FTA in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

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Hello to all,

I am fairly new to the world of FTA. I live on a tiny island in the Caribbean called Curacao. It is located just off the northern coast of Venezuela and it's the sister island of Aruba.

I was wondering if any of you are located in my region and which birds are available to you. So far I managed Satmex 6, Galaxy 19, AMC 21. I want to receive AMC 4 but I figure need a bigger dish. I've got a 50cm for Satmex 6 and a 78 cm for Galaxy 19.

I'm looking forward to replies from hobbyists in my region.

Mateo
 
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HI
I'm located in Puerto Rico which is close to Curacao. I have Galaxy 25, AMC 2/4, Telestar 5(Galaxy 19), AMC 21, Intelsat 14 amd NSS 806 I know that there are some more availables in our area. Regards
 
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I see you have AMC 21, I have a question for you, are you able to have audio on TP12180
Create, V-Me and PBS World TV?? I can watch them but I have no audio
Regards
 
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I see you have AMC 21, I have a question for you, are you able to have audio on TP12180
Create, V-Me and PBS World TV?? I can watch them but I have no audio
Regards

You need an AC3 Audio capable receiver to play the audio. BTW, what receiver do you have?
 
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Hello to all,

I am fairly new to the world of FTA. I live on a tiny island in the Caribbean called Curacao. It is located just off the northern coast of Venezuela and it's the sister island of Aruba.

I was wondering if any of you are located in my region and which birds are available to you. So far I managed Satmex 6, Galaxy 19, AMC 21. I want to receive AMC 4 but I figure need a bigger dish. I've got a 50cm for Satmex 6 and a 78 cm for Galaxy 19.

I'm looking forward to replies from hobbyists in my region.

Mateo
Welcome to SatGuys!! :welcome
I'm not from your area, but you need a dish of 90CM (36 inches) or bigger to really enjoy this hobby.
 
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AMC 21 125 W Audio Problems

Hi there
Just wondering if anyone have come up with a solution to solve the problem with the audio on TP 12180 (Create, V-me and Pbs World) on AMC 21 125 west Ku area. I can watch them perfectly but with no audio at all. It is classified DOLBY AC-3 in my STB,
any help will be highly appreciated!! Thanks
 
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Sonicview 4000 & Captiveworks 600P
 
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Mateosat

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Carlospr43,

The audio on those channels - save for Montana- is in AC3 format. You need an external decoder. Some receivers have an internal decoder. Most don't however.
 
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Thanks a lot Mateosat, do you know of any external decoder brand/model that I can look at?? Again thanks a lot
 
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What receiver?

My Azbox decodes AC3 and outputs on the L/R channels

With most DVB you will get that signal from the optical output and need and external decoder to get sound.
 
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Thanks, can you suggest any external decoder that I can look at?? Thks
 
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Carlospr43,

I'm looking on the web for a solution to get audio on those AC3 channels. I would like to decode the audio with my pc soundcard. I don't know if it's possible. My receiver does have a spdif output, but my soundcard is just your plane-jane 1/8 phono jack input (line in and mic). I guess it's not accepting any digital input. However, I hear that some cards can do the job (SB Extigy for example).
 
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thanks, I just found out that you can buy a digital cable for the S/PDIF connector directly to your 5.1 or so Home Theather. I'll get one tommorrow and will keep you posted!! Thks
 
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The Cyberhome Sonic Voom is one of the most widely used external AC-3 (Dolby Digital) decoder solutions used here, and probably the cheapest too. The unit is designed for surround headphones, but you can connect the headphone outputs to line level inputs on a stereo, TV, etc. as well.
 
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To get AC3 audio on 125 you need :-
New Sonic Voom surround sound headphone MP3 MP4 ZUNE on ebay

I am in Panama Central America not too far from you I am getting on a 6 foot offset ku dish :-
125 w,,97 w, 58 w
I am looking for other birds as well but this is what I get so far
On a 24foot C band BUD I can pick up :-
121, 116, 113, 103,101,97.
I am only looking at the western segment so far. In time I will explore the eastern sgment.
Hope this helps

Tony
 
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Not necessarily true.

To get AC3 audio on 125 you need :-
New Sonic Voom surround sound headphone MP3 MP4 ZUNE on ebay

I am in Panama Central America not too far from you I am getting on a 6 foot offset ku dish :-
125 w,,97 w, 58 w
I am looking for other birds as well but this is what I get so far
On a 24foot C band BUD I can pick up :-
121, 116, 113, 103,101,97.
I am only looking at the western segment so far. In time I will explore the eastern sgment.
Hope this helps

Tony
QUOTE=tonydix;2150135]To get AC3 audio on 125 you need :-
New Sonic Voom surround sound headphone MP3 MP4 ZUNE on ebay.

My 5.1 decodes the AC3 audio with regular rca cable connectors, I don't have any headphone connected to it.
 
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granadaguy

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rca cables from azbox to 5.1

thanks, I just found out that you can buy a digital cable for the S/PDIF connector directly to your 5.1 or so Home Theather. I'll get one tommorrow and will keep you posted!! Thks

Hola Carlos.
If you have a 5.1 tuner it will decode the audio for you, the tuner must be in surround sound option, granted you must have a SAB that will receive AC3 audio ( aka azbox elite or alike ).
Good luck.

Granadaguy.
 
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Hello to all,

I am fairly new to the world of FTA. I live on a tiny island in the Caribbean called Curacao. It is located just off the northern coast of Venezuela and it's the sister island of Aruba.

I was wondering if any of you are located in my region and which birds are available to you. So far I managed Satmex 6, Galaxy 19, AMC 21. I want to receive AMC 4 but I figure need a bigger dish. I've got a 50cm for Satmex 6 and a 78 cm for Galaxy 19.

I'm looking forward to replies from hobbyists in my region.

Mateo

Welcome to the forum buddy! amc 4 101 is going to change pretty soon so you will probably loose that sat.
 
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