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  1. Randy

    Randy Village Elder

    A friend recently installed an FTA setup at his place.... the technician who was installing it had this gadget that he was using but he was not willing to tell anyone what its and how it works. Gurus, what is it called and how does it work??
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  2. rollout

    rollout Village Elder

    Hii hutumiwa na peasants ku-locate a satellite i.e coordinates in the sky

    Sasa wacha kusumbua on a friday.Meffi
     
  3. holycow

    holycow Senior Villager

    Looks like a sat finder used by Professionals or Chronic ASAS victims like @Meria Mata and @Luther12 . Most sat finders are branded and the protocol indicated (DVB-S orDVB-S2). The gadget comes in handy when working on some elevated and difficult position. The installer probably wanted to milk extra coins by acting "mysterious"
     
  4. Randy

    Randy Village Elder

    The earth is full. go home.
     
  5. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    This is a digital satellite meter/finder. The kind we use in installations. Zipo aina nyingi.

    Have a look at this:

    http://www.satlinkmeters.co.uk/satlink/ws-6980.htm
     
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  6. Randy

    Randy Village Elder

    with a 120cm dish and 2lnbs how many satellites can one capture?
    currently he has only 2...and some of the station in both don't show.

    Astra 1c,intelast 7/10
     
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  7. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    That's a very difficult question to answer coz the options are as wide as the sky is. Ndio maana huwa tunauliza mtu what their interest is so that we best direct them to satellites that meet those interests as well as the equipment required to nab them. Keep in mind that the STB is very critical.

    Is 'your friend' (wazuan parlance):) on C-band or Ku-band?

    And by the way, there's nothing to watch on Astra 1C.
     
  8. Web Dev

    Web Dev Village Elder

    Huyo mjamaa anataka kuhamia kwa friend.
     
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  9. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    :D:D
     
  10. Randy

    Randy Village Elder

    mainly his interest is in American channels, documentaries, movies and the epl... Astra 1c exists past weekend we watched some epl matches on HD sport 24 .
     
  11. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    That's not Astra 1C, even a casual google search will disabuse you of that notion. It's either NSS-12 @57°E or NSS-7 @20°E.

    What your pal requires is perhaps a simple combo of NSS & IS-20. If space/dish allows, one can throw in A-7.
     
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  12. Randy

    Randy Village Elder

    Hehehe...... huko siwezi hamia since he got it hatukai na Amani.I just thought it was cool that you can enjoy HD epl matches at one off cost. hoping to get mine soon.
     
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  13. 123tokambio

    123tokambio Village Elder

    Dagitari, what FTA decoder can you recommend one to purchase, estimated retail price and the sellers? Nataka kuanza kujipanga polepole... Kodi is fantastic but i also need a backup...
     
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  14. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    Mambo ya bei sijui, as I've said I don't sell these things. I'll however enlist the help of my friends @muzombozi & @Giggz for details. Currrntly, Freesat V7 Combo comes very highly recommended.
     
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  15. Giggz

    Giggz Senior Villager

    This is a digital satellite finder meter. A satlink Ws6950 Dvb-s meter. This thingy only assists you it doesn't perform magic, the installer is the one who actually does the most work.
     
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  16. Giggz

    Giggz Senior Villager

    The installer just selected the first available satellite in the database. I bet he used a Freesat decoder or some of its close cousin autoroll stb's.
     
  17. Giggz

    Giggz Senior Villager

    Of course two satellites close together but 120cm isn't enough maybe a 180cm and above. Then 2 lnb's is vague as they could be either Ku band or Cband.
     
  18. 123tokambio

    123tokambio Village Elder

    Haya, jibu swali langu hapo juu tafadhali.....
     
  19. ngomi

    ngomi Village Elder

    luther and company am planning to put up FTA in migori county so as to watch all the epl matches over the christmas period will it work in shags as it does here am plannin to buy the big dish and the 2 lnbs am not sure which decoder so please mnichanue before i buy all this stuff and maybe it wont work properly.help a brother out guys
     
  20. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    I believe we have addressed this question in all its variants before. When you say 'the big dish', what size do you mean?