Free to air Pansat 3500 sd

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by gilmour, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. gilmour

    gilmour Thread Starter On Vacation

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi there!!
    I have a Pansat 3500sd receiver that I want to put back in use if it is still possible considering its been collecting dust for the last few years due to bin files being unavailable. I want to go free to air. The one channel that I am interested in picking up is RTP( Portugal). Is it possible to get it with my current receiver? Do i have to load any software into the receiver? or just put it back to original factory settings. Also what size dish do i need ?
    Im new around here so any help would greatly appreciated? thanx:)
     
    #1
  2. Iceberg

    Iceberg The No Pain Train
    Supporting Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Posts:
    92,495
    Likes Received:
    370
    yes the 3500 will work fine. A factory reset would be best

    as for dish a 30" is minimal....preferably 36" or even a 1m if you're in TO.
     
    #2
  3. Bongu

    Bongu Addicted beyond recovery
    Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Posts:
    521
    Likes Received:
    5
    Welcome to the forums.

    In addition to Iceberg's suggestions my guess is that you may need to swap out your circular LNBF for a linear LNBF based upon what you said about bin files being unavailable.
     
    #3
  4. gilmour

    gilmour Thread Starter On Vacation

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    what is a 1m?
     
    #4
  5. rv1pop

    rv1pop PIT MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Posts:
    2,653
    Likes Received:
    0
    And, I believe the RTP is available at 101W KU free to air. 1m is a 1 meter dish sometimes referred to as a 39 inch dish, here in the colonies.
     
    #5
  6. cyberham

    cyberham SatelliteGuys Family

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Posts:
    2,135
    Likes Received:
    4
    RTPI can be seen FTA on Galaxy 19 at 97W on this transponder: 12060 H 22000. Watching it now. "1m" means a 1-meter diameter dish antenna.
     
    #6
  7. gilmour

    gilmour Thread Starter On Vacation

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanx. So i just need a standard linear lnb to receive ku band.
     
    #7
  8. FaT Air

    FaT Air HOA Free Zone
    Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Posts:
    5,005
    Likes Received:
    110
    Standard linear LNBF and a 30 inch minimum dish. 36 (90cm or .9m) or larger recommended. Larger dishes are less prone to adjacent satellite interference.
     
    #8
VigLink badge
Sucuri