HOW TO MANUALLY TRACK A SATELLITE DISH & FREQUENCIES IN NIGERIA


  In this post, all i shall be concerning myself with is a noob guide on how to manually install or let me call it track a satellite dish and connect it with a decoder. And for the purpose of this post, i will be using one of the most popular stand alone deoders which is Strong decoder and the frequency i shall be giving as example shall be MBC frequency on w3a. To start with you may be interested to know the meaning of a satellite dish

A satellite dish is a dish-shaped type of parabolic antenna designed to receive microwaves from communications satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts, such as satellite television.

 

Principle of operation

Schematics of reflection principles used in parabolic antennas.

The parabolic shape of a dish reflects the signal to the dish’s focal point. Mounted on brackets at the dish’s focal point is a device called a feedhorn. This feedhorn is essentially the front-end of a waveguide that gathers the signals at or near the focal point and ‘conducts’ them to a low-noise block downconverter or LNB. The LNB converts the signals from electromagnetic or radio waves to electrical signals and shifts the signals from the downlinked C-band and/or Ku-band to the L-band range. Direct broadcast satellite dishes use an LNBF, which integrates the feedhorn with the LNB. (A new form of omnidirectional satellite antenna, which does not use a directed parabolic dish and can be used on a mobile platform such as a vehicle was announced by the University of Waterloo in 2004.[1]

The theoretical gain (directive gain) of a dish increases as the frequency increases. The actual gain depends on many factors including surface finish, accuracy of shape, feedhorn matching. A typical value for a consumer type 60 cm satellite dish at 11.75 GHz is 37.50 dB.

With lower frequencies, C-band for example, dish designers have a wider choice of materials. The large size of dish required for lower frequencies led to the dishes being constructed from metal mesh on a metal framework. At higher frequencies, mesh type designs are rarer though some designs have used a solid dish with perforations.

A common misconception is that the LNBF (low-noise block/feedhorn), the device at the front of the dish, receives the signal directly from the atmosphere. For instance, one BBC News downlink shows a “red signal” being received by the LNBF directly instead of being beamed to the dish, which because of its parabolic shape will collect the signal into a smaller area and deliver it to the LNBF.[2]

Modern dishes intended for home television use are generally 43 cm (18 in) to 80 cm (31 in) in diameter, and are fixed in one position, for Ku-band reception from one orbital position. Prior to the existence of direct broadcast satellite services, home users would generally have a motorised C-band dish of up to 3 metres in diameter for reception of channels from different satellites. Overly small dishes can still cause problems, however, including rain fade and interference from adjacent satellites.

Types

Motor-driven dish

A dish that is mounted on a pole and driven by a stepper motor or a servo can be controlled and rotated to face any satellite position in the sky. Motor-driven dishes are popular with enthusiasts. There are three competing standards: DiSEqC, USALS, and 36v positioners. Many receivers support all of these standards.

Multi-satellite

satellite dish tracking 1

Special dish for up to 16 satellite positions (Ku-band).

Some designs enable simultaneous reception from multiple different satellite positions without re-positioning the dish. The vertical axis operates as an off-axis concave parabolic concave hyperbolic Cassegrain reflector, while the horizontal axis operates as a concave convex Cassegrain. The spot from the main dish wanders across the secondary, which corrects astigmatism by its varying curvature. The elliptic aperture of the primary is designed to fit the deformed illumination by the horns. Due to double spill-over, this makes more sense for a large dish.

VSAT

A common type of dish is the very small aperture terminal (VSAT). This provides two way satellite internet communications for both consumers and private networks for organizations. Today most VSATs operate in Ku band; C band is restricted to less populated regions of the world. There is a move which started in 2005 towards new Ka band satellites operating at higher frequencies, offering greater performance at lower cost. These antennas vary from 74 to 120 cm (29 to 47 in) in most applications though C-band VSATs may be as large as 4 m (13 ft).

Others

tracking a dish 2

U.S. residential satellite TV receiver dishes

  • Individual dishes serving one dwelling: Direct to Home (DTH).
  • Collective dishes, shared by several dwellings: satellite master antenna television (SMATV) or communal antenna broadcast distribution (CABD).
  • Automatic Tracking Satellite Dish
  • Big ugly dish

Ad hoc

The dish is a reflector antenna and almost anything that reflects radio frequencies can be used as a reflector antenna. This has led to dustbin lids, woks and other items being used as “dishes”. Coupled with low noise LNBs and the higher transmission power of DTH satellites, it is easier to get a usable signal on some of these “dishes”.

