Understanding Satellite TV Encryption

E-16 Service is Currently Scrambled. That annoying message that is displayed on your TV screen when you boot your decoder, say, on a Friday evening when you arrive home ready to catch that movie or series you had planned for. Too bad; your subscription has expired and now you have to make arrangements to renew … Continue reading Understanding Satellite TV Encryption

Replacing My Worn LNB And Rusted LNB Holder

This is a discovery LNB that I bought in 2014. I loved this LNB because it had a long neck. Because of its long neck and low price, it was the best LNB for tweaking purposes. Fast forward to 2017 and the plastic at the front which was a bright orange started to fade. Add … Continue reading Replacing My Worn LNB And Rusted LNB Holder

Using The Stargold SG-20SF Satellite Finder The Correct Way

The Stargold SG-20SF is the most common satellite finder available locally and below you will find out the proper way of using it. It is grey in colour and fits the palm quite well. It only has two ports on either of its sides labeled “TO REC” and “TO LNB”. The scale is from zero … Continue reading Using The Stargold SG-20SF Satellite Finder The Correct Way

Lyngsat for Beginners

Matching Satellites and Orbital Positions on Lyngsat.com To all Free to Air Satellite enthusiasts and Professional Satellite dish installers all over the world, lyngsat.com is a very important website to get useful information. In very simple English this tutorial I will teach you how lyngsat works and how to use it. Even Globecast, the international … Continue reading Lyngsat for Beginners

What Free To Air Satellite Enthusiasts Will Never Tell You As A Beginner

What Free to Air gurus and enthusiasts will never tell you as a Free to Air Beginner! Most Free to Air Installers, gurus and enthusiasts will never tell you the following things about Free to Air TV reception. I don’t know why but if they tell you before you buy the equipment, then you may … Continue reading What Free To Air Satellite Enthusiasts Will Never Tell You As A Beginner

Satellite Beams And The Corresponding Dish size

A Satellite’s Beam is also known as a footprint. What is a footprint? A footprint or satellite beam is the area on the surface of the Earth covered by the microwave radiation from a transponder. The position of a satellite footprint depends on the orbital position of the satellite, for example Eutelsat 36B’s footprint is … Continue reading Satellite Beams And The Corresponding Dish size

Tips To Help You Buy A Good LNB

What is an LNB? The acronym LNB stands for low-noise block down converter. An LNB is the receiving device mounted on satellite dishes used for satellite TV reception. An LNB is usually placed at the focal point of a satellite dish where the signals received are concentrated. It is called a down converter because it … Continue reading Tips To Help You Buy A Good LNB

Simple Explanation – Connecting A Set Top Box To Your TV

This article was written on 10th May 2014. Whatever model of Set Top Box you have, the procedure of connecting it to your TV is the same. So if you own or have just bought a pay TV set top box like Gotv or Startimes or maybe you don’t want to pay for your TV … Continue reading Simple Explanation – Connecting A Set Top Box To Your TV

Understanding The Difference Between Ku Band And C Band Frequencies

Many Free to Air satellite TV beginners usually struggle to know the difference between Ku band and C band frequencies. But today I will explain the difference between Ku Band and C band frequencies. I would suggest after reading this, you should also check the differences between Prime focus and Offset dishes. It’s obvious that … Continue reading Understanding The Difference Between Ku Band And C Band Frequencies

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