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

The ADN Decoder, What We Know So Far

On 1st Dec I stumbled on the ADN decoder banner in Nairobi and I posted on the photo on social media here Twitter and Facebook. (Make sure you follow or like after checking the photo out). Finally it was the new ADN decoder. “How much is it and what specifications does it have?” were questions that ran through … Continue reading The ADN Decoder, What We Know So Far

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

New BeIn Sports package on Eshail 1 at 25.5°E

beIN sports recently started new TV packages on a new satellite by the name of Eshail 1 at 25.5°E. To MENA subscribers it will be easy to track the new footprint which is not very new because any dish that was pointed at Arabsat will easily receive all transponders. Here is the full beIN package on … Continue reading New BeIn Sports package on Eshail 1 at 25.5°E

Debate: Is The Hotpoint DVBT-2 Decoder A Quality Product?

The big Question to be analyzed here: Is the Hotpoint Dvbt-2 Free to Air Terrestrial decoder Model Number HSTB301 a quality product? Check out this forum discussion on JamiiForums and make your own conclusion. Mind you this is the cheapest free to air digital set top box in Nairobi and Kenya as a whole retailing … Continue reading Debate: Is The Hotpoint DVBT-2 Decoder A Quality Product?

Performance check on LG satellite enabled TVs

LG Electronics East Africa in 2013 introduced into the Kenyan Market Digital integrated Televisions to help with the digital migration. The Televisions were 32LN540U which retailed for Ksh50,100 42LN540V which retailed for Ksh81,700 and 50LN540V which was even more expensive retailing at 175,600 The first two digits in the model number indicate the size of … Continue reading Performance check on LG satellite enabled TVs

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