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African Satellite World and Sat Gear

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by kungu1, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. kungu1

    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    All about Satellite tv, both FTA free to air and paytv available in Africa.

    Sat gear in use plus more....
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    My current location is Limuru, Kenya.

    I specialize in fringe satellite reception.

    Some of the satellites i have tracked of late in Kenya Include:

    Measat 3/3a @91.5°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus,
    Thaicom 5 @78.5°E C band on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Apstar-7 @76.5°E C band on I.8 meter prime focus
    ABS-1 @75.0°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus
    Intelsat 7/10 @68.5°E C/KU band on 2.4 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Intelsat 17 @66.0°E C/Ku band on 2.4 meter prime focus and 90 cm offset
    Intelsat 906 @64.2°E C band on 1.8 meter offset
    Intelsat 902 @62.0°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus
    Intelsat 904 @60.0°E C band on 2.4 meter prime focus
    NSS-12 @57.0°E C/Ku band on 1.8 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Yahsat 1A @52.5°E Ku band on 1.5 meter offset
    Intelsat 26 @ 50° East C band on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Paksat 1R @38.0°E C band on 1.8 Prime focus
    Eutelsat 36A/36B @36.0°E Ku band on 90cm offset
    Intelsat New Dawn @ 32.9°E Ku band on 90cm offset
    BADR 5/6 @26.0°E on 2.4 meter offset
    Amos 5 @17.0°E C/Ku band on 1.8 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Eutelsat 16A @16.0°E Ku band on 90cm offset
    Eutelsat 7A @7.0°E Ku band on 90cm offset plus 1.5 meter for fringe satellite recption of Eutelsat 7A Europe B footpring
    Astra 4A 4.8°E Ku band 90cm offset
    Rascom-QAF1R @2.8°E C/Ku band on 1.8 meter prime focus and 90cm offset
    Intelsat 10-02 @1.0°W C band on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Eutelsat 5 West A @5.0°W C abnd on 1.8 meter prime focus
    Eutelsat-7WA and Nile201 @7.0°W on 1.5 meter offset
    SES-4 @22.0°W on 90cm offset
    Plus more satellites,
     
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    A year-long investigation, run jointly by the Irdeto Anti-Piracy and Forensics Unit, MultiChoice Africa Anti-Piracy Department and Botswana Police has led to the arrest of two Chinese nationals.

    The operation began in December 2011, when a piracy operation purporting to be a refrigerator sales and repair company was discovered to be extracting “control words” from MultiChoice Africa smart cards and then distributing them to consumers that had bought a pirate circumvention devices, such as Magicbox, Avatar, Hawk, Microbox and Eagle.

    Control Word Sharing piracy takes place when a pirate steals and retransmits a regularly changing control word that is passed between a smart card and a set-top-box.

    The illegal operation was thought to be distributing illegal control words and selling Magicbox pirate circumvention devices to subscribers in Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. During the raid, the police found and confiscated Magicbox pirate circumvention devices (1800 units), computers, a laptop computer, a smart card reader, MultiChoice Africa smartcards and a large amount of money.

    Commenting on the raid, Frikkie Jonker, Senior Africa Piracy manager for MultiChoice Africa, said, “With the support of the Irdeto Anti-Piracy and Forensics Unit and the Botswana Police, the raid was very successful and sent a firm message that this kind of criminal activity will not be tolerated and that strong action will be taken against those who illegally abuse MultiChoice Africa content.”

    Irdeto’s senior director of the Irdeto Anti-Piracy & Forensics Unit who has maintained anonymity, said, “As long as there are consumers who are prepared to pay for illegal content, pirates will continue to try to hack encryption systems and turn a profit. One very effective way of addressing this form of piracy is to use technology to disrupt the pirate offering, thereby upsetting the pirate viewer and destroying the pirate credibility. Together with MultiChoice Africa, we will relentlessly fight these illegal businesses on the African continent, using technology and the law to its fullest extent.”

    Irdeto says it continues to work with customers around the world to help combat piracy and to bring down the organizations and individuals involved in the illegal distribution of pay TV content.
     
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    asante sana mkuu nice one..
     
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    Kenyan (DTT) Digital terrestrial television are [FONT=arial, sans-serif]available[/FONT] on Intelsat 22 C-Band frequency

    3732 L DVB-S2 SR 30000 8psk

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    One would require a 2.4 meter prime focus dish to track the bird.

    Happy hunting.
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    National Geo Channel (NAGE, Currently free to air (FTA) on Eutelsat 7 west A (Nilesat) Frequency..
    FREQ:12302 H 27500
    FREQ:11454 V 27500

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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    For those who want the best satellite offering FTA (free to air) channels, go for Nilesat ( Eutelsat 7 West A/Nilesat 201

    With free to air channels, the are no monthly payments as in the case of pay tv like Dstv.

