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Direct TV

Postby StormShadow » 28 Feb 2016, 03:46

Has anybody managed to pick up a signal from the U.S Direct TV satellite from the UK? I know its all encrypted but just interested? I picked up something that I think maybe the Direct TV satellite but then again it could be a European one I detected

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Re: Direct TV

Postby acl777 » 28 Feb 2016, 16:32

I didn't think satellite reception from the US was possible.

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Re: Direct TV

Postby acl777 » 28 Feb 2016, 16:32

Error ; Message duplicated.

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Re: Direct TV

Postby grafter » 28 Feb 2016, 18:11

Direct TV reception isn't possible in the UK, all the satellites it broadcasts from are below the horizon.
my friend grafter, seems like you are using a very offensive tone in the reply.

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Re: Direct TV

Postby acl777 » 28 Feb 2016, 19:51

Stormshadow it will be interesting to know what satellite you were receiving. I've never tried satellite dx but I wonder what can be received from the UK furthest East and furthest West.

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Re: Direct TV

Postby Admiral » 28 Feb 2016, 19:59

Me too, Direct TV barely covers Cuba so not too sure it would find its way to High Wycombe.
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Re: Direct TV

Postby Mikel » 28 Feb 2016, 21:35

StormShadow wrote:Has anybody managed to pick up a signal from the U.S Direct TV satellite from the UK? I know its all encrypted but just interested? I picked up something that I think maybe the Direct TV satellite but then again it could be a European one I detected


Have a look at the diagram below with all the satellites 'visible' from the UK with a standard size dish, might give you a clue - click on it to enlarge.
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Re: Direct TV

Postby acl777 » 29 Feb 2016, 08:58

Thanks for the link, very useful.


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