Free to air Pansat 3500 sd

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Thread Starter
On Vacation
Mar 1, 2012
toronto canada
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:)

Mr Tony

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
Mankato, MN
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.


FTA addict - suffering withdrawal since moving
Oct 20, 2010
Fort Worth 'burbs
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.

FaT Air

HOA Free Zone
Feb 27, 2010
97W 48N
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.
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