Where is outernet broadcast to


#1

I saw on the lantern page it doesn’t seem to broad cast to australia, or is it australia will get a slow connection? Thanks


#2

Currently i believe there is no broadcast to Australia. As far as i’m aware, the current broadcast continents are North America, Europe, and Africa.


#3

When the Lantern mobile service turns on, it will be global. If you are referring to the map of our current service area, it is for our high-capacity service, which is different from mobile. We do not currently have coverage in Australia for that service, but we will in the near future.


#4

Hi, is there an update to the Australian service? or the Solomon Islands? thanks.


#5

Probably you can point your dish to AsiaSat 5 at 100.5E (Global Beam). But this is C band.

EDIT: This service is only for the LIGHTHOUSE and ORxPi. Not for the Lantern


#6

I have been trying to get a signal from AisaSat5 but no luck. My dish is directed to 100.5E with a elevation of 38°. If it picks up the signal will it indicate on the Tuner settings automatically? I have also replaced my LNB just in case it was that.


#7

Are you using Lighthouse or ORxPi to receive the data?


#8

Lighthouse


#9

To receive data from AsiaSat 5, you should have a large dish antenna and a LNB which supports to C band.

I can’t say the actual elevation without knowing your current geographical location.

First, in tuner settings page, configure the following by selecting from the dropdown lists.
LNB Type: C band
Satellite: AsiaSat 5

Then update the tuner settings.

Yes. but wait few seconds to see the updated values on the UI.


#10

The elevation was from the AisaSat map, but I will keep trying different angles

My dish is a standard Sat TV dish, but I will give it a go with the larger dish in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday.

I will let you know what happens.


#11

Hey Jon, what is your approximate location? Satbeams.com says you need a 2.3m dish for Sidney. You can adjust the location marker on the linked page to find out the minimum size requirement for you location.

EDIT: Also, 2.7m seems to be needed for Solomon Islands.


#12

use http://www.satbeams.com/footprints to get information about elevation and dish size. However your current elevation seems okay.


#13

I would also like to add that, even with a proper-sized dish, it’s possible that you cannot receive due to low elevation. A person I asked to test IS-20 signal from my location couldn’t get a lock even with a 1.2m dish (requirement as per satbeams is 90cm) becuase of the low elevation (19deg). YMMV.


#14

I am in Brisbane, which is about 800Km north of Sydney, so it would be much the same size as Sydney.

Thanks for the size for the Solomons, I might have to rip apart an old boat.


#15

Well all we can do is give it a crack and hope for the best. Cheers.