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# 20344 22-Mar-2008 12:08
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Hi, my uncle lives in Brisbane and is wondering if he would be able to pick up the NZ freeview channels from there? Any help?

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  # 118034 22-Mar-2008 12:35
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With a 3 to 10 metre dish maybe but given spot beam only covers NZ it will be difficult. Certainly NOT with standard 65 cm dish.



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  # 118121 22-Mar-2008 21:51
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Or maybe if you give ground antennas a go, but not sure if they have been tested at UHF frequencies.


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  # 118133 22-Mar-2008 23:00
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Spyware: With a 3 to 10 metre dish maybe but given spot beam only covers NZ it will be difficult. Certainly NOT with standard 65 cm dish.

Does the same go for Aussie channels over here?

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  # 118141 23-Mar-2008 06:12
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I have heard reports of people being able to pick up the aussie channes apart from the known Aurora stuff you can pick up off C1 with a 65CM, all the other Aurora channels I think can be picked up with ~3.2 Meter dish not that I have tried or know, it's just due to the fact that Aus is a bigger country so they need a much larger area to transmit to, whereas with NZ, they are able to have a lower power more directional beam, from what I have read.  A guy in Sydney did say he once picked up the Freeview stuff with a 4 Meter dish.  Vetrun is a good place to discuss this sort of thing.

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  # 118160 23-Mar-2008 10:00
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Thanks guys

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