    All you require in kenya is a 1.2 meter offset dish which is available in Satellite shops located at luthuri avenue.
    KU lnb called Samson twin.
    Satellite receiver like Srt 4922HD.

    On Nilesat ( Eutelsat 7 west A/ Nilesat 201) the are free to air channels like>>>

    News Channels>>>> CNN, BBC, Euronews, CCTV 9, Al Jazeera News, Bloomberg, Press tv plus more..
    Sports channels>>>> Al jazeera sports 1,2, Dubai sports, Baharain sports 1,2, plus more
    Movie channels like>>> MBC 2, 3, 4, MBC MAX, MBC Action, FOX Movies, FOX sereis, Dubai One, Panaroma Movirs, HD, Dubai one, MBC persia, Kanal 4, Top Movies plus more.

    Below snap shots of some channels>>
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    Yahsat 1A @ 52.5°E offers an array of high definition (HD) channels.

    Most of the channel on the sat are under HD format.

    Some of the HD channels include>>>>>

    Dubai one HD
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    Dubai Sports HD
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    AD Sports 1&2 HD
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    National Geo Abh Dhabi HD in Arabic
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    Cartoon Network HD in Arabic
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    RT HD (news/documentaries)
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    SD standard defination channels include>>.

    FOX Movies
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    Fox series/Baby tv
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    Star World (series) open under B*ss Key
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    Star World Movies open under B8ss key
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    The said channels are achievable in Nairobi using an offset dish measuring between 90 to 120 cm.

    The above channels are (FTA) Free to Air

    SO MUCH MORE FOR FREE!!!!!!
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    You can also watch alternative Live EPL matches on PAK sports on Paksat 1R @ 38° East Frequency 4004 V 3333.
    Here in Kenya i get the bird on a 1.8 meter prime focus dish.

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    The channel is coded under B*ss Key.
    Key available via Google.

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    The channel mainly televises three main game of the day live.

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    Happy viewing
     
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    What is the price of 120cm ku dish in Nairobi
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Morning KIBURUDISHO,

    A 120 cm offset dish (KU) costs between 6000/= to 6500/=Ksh at the sat shops located along Luthuri Avenue.

    Also 160 cm offset dishes are available at a cost of 20,000/= Ksh

    Blessed Weekend.
     
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    Kibukila JF-Expert Member

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    Hi Kungu1,thanks for this useful information,can you track intelsat 22 using normal receivers? On lyngsat the tp is showing to be stream format.I thought this is for Terrestrial reception only please shed more light on this.
     
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    Thank you Mr Kungu1
    What is price for MPEG4 Receiver
     
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    NGUVUMOJA JF-Expert Member

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    Kungu 1. Where did you get 2.4meter offset dish, and for howmuch.
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening NGUVUMOJA,

    I got the 2.4 meter offset dish from an NGO company who were working in Southern Sudan before the moved base to Kenya.

    The NGO were using the dish for internet access but

    The were using the dish for internet access.

    The dish was sold to me for 300 dollars.

    I use the dish to access Badr 5/6 sat.
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening KIBURUDISHO,

    An mpeg 4 receiver costs around between 8000/= to 9000/= ksh in the sat shops based in Nairobi along luthuri avenue. Main make Astrovox

    At Eastleigh based near Nairobi city you can get Astrovox VSR 9155 at 4500/=

    The best receiver i have come across of late is Strong Srt 4922 HD being sold in Mombasa, Kenya @ 8500/= ksh.

    You get more info on where to buy your sat receivers in Kenya from the following link.....BUY and SELL Satellite Equipment and Accesories

    Will post more info on Srt 4922 HD
     
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    kungu1 JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening Kibukila,

    Am currently not on Intelsat 22 C-band.

    You can get the said channels using a 2.4 meter prime focus dish plus Mpeg 4 receiver like Srt 4922.

    Below snapshots taken by members of Dishworld forum based in German.
    Most of the dishworld members are using a 2.3 meter prime focus dish in German to access the Kenyan DTT channels on Intelsat 22.

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    Keep you posted once i lock on the bird again.

    Blessed Week All
     
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    NGUVUMOJA JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening Kungu 1
    I need same size 2.4 meter (or more) offset dish for tracking badar 5/6 can you please help me getting one?
     
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    NGUVUMOJA JF-Expert Member

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    Good Evening Kungu 1
    I need the same size, 2.4 meter (or more) offset dish for tracking badr 5/6. Could you please help me get one? Which type of lnb you are using in that dish?
    For the time being, Iam using 16 feet kti mesh type prime focus dish for tracking badr 4 but the signal is not good enough and the picture is not stable. Please help.
     
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