 

Apart from the above satellite dishes which are somewhat expensive, we still have smaller dishes that are very popular in africa and this dishes ranges between 90cm – 60cm. you can track mbc with a 90cm dish.

 

How to Install Satellite TV System

A satellite TV system installation is a two-stage process:

1] Installation of the satellite dish;

2] Installation of the satellite decoder to receive the TV programming from your service provider.

Prior to moving on with the installation process, you have to purchase a satellite TV kit. This consists of the satellite dish and related mounting kit, high-grade RF coaxial cable, and the satellite TV receiver, or satellite decoder.

Now installing the satellite decoder is relatively easier. let me take strong decoder as my example .For example if you want to track MBC on Eutelsat W3A this is what you will have to do.

>Connect your decoder to the mains, connect your lnb cable that comes from your dish>> now on your decoder’s remote controll, press MENU>>INSTALLATION>>MANUAL SEARCH>>the change the following values.

SATELLITE: eutelsat w3a

FREQUENCY: 12.728

SYMBAL RATE: 30.000

POLARIZATION: V

What is left is for you to manipulate your dish until your signal quality is green and in at least 52 percent and above. will explain this better.

ABOUT THE SATELLITE DISH LNBs

LNB’s sit in front of the actual parabola of the satellite dish, at the end of the arm projecting from the dish itself. Their purpose is to receive, amplify and down convert the required ‘blocks’ of microwave frequencies to lower 950MHz to 1.45GHz L-band frequency signals; these are then sent to the satellite TV receiver or IRD (integrated receiver decoder), via RG-6 coax cable (more information on RF coaxial cables is available on our site here.)

The number of LNBs determines the number of satellites a satellite dish can ‘see’ since a separate LNB is required to receive signals from satellites in different orbital positions. Satellite TV service providers use multiple satellites to deliver their content, hence the need for multiple LNBs to receive the full range of satellite TV programming.

LNB’s use an antenna probe inside the feedhorn to pick up the signal focused by the satellite dish. The probe has to be aligned mechanically in a vertical or horizontal direction (or left and right hand circular polarization for DBS satellites), in line with the polarization of the signal transmitted by the satellite transponders. This dual polarization is used by satellites to avoid interference between adjacent channels, and is achieved by assigning even and odd transponders on the satellite different polarization.

LNBF’s employ a dual antenna probe setup inside the throat of the feedhorn with one aligned vertically and the other horizontally (or left and right). Switching to the correct polarized probe is carried out electronically via a voltage sent up the coaxial cable by the receiver.

 

Satellite Dish Installation Process

The relatively small size of present day digital satellite dish systems means that these may be practically fixed just about anywhere. In particular, these compact satellite dishes are especially suitable for city dwellers.

While many opt to have their new satellite dish installed by a professional, the actual installation process is not difficult; all you need are basic DIY skills.

The only real difficulty that may arise in the process is when aiming the dish to get the best signal from the satellites. This is a crucial step and it is this step which may warrant professional assistance. Remember that the satellite dish is your main link to those satellites floating around in space, so it has to be aimed properly to pick up the signals; a self-installation kit may be of assistance here.

Selecting the best location for your Satellite Dish

First, you have to decide on the exact location where best to install your satellite dish. There are a few issues that you need to take into account here. These shall include:

1] Remember that DSS satellites are in a geo-stationary orbit above the equator. Therefore, a satellite dish must point South when you are located north of the equator and North if you are located south of the equator.

2] Choose a location that is easily accessible in case you need to clean snow or debris out of your satellite dish, or to re-adjust the dish in case it has lost its alignment. A suitable location is to attach the dish to a post which has been sunken in the ground.

3] The chosen location should be unobstructed by trees, branches, buildings, etc. In addition, make sure that the growth of new foliage does not impede your system.

4] Ideally, the selected location should allow you to take a route that is as straight and as close to your television set as possible. At the same time, ensure that the selected location is away from power lines and other service utilities.

6] Finally, refer to the included instructions for any specific details.

