|Satellite||SES-2 (formerly AMC-3/GE-3)|
|Orbital Location||87° West Longitude|
|Transponder Center Frequency||3840 MHz|
|DVB Carrier Center Frequency (as of 4/1/2016)||3832.450 MHz|
|Data Rate||6.5109 Mbps|
|Subcarrier Frequency||Preset in Digital Receiver|
|Azimuth/Elevation of satellite dish||Determined by receiver location|
|Dish Size||2.8 meter (9 feet)||3.1 m (10 ft) or 3.8 m (12 ft)|
|Antenna Gain||At least 40 dB||Dependent on your location|
|Antenna Beamwidth||At most 1.8 degrees|
|Antenna First Sidelobe Level||At least 20 dB down from main beam|
|Antenna Cross-pol Interference Level||At least 30 dB down on main beam|
|Dish Type||Mesh Reflector||Solid fiberglass or Aluminum reflector|
|LNB Type||Any Good Phase-Stable LNB||PLL Phase-Stable Unit|
|LNB Gain||55dB||65dB or greater|
|Cable Length||Less than 500 ft.|
|Number of Receivers per Dish||3 or fewer (unless amplified)|
|Dish Mount||Azimuth/Elevation||Polar Mount (for ease of pointing)|
Do not attempt to use the Wegener receiver as your audio source when aiming your satellite dish. Since this is a digital receiver, you will not be able to hear the audio getting better or worse as you aim your dish. Your receiver will mute when it does not receive adequate signal strength. You will not hear the noise and scratchiness heard on analog receivers as your signal degrades.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of digital receivers is that they do not exhibit the "scratchiness" common to analog receivers when the signal degrades. While able to provide a cleaner signal under more adverse conditions that would normally make analog unusable, the digital receivers will totally mute when the signal falls below the threshold. This effect is known as the "cliff effect."
Another characteristic of a digital signal is the ability to encode the signal. Only the Wegener Unity 4000 will be able to properly decode the audio and relay commands.