WCPE Listen via Satellite

Listen via Satellite

Small Dish Instructions and Advice Here!

Relay Information:
Relay Consent
Blanket permission to retransmit or relay WCPE to the public.

WCPE's Great Classical Music is available via Ku-band satellite to North America, Northern Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Our programming is continuous, 24 hours a day, every day.

Who Can Use Our Service:

Anyone, anywhere, from an individual with the appropriate equipment to the largest programming distributor. Our classical music is available without charge and is NOT scrambled! It's our mission to make Great Classical Music available to the world, 24 hours a day. Cable systems and rebroadcasters can use our audio on their systems! Read our Retransmission Consent. (FCC 76.64 Retransmission Consent doesn't restrict systems from carrying WCPE-FM because WCPE is a non-commercial station.)

Features of WCPE's Satellite service:

WCPE's classical music programming is continuous -- 24 hours a day, every day. WCPE is completely listener supported. All WCPE systems have redundant backup with auxiliary power to ensure uninterrupted service, in keeping with our mission -- to make Great Classical Music available to the world 24 hours a day.


WCPE has added a "free to air" unscrambled DVB Ku-Band (mini-dish) service for easier access!

You or your local public radio station or cable system can now use a small dish to receive WCPE Radio. The smaller Ku-Band dishes are easier to install than the larger C-Band dishes, especially in situations with limited roof or yard space.

Such a system may be purchased for around $200 from vendors such as http://www.satcruiser.com. The 30" dish may be placed among shrubbery. The receiver connects to your stereo amplifier just like a CD player.

Reception Information:

WCPE's Ku-Band signal is on the AMC-1 Satellite, 103° West, Transponder 12K, vertical polarization.

The digital tuning information is: Downlink 11942 MHz; IF 1192 MHz; FEC 3/4; Symbol Rate 20 ms/s; Audio PID 5417 decimal, or 1529 hex; ch 81.

The coverage is the Fifty States, western and southern Canada, and northern Mexico.

View the AMC-1 coverage map.

Look angle calculator for AMC-1 satellite:

  • Go to ses-americom.com
  • Follow instructions to initialize the online tool.
  • Select satellite "AMC-1".
  • Enter zip code of downlink location, "xxxxx".
  • Click the "?" box.
  • See downlink city name appear beside the "?" box and coordinates appear in their boxes.
  • Click "CALCULATE".
  • See AZ and EL numbers appear in their boxes section.
  • Go to http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/
  • Enter zip code. Click "get location".
  • See calculation of latitude and longitude. Click "Compute Declination".
  • See Declination.
  • Add this to the Azimuth figure. This is the new Azimuth for compass reading