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    Re: FAQ for real FTA

    as a newbie ,thanks for the info and insight into the world[offworld]of fta
    possiblity and dreams so many channels so little time

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    Re: FAQ for real FTA

    Quote Originally Posted by TAFF View Post
    as a newbie ,thanks for the info and insight into the world[offworld]of fta
    possiblity and dreams so many channels so little time
    With the investment of one dish, 32+ they usualy come with a linier lnb you will be abe to start recievering some fta channels. Average cost is about 60-100$ CAN depending where you go. Keep in mind tho with only one dish and no motor you will be forced to watch only that one bird!

    -Angel
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    Three things are certain: Death, taxes, and ECMs. Guess which has occurred...

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    I wish i had just a small portion if your knowledge then i would be dangerous, no disastrous,,,,,,,he he he. Thanks Angel you are the best. I wish I was closer than Ky to CAN then we could correspond on a landline, I could pick your brain... Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimcar60 View Post
    I wish i had just a small portion if your knowledge then i would be dangerous, no disastrous,,,,,,,he he he. Thanks Angel you are the best. I wish I was closer than Ky to CAN then we could correspond on a landline, I could pick your brain... Jim
    No worries jim. The more you play the better you learn. The first time i installed and setup a h-h motor i worked on it for 2 weeks to get all the angles right. As i adjusted it i got better and now i can do that whole insatal in 2-3 hours. I orginally started out with a cband re-writeing a digicypher eprom and the moved to carding writing tires on plastic. then to DSS rev card to avr / sub then atmega / then atmega 128 to rom 103 and 101.. Soon i grew tired of always unlooping card and fixing software in the recievers so i migrated to FTA and test 3 viewsat recievers. I still ahve some pansats in the basement right next to the fortecs. Testing is all about learning and expanding your knowledge.

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    Re: FAQ for real FTA

    Quote Originally Posted by flamethis View Post
    I thought Starchoice used Linear rather than circular LNB frequency? If you had a Choice D!sh pointed at the bird would you get anything?
    Yes star choice is linier. Bac kin the day of the B3v switch b3v ran off of 24" linier birds. As b3v moved starchoice took over the old birds. B3v then handed out new lnb's to circular, for a couple of reasons. More power and smaller dish. You can use a starchoice lnb but the freq's on it are limited unlike a real universal FTA lnb.


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    Hi Team,
    This is my first posting her and I found that thread is very nice. I would like to thank Archangle for the very informative history.
    Now my question . I did followed that strategy and installed a motorized Big dish (I think 32). with quad lnb 2 circular and 2 Liner. I can get dish (echo star 7, 8 and 3) I also can get nimiq 2 and may be nimiq 1 if I worked my alignement to a bit better that what it is now.
    Following the strategy, I need to be able to point to FTA sat's and Liniar sat's I could not find any where enough information to help me setting myself.
    I saw the FAQ about the FTA and though I will be able to find more information to help me finding those free channels. I really appreciate all the work programers do and I am a techie person/computer programmer but I do not know know where to start to help with programming too if I can volunteer.
    Thanks for you to spent the time reading my message and will be happy to get your feed back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveseeker6 View Post
    Hi Team,
    This is my first posting her and I found that thread is very nice. I would like to thank Archangle for the very informative history.
    Now my question . I did followed that strategy and installed a motorized Big D!sh (I think 32). with quad lnb 2 circular and 2 Liner. I can get D!sh (echo star 7, 8 and 3) I also can get nimiq 2 and may be nimiq 1 if I worked my alignement to a bit better that what it is now.
    Following the strategy, I need to be able to point to FTA sat's and Liniar sat's I could not find any where enough information to help me setting myself.
    I saw the FAQ about the FTA and though I will be able to find more information to help me finding those free channels. I really appreciate all the work programers do and I am a techie person/computer programmer but I do not know know where to start to help with programming too if I can volunteer.
    Thanks for you to spent the time reading my message and will be happy to get your feed back.

    No worries.. One of the best to aim to would be Galexy 10r. It has about 40-60 all english channels but when you start aiming to linier you MUST use a LNB skeq. On your dish, the very end wehre teh lnb holder is there is a bunch of numbers, deg's. IN my area i use -35 deg. To find out what you need in yer area please use this site.

    http://satcalculator.freehostia.com/

    Ever since the freezeing and b3v being down all the time i have setup more and more 33-36 inch setups for Gal. 10r. Keep in mind the programing is not PPV or prem. channels but a lot better then the pic freezeing every 5 mins!

    -Angel
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    Re: FAQ for real FTA

    I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction for setting up my dish 500 to my VS2000 Ultra. I live in atlanta GA witch is eastern time. I think I saw some angle calculation programs but, I can no longer find them and I get nothing except a black screen.
    Curently testing Viewsat2000 Ultra and my nerves....
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    Re: FAQ for real FTA

    your posting all over the forum ....go to your profile..links are there.........

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    Re: FAQ for real FTA

    that was purely incredible... did I say WOW! thanks angel

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