Choose a method of installation that allows your system to withstand the elements year-round and still remain perfectly aligned and rigidly mounted. Remember that system movement can reduce signal reception to the point of complete loss.

Always do a trial run on the ground for coax cable installation from the satellite dish to the place where it will enter your house. Make sure it is long enough to reach both points. Attach the cable to the satellite dish and then run it across your yard and into the house through a drilled hole.

Attach the cable to your television set. Seal all outdoor electrical connections with weatherproof sealant, and bury the incoming receiving line below the frost line level.

Coax Grounding BlockFinally, ground the unit and the incoming receiving line by following local electrical code standards; this is both a safety consideration as well as a potential code requirement. Place an inexpensive coax grounding block such as the one shown at the point where the antenna cable enters the house; then run a wire from the grounding block to your home’s ground rod.

To determine the best location for your satellite dish, follow these few simple steps:

1] Determine which satellite carries your most frequently viewed programs and figure out its location on the solar arc.

2] Locate the area outside your home that is nearest to your television set.

3] Turn and face south – or north if you are located south of the equator.

4] Look from east to west, following an arc that mimics the sun’s path across the sky.

5] Observe any obstacles, such as trees or buildings that may obscure the line of sight along the arc. This is the most critical step prior to installation

Some terms:

Elevation refers to the ‘look’ or up-down angle between the dish pointing direction (directly towards the satellite), and the local horizontal plane.

Azimuth refers to the rotation of the whole satellite dish assembly around a vertical axis, or supporting pole. By definition, North is 0 deg or 360 deg, East is 90 deg, South is 180 deg, and West is 270 deg.

Skew refers to the polarization angle of the electric field. The term ‘Dish Skew’ refers to the dish tilt necessary to get the satellite dish position such that the LNB will be in exact alignment with the electric field of the incoming satellite signals. Setting the dish skew is necessary only when pointing to more than a single satellite.

To set the dish skew, stand behind the dish and rotate it clockwise until the scale on the dish reads the same angle as the required dish skew for your setup. If your dish has a reversed scale, the scale reading should be 180 minus the skew angle.

How to tune or Finetune your satellite Dish for maximum channels reception:

1] Adjust the antenna reflector azimuth angle to match that necessary for the particular satellite. This adjustment is the east-west movement of the reflector on the vertical mount and is given in azimuth degrees.

2] Adjust the elevation angle; this adjustment is from the horizon to the sky and is given as elevation in degrees above the horizontal plane.

3] If you are tracking more than one satellite, you also need to set the dish skew as further detailed in the skew definition above.

4] Ensure that the antenna signal line is connected to the receiver and the receiver is turned on and positioned on a beacon channel; the beacon channel is transmitted from the satellite to peak your antenna to it.

5] Begin tuning by slowly moving the reflector first to the east in one-degree increments for a total of three degrees, then in the opposite direction (west) while monitoring the receiver’s signal meter. Peak the signal to the highest scale at this point. Ideally, this should be done using an inexpensive satellite finder or signal ‘strength’ meter as the Triplett 3275; these allow for a more precise adjustment thanks to their greater signal sensitivity.

6] Lock the antenna azimuth adjustment on the mount once the signal level is maximized.

7] Perform the same procedure as in steps 4 through 6, using the elevation adjustment, first up and then down for peaking. Lock the satellite dish elevation at the point of maximum signal reception.

8] Ground the antenna and the signal line entrance into the residence to electrical code standards as detailed earlier on in this guide.

 

The next step is to plug your receiver into a household outlet; turn your television set on and make any necessary adjustments to the satellite system settings. Once ready, you can relax and enjoy your new satellite TV system!

 

NOW HOW CAN I EASILY TRACK MBC ON EUTELSAT W3A:

 

Why am using mbc as my practical example is that mbc nowadays is the rescurer of africa because it serves as server for all our STB products, free to air boxes an d^ngles. so lets us get it started:

 

1. Locate a dstv dish near your area as that will give the idea of where your EAST is . NOTE that dstv is on Eutelsat w4/7. Start by tracking DSTV Multichoice africa on Eutelsat w4/7 with the following settings 11940 H 27500, put your lnb at 9 0’clock.
2. When u have tracked w4/7, hold your dish in place and input Sirius 4 frequency 12605 V 29950 . Standing in front of your dish, Lift your dish up to face the sky and down while you move slowly to the left of dstv dish. When you get Sirius 4 hold your dish there and input this 12728 V 30000, for w3a and bring your dish down slightly and bring it back to your right a little . Just work around Sirius 4 for w3a. The sat will turn green , then blind scan or use lyngsat to add other channels
you may try the above process in the reversed order depending on your locations.

