1. What are Free To Air (FTA) channels?
Free to Air channels are digital MPEG2 channels that are not scrambled and require no subscription or monthly payment.
They are provided free of charge and are perfectly legal to receive with an FTA receiver. You can find a listing of these
channels on lyngsat.com and satcodx.com web sites
2. What hardware do I need to receive the FTA channels?
A digital satellite receiver and a dish with KU Band LNB
3. Do you guarantee that these FTA channels will remain free?
Absolutely not. No one can guarantee free channels. You will receive those FTA channels as long as they remain free and not encrypted. The FTA distributor and resellers only offer FTA hardware (receiver, dish and LNB). They make no guarantee or claim about the programming.
4. Are there any Dish Network or DirecTV channels that are FTA?
Almost all of the channels provided by these companies are not FTA. The channels are encrypted and require an authorized receiver and monthly subscription.
5.Can I use an FTA receiver to receive premium channels like Dish Network or DirecTV?
Absolutely not. These channels require subscription and special receivers supplied by
the service provider. Any tampering with your FTA receiver (whether by hardware or software
modification) to try to receive the premium channels without paying is not only a violation
of the law and unethical, but also will void the warrantee on your receiver and may hinder it unusable.
6. What size dish I need for the Free to air channels?
For the C-Band signal channels you will need a 10 ft dish.
For KU-band channels you will need a 30 inch (76 cm) dish or larger.
7. Where can I find out what channels are available free to air?
There are many free to air channels available in North America on satellites such as Galaxy 10R, AMC4, Telstar 5, AMC3, etc. There are from the USA and from around the world. See lyngsat.com for more details. For a complete listing of what is available. Anything with an F designation is FREE TO AIR.
8. How do I find the satellites?
The satellite you want to use will be determined by the programming you want to view. Telstar 5 is a very
popular satellite for ethnic channels. Locate your satellite/programming on one of the web sites listed above and align your dish to that satellite.
9. How do I move my dish to get more satellites and more channels?
If you have a receiver that has DiSEqC 1.2 you can easily see more satellites and more channels by adding a DiSEqC motor to move your dish.