Free to Air Satellite

A Free to Air Satellite (FTA) receiver is one that receives unencrypted FTA satellite transmissions. Using these satellite receivers, one can legally receive TV signals without subscription. The signal is typically encoded in an MPEG-2 video and may be restricted geographically. In some places around the world, people can receive encrypted Free to Air satellite channels through the UHF and VHF band. The channels transmitted through Free to Air satellite are received by utilizing a common MPEG-2 video compatible satellite receiver. Many people use FTA to receive thousands of satellite TV channels free of charge.

The equipment needed in order to enjoy the freebies are an FTA receiver (and here one has a choice between Pansat, Coolsat, Conaxsat, and many other great brand names) and a satellite dish within the specifics that the satellite one wishes to point at requires. However, many satellites only require a standard DTV compliant dish that can be easily found in any satellite TV or electronic store. Both C-band and K-Band dishes work just fine. In order to receive channels from more than one satellite, an antenna motor and the LNBF are also necessary.

Free to Air

In order to complete the system installation, run a coaxial cable from the dish to the FTA receiver, which should be connected to the television. This is usually the most difficult part.

Though pointing the dish is not very difficult, many people would prefer to hire an experienced person to fix it on the roof of the house. It is important to make sure that the best FTA support services are obtained.

The user can then go to the FTA receiver’s options and select the satellite to point to. Regular firmware updates ensure that the device works efficiently. The FTA keys must be entered manually, so it is important to be familiar with this process. Settings may vary among different satellite receivers.

Video Introduction to Free to Air

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  • Conaxsat

    this thing have a good info. and it helps being updated on FTA receivers.

  • emmanuel

    I tried looking for WBS on my intelsat 7000 model and failed,my decorder seems not have intelsat 802.Now my query is on which other settlite should i try? I am in a small town to the east of Uganda called Soroti.I will be very greatfull if any one out there could help get WBS on free to air. thanx Esimu emmanuel

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ venkat

    how to get tamil channal in free to air. plz help me !!!!!!!!!!

    • memenode

      Have you looked here?

  • Cliff

    where do I go on the internet to get my codes ect so I can transfer them to my mach or update my receiver? I have been off the air for a while and can’t find the programing

  • Frank

    I live in Chile at the moment and would like to know about sat receivers etc which would work in Chile….. BUT…. I need help IN ENGLISH as my Spanish is ordinary. Can be contacted by Skype (DIRECTFROMOZ) or at frankmcinnesATgmailPOINTcom Hope some good soul will help.

  • cindy

    are the codes back up for the 2000 ultra receiver?

  • brian

    have a satmate sm-888 i cant turn into free 2 airchannels and it dosent have optus d1 for nz channels any one no what other satelite to tune in thanks

  • Paul

    hi, have a opticum 4000a and had all the stations this morning but since 10 am everything is gone. the installation guide shows satellite info as 000.00 across the board! has th satellite fallen from the sky or has the unit defaulted to factory settings. Help! can’t watch terrestrial t.v for much longer……….

  • Angela

    I have a VS 2000 receiver and card, but honestly I do not know where to begin to connect it to my flat screen! I appreciate any help given:)…. Have a great day!!

  • dave haworth

    Do any fta decoders support sky cards.

  • dani

    Am un decodor magnum 250si nu pot vedea nici un program ,toate sint inchise,se poate face ceva …..

  • John

     I have a Dish Super Dish with all LNBs What more do I need to hook to a FTA receiver?

  • John

     What is the best HDTV receiver?

  • Isaac Douglas Jnr

    Are there firmwares or softwares upgrades for our fta receiver in Ghana. Pls help

  • mecb

    Am in Uganda, where can i buya good FTA decoder, thanks

  • Matthew Byrd

    can i use my direct reviser

  • http://www.yahoo.com Mugume Frank

    I want to get NTV UG, UBC, or Bukedde here in Uganda on FTA reciever Is it possible or not?

  • Nolan

    How can I get the key for coolsat platinum 5000????