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goody5018

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trying to get info on fta

Just getting started. I have been reading as much as I can absorb. So far looks like a lot of fun.

I am going to get a system with a motor and blind search. I would like to mount it to the eave of my roof. I live in south fl. Haven't found any place with details of mounts for the eave or side of house. Will fta work with any tv? S video??

Looks like I will have to run it all through a ground bar. I have a compass. What meter do I need to set it up? Any info is muchly appreciated.

Goody
 
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The receivers signal quality meter is the BEST signal meter out there (hooked to a TV)

ANY TV will work for FTA, and should work on any south facing downward sloping roof, depending on the pitch of the roof.

WELCOME to the SatelliteGuys.US FTA forum!
 
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goody5018

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you sat guys are really nice to share all that knowledge. really getting a lot out of the forums. Still just figuring this out.

I am assuming that each satelitte has multiple transponders? And after you blind scan, the receiver stores them? Thus you can get multiple stations? Hope you bear with me, I am not really that dumb, just a lot of new terminology to figure out. Hopefully, I will have enough info soon to buy a system. Next is learning about a good dish and a mount that I can put on the side of my house.

Goody From sunny (rainy) florida.
 
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yes each satellite has multiple transponders. On each transponder there could be 0 channels up to 20+

Some satellites have a lot of stuff that is scrambled so that satellite may have just a couple channels (as an example, there is a satellite with 3 Chinese type channels and the rest of the channels are scrambled). Conversely there is a satellite with about 125+ channels (alot are ethnic type chanenls) and one satellite has 35+ english/spanish channels (about 10 spanish..the rest English)
 
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