The list above is a partial list of
satellites that broadcast in N. America. There is
no particular satellite for FTA, but almost all
satellites do broadcast Free To Air channels. When
you click on each satellite name you will see the
channels. Use the guide below to see if there is a
FTA TV & Radio channel that you are interested in:
or DVB = FREE (Free to air / FTA) 4-digita
frequency = C
band 5-digit frequency =
I want to pick
up C-Band. What type of dish and LNB do I need to
Depending on the satellite want to hit,
the size of the dish can differ. Usually, you can
use a prime-focal dish for C-band reception. You
will have to use a
If you use a Uniden or a Motorola 4DTV receiver and use
a servo motor (polar rotor), then you may want to
Can I use a
C-band LNB or C-band LNBF
No! It's recommended to use at
least a six foot satellite dish, but an eight foot, ten
foot, or even a twelve foot dish
is much more highly recommended. A
.75m (75cm) dish
up to about a
1.8m (180cm) dish
is used for Ku band. Some competitors my try to
sell you a
1.2m (120cm) dish with
a C band LNBF, but this gets you
satellite signal reception
on only 2 or 3 satellites and the slightest rain may
knock out your
Can I install the satellite dish
inside my house or in my attic?
No! You will need to have a clear
line of site to the satellite in space that broadcasts
the satellite signal. Your view may not be
obstructed by any thing (natural made or man made).
I installed my satellite dish in the
winter and it worked good. Now I'm not getting a
signal. What's the problem?
Check out our
site survey tool & check out our
pre-installation site selection page to answer your
questions about choosing the right place and
install a satellite dish.
Basically, the reason that happened is because during
the winter, there are no leaves on the trees. Now
that the leaves have come out, they are blocking your
satellite signal reception.
Remember, satellite signals don't travel through any
thing, natural made or man made.
What size dish do I need for Ku band
For Ku band, you
generally need a
.76m (76cm) dish to a 1.2m (120cm)
Do I need a
Standard LNB (LNBF)
Universal Ku LNB (LNBF)?
Within the United States or North America,
you can use either a
Standard Ku LNB or a Universal Ku
satellites in N. America
broadcast between and within the frequency range of
11700MHz to 12200MHz. In Europe, Middle East,
Asia, Africa, & Australia, the satellites broadcast in
the frequency range of 10700MHz to 12750MHz. A
Standard Ku LNB
covers the frequency range of 11.7GHz (11700MHz) to
12.2GHz (12200MHz). A
covers the frequency range of 10.7GHz (10700MHz) to
TV Channels or Radio stations are available
if I install a
on the back of my
You can pick up
various stations including
from various satellites. Mostly
Saudi Arabia, Morocco,
and much more... Check out our regularly
satellite channel list
for all the
up to date information.
LNB Brackets / LNB Holders
Multiple LNBF's are placed on dishes to
get signal from multiple satellites. Satellites
that are within about 5 to 17 degrees of each other can
be picked up sing a single dish and by placing a second
or third LNB on the satellite dish. Take a look at
Adjustable LNBF Brackets Here.
LNB and LNBF stand for?
LNB stands for
Low Noise Block. LNBF stands for Low Noise Block Feed.
What is the
difference between LNB and LNBF?
only receives signal from 1 polarity (Vertical or Horizontal for Linear
FSS and Right or Left for Circular DSS) A good example of of a LNB
ASC511 Ku LNB. Another good example is our C band LNB the
BSC211. The rest are mostly LNBF's. Usually Vertical and
Right polarities operate on 13V DC and Horizontal and Left polarities
operate on 18V DC.