Listen via Satellite
Small Dish Instructions and Advice Here!
Blanket permission to retransmit or relay WCPE to the public.
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
(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.
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 SES-3 coverage map.
SES-3 pointing information: