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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 12:20:16 AM

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Ok, over the past few days I have been researching this FTA stuff. I have a
bunch of questions. What is the best size dish to get? Will an 18" BEV dish
an LNB work? How about a Starchoice 30" and LNB? What is a good receiver to
purchase? Is the MultiStar Maximum 2500 any good? I want to purchase a good
all around receiver without spending too much. Please help out a newbie
here.

Thanks
Glenn

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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 3:02:58 AM

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"Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in
news:4myDe.63285$Ph4.1955159@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca:

> Ok, over the past few days I have been researching this FTA stuff. I
> have a bunch of questions. What is the best size dish to get? Will an
> 18" BEV dish an LNB work? How about a Starchoice 30" and LNB? What is
> a good receiver to purchase? Is the MultiStar Maximum 2500 any good? I
> want to purchase a good all around receiver without spending too much.
> Please help out a newbie here.
>
> Thanks
> Glenn
>
>
>

the DBS dish and LNBF will get only the FTA BEV/Dish channels. the SC 30"
is the lower ed of the disg size you should have.
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 3:16:00 AM

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OK, but what if I point it to another Sat.? WOuldn't the BEV dish and LNB
work for other sats?


"Gary Tait" <classicsat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9699C1C805557wonkynillmailnil@142.77.1.194...
> "Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in
> news:4myDe.63285$Ph4.1955159@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca:
>
>> Ok, over the past few days I have been researching this FTA stuff. I
>> have a bunch of questions. What is the best size dish to get? Will an
>> 18" BEV dish an LNB work? How about a Starchoice 30" and LNB? What is
>> a good receiver to purchase? Is the MultiStar Maximum 2500 any good? I
>> want to purchase a good all around receiver without spending too much.
>> Please help out a newbie here.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Glenn
>>
>>
>>
>
> the DBS dish and LNBF will get only the FTA BEV/Dish channels. the SC 30"
> is the lower ed of the disg size you should have.
>
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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 3:16:01 AM

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Glenn Squire wrote:
> OK, but what if I point it to another Sat.? WOuldn't the BEV dish and LNB
> work for other sats?
>
>

Only for FTA stuff on other satellites with circular polarity. For
anything on the KU side of, say, IA5 or G10, you need a LNB that handles
linear polarity. And an 18" dish is too small to pick up anything from
C-Band

Take care,
Rich

God bless the USA
--
I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.

-Adam Savage, Mythbuster
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 4:18:53 AM

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OK. I am not interested in C band. Just KU and FTA. I am already subscribed
to SC so I have all the programming that I want anyway. . I am just into
this as an hobby project. So..... What is the smallest dish, What LNB and
what FTA receiver should I purchase for my new hobby?

The reason why I mentioned the BEV dish was....I have just purchsed a new
home. It comes with both BEV and SC antennas. I currently subscribe to SC
and I would like ot use the BEV dish & LNB for my new upcomming FTA hobby if
possible. If not....what dish, lnb and Recv to buy. Sorry for all the
questions, but this seems like it could be a fun project.

Thanks a bunch,
Glenn



"Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
news:gdBDe.472$wj5.193@fe04.lga...
> Glenn Squire wrote:
>> OK, but what if I point it to another Sat.? WOuldn't the BEV dish and LNB
>> work for other sats?
>>
>>
>
> Only for FTA stuff on other satellites with circular polarity. For
> anything on the KU side of, say, IA5 or G10, you need a LNB that handles
> linear polarity. And an 18" dish is too small to pick up anything from
> C-Band
>
> Take care,
> Rich
>
> God bless the USA
> --
> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>
> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
July 21, 2005 6:46:56 AM

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When I first got started, and addicted, I purchased a Fortec 90cm dish, with
a FSKU-V universal LNB, and
a H H motor, all from Sadoun.com
I bought a Sat Cruiser DRS 101 Plus + from satcruiser.com, but if I had to
do it all again, I would
buy a better "blind search" receiver like the new Fortec model, also
available from Sadoun.

Jeff


"Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
news:NRBDe.63375$Ph4.1960347@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> OK. I am not interested in C band. Just KU and FTA. I am already
> subscribed to SC so I have all the programming that I want anyway. . I am
> just into this as an hobby project. So..... What is the smallest dish,
> What LNB and what FTA receiver should I purchase for my new hobby?
>
> The reason why I mentioned the BEV dish was....I have just purchsed a new
> home. It comes with both BEV and SC antennas. I currently subscribe to SC
> and I would like ot use the BEV dish & LNB for my new upcomming FTA hobby
> if possible. If not....what dish, lnb and Recv to buy. Sorry for all the
> questions, but this seems like it could be a fun project.
>
> Thanks a bunch,
> Glenn
>
>
>
> "Rich Piehl" <rpiehl5REMOVETHIS@FORNOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
> news:gdBDe.472$wj5.193@fe04.lga...
>> Glenn Squire wrote:
>>> OK, but what if I point it to another Sat.? WOuldn't the BEV dish and
>>> LNB work for other sats?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Only for FTA stuff on other satellites with circular polarity. For
>> anything on the KU side of, say, IA5 or G10, you need a LNB that handles
>> linear polarity. And an 18" dish is too small to pick up anything from
>> C-Band
>>
>> Take care,
>> Rich
>>
>> God bless the USA
>> --
>> I just had one of those "what the hell am I doing?" moments.
>>
>> -Adam Savage, Mythbuster
>
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 2:34:10 PM

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You need a 30 " dish(or larger!),a linear lnbf and of course an mpeg-2 fta
receiver,pref. with blind search

An 18 " dish is too small for standard ku band(it's ok for DBS,because they
use a higher freq. and higher power) -and they also use circular
polarization.Standard kuuses linear.


"Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
news:4myDe.63285$Ph4.1955159@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> Ok, over the past few days I have been researching this FTA stuff. I have
> a bunch of questions. What is the best size dish to get? Will an 18" BEV
> dish an LNB work? How about a Starchoice 30" and LNB? What is a good
> receiver to purchase? Is the MultiStar Maximum 2500 any good? I want to
> purchase a good all around receiver without spending too much. Please help
> out a newbie here.
>
> Thanks
> Glenn
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 5:43:47 PM

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"Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in
news:NRBDe.63375$Ph4.1960347@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca:

> OK. I am not interested in C band. Just KU and FTA. I am already
> subscribed to SC so I have all the programming that I want anyway. . I
> am just into .......
>

+++++++++++


What is "SC" ?
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 5:43:48 PM

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Star Choice
"Pseud O. Nym" <pon@blurry-vision.com> wrote in message
news:Xns969A58D66EB74blurryvision@24.93.43.119...
> "Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in
> news:NRBDe.63375$Ph4.1960347@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca:
>
>> OK. I am not interested in C band. Just KU and FTA. I am already
>> subscribed to SC so I have all the programming that I want anyway. . I
>> am just into .......
>>
>
> +++++++++++
>
>
> What is "SC" ?
>
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 12:26:08 AM

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OK I have located a Starchoice dish with single LNB. The dish is 30". Will
this serve my purpose? If this is ok to start with I may upgrade to a larger
dish later. Any choices on on a mpeg-2 fta? How about the KUSAT PRO 2600?
It's cheap @ $95 CAD. Any thoughts?


"Valdivar" <rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> You need a 30 " dish(or larger!),a linear lnbf and of course an mpeg-2 fta
> receiver,pref. with blind search
>
> An 18 " dish is too small for standard ku band(it's ok for DBS,because
> they use a higher freq. and higher power) -and they also use circular
> polarization.Standard kuuses linear.
>
>
> "Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
> news:4myDe.63285$Ph4.1955159@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>> Ok, over the past few days I have been researching this FTA stuff. I have
>> a bunch of questions. What is the best size dish to get? Will an 18" BEV
>> dish an LNB work? How about a Starchoice 30" and LNB? What is a good
>> receiver to purchase? Is the MultiStar Maximum 2500 any good? I want to
>> purchase a good all around receiver without spending too much. Please
>> help out a newbie here.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Glenn
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 23, 2005 1:14:05 AM

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"Glenn Squire" <gsquire@NODAMNSPAM.nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in
news:QWADe.63362$Ph4.1958910@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca:

>
> OK, but what if I point it to another Sat.? WOuldn't the BEV dish and
> LNB work for other sats?
>

Only DBS sats, and since only BEV and Dish use DVB, they are the only ones
that use DBS and DVB.
!