C Band is the original frequency allocation for communications satellites.
C Band Variants
Slight C Band frequency variations are approved for use in various parts of the world.
|Band||TX Frequency||RX Frequency|
|Extended C Band||5.850 – 6.425 GHz||3.625 – 4.200 GHz|
|Super Extended C-Band||5.850 – 6.725 GHz||3.400 – 4.200 GHz|
|INSAT C-Band||6.725 – 7.025 GHz||4.500 – 4.800 GHz|
|Palapa C-Band||6.425 – 6.725 GHz||3.400 – 3.700 GHz|
|Russian C-Band||5.975 – 6.475 GHz||3.650 – 4.150 GHz|
|LMI C-Band||5.7250 – 6.025 GHz||3.700 – 4.000 GHz|
C Band Dishes
C Band requires the use of a large dish, usually 6′ across. C Band dishes vary, between 3′ and 9′ across, depending upon signal strength.
Because C Band dishes are so much larger than Ku and Ka Band dishes, a C Band dish is sometimes referred to in friendly jest as a BUD (Big Ugly Dish).