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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:13 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:41 PM
As for Ham Radio, there is a broadcast of Bill Pasternak's "Amateur Radio Newsline" on one of the satellite's radio channels, one evening each week.
I keep forgetting to write it down, but it's on Friday evening, IIRC.
Most of Galaxy-19 (Ku) is ethnic programming...lots of Iranian and Arabic. A bunch of religious channels there, too. You can tune around and find some good music on the Turkish and Polish channels, both TV and Radio, in the evenings. Be aware that the ones that originate in the Middle East are often off the air, or running a "late show", in the evening hours of the USA, which is after midnight their time. Their Prime Time would be late mornings here.
It's fun to play with....you'll find movies with Arabic subtitles, and English voices at times, soccer matches, plenty of International News (some slanted, some not).
Chinese programming is getting more plentiful, also Vietnamese and Thai.
After you get hooked on G-19, try moving the dish over to the next few adjacent birds, like SES-1 (101-degrees), for BVN TV Amerika (Dutch), and their associated Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), which includes a couple of mono feeds of RNW Shortwave services, as well as their domestic services.
You may want to add an H-H (Horizon-to-Horizon) motor, which lets the dish move across the arc, automatically switching satellites as you "surf".
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:51 PM
Can I add more lnb's to the satellite to get more satellites?
I am wondering if I can hit multiple satellites without having the motor feature.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:19 PM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:22 PM
Problem with external meters is you never know what you are pointed at.
I use a portable 7" tv and the receiver right out at the dish to do it. Sans that, you can program the channel in, turn up the volume and lay your house phone in front of the tv, and call yourself on a cell, and turn the dish until you hear audio.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:27 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:43 AM