This meter is pre-programmed for