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Submitted: Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 15:57
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This is a question for people on the West Coast,Iam up around Derby and have been using my automatic dish on the roof and have had no problems, now i cant get any reception.
Im currently on D3 Zone 2 do i have to change to another satellite or is it just not picking up the signal.
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Humpback
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 16:54

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 16:54
Are you trying to get VAST? Are you registered as a traveller? Do you get the ABC and SBS? Do you get any messages on the screen?
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 18:18

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 18:18
Hi Humpback, I don't know much about automatic sat dishes. However I would assume that it transfers the signal through a "Vast" decoder box. You use the same satellite on the west coast as you would on the east coast. The only difference is Time Zones and you need to register for the West zone which you can do online or phone up and ask to have you switched over to WA. Hope that helps. Cheers
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Follow Up By: humpback - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 19:24

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 19:24
Thank you George and Ron for replying so quickly, to answer some of your questions.
Yes i have a vast system,i am registered,and i get the ABC & SBS when i have a signal.
I contacted Altech and made them aware that i was going to be in the west coast for 6 months.
But now i know that thank you George that i am to stay on the same satellite as the east coast.
I think my biggest problem is the area im in,too many trees around the camp site.
Will let you know how i get on as i will be leaving on Monday and heading for Broome.
Cheers
Humpback
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 19:50

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 19:50
Humpback
Do you have an android phone?
If so, do you have the Wikicamps app?
If you do, there is a sat finder section within Wikicamps and with the camera activated, you can "see" the sat and if any trees are in the way.
If you don't, I suggest you download it - very useful :-)
Cheers
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 20:15

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 20:15
Humpback. Altech has nothing to do with the zone you receive. You need to contact the VAST administration on 1300 993 376 weekdays from 9:00am to 4:30pm (AEST). They will change your zone while you are on the phone. Make sure your system is on and locked on to the satellite. You will be able to see it change. Be aware that the channel numbers are different between east and west eg 7 east is 6 west etc.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 19:19

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 19:19
Gday
Maybee you should be fishing.......
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 at 00:12

Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 at 00:12
...nearly as boring as watching TV :)

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Reply By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 23:13

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 23:13
Do realize that you have to re-register every 6 months? If you don't your system gets cut off.
Ian
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 at 07:38

Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 at 07:38
Yep, they are clamping down on it, no period of grace. You can re-register up to 4 weeks prior to expiry date and the new date is 6 months from the original date. eg expiry 6 Jul, renew on 15Jun, new date 6 Jan. It can be done online here VAST Renewal and you get an email with new date.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 at 08:44

Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 at 08:44
So much for FREE to air satelite......I remian gob smacked at the attitude to the vast viewer.......clamping down on what...for goodness sakes..its not like there is any money owed.

Oh dear, someone might view a TV picture they are not entitled to.

VAST.....pfth...I just shake my head.

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