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Topic # 23033 16-Jun-2008 08:56
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Hi,

I live up here in the Cook Islands. I have read recently that one of he reasons that Prime have refused to move to this platform is that there is spillage of the signal into the Pacific Islands. Does anyone know if this is the case or if its Sky corporate BS? Whilst we have Sky Pacific here, its absolute rubbish (3x Hindi 2 x Chinese) and it would be fantastic to get this up here. If this is possible, what gear would I need to get it up and running up here?

Thanks in adavnce for your thoughts.

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  Reply # 138297 16-Jun-2008 09:54
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Hey Crackerdog. I used to live in Raro.

You are a fair way East from NZ. The spillage excuse is probably more aimed at those Pacific Islands closer in Longitude to NZ and I think it might be a weak excuse from Sky anyway. TV1, 2 and 3 are unencrypted off Optus D1 and don't seem to have any copyright / spillage issues with thier content.

If it was available wouldn't the Trader have it by now? Laughing

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Matt.




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  Reply # 138302 16-Jun-2008 10:07
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It is a weak excuse. Here is the Optus D1 NZ map http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/maps/optusd1_nz.html.

The Australian beam crosses out (http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/maps/optusd1_aus.html) but not the NZ one.




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  Reply # 138306 16-Jun-2008 10:23
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maybe you want to try posting on

Vetrun
Austech

there are certainly some who have a good knowledge here, but not the same power of numbers as the above 2

Also try dishpointer.com
There is a link on the bottom to say what you should be able to get.

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  Reply # 138319 16-Jun-2008 10:57
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The NZ B Spot beam is pretty much concentrated on NZ, there is little to nothing outside the 200mile zone, here is the beam below from the D1 operations manual. As you can see the outer marker is 37dBi which would require a 3meter or larger dish to acheive, and this is just around NZ. Judging by the rate of contours by the time you get a 5-600kms north of that I suggest there is nothing to be found.

Sorry about the low res its the best I could get.

Also I have not heard of anyone on the variuos forums in any of the Islands having mangaged to get anything off D1 NZB Spot beam






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