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

The Technosat TS 1500 HD Plus Free To Air Satellite Decoder Review

Technosat have a reputation of designing and building very good receivers that are rugged in design and most importantly very easy to use, I mean the user friendliness of Technosat decoders is second to none. The photo above is of a Technosat TS-1500 HD decoder free to air satellite receiver. From its name, you can … Continue reading The Technosat TS 1500 HD Plus Free To Air Satellite Decoder Review

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

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