Satellite Dish

Submitted: Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 14:52
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Hi all,
Hope I can get some advise on Satellite Dish. I am on th go in a caravan most of the time, so thinking of putting a Sat Dish for TV reception.
What size dish ? (one that can collapse and travel easily)
Cost of dish and all other equipments to make the system work ?
Hard to aim the dish or hard to tune ?
Is it worth it ?
I am a novice to this and any suggestion appreciated.
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Reply By: PandJ - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 15:42

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 15:42
Hi Sang,

Maybe you should get in touch with Campersat by looking at their site: or email them at:

You can also try:
Campersat is a division of videosat.

I was after the same info and they sent me a heap of info on the subject.
I had a toll free # for them but can't find now.

Good luck, PandJ
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Reply By: Glenno - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:42

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:42
Ive seen a fair few of them bolted to the back of caravans - I assume they bolt them to the back of the caravan out of the breeze when cruising down the highway. The few ive seen look like your ordinary Austar Pay TV dishes. Never paid much attention though.


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Follow Up By: CUM800 - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 18:43

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 18:43

Where are you located. I deal with Hotchips in Sydney

I think mine is a 60 cm

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Reply By: blebatray - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 21:23

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 21:23
G'day Sang,
We have a Sat dish and system purchased from a fellow at Airlie Beach after having seen him at the Markets there for some years. His systems seemed the best for me as the price was right and easy to use was the main benefit. The price will vary from $800 to $9,000 odd depending on your choise..from outside assembly.. to a fitted self turning outfit. We went for the dish in a metal box supplied with directional finder and easy tune arrangement. We choose to carry the unit in the vehicle in a padded vinal bag. It's a 60cm dish which provides us with all chanells including Auststar using our paid TV card. The dish is not the expensive's the system you install that hits your pocket. We love our sport and always turned into the weather & the satellite TV suits us fine.
PS ours is a 12 volt TV system on a Kedron ATV meaning we have TV everywhere in Aussie.
Great tripping, Bleb.
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Reply By: Groove - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 21:54

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 21:54
Check out these guys
You will get a complete system for about $600

Dish $100
LNB $35
Reciever $300 (make sure it has a card slot)
Sat finder $45
Cable $20
Aurora Card $100

A 65cm dish will serve you well the channels you want are on Optus c1 which transmits a very strong signal across all of Aus
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Reply By: Lyds - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 22:44

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 22:44
Thats not a dish. This is a dish [ View Image]
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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 23:02

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 23:02
We purchased our system from Global Sat. $550 (seems they are no longer in business) for free to air system with Aroura card, and have 85cm dish, some say 60/65cm is fine now with the C1 satellite, but here are some sites to check out thed first seems to have a good dish set up but is a bit pricy info here and here and lots here
just remember dont believe all you read to be 'gospel'.
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Follow Up By: Groove - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 14:51

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 14:51
I checked out some of these sites. There is some info on this site
that is a bit wrong.

It says you can use a foxtel and Aurora card in the same box. You can use an Austar card and older type foxtel card (so called non digital) but the new digital cards will not work in the same box as an aurora card.

By the way, foxtel have pulled the bigest con on the Australian public since the day the ice berg was towed into sydney harbour. Foxtel satellite was ALWAYS digital and has been for many many years.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 23:52

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 23:52
Have you looked at the Satellite Technology Article, Also try Site search using Satellite Dish. There are several articles and business contacts.
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Reply By: Cobradave - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 08:24

Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 08:24
Check this one:

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