 

Before i round off this lenghty post, i will like to help my african brothers (especially Nigerians on the list of receivable satellites and their frequencies)

Eutelsat w4(Dstv, Hitv), Sirius 4, Nss7, Intelsat(Mytv), Astra(Multi tv n Infinity) can work on 60cm(Size of hitv dish while Mbc needs in 90cm and above in Nigeria then for Nilesat you need 1.8 and above depending on your location.

 

LIST OF RECEIVABLE SATELLITE  IN AFRICA & FREQUENCIES:

Eutelsat W3A, 7 deg East: tps: 11192(V)3210, 10976(V) 3333, 12728(V)30000. (a.k.a MBC / malagasy / Rodriguez)
Astra 2b, 28.2 deg East T.p:12599(V) 3250, 12572(V)2854, 12617(V)9999 (otherwise known as MultiTv)
NSS7, 22 deg W  tps: 10986(V)30000 (a.k.a canalsat)
Eutelsat 4/7, 36 deg East: tps: 12437(H)23437 (a.k.a dstv multichoice)
Intelsat 7/10 68.5 deg East: tps: 12722(H)26657, 12722(V)26657, 12682(H)26657, (a.k.a mytv africa)
Sirius 4, 4.8 deg East:  T.P: 12605(V) 29950

 

No matter how lenghty an article is, there will always be an area that has not been covered and this is the reason why the comment box is available for your use. in case you have any question, just make use of the comment box ASAP.

Comments

  1. Hi guys pls I came across one satellite call tursat in need help on how to set it thank u

  2. Intel sat 7,10/k
    So what frequency should I use and where should I face the dish

  3. Good evening Mr Morgan, I have strong decoder and dstv dish pan, my question is where do I face the dish?

  4. thanks for your teaching,i got a satellite finder analog one,downloaded alot of videos so i cn lean how to scan and do it myself,i was able to install d dish,then called some specialists to set up d scanning process and paid him,it was painful dat i spent 1000 naira on just a little time,yet he refused to let me kw how he did it,so i tried it for a while after d wind blew away d dish n some channels were missing bt still could nt do it,even wth d satellite finder,pls kindly help me i wish to be able to do dis my self
    Intelsat 7/10 68.5 deg East: tps: 12722(H)26657, 12722(V)26657, 12682(H)26657, (a.k.a mytv africa) thanks hope to receive a reply soon
    pls reach me via my enail thanks
    josephnwogu06@gmail.com

  5. Olalekan Idowu says:

    Hello Lemme.
    Please I need the frequencit’s for Eutelsat 21.6 and 23.3 E.
    Thnks

  6. prince Adewale says:

    Good day sir, for an example 16e @ 16degree, Pls how do I know 16degree in a dish. my second question is how do I set Time on lnb? You said we should set lnb to 9 o’clock so how can I do it

  7. Please can I get galaxy TV on model SRT 4669X of strong decoder. If yes please, please, abeg, abeg send it.
    Please, please reply me.

  8. Please can I get galaxy TV on model SRT 4669X of strong decoder. If yes please, please abeg, abeg send it.

  9. Ayobami says:

    Pls what’s the link elevation angle for a domestic satelite dish?

  10. What freq. And sym can i use to track T.A.C channel

  11. can i still use my 2010 model strong decoder now, if yes where can i upgrade it.

  12. pls which minimum dish size can I use to track Intelsat IS 20 @ 68.5 East for Ku band in Ghana. thanks.

  13. Peter Joel says:

    Actually the Montage cable network is indeed trying to meet other cable networking but still have a little challenges to fix down. I personally need some frequency that will enable me to set some English channels.
    Thanks.

