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Wannabe Geek
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# 136850 10-Dec-2013 22:56
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Lost Ch 7 australian feed today, still receiving SBS 1 2 and 3 how can we connect up to Vast TV aussie???

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# 949155 11-Dec-2013 09:57
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I have been told by one of the most experienced professional satellite guys in NZ that you would need a 5m dish to receive Vast from Australia.  However Sky NZ uses Optus D3 as a back-up for D1 and this can completely wreck the much weaker Vast signal which is  more tightly focused on Australia than Optus C1.    C1 will be retired on December 31 this year and we will lose SBS 1  in NZ.

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  # 949404 11-Dec-2013 14:33
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Hey, Thanks for that not the answer I was looking for but certainly enjoyed Ch 7 for the V8s and SBS for the doco's. lets hope new technology will be available soon that will help us in NZ


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# 952560 15-Dec-2013 14:37
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A few SBS documentaries , current affairs programmes and a few dramas are also screened on Australia Network which can be received in NZ.
However you need a 2.9m dish and a C-band lnb to receive it from Intelsat 19.
I believe it may be possible to receive Intelsat 19 with a solid 2.4 dish but this size of dish is best mounted on the ground rather than on a roof.

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  # 952571 15-Dec-2013 14:56
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lapoonman:  lets hope new technology will be available soon that will help us in NZ

Won't happen. The idea of the spot beam is twofold - to improve signal strength with a spot beam, and to stop the bleed of signal outside Australia.

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  # 953335 16-Dec-2013 21:19
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Lets hope something comes up i will have a look at mounting a dish on the ground as a start, any info is much appreciated

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