Need info on x-band satilite reception

Need info on x-band satilite reception

Post by AMF.. » Fri, 02 Jul 1999 04:00:00

  I know this may be off the subject but not sure where
to post this message ..
I am interested in getting a x-band satilite receiver and
dish to copy the many up-link transmissions used by the
networks and satilite broadcasters. But I don't know
where to find any info about x-band reception nor where
to purchase the gear .. any info much appreciated..
thanks tim

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Need info on x-band satilite reception

Post by HighWaysinHidi » Fri, 02 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>  I know this may be off the subject but not sure where
>to post this message ..
>I am interested in getting a x-band satilite receiver and
>dish to copy the many up-link transmissions used by the
>networks and satilite broadcasters. But I don't know
>where to find any info about x-band reception nor where
>to purchase the gear .. any info much appreciated..
>thanks tim

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While it off topic, what the heck...
X band typically means 10.0GHz (10,000MHz) and is used for Door openers
and Police radar.
Most TV style sat stuff is either "C" band 3.8 to 4.8 (approx)GHz
And mst ENG (electronic news gathering) is Ku 11 to 12 GHz (again
aprox).
This is for the USA and there are some other really oddball up/down
freqs that I do not have handy.
The above frequencies are "down link", or what the sat is sending on.
The earth sations "uplink" about 2GHz above the downlink frequencies.
Look in your local 'phone book under TV, TV antenna, Satellite etc.
Also do a net search on TVRO (TV Recv only).
Please realise though that alot of stuff is scrambled by using fairly
secure "codes".  About 20 years ago nothng was scrambled and the "back
huals" from remote sites to the network headquarters was a lot of fun
to watch on air types joke around and generaly be foolish.
Good luck.
 
 
 

Need info on x-band satilite reception

Post by zurit » Tue, 06 Jul 1999 04:00:00

What frequencies do you want to monitor exactly?

X-band satcom in the US and most allies is used only be the military.
I understand some european countries use x-band gear in terrestrial
microwave links, but that equipment is not likely suitable for
receiving satcom.