  14. Pls can u help me with startimes dish frequency for Northern Nigeria

    • @henry: please simply get an official startimes decoder and have a installer do the rest. Their frequency is currently useless to you without their decoder and a valid subscription

  15. pls I m just a learner can I get any an expert email inoder contact him for more experience pertaining the issue of frequencies &new update about dish satellites? here is my email:sulemainasara57@gmail.com

  16. ademuff electronic says:

    my dsty show block msg and no signa with high sgna what can I do

  17. Pls send me the procedure on how to get the scan option on ACTV DECODER IN ORDER TO scan/ INSTALL SUREBET247 IN IT.
    THANKS & GOD BLESS IN ANTICIPATION FOR YOUR TIMELY ANSWER TO MY REQUEST.

  18. Alfred Theman says:

    i nee the steps to get emmanuel tv setlit name frequency symbol n the rest. thanks

  19. Pls, I just bought a digisat decoder and I have installed it with LNB but I don’t know how to go about installation settings. I have tried following d manual but I’m not getting it right. I am new to such a decoder. Pls I need a step-by-step directory on d installation.

  20. Pls, I just bought a new digisat decoder and I have installed d dish with LNB but I have tried d software installation but not getting it. Pls show me a step-by-step on d installation.

  21. patrick fineboy says:

    Which frequency can I use to track joy tv in kaduna state

  22. THEOPHILUS says:

    PLS IAM USiNG srt 5663XII WHICH SETTING SHOULD I U….. AND I NEED TO GET MBC CHANNEL HELP ME…

  23. Please I need settings for Montage cable network decoder.

    Satellite settings, Frequency, Symbol rate and transponder settings

  24. DAVID GHAVBAN says:

    Hi Lemmy,Can I receive OSN satellite signals with a 1.2 meter dish in Port Harcourt,if yes what kind of equipment will i need.
    Thanks

  25. please Lemmy, I need your idea. I have try several time trying to track Astra 28.2°, whenever it turn green about 80% . After blind scan, it always turn it was dstv channels am seeing. no single multi TV channels. am using this tp: 12522V27000. What will I do to get multi TV channels. I know it dstv channels on Eutelsat 36°E it was give me bcus of the channels brought out when I input some dstv tp. as being blind scanning using the above multi tv (tp) do hang my strong Decoder 4922 A at 22%.
    thanks.

  26. hw nilesat to start traCk pls house help me I track. 11559 v 27500 is show me test channel only why is frm lNb or Cable. Is 1.9 meter jack and position.

  27. Philip Dadvid says:

    Hello lemmy Morgan, I would lke to commend u on d wonderful jobs u r doing here, please i am a noob in this satelite thing, i wish to knw how to install my dish tracking boom tv, tvc news, star movies and the likes and are there any biss keys to open other interesting channels? Await ur candid response. Phil

  28. Hi lemmy, how can i use satfinder metre to track astra2b. I can only track dstv with it and finding it difficuit to astra2b. Thanks for your urgent response. Philip

  29. pls how do i adjust my dish antenae from the previous intelsat 20 @68.5E to the new Eutelsal 16A @ 16E for mytv africa,
    thanks

  30. PLS LEMMY CAN ONE GET SIRIUS 4 @4.8 ‘ EAST ON 90CM DISH ?

  31. Mr lemmy u are indeed a teacher. Tanks a lot

  32. Pls Lemmy what is the main tracking frequency of Eutelsat w4/7 36A as I want to track montage satellite TV which is on 11092 H 27500 in Enugu

  33. DanAting says:

    Hello Lemmy,
    Pls can U direct me to Ur article on how I can track Intelsat 20 (IS- 20) @ 68.5°E
    Thanks and God bless.

  34. My big boss.can u pls send me frequency and symbol rates to track sport and nigeria channels etc on my strong decoder 4922A HD on 10.E hotbird satellite pls.i am currently watchin only Ghana tv stations.thanks my email is ocebira@yahoo.com

    • u get Nigerian channels on multitv like core tv,galaxy tv,berekete tv,africamovienet etc with 12521 H 30000. The other one is 10804 H 30000.

  35. hello Mr Lemmy,
    I want you to help me with frequency to track
    actv (African cable television) and details about
    how to track it, I will be happy if you can reply
    my SMS as soon as possible.

  36. Please just want to find out if 1.8 metre mesh dish is available in Nigeria.

  37. Emmanuel A. Dawa says:

    Please can you give me more light on sky Uk using strong decoder to track it in northeast Nigeria.

