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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:31 pm

HI All,
Thinking about satelite tv to watch the weather and news, does anyone know what sized dish is req'd for out the back of Kalgoorlie or Meeka.I've seen the small dish, about 2' in dia. and want to know if it will do or do you need the ones of about 4' dia. AND, with a Next G mobile phone what sized external ant. would suit for the same areas.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:20 pm

The same as the FOXTEL or AUSTAR dish. It's a 65cm made by Hills. I think I pay about $30 each which doesn't include the LNB
The LNB is dearer than the dish but if you want to drop me you postal address I'll mail you one for nix.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:16 pm

Hi Madtuna,
Thanks for the generous offer Steve, but i have been searchin on the web and usually the LNB thingy comes with the unit and i havn't seen them sell the other parts seperately, but thanks for the offer, I could be missing the point but thanks anyway.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:32 pm

No worries mate. I'm a Sat tech and QA for a number of providers both here and OS so have a bazzilion of them. I know some mobs charge up to $60 or more.

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Post  goldhog22 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:14 am

Madtuna , Its nice to see that there are some out there that are nice..It doesnt happen every day, good on you steve , no I dont need a dish just wanted to say that...regards Bob

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:51 pm

well thankyou Bob!
I must have slipped up...I have a reputation as a complete b**tard to maintain Very Happy

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Post  goldhog22 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:01 am

Thats ok Steve we all get a bit soft in our old age..smile Im 67 and have more fun now than ever ....been playing with sat tv for years ..ham radio ect..helped heeps to line up their dish..still do..Bob

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Post  Guest on Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:51 am

Hi All,
Went into the antennae shop yesterday,stand, dish and LNB $150, rec. $220, card $120,cable $2.20/m, no change out of $500, but have seen advertised on the net for $375, is there much difference between the cheaper models, they did also say that when it rains heavily that the small dish can loose reception and then it would be better to use the next size up. Q uestion is, what is a good deal?
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Post  goldhog22 on Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:40 am

Hi Ron, There are sat.set top box,s that are easy to use and others that leave a lot to be desired. If you are on the road and set it up each time you stop, get one that is easy to do this with. The dish size is based on how much room you have to carry it. And a big dish will blow over in the wind much easer. 65cm is all I use and have not had a lot of trouble..Most sat. rec. are made in good old China anyhow.. There are some good deals on ebay..But if you want to have warrinty and help to under stand what is required go through your local bloke.. I have a STRONG that runs on 12 volt so far it seems ok. $120 for a card is top dollor but once you have it it should last .The trouble is the so called free to air tv is not quite that, you can only watch half of Australia with one card and then you have to ASK them to turn " say the west side on if you are over there or the east side if you happen to be there BUT not both at the same time ???"And if you tell them you are travling it could be turned of each six months.. The dish is the easy bit, some are made of tin and not so good, get your self one from a pay tv installer it will be of better quality. I dont know if you wanted all that info hope it helps..Bob

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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:59 pm

authere wrote:Hi All,
Went into the antennae shop yesterday,stand, dish and LNB $150, rec. $220, card $120,cable $2.20/m, no change out of $500, but have seen advertised on the net for $375, is there much difference between the cheaper models, they did also say that when it rains heavily that the small dish can loose reception and then it would be better to use the next size up. Q uestion is, what is a good deal?
Regards Ron

Dish from Hills - $40 (same as Austar/Foxtel)
LNB - $30 to $60 (could have had a freebee)
Stand from markets or Vinnies - $10 (old projector screen stand)

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Post  goldhog22 on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:52 am

Well Ron,
I did a little look see on the net and have found a set top box for $99 ARION AF 3330 and a Optus card for $90..All new !!
The web page is .. www.hotchip.com.au
I have brought stuff from there years ago so they arnt a fly by night mob..
Hope this helps ...Bob

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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:11 am

Hi All,
Thanks for the replies,I was out playing golf yesterday in the rain and wind and wasn't up to replying when i got home,Bob thats a fair dinkum good price you would pay more for second hand ones, Steve, nothing ventured nothing gained!, but will check out the hill's stuff next week.Gunna go and look at that hotchip site right now!!, so thanks again
Ron

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Post  PATCHES JUNIOR on Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:40 am

I have dealt with these people before.

http://www.kansat.com.au/index.php

But I hear later this year a whole new type of incription (sp) is going into effect.

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Post  waznme on Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:00 pm

PATCHES JUNIOR wrote:I have dealt with these people before.

http://www.kansat.com.au/index.php

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G'Day

I live down the road from this bloke and got my outfit from him. He is not the cheapest but he is a bloody good bloke and will help you out better than most.

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Post  Nightjar on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:31 am

Hi all,
Very happy with this deal.
http://www.itechworld.com.au/

The whole package stows under bed when travelling and can be set up within minutes of arrival at remote destinations.
Have downloaded destination co-ords and have recorded them with setup instructions.
The only downside is we are reading less books in the evening after a long day detecting.

Cheers
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Post  ski29214 on Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:53 pm

I have often dealt with SATPLUS. They always despatch orders promptly and their prices are very competitive.

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