4ft dish is not able to pickup the signal from these 2 transponders. Signal is very low and catching perfect signal is close to impossible on 4ft dish.
4080 H 29720 works fine on 5ft Dish.
4100 V 29720 does not work during day on 5ft dish. I think 6ft will be good for Asiasat7.
4080 H
tp 12H
C
0​
DVB-S2
8PSK
29720
5/6​
65535-6
9.4
6​
11​
GB NewsNew UK based HD english new channelMPEG-4/HD
2031​
2032 Engnew
18​
Aljazeera EnglishDoha based SD news channel in EnglishMPEG-2/SD
2011​
20.2 Eng
21​
Aljazeera ArabicSame as above but in Arabic languageMPEG-2/SD
2021​
2022 Ara
4100 V
tp 12V
C
0​
DVB-S2
8PSK
29720
5/6​
asiasat_hk.png
AsiaSat65535-4
9.4
8​
DW EnglishGermany based HD but some programs are upscaled HD tv shows but regardless, very good English news channelMPEG-4/HD
3571​
3572 Eng
14​
B4U Movies Asia Pacific - scrambledMPEG-4/SD
311​
312 HinIrdeto
17​
Bloomberg TV Asia - scrambled MPEG-4/HD
3511​
3512 EngIrdeto
19​
Aljazeera EnglishDoha Based True HD new channel in EnglishMPEG-4/HD
3521​
3522 Eng
3523 Eng
26​
NHK World JapanJapanese True HD channel in EnglishMPEG-4/HD
1160​
1120 Eng
29​
TRT WorldTurkish HD New channel in English language. Most interviews are on zoom so feels like you are attending a zoom call.MPEG-4/HD
3581​
3582 Eng
63​
TVB Jade - scrambledMPEG-4/HD
3621​
3622 YueIrdeto
68​
B4U HitzLooks like an under test channel - very poor video qualityMPEG-4/HD
321​
322
69​
B4U PlusNew channel - also available on DD Free dish. You get better audio quality here.MPEG-4/HD
331​
332 Eng
100​
B4U Movies IndiaWe all know this channel.MPEG-4/SD
302​
30. Hin
500​
B4U Music Indiahindi Music channel, also on DD Free dish. But here the Audio Quality is very good.MPEG-4/SD
501​
502 Eng
1353​
Fox News Channel - scrambledMPEG-4/HD
516​
651 EngIrdeto


Apsatar 7
All FTA channels from the link below. Using 5ft Dish works perfect for all FTA channels.
4ft Dish, almost all channels freeze because of low signal.

Asiasat5
On 4ft dish only 2 transponder - bbc and rai Italia
Only the below channels work on 5ft Dish. Zero signal on any other FTA transponders.
3784 H
tp C5H
C
0​
DVB-S
3255
3/4​
1​
TDM Macau Satélite?-?
MPEG-2/SD
308​
5.5
256
3860 V
tp C6V
C
0​
DVB-S2
8PSK
30000
3/4​
ebu_ch.png
EBU
7.9
1​
(IMG feeds)
401​
4101
2​
Premier League TVNeed HEVC STB. I dont have :(. I think this shows football matchHEVC/HD
402​
4102 EngDirector
4​
Rai Italia Asianot in english, no idea what this channel is aboutMPEG-4/SD
404​
4104 Ita
5​
Vatican Media This is like a cctv - shows the outer side of the vatican churchMPEG-4/HD
33​
34 Ita
6​
(EBU feeds)
406​
4106
7​
(EBU feeds)
407​
4107
76​
RTP Internacional ÁsiaMPEG-4/SD
2076​
3076 Por
4132 H
tp C13H
C
0​
DVB-S2
QPSK
10587
2/3​
BBC World Service - no video, just a BBC banner1-316
3.1


Intelsat20
All FTA channels on 5ft Dish 12k lnb from the link below.
Best satellite for C band FTA.
Has lots of good FTA channel. Check the table below.
I have added some of the good FTA channels that you can get from this satellite
3723 V
tp LM2C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
8PSK
9600
3/4​
indiasign.png
Indiasign1-1
7.9N Stanislav
220228
1​
TV 9 Telugu MPEG-4/SD
201​
3011 Tel
2​
[Indiasign test card]MPEG-4/SD
202​
302
3​
TV 9 Kannada MPEG-4/SD
203​
303 Kan
4​
[Indiasign test card]MPEG-4/SD
204​
304
5​
TV 9 Marathi MPEG-4/SD
205​
305 Mar
6​
TV 9 Gujarati MPEG-4/SD
206​
306 Guj
7​
TV 9 Bharatvarsh MPEG-4/SD
207​
307 Hin
3795 V
tp LM4C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
8PSK
5580
2/3​
1​
Arirang World 65535-1
MPEG-4/HD
308​
6.6
256 Eng
257 Eng
3922 V
tp LM8C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
QPSK
7000
5/6​
india_tv_in.png
India TV (India)1-1
5.2
1​
[India TV Prime test card]MPEG-4/HD
510​
511
2​
India TV (India) MPEG-4/SD
520​
521