  38. Pls Lemmy, where do i monitor the signal as i track on qsat? antenna setting, transponder list or satellite list? thanx

    • @seidu, it is very difficult for a learner / novice to track any satellite with qsat decoder. please use strong decoder instead

  39. Helo my boss, I wanna to ask u one question, my question is Can I watch my dish multi satellites with one location by adding another 1 or 2 LNBs.

  40. Pls i try scan 4 tvc news nd channel tv in daarsat wit blind scan on strong 4950 nd 4940 but yet d channels not commplit nid ya help pls or help me wit ur phone number 2 call u. Dis s my number 08141823088

  41. pls i kindly need d procedure in d installation of VSAT.

  42. Oga I love your post is very educative. I did a research on how to use cable modem with Satellite dish antenna for internet connection but it didn’t work. So when I called the company they said something about the problem coming the providers. Please how can I access satellites that provides TV and broadband internet service at the same time?

  43. Sir, am an installer, but i just started, for now i can install (dstv, mytv). My quesion is that; How do i get mytv and multitv channes on a singel decoder with two dish? Pls i need the settings.

    • @shey, you will have to track them separately and combine them on a single decoder with a disecq switch. Please clinch with your master to teach you more because your question has to do with the basics of satellite installation

  44. Nice one lemmy. pls kindly direct me to a post about noob installation of qsat23. thanks

  45. Taiwoo ogundele says:

    How do i get emmanuel tv on qsat? I really want to watch emmanuel tv. You can reply to my email- taiwo1462001@yahoo.com

  46. Annmarie says:

    pls what is d megafrequency-mHz for stv-silverbird tv,galaxytv and superscreen on a normal nigerian antenna.I lost d channels,so I want to search 4 dem and get dem back. Thanks

  47. Aulerwifi says:

    Yes boos, i got FTA for my tv; but i cant get any channel from multi tv and daarsat pls help oooo.
    I am eagerly waiting sire

  48. Aulerwifi says:

    Mr Lemmy, abeg i need urgent help.
    I did a factory reset after upgrading the firmware of my decoder.
    Now i cant veiw any of the daarsat and multi tv channels again. Pls help me with d frequencies; , symbol rate and satelite name to get them back ooo.
    I have SRT 4940 two dishes and 3 lnb. Or do i need to adjust the dish position?
    Thanks

  49. aulerwifi says:

    @ Morgan, so how do i watch youtube and IPTV on my SRT 4940.
    THanks

  50. Aulerwifi says:

    Thanks baba Morgan; so how can i watch Ren tv. I am in Lafia, nasarawa state.
    Moreso how can i make my SRT 4940 to support wifi…… I dont have LAN but wifi network.
    Thanks once more

  51. Reuben samuel says:

    Hw do i track astra2ab with my 60cm dish size

  52. aulerwifi says:

    Hello mr Morgan.
    Thanks for ur tutorial.
    I have 2 dish antennae with 3 lnb, and SRT 4940 STRONG DECODER.
    I dont know wht the installer used it to track but i guess it is multi TV, mytv Africa and daarsat.
    My first question is i did a blind scan selecting all the available satelite and it gave me many channels but some are appearing more than one time and some showed green but not showing pictures.
    Pls how do i know which of the multiple channel to delete and how can i make d ones that hit green to show on my tv
    2nd question; how can i watch REN TV, bcos yamal 202 @49.0E is not listed on my satelite.
    THANKS.
    MY email is specialgahoo@yahoo.com

    • @auler you just have to delete all the duplicate channels, you also have to delete all the ones that hit green but not showing. There is no way to force a channel to show on a device that cannot show that channel

  53. Naija King says:

    Guy abeg i dey use srt 4669x strong decoder,hw can i be watching dstv channels and some adult channels.

    • @naija king, no way for now. When azsky was working, you could have been using dongle with your strong to watch dst* channels. Now dongleshas been blocked since four months

  54. But Tv3 is no longer workin on my strong Srt 4940, how can i get d frequency back pls Mr Morgan

  55. Please my dish was set on nilesat n it had a problem. On attempting to fix it on the mounted dish i spoiled the whole settings. Could u please help me on how to set it from scratch?

