I must say so many people find this satellite so difficult to track, i always receive, emails, calls, text and messages on my whatsapp with request just for this satellite, well with this article today i should be able to do justice to it.... and to be honest after you successfully nail the satellite you would discover that its actually one of the easiest to track, now lets get down to business.
Requirement for MBC Channels on Nilesat7W.
- Satellite Dish: of cause you need a dish, a recommended dish size of 100cm(1m), but hey 90cm 85cm, 75cm and 60cm will also work.. i was able to nail this satellite in north east, Kaduna state Nigeria with 60cm, but it depends on your location , but not withstanding your location for any area in west africa Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Mali, etc. 100cm is just perfectly ok for it. but if you want to get a new dish as a fresher go for 100cm for this satellite.
- A Decoder: a Standard Mpeg2 SD decoder will just be fine, its not must you have a mpeg4 or HD decoders but if you have an HD good ad fine but our old receivers mpeg2 will work just fine.
- Accessories: what do i mean by accessories, you need LNB a good KU band LNB,i recommend a strong LNB, coaxial cables, f-connectors, e.t.c...Also you need a good Installer if you are a newbie you can try it out yourself i hope my article on this will be useful enough.
Take note of this before before you start hunting for this satellite
- You must make sure the place or area you want to mount the dish is free enough horizontally from the dish , up to the sky.... trees, high buildings, mast, etc.. must not be close at least for a better reception 20 to 30m apart.
- Also i discovered a problem that is usually common, you pole should be straight, try your best to make sure the pole you want to mount the dish is strong and firm in other not to shake during the hunting, because its going too be a negative factor if not properly mounted.
- After mounting the dish and making the connections, make sure the coaxial cables are connected properly, also tighten the dish but you must tight it in such a way that, you can adjust its azimuth(left to right movement) and elevation( upward and downwards movement)...
mbc channels SD is located at Nilesat 7West.. to know how to locate you degrees successfully---Read This......... note if you are moving from DSTv, Eutelsat 16east, Ses5, and eutelsat 7 east....standing at the back of your dish, you move to the right.
Use this frequency to track 11474 V 27500, with your LNB tweaked at 1 to 2.O'Clock from the back of the dish, after you have gotten signal on this frequency then, you input the frequency for mbc channels which is 11560 V 27500, then you search.
With the above details just any installer can get this satellite.... but for those that needs more insight..you should do this carefully.
Firstly track ABS 3west with this tp 11150 V 45000, its on 3west very close to Nilesat on 7west... its much more easier to track... this particular satellite elevation is high... after tracking this ABS @3west input the frequency for Nilesat 11474 V 27500 and standing at the back of the dish move the dish to the right a little and bring it down a little with your eyes on the signal meter and you should be able to get it now.....Then input the TP for MBC 11560 V 27500 and search or you blind scan...
For LNB Tweaking... it should be @ 1 to 2 o'clock from the back of the dish. but after getting the signal you can change your lnb position to 4 to 5 o'clock and change your polarization to H and test to know which position is better....If after tracking and your percentage is low...just cut your lnb to boost its reception... check the pixs below to know where and how to cut your lnb... . . .
If you still find it difficult to track.. drop your questions on the comment box...