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Hi what dish size is needed now?
Mike

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For what purpose?
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C band 10 feet
Ku band 4 feet
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our no american satellites are located above the state of Kansas,the further away from that state the larger reflector you will need.Lucky people around that part of the country 6 ft dish for c band does them fine.
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I have a 9ft dish that i can install still new it would be for c and ku i'm in ny.

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our no american satellites are located above the state of Kansas,the further away from that state the larger reflector you will need.Lucky people around that part of the country 6 ft dish for c band does them fine.


Hi Signaltracker,

I am sorry, but you are incorrect in your statement.  I live very near to Kansas City, MO and a 6' dish will NOT bring in many, many C-Band Signals.

Nothing wrong with using a 6' dish, but with the signals that are now MPEG4, DVB-S2 and 16APSK many times, a 10', 12' or even larger dish is needed to obtain and keep a lock.

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Hi Rick to this day I have not been able to get a stable lock on the geosat micro hd    the q bar registers  at 10 on any s2 apsk 16 signals with 8.5ft dish would a 9ft do it  the gain specs 39.6 9ft and 8.5ft 38.
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Hi Rick to this day I have not been able to get a stable lock on the geosat micro hd    the q bar registers  at 10 on any s2 apsk 16 signals with 8.5ft dish would a 9ft do it  the gain specs 39.6 9ft and 8.5ft 38.


Hi satdish,

You might be able to get a lock on a really strong 16APSK signal and still might get a lock on even a smaller dish, but for the most part, a 3.7 Meter or 12' dish or larger is what is really needed.  With that said, many folks here do very well with locking a lot of the 16APSK feeds with a 3 Meter or 10' satellite dish.  Size Matters!  😉

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I have not been able to get a stable lock .... on any s2 apsk 16 signals with 8.5ft dish
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the gain specs 39.6 9ft and 8.5ft 38.


It's not just the gain of the dish that's important - it's also the parabolic surface accuracy, especially when dealing with higher order modulation schemes such as 16 apsk.
A solid dish will outperform a mesh dish.
If the 9' dish is a solid dish and it's replacing an 8.5' mesh dish, then it is a good upgrade.

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its preforated 
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9 ft dish is going to be too small for at least half of the 16apsk feeds. You will have more success on some birds than others. 95w will be easier. 113w will be harder.
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The 8.5' dish that you would be replacing - is the mesh damaged? Is the dish warped?
If not, then unless the brand / construction of the 9' dish is significantly better than the 8.5' dish, then I don't think you will see a significant improvement going from a 8.5' to 9' mesh.
You didn't mention the brands of the dishes - some mesh dishes were built better than others.
You did say that you already have the 9' dish and it's NIB, correct?
I would be very tempted to install it as a second dish. The 8.5' dish could be parked on for example G3C or Anik F1R or IS-21 and only moved occasionally.

*However*, if 16ASPK feeds are really what you are after, then without getting into specifics of which feed / which satellite, my best advice is to go with a 10' or larger solid dish, and to use a C-band *only* feedhorn with a quality LNB like the Norsat 5150F that Rick sells.
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Brand is radio shack solid with holes  other dish is radio shack but mesh not solid all mesh is present it is wavy I attempted to flatten it out not successful current lnb is norsat   w chaparel cband only feed not adjustable i was  receiving 4120 4140 on 99 deg at  88q on azbx elite have they lowered there power?
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Wait, did you get the 9' RS dish from an Orlando craigslist ad?
Aren't you in NY?

If the 8.5' dish mesh is damaged / warped and you can't fix it, then yes a new 9' dish should be an improvement.
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not from orlando and i can get another one but i think i should wait for 10 or 12ft ihave a 12ft orbitron finger plate is shot  
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OK. There was a NIB 9' RS dish for sale on Orlando craigslist recently. Not often these days that you see a new, uninstalled mesh C-band satellite dish for sale.
12' Orbitron sounds good. Don't know what a finger plate is, but have you tried taking it to the local welding / machine shop to see if they could repair it?

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