4003 V
tp LM12C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
8PSK
7200
3/4​
lamhas_sat_services.png
Lamhas1-1
7.9DX Bozóth
191023
200​
Shubh TVMPEG-4/SD
201​
202
300​
Abzy MoviesMPEG-4/SD
301​
302
400​
Sandesh NewsMPEG-4/SD
401​
402 Guj
600​
Shubh CinemaMPEG-4/SD
601​
602
700​
Abzy CoolMPEG-4/SD
701​
702
900​
Abzy DhakadMPEG-4/SD
901​
902
1000​
InsyncMPEG-4/SD
1001​
1002
4116 V
tp LM20C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
8PSK
8800
5/6​
indiasign.png
Indiasign9-3
9.4N Stanislav
220416
1​
PTC NewsMPEG-4/SD
201​
301 Pan
2​
PTC PunjabiMPEG-4/SD
202​
302 Pan
3​
PTC ChakdeMPEG-4/SD
203​
303 Pan
4​
PTC Punjabi GoldMPEG-4/SD
204​
304 Pan
8​
[Indiasign test card]MPEG-4/SD
208​
308
9​
Oscar Movies BhojpuriMPEG-4/SD
209​
30. Bho
10​
PTC SimranMPEG-4/SD
210​
310 Pan
11​
PTC MusicMPEG-4/SD
211​
311 Pan
4124 H
tp LM19C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
8PSK
22193
3/5​
nhk_global_media_services.png
NHK World Network2102-101
5.5M Hajdú
200601
11​
NHK World Japan MPEG-4/HD
1160​
1120 Eng
21​
NHK World Japan MPEG-4/HD
1260​
1220 Eng
4163 H
tp LM21C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
8PSK
7500
5/6​
zee_network.png
Zee Network1-601
9.4N Schlammer
M Hajdú
171206
61​
3482​
3483
62​
EZMallMPEG-4/SD
3487​
3488
63​
Zee 24 Kalak MPEG-4/SD
3492​
3493 Guj
64​
Zee Salaam MPEG-4/SD
3587​
3588 Urd
66​
Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand MPEG-4/SD
4122​
4123
4184 V
tp LM24C
Landmass
35.1-37.1​
DVB-S2
8PSK
21600
8/9​
planetcast_in.png
Planetcast1-1
10.7N Stanislav
220916
2​
Sahana NewsMPEG-4/SD
201​
202
4​
News 1st (India) MPEG-4/SD
401​
402 Kan
7​
News India 24x7MPEG-4/SD
701​
702 Hin
13​
Anjan TV MPEG-4/SD
1301​
1302 Hin
14​
Food FoodMPEG-4/SD
1401​
1402
15​
1 Yes NewsMPEG-4/SD
1501​
1502
16​
Q MarathiMPEG-4/SD
1601​
1602 Mar
17​
Janta TV MPEG-4/SD
1701​
1702 Hin
18​
Swadesh NewsMPEG-4/SD
1801​
180.
20​
India AheadMPEG-4/SD
901​
902 Eng
21​
Aadinath TVMPEG-4/SD
2101​
2102
23​
Republic TV MPEG-4/SD
2301​
2302 Eng
2303 Eng
31​
Harvest TV Keralam MPEG-4/SD
3101​
3102
36​
Jai Maharashtra MPEG-4/SD
3601​
3602 Mar
37​
Republic Bangla MPEG-4/SD
3701​
3702 Ben
39​
1st India MPEG-4/SD
3901​
3902
40​
Bharat 24 MPEG-4/SD
4001​
4002new
41​
Super TV (India)MPEG-4/SD
4101​
4102
42​
OK IndiaMPEG-4/SD
4201​
4202 Hinnew
 

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What channels you are getting from Intelsat 20,Apstar 7,Asiasat 5 in India bro
In Intelsat20, I get all fta channels from all available transponders using 5 ft dish.(all marked in yellow and green in the link below). Except for Lamhas fta package. It freezes a bit. 6ft dish might be best for my location. But all other channels work just fine even during extreme rainfall.

Apstar 7, full coverage of FTA channels. Marked in yellow and green in the link below.

Asiasat7
4080H 29720 Inconsistent signal on 4ft 10k lnb day or night. Works fine on 5ft dish any time of the day or night with 12k/13k lnb.
4100V 29720 barely any signal on 4ft 10k lnb during day. Works fine at night. Very difficult to set. On 5ft good signal in winter and works fine all time. In summer daytime or during light rain, full signal loss on 10k/12k/13k lnb. Works fine at night. This transponder has the best fta hd news channels and b4u package.
All other transponders work fine on 4ft dish.

Asiasat5
Only bbc feed package and Rai italia works on 4ft dish.
On 5ft dish, more channels get scanned by the signal is very bad and channels are unwatchable. Tried even 10k lnb but no difference.
 

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I'm using this diseqc switch. 2 of these.
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10k lnb
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Dual port 12k lnb
Rust is a big problem in my area because it's coastal. So I have put white cement in gaps of the dish and spray painted most of the screws so that they don't catch rust.

 
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