  56. Hi Morgan, do You have any idea of what happen to Gtv on strong decoder and do you know of any Channel on strong with English comentary showing fifa world cup currently

  57. tracksat says:

    I mean on eutelsat w3 but other are showing like rts crtv and pls is Hitv has back on air pls I want 2 no

  58. tracksat says:

    Pls mr M my mbc is nt shwoing it always shwoing no audio or video pls help me out

  59. funyguy says:

    gudmorning mr lemmy,pls hw do i get emmanuel tv nd african unite tv on my qsat,duo my qsat comes wit it bfor but it went off on day..

  60. SirJake says:

    Multi TV latest frequency Astra 2 (28.2E)
    12525/v/27042

  61. all mbc are not working any latest code to apply?

  62. can i track infinity and mytv signals in northern ghana?

  63. thanks. i have read all questions and answers on this site/page. it has really opened my eyes; i have started learning a lot..may God bless you all. i want to know if i can add another LNB to my already installed 2lnbs on a90cm dish. i have tracked signals for multi tv and dstv. what signal can i add to with the same dish. i would be very grateful if you could help me. THANK YOU

  64. Bro can these work on strong str4652 decoder with olden days detachable 90cm dish?

  65. Great stuff. Am writing from zambia and this surely is good. Before I post my questions let me read your back articles and will post unanswered issues. Regards

  66. Thanks Lemmy for your free tutorials. How exactly can I browse with the help of router using lan port ? How can I make my e machine laptop start without reformating it ? Apart from my docs, there are important passwords I saved on the system. Can you direct me to where I can go and correct the malfunction please. While scanning for new stations on mytv, idan and others stopped showing, please how can I recover all those lost stations ? As I was trying to get them get I shifted my dish and lost signal. If I input a code and scan noting shows. Plus level and quality only 5% . I’m using DVB MPEG 2, Please direct me on how to correct myself. I’m new to these things.

    • @Davinci, your question is loaded and you are new to all this things!!!. The only realistic solution is for you to call your local satellite installer to help you fix your sat issues. your issues is beyong online remedies since you are new to all these things

  67. pls, wats d symbol rate for frequency 12.523, 36 degree eutelsat on srt 4669X11. pls

  68. How can I setup my free to air 90cm dish with strong 4650decoder

  69. Michael
    Hello, please which of the qsat is the best and how much is it, thank you.

  70. Can I track MBC/malagasy on eutelsat 36 degrees east(dstv). if yes, what is the frequency and symbol rate.

  71. Pls infinity tv is it fta if yes what’s it satellite and frequency.

    Also help me with tv sat frequency.

    Thanks

  72. Hello friend, i have an ecolink receiver, and my multi tv only have sound without picture do you have an idea of what i should do?

  73. celestine says:

    I met a man who said he uses his strong reciever for internet brousing, connecting it to his system.I just want to know if there is anyone here who can enlighten me on that,and give me the setup.

  74. Ore,pls Multitv went off air and worst still deleted itself since they startde their sat.upgrade.I use a SRT 4669xii,pls forward their new freq,s.r.and polarisation to enable me view.Keep up d good work,bro.My yahoo I’d wolepeter1,I added u already

    • you will have to blindscan or ask anyone using their official decoder to know their new frequency. You can also perform a google search. it has been years since i last watch channels on multitv

  75. m.j zicworl says:

    please my friend can’t get e.w.t.n channel on his decoder

  76. m.j zicworld says:

    please my boss i need your help, am doing nothing. Please i want to learn how to be an installer. Please help me

  77. How to track Nile sat with 90cm dish in Lagos? What channels can I get?

  78. nice info bro.. i need frequency for arabsat 5c 20 e plz and dish size

  79. please i need your contact. thanks

  80. ocube33 says:

    I deleted my multi Tv stations i.e joy tv,cine africa n so on. Pls help me with the satellite and frequency

  81. Agent Jude says:

    Please i will like to have a Free-to-Air decoder setup in my home.

    Like how many channels will I get?

    And also, can anyone that specialize in this contact me? so as to do the installation for me?
    N: I stay here in Ogba, Lagos

  82. odedeyi akinsola says:

    tnx for the down-to-earth lecture. but, pls i need frequency and symbol rate of AIt’s free channels. they call it Santana. it has Faaji, Ait plus , etc channels.

  83. Suleiman says:

    Pls, how do i track nilesat and what type of lnb is good to use. Thanks.

  84. wt can i do to get turksat42 on small dish?

  85. oyediran lekson says:

    i need software for my strong 4669xii decoder ,i mean the menu that will have OPTION as sub menu. to enable me use dongle, because presently, the menu ends with OTA SCAN

  86. 9ice artice Bro. Very detailed and lucid. You must be a lecturer. I wish I had ur number.

  87. Oh thank you for your response.

  88. Model srt4663xii, S/W Version 1.02p(june 2011)H/W Version 3.01(0b:5b) Ch version my tv Jan 2013. Pls help i was watching dstv channel all of a sudden it wrote scramble channel for more than a week now what can i do please Help, also how can i update and upgrade my decoder i have an avertar 2 what software can i use help please

  89. How do i upgrade and update my srt 4663x,

  90. Hi Lemmy
    Great article for a novice like me. I have had several installers out and i think i have been taken for a ride.
    I am in Kaduna close to the Airport. New NDA to be precise. I only use MBC here. The signal gives out little breaks and this annoying squeaking sound. In any event the system is set at Nile Sat. I now configured it to the Eutelsat settings you gave. The signal still shows red etc and no differences as to what it was before.
    What is your recommendation for KD. And to receive MBC. Looking forward to your reply. Aplogies if you have answered this before ( I really am a novice and so i believe some of the installers here. 😉
    Ife
    PS The signal improved tremendously recently with the start of the Harmattan. The weather is now hotter and the signal deteriorated once again?

  91. am using 4922 HD strong decoder, i need latest freq for KKTV bro

  92. athanasiuss says:

    pls can some one help me with the new nilesat symbol rate and frequency setting for my mbc 1-4. I lost signal since over six months ago I thought it was weather but now is dry season in nigeria i can’t still get signal. Please help me: athanagba@gmail.com

  93. My multi tv channels are showing no or bad signal on Eutesat 36deg E what should i do..

  94. pls tell me how to track w3a for dongle from southwest area here

  95. is it possible to track multi tv and dstv on same dish? if yes teach me how to do it

  96. my boss ihave liberty star decoder i scan all the channels wen i tryed to watch scrambling come but it work before pls help me oga my boss

  97. what is ccam and how is it connected?

  98. Hi Leemy pls I use strong 4902 HD decoder with cccam account. pls wht is your tick on the problem?

  99. Hi Leemy, 4 days ago I made an installer track mult tv on 30.5E Arabsat 5A/Ku so he used a hook to place the multi lnb on top of the dstv lnb. the signal strength for multi tv is almost always @ 93% which is very good and Dstv signals shuffles b/n 69– 71% maximum. Everything worked fine on the first day but from the 2nd day till now dstv channels have been scrambling almost every 2minutes and its making viewing very uncomfortable. I want to know whether this has to do with the dstv signal being @ 71% max or hooking of the 2 lnb’s on top of each other. pls what’s your tick on this?

  100. holawalay says:

    its a different question entirely….. and i sent the email before sallah but no response from you, can you give me ur cell number maybe i can call you so i can discuss with u pls email the cell to me walexdedon@yahoo.com

  101. hello lemmy
    i sent you email on your yahoo and fb but i didnt get any reply from you, i want to discuss with but i dont know why i couldnt get a reply from you or you ignoring my emails?

  102. pls i need to get sky sports running on my TLINK too, what are the Frequencies on ku band please reply

  103. hello lemmy
    i sent you an email on your facebook , inbox, pls check and reply

  104. Adewumi Adegbola says:

    Man, pls i need to get sky sports running on my strong decoder too, if possible. And thanks for your post on knowing how to do it. Thanks a lot

  105. bros i heard sky sports is free in nija on ku band,
    plse if is true kindly send me de frequency to track
    thanx bros……………………………..

  106. sanusi maid says:

    sory i mean w3a d one wit mbc which u ar talkin of

  107. sanusi maid says:

    hello pls do help me wit a list of channels on sirus 4 just seen it on ur post nd pls i use dstv nd nilesite on T link 300 which other sides can i link(enjoy) thanks 1nce again

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