TravelSat-V2 Mobile VAST Satellite TV Kit (DELUXE)

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OUR PRICE - Regular price $799.00

The TravelSat-V2 Portable VAST Satellite TV DELUXE Kit contains absolutely everything you will need to enjoy free-to-air TV whilst on the road.

BEWARE - There are cheaper similar kits to this on the market but they do not contain the same accessories included in this kit.  Make sure you compare apples with apples.  If you are on a tighter budget consider our TravelSat-V2 Portable VAST Satellite TV LITE Kit

Why Buy a TravelSat-V2?

The TravelSat-V2 Portable VAST Satellite Dish is the original folding dish design introduced to Australia in 2009. Since then over 7,000 dishes based on this design have been purchased. The popularity of this dish is due to its all in one design - integrated base with no need for a separate tripod.

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PROS and CONS

The benefits of this style of dish are:

  • Integrated mount so no separate tripod is required. This reduces weight by up to 5KG.
  • Less space. As there is no tripod required, only the dish needs to be stored.
  • Setup time is about 30 seconds to have the dish ready for alignment.
  • Alignment is easier than a standard tripod mount dish. This is due to the placement of the elevation tube on the rear of the dish. Each 5 degree graduation is about 1.5 inches apart so it is much easier to locate the signal. On a traditional dish, 5 degree increments are about 5mm apart so greater accuracy is required.
  • Lower cost. The TravelSat-V2 Portable VAST Satellite Dish comes complete with LNB and padded carry bag and is around $80 less than a tripod mounted dish with bag.

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The disadvantages of this style of dish are:

  • As the dish and base are one, it is more difficult to move the dish side to side on rocky terrain when compared to a tripod mounted dish.
  • It cannot be pole mounted. Many travelers choose to take their dish off the tripod and mount it on a mast on the drawbar or rear bar of the van. This isn't a practical option with the TravelSat-V2 dish.

EASY ADJUSTMENT

Setting the elevation angle of the dish is easy. You can see from the picture below that the angles are in five degree increments. Each increment is about 1.5" apart so locating the satellite is much easier with this style of dish. 

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STORAGE

The LNB arm folds in on the front of the dish and the reflector then hinges down onto the frame. An engraved LNB is included showing skew marks at 5 degree increments. 

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The unit then packs away into its included padded bag and stored on the mattress or rear of the 4WD. The package is 83cm tall but only 76cm wide. Weight is around 5KG in the bag. 

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CONSTRUCTION

The dish reflector has been zinc coated prior to painting so will resist corrosion. The frame is painted mild steel. It is necessary (as with any metal outdoor product) to maintain the dish using silicon spray in the moving parts or wire brush and primer as time goes by. 

WHAT IS INCLUDED? 

SINGLE OUTPUT LNB

The included single output LNB (amplifier on the front of the dish) is compatible with VAST, Austar and Foxtel and has a single cable wired from the dish. This is suitable for all VAST and standard pay TV boxes (excluding MyStar and Foxtel IQ which require a twin output LNB).

LNB

 

SatKing DVBS2-980CA Twin Tuner VAST Satellite TV Receiver

The SatKing 980CA VAST Decoder is undoubtedly the best decoder for use in a caravan and motorhome. Its small size and low power consumption as well as 12V and 240V operation coupled with features like, dual tuner for PVR recording (recording direct to an external USB drive), easy to use on-screen menus, IR sensor port (so you can hide the decoder away in a cupboard and have the sensor outside the cupboard), HDMI output and more.

You'll get access to the complete range of free to air Australian TV channels almost anywhere in Australia. 

Satking 800ca VAST Decoder

 

SATELLITE METER - SatKing 3200 Handheld Meter

The SatKing SK-3200 is digital satellite Finder specially designed for VAST satellite TV. Being MPEG 4 the unit has been pre-programmed with the VAST paraFinders pre-set making the Finder very easy to use. If the other Finders you find just say digital they are not MPEG4 so they will not last. Simply plug the unit in to the dish and use the signal level bars to align you dish and once the level bars go green and the signal beeper is sounding the dish is aligned correctly and you are on the correct satellite. Then plug the antenna cable into your vast receiver or Foxtel STB and it will scan the channels in for you. The unit has a built in high power battery so the unit does not need to be connected to the VAST receiver to be used. Unlike many other lower priced Finders on the market this Finder you can actually receive VAST transponders. Many other mid lower cost Finders you are actually just receive the signal from the MPEG2 format and this could end anytime rendering your Finder useless. Special Note: All VAST services are MPEG4, there are no VAST MPEG2 services. If you have Foxtel and think this Finder sounds perfect for you well it is, you can simply align your dish on the VAST settings or simply select TP 3 in the sat setting menu and the unit will receive the actual Foxtel signal.

 

 

 

COAXIAL CABLE

Included:

  • a short cable for the dish to connect to the meter
  • a 10m cable from the dish to the caravan wall
  • internal 1m cable from the inside wall to the decoder. 

Coaxial

WEATHERPROOF WALLPLATE

You'll need a way to connect that external coaxial cable in through your van wall. We n supply our EziPlate weatherproof wall fitting that is easy and neat to install. The EziPlate can adjust to wall thicknesses up to 35mm and is a direct, no loss connection from outside to in.

You may already have something similar but unless it is a direct connection from outside to in with no joins or splitter in between then it will not work.  

Ezyplate

 

COMPASS

A basic compass can be supplied with our system - choose from the options. You don't need to be a scout’s captain to align a dish. The compass is used as a reference to North. When you read through our instruction manual, you'll notice that the direction charts relate to North.

Compas

 

12v POWER LEAD

The 12V lead will enable you to run the SatKing decoder from a cigarette socket.

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1.5m HDMI CABLE

Connect your SatKing 980CA VAST Decoder to your TV using the included HDMI cable for the clearest possible picture.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Everything makes sense when they come with concise instructions and we include our TravelSat manual to assist you with directions, elevation angles as well as decoder screenshots and more. 

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This complete TravelSat-V2 Portable VAST kit will provide you with years of trouble free operation. You'll be able to access the full range of VAST digital TV channels as well as local weather and news feeds. We offer unparalleled technical support 40 hours per week if required. Thousands sold and used all around Australia from local to remote areas. Best price too on this system. 

 

SUMMARY OF INCLUSIONS:

  • TravelSat-V2 Satellite Dish & carry bag.
  • Single Output LNB
  • Satking 980CA 12v/240v VAST Satellite Decoder
  • SatKing 3200 Handheld Meter
  • Compass
  • Weatherproof Ezi-Plate
  • Cable Kit (2 x 1m, 1 x 10m)
  • 1.5m HDMI cable
  • TravelSat User Manual

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Turnaround

Most items are kept in stock in at all times. Orders placed before 12-midday on business days are usually shipped the same day. All other orders will be shipped on the next business day after the order is placed.

Carriers

The carriers we use to deliver our orders include Australia Post, Startrack Express, TNT and Fastway Couriers.

Order Tracking

Almost all of our carriers provide tracking numbers. If a tracking # is provided by the shipping carrier, we will update your order with the tracking information. Please note that some orders may not have tracking numbers depending upon the method used.

Shipping Rates

We offer nation-wide shipping on all of our products. Shipping will be calculated at the checkout and the size and weight of you order will be used to calculate the actual shipping price. At the checkout you will have the opportunity to cancel your order if you are not happy with the quoted shipping price. We retain the right to cancel any orders where the actual cost of shipping substantially exceeds our allocated rate.

Returns

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We rarely experience faults with our products. If you think your product is faulty we will remedy the problem.

If you need to return an item to us please ensure you follow these steps:

  1. Call us on 0457 211 833 or email us on info@travelsat.com.au with an explanation of the problem.
  2. If we cannot resolve the problem we will issue you with a Return Authority (RA) Number to track your return.
  3. You will need to organise the return shipping and pay the shipping costs. We recommend that you use a method where the item can be tracked and we recommend you insure the item to protect your interests.
  4. If we examine the item and it is confirmed to have a problem we will refund your return shipping costs so please keep your receipts.
  5. If not fault is found with the item we will contact you to arrange for the item to be returned to you.  Under these circumstances you will be responsible for all shipping costs.
  6. If the item is found to have a fault we will discuss with you your rights to a repair, replacement or refund in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law.

For more information please visit our Shipping & Returns page.

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