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Most beacons are nominally horizontal polarisation, otherwise known as X polarisation. Horizontal means approximately parallel with the equator, not with the ground surface where you are located except when you are on the same longitude as the satellite and thus due north or south of the satellite.  A few beacons use circular polarisation, so that the level will not vary as you rotate a linear polarisation receive antenna.
For horizontal polarisation the LNB receive rectangular waveguide should like this, as the starting position.  Then rotate by the required polarisation adjustment angle. + is clockwise, while facing towards the satellite.
To set polarisation angles, calculate the angle assuming it is accurately parallel with the equator and then, for some if not all the Eutelsat satellites, turn the feed clockwise by 3.5 deg, when facing towards the satellite. See my satellite dish pointing calculator for polarisation angle calculations. Always adjust for optimum with plus/minus 1 deg accuracy.

In the list of beacons below note that if two similar beacon frequencies are shown then only one may be active.

Orbit location

Satellite

Beacon

Frequency

Min EIRP

Coverage

MHz dBW
127W Horizons 1   11700 V
12199 H
   
127W Galaxy 13   4198.5 V
4199.5 V
   
95W Galaxy 3C   12199 H
11704 V
   
91W Galaxy 11   10951 Circular
11701 Circular
11702 Circular
12195 V
   
89W Telstar 8 = Intelsat IA-8 = Intelsat Galaxy 28 G-28   3698 H
11457 H
11453 H
   
81W SBS 6   12195 H
12198 H
  1.3 deg inclined
77W Galaxy 4R   4198.125 H
4199.325 H
11701 V
12195 H
  2.2 deg inclined orbit
58W IS PAS 9 = Intelsat 9 IS-9   11699 H
11700.5 V
11702 V
11703 V
   
45W IS PAS 1R = Intelsat 1R IS-1R   11699 Circular    
43W IS PAS 3R = Intelsat 3R IS-3R   4198.5 H
4199 H
11699 Circular
   
22W NSS-7 Ku 1 11451 10.5
22W NSS-7 Ku 2 11454 10.5
22W NSS-7 C 4199.5
15W Telstar 12 Ku1
Ku2
11450.5
11451
   
12.5W Eutelsat 2 F-2 1 11450.35 9
12.5W Eutelsat 2 F-2 1 11451.83 9
12.5W Eutelsat 2 F-2 2 12541.667 9
8W Atlantic Bird2 1 11704 5.5 Global
8W Atlantic Bird2 1 11705.2 5.5 Global
8W Atlantic Bird2 2 12500.5 9 Global
5W AB3
7E Eutelsat W3 B2 12501
7E Eutelsat W3 B3 11199.5
7E Eutelsat W3A B1-H 11699.8 or 11700.4 7 Widebeam
7E Eutelsat W3A B2-H 12500.5 8 Global
7E Eutelsat W3A B3-H 11200.0 8 Global
7E Eutelsat W3A B4-H 21404.0 9 Widebeam
10E Eutelsat W1 B1-TM 11450.5 4 Global
10E Eutelsat W1 B1-TM 11451 4 Global
10E Eutelsat W1 B2-CW 12500.25 9 Global
10E Eutelsat W1 B2-CW 12749.75 9 Global
13E Hotbird 1 1 11449.61 9
13E Hotbird 1 1 11450.35 9
13E Hotbird 2 1 11702.2 8
13E Hotbird 2 1 11703.4 8
13E Hotbird 3 11702.8 8 Global
13E Hotbird 3 11704 8 Global
13E Hotbird 3 12500 8 Global
13E Hotbird 4 11704.6 8 Global
13E Hotbird 4 11705.8 8 Global
13E Hotbird 5 11699.8 8 Global
13E Hotbird 5 11701 8 Global
13E Hotbird 6 end 2002 11700.4 8 Global
13E Hotbird 6 11701.6 8 Global
13E Hotbird 6 19701 9 Ka cover
13E Hotbird 7 end 2002 11702.8 8 Global
13E Hotbird 7 11704 8 Global
13E Hotbird 7 12500 8 Global
16E Eutelsat W2 B1-TM 11698
16E Eutelsat W2 B1-TM 11699.2
16E Eutelsat W2 B2 12501
16E Eutelsat W2 B3 11199
21.5E Eutelsat 2 F-3 1 12451.83 9
21.5E Eutelsat 2 F-3 1 12452.57 9
21.5E Eutelsat 2 F-3 2 12541.667 9
25.5E Eutelsat 2 F-4 1 12451.091 9
25.5E Eutelsat 2 F-4 1 12452.57 9
25.5E Eutelsat 2 F-4 2 12541.667 9
28.5E Eurobird 1 1 11451.091
28.5E Eurobird 1 1 11452.57
28.5E Eurobird 1 2 12501
28.5E Eurobird 1 3 11200
Eurobird 2 11699.8
Eurobird 2 11701
35.9E SESAT 1 11450.35 9
35.9E SESAT 1 11451.091 9
35.9E SESAT 2 12501 9
35.9E SESAT 3 11199.5 9
36E Eutelsat W4 B1-TM 11706.85
48E EUT2-F1 1 11451.091 9
48E EUT2-F1 1 11452.83 9
48E EUT2-F1 2 12541.667 9
53E AM22 Sesat 2 RHCP 11200 12
70.5E Eutelsat W5 B3 Steerable beam 11200
70.5E Eutelsat W5 B1-TM 11451.091 or 11452.57    
70.5E Eutelsat W5 B2 12501

Updated 2 June 2008, 28 July 2009

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