Dish antenna size required depends on the strength of the signal in (EIRP dBW) for your location.  The satellite signal coverage (i.e. footprint) shows you the signal strength at your location. Use the table below to calculate the minimum size dish needed.

Pas 9

Galaxy 3C

Galaxy 19

Galaxy 10R

Satellite Footprints (Other satellites footprints can be found here)
Dish sizes are minimum for ‘Top Grade’ reception

 

C-Band Ku-Band
EIRP
(dBW)
DTH Size
(m)
SMATV Size
(m)
EIRP
(dBW)
Digital
Channels
(cm)
39.0 1.9 2.5 50.0 55
38.0 2.1 2.9 49.0 60
37.0 2.3 3.1 48.0 65
36.0 2.6 3.5 47.0 72
35.0 2.8 3.8 46.0 77
34.0 3.1 4.2 44.0 95
33.0 3.5 4.8 42.0 115
32.0 3.9 5.4 40.0 138
31.0 4.3 6.1 38.0 175

SMATV: satellite master antenna television

LNBF noise figure performance requirements:

  • C-Band: Minimum 25deg LNB
  • KU Band: 0.6dB LNB

 

Satellite Dish Assembly Diagrams:

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Know your rights: Note that any dish up to 1 meter ( 39.37″) in diameter is permitted “by federal law” to be installed any place in the USA whether it at an apartment complex, duplex, town home, rental or owned, subject to some restrictions.  Read and download the complete federal regulations details here 

 

General Informational and Instructional Links:

  1. What satellite TV system I can use to view the free to air FTA channels?
  2. All FTA Ku-band channels in English available in USA
  3. Free To Air Satellite TV Channels List
  4. Worldwide Free-To-Air Satellite Channels
  5. Satellites List North South America Atlantic
  6. Look-up Latitude and Longitude – USA
  7. Channels FTA Free To Air Satellite TV
  8. What is the Satellite Antenna Dish size required or recommended?
  9. Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule
  10. Finding a Professional Installer in your area in USA
  11. General Satellite Dish Antenna Installation Instructions
  12. Installing a Motorized Satellite System with an HH-Mount Motor, DiSEqC & USALS Compatible Motors