In a message dated 15-10-03 00:39:41 GMT Daylight Time,
After reading the RIG article and living on the US east coast, I amJeff,
Someone in EUMETSAT has successfully used the TechniSat SkyStar 2 PCI
(see Timestep advertisement in the September RIG Journal) to receive the
EUMETCast service from Atlantic Bird-3.
As David said earlier, you will need to register with EUMETSAT to receive
service and to be able to obtain the tq(R)-TELLICAST software - from
You will also need David Taylor's MSG Manager software.
You will need a large dish - 2.4 to 3.7m.
Also, of course, a C-Band feedhorn with a slab in its throat for LHC
A C-band LNB that will output between 950 and 2150 MHz to feed into the
EUMETCast C-Band service parameters:
Frequency 3726.7535 MHz.
Symbol Rate 5.964 Msymbol/s.
More information in EUMETSAT Technical document EUM TD 15 issue 2. available
on the EUMETSAT website - <A HREF="www.eumetsat.de">www.eumetsat.de</A>
I'm sure you will find C-Band equipment more easily available on your side of
C-Band never really happened on this side of the Atlantic as far as DTH
satellite TV is concerned.
You might try Chaparral for feedhorns and Dexcel Inc. for LNB's.
Both I think are in Santa Clara CA.
I hope this has been of some use.
Remote Imaging Group.