BBC World & Australia Network are now available Free to Air in New Zealand from Intelsat 5. We have a 90cm Dish Kit available with this you can receive all the FTA channels from IS5 and All the Freeview channels on OPTUS D1 (optional bracket LNB and switch required)
Intelsat 5 has been relocated to 169 degrees east to provide C band coverage to the Asia Pacific region. The beam is centred on New Zealand and is approximately 40-41dBW allowing reliable reception with a dish as small as 90cm (with special feedhorn as supplied in the 90cm dish kit)
Setup of a 90cm Offset Dish for Intelsat 5 reception is detailed below:
Assemble the 90cm Offset dish and adjust the elevation to that calculated for your location here:http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/dish-angle-calculator-i-16.html
Adjust the skew of the LNB so that it is as shown in the picture below if you have the Standard 5150 L.O. C Band LNB:
If required install the optional bracket for the Optus D1 LNB that can be mounted on the offset scalar ring.
The C band LNB should be pushed forward as far as possiable within the LNB holder and the offset scalar ring should be push back until it touches the LNB support arms.We recommend you drill a hole in the LNB at the lowest point to allow water to drain out.
For the Standard 5150 L.O. C Band LNB this will look like:
Fine tune the alignment using a satellite finder or set top box. The transponder you should use for alignment is 4160MHz H pol S/R:26479.
Once you have completed the dish setup just scan the 4160MHz H pol S/R:26479 TP and you can enjoy BBC World, Australia Network and IRQAA. If your receiver is already preprogrammed you will not need to do this step.
You can also mount an LNB for Freeview reception on OPTUS D1 onto the offset scalar ring of the C Band LNB using the optional bracket.
The picture below shows the skew you need to set the Low Noise 11300 L.O. KU band LNB to for OPTUS D1 reception.
You should mount the LNB as far back from dish as possiable for optimal reception. Once the LNB is mounted you can use a sat finder or the set top box (select the 12483MHz H Pol SR:22500 TP) to optimise the position of the LNB by rotating the offset scalar ring.
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