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Topic # 30649 16-Feb-2009 16:51
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What would I need to get Australian channels such as 7, 9 and 10???

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  Reply # 196083 16-Feb-2009 17:03
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To get 7 Central you'll need roughly a 1m dish and a valid Aurora card which requires a valid Australian address to register it.

To get 9 and 10 you'll probably need a dish somewhere in the vicinity of 5m+, probably slighty bigger depending on your location.






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  Reply # 196090 16-Feb-2009 17:10
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So it's not really possible.. i mean who wants a 5 meter wide dish in their back yard???

I have a lot of people whos yard join onto mine, 3 people have dishes?? why would they then? I'm in central Auckland.... what are they getting???

they are only 2M in width max....

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  Reply # 196177 16-Feb-2009 23:11
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kiwis: So it's not really possible.. i mean who wants a 5 meter wide dish in their back yard???

I have a lot of people whos yard join onto mine, 3 people have dishes?? why would they then? I'm in central Auckland.... what are they getting???

they are only 2M in width max....


there are many other services you can get with a dish.  If the dish is 2m or larger, you can get all sorts of foreign c-band services (and on smaller dishes Ku band).  The range of stuff one can get is quite extensive, mostly foreign and religious stuff in general. 

The best way to find out is ask them politely.  Mostly they'll be more than willing to tell you Wink

Though a little out of date, this gives you some idea - http://www.telsat.com/programe.htm

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  Reply # 196904 20-Feb-2009 13:20
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A new satellite, Intelsat 5 has recently been positioned and transmitting Australia Network and BBc World, and can be received on a 1.2 mtr Offset C Band dish in Auckland.



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  Reply # 196923 20-Feb-2009 14:21
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How and where does I get one of these?

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  Reply # 196932 20-Feb-2009 14:55
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Not sure where you can get a 1.2 mtr in NZ at present. I am currently using a 1.8 mtr solid which are available in Auckland. Signalmaster may be able to help with the dish but you will need an offset C Band feed.



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  Reply # 196933 20-Feb-2009 14:58
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Explain?

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  Reply # 196940 20-Feb-2009 15:25
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kiwisat: Not sure where you can get a 1.2 mtr in NZ at present.
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/band-satellite-dish-p-543.html

kiwisat: ... but you will need an offset C Band feed.
What does this mean please?

If you get a 1.2m dish, do you need anything special to get access to the Aus/BBC feeds off the Intelsat 5 satellite?  I'm hoping to do this with one dish for freeview and another larger dish for the Intelsat 5, so two lnbs and using a simple tone switch to switch between each satellite as required.  Will this approach work?  Thanks.

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  Reply # 196959 20-Feb-2009 16:33
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Yes it will.



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  Reply # 196988 20-Feb-2009 18:51
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Okay so we get one of them 1.2m dishes... stick it in the backyeard (pointing the right way)

What else do I need to do? does the wire to from the dish to what then to the TV?????

What does this mean??

"but you will need an offset C Band feed"

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  Reply # 197027 20-Feb-2009 20:43
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Sorry I was heading out and didn't see your query re Offset C band feed.

Okay, service from IS 8 (Intelsat 8) is C band, normally picked up by prime focus dishes of which you have probably seen many around, mainly in the form of a large black mesh dish.

The LNBF which picks up the reflected signal from the dish is a prime focus feed pickup.

Until now that was the cost effective way to receive C Band signal, mainly because the dish needed to be at least 2 mtr but not as accurate as a Ku dish, so cost of an offset dish (Sky dishes are offset type) in the larger size was prohibitive.

The only offset dishes of that size in NZ are located on TAB shops, and Pubs and Clubs as an overkill for Sky and Trackside to avoid rain fade. But these are fitted with a Ku band LNBF.

So a C Band offset feed for the C Band LNB is necessary on an offset style dish in order to receive C band signal.

I hope I have not confused you.

Here is a link to IS 8 services http://www.lyngsat.com/intel5.html

Cheers



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  Reply # 197033 20-Feb-2009 21:28
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kiwisat: So a C Band offset feed for the C Band LNB is necessary on an offset style dish in order to receive C band signal.

I hope I have not confused you.

Here is a link to IS 8 services http://www.lyngsat.com/intel5.html

Cheers



So need one of these? http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/standard-5150-band-p-544.html

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  Reply # 197066 20-Feb-2009 23:05
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That would be a start.

PM me if you want pricing for the stuff you will need.

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