Free to air satellite for Africa FTA for Africa

I thought there’d be some people like me here who likes TV so much but can’t afford pay TV. Free-to air satellite TV is an option.The TV channels you will have to receive depend on the size of dish you’re using and also the satellite it is faced to. You have the choice of Ku band which usually needs the 90cm dish but the number of stations you will receive wont be much. If you’re using 1.8m or 2.5m dish u will need C-band LNBF and that means more stations. Depending on the satellite, it can be as much as 40 to 80 channels for 1.8 and 2.5 m dish respectively. You have to bear in mind that what you’re using is free-to-air and not pay TV, the type of channels you might receive will not be the best but they will be worth it. You will be Glad of what you did at the long run.

I’d advise you to try FTA. All you need is just the money for the equipment, VIZ: Dish, LNBF, Receiver (Decoder), and RF cables. It’s cheaper than you can imagine. A 90cm dish costs only 50USD. A dual KU band LNBF for the 90cm dish is only 10USD and the receiver (decoder) is only 100USD. A roll of RF cable is about 10USD and that’s all you need for a Ku band FTA reception. For 1.8cm dish C-band reception, your dish will cost 100USD and the C-band LNB costs 20USD. If u want 2.5m dish (the black net type) the only difference is in the dish and it costs just 200USD. You will use the same LNB with that of 1.8cm. With C-band dish, there are a lot of choices you will have depending on the satellite want. Currently am using a 1.8m dish which is installed both a c-band LNB and attached a KU BAND LNBF by the side enabling it to get reception from to satellites, PAS 10 and Intel sat 902 both in the east.Don’t go to people who are into the installation business, the price might be at a higher price. Go to any major electronics market in your city to get them. Installation is easy. Just assemble the dish with the manual, mount the LNB/F on the dish and connect the RF cable to it and then connect the end of the cable to your receiver (decoder). Connect the Video and audio outputs from the receiver to the appropriate ports of your TV.You are ready to start; put on everything (TV and receiver) with the remote control, go to the installation menu of your receiver and put in the TP frequency and Symbol rate of the channel in the satellite you wish to locate. (Some websites where you can get these frequencies for free abound, the most popular is ) when you’re sure you have put in the correct TP and SR, go to your dish which you must have positioned in the mounting pole and start turning. With your primary geography you should know where east and west is. If the satellite is in the east face your dish in the east. Don’t adjust the elevation of the dish for now. (Elevation is the up and down movement of the dish). Make the dish stand parallel to your mounting pole. Now start adjusting the azimuth (azimuth is the side by side movement of the dish). Move from one side of the east to the other. if possible start from west . While you’re doing this your eyes must be fixed at the installation menu being displayed by now on your TV. If your LNBF is good, if you move the dish slowly from east to west, there must be a point at which the signal strength will rise sharply. Try to move back and forth to locate this point. When you have done this, Screw the bolt that controls that azimuth movement and then go to the one that controls the elevation movement. Slowly again move the dish upwards until it gets to a point where the signal strength will rise very well. That’s the position of the satellite you’re looking for. Remember if you have equipment that locates satellite (spectrum analyzer) you don’t need all the stress.When you compare these prices with that of pay TVs you will understand what you have to gain bearing in mind that you do not have to pay anybody for anything ever!For those of us who will be ticking to ask, am not selling the equipment or in business of installation . So I have nothing to gain in all this. I’m just giving back what I have learnt for free. But if you have any problem in installation and think you might need help, reply or mail me. Next, I will list some of the satellite you can receive from Africa, Middle east and Europe