Zuku Introduces Ksh399 Smart Pack TV Bouquet

Zuku satellite TV services now has a new bouquet with 27 TV and 51 Radio stations. The new bouquet only available on satellite only is Ksh600 cheaper than the the previous cheapest Classic bouquet of Ksh999 with 68 TV and 51 radio stations. Is this move meant to compete with Startimes Kenya whose cheapest bouquet … Continue reading Zuku Introduces Ksh399 Smart Pack TV Bouquet

Free To Air Satellite TV For Beginners

Notice that this article has been written primarily to those who have never had Free to Air satellite or are thinking of having one installed. It uses Basic English and has Technical words trimmed to the very essential bare minimum. FTA stands for Free to Air. Free to air satellite is a phrase used to … Continue reading Free To Air Satellite TV For Beginners

Make Sure Vegetation Does Not Cover Your Satellite Dish

Satellite dishes work by concentrating microwaves onto the LNB for reception. The stronger the waves the smaller the dish and the weaker the waves, the larger the dish required. Before I go on with the whole obstructing thing, you need to know the difference between prime focus and offset dish. Using the diagrams on that … Continue reading Make Sure Vegetation Does Not Cover Your Satellite Dish

Difference Between A Prime Focus And An Offset Dish

Many free to air satellite TV enthusiasts can easily tell the difference between an Prime focus and and Offset dish, they can even correctly predict which satellite a certain dish is facing just by looking at it, even from a moving vehicle. Well if you do not know the difference between a Prime focus and … Continue reading Difference Between A Prime Focus And An Offset Dish

Amos 5 satellite @ 17 degrees East Mysteriously Vanishes

On November 21st it is believed that Amos satellite vanished from the sky and has yet to be traced.  “Services on AMOS-5 are currently unavailable” is what the Amos 5 spacecom website says. Satellite fleet operator Spacecom of Israel on Nov. 22 said its Amos-5 telecommunications satellite had abruptly ceased functioning and that attempts to restore … Continue reading Amos 5 satellite @ 17 degrees East Mysteriously Vanishes

Why I failed miserably installing SES4 @22deg West

If you look closely at the featured image you will see the problem exactly. the white building in the background is Westgate Mall (during reconstruction) and in the tree lines you can clearly see an unusual shadow. A shadow that is of a straight line considering that the photo was taken at around 3pm. It was … Continue reading Why I failed miserably installing SES4 @22deg West

The day I failed miserably installing SES4 @22deg West

The SES5 satellite I am talking about is a Ku band satellite located at 22 degree’s West orbital position. I have nailed this satellite before on the smallest commercially available satellite dish in Kenya,  65 cm dish. At that time it didn’t have anything that could interest me as the only two free to air … Continue reading The day I failed miserably installing SES4 @22deg West

Wrong assumptions about Free to Air Satellite

Wrong assumptions Free to Air Satellite beginners make or think of Free to Air Satellite. This is a list of very weird assumptions about Free to Air Satellite that I have come across in Kenya especially in Nairobi and its environs. Many of the guys that make these assumptions do not know of Free to … Continue reading Wrong assumptions about Free to Air Satellite

Openbox V8 Combo decoder review – DVBS2 + DVBT2

Finally the Open box V8 Combo decoder is somehow available in Nairobi. Where does one buy the Openbox V8 Combo decoder in Nairobi? Quite a tricky question to answer because I have not seen this particular decoder on any shop. I bought this decoder from the streets like a crack dealer. I met the seller … Continue reading Openbox V8 Combo decoder review – DVBS2 + DVBT2

Use the Inverto Ultra LNB for finge satelite reception in Kenya

Earlier in the week I had posted the featured image with the Inverto Ultra LNB on top of three other LNBs, with the question. What would you like to know about the following LNB’s. The on the on top is the Single Inverto Black Ultra LNB and the ones below are Stargold SG 100-I. Lets … Continue reading Use the Inverto Ultra LNB for finge satelite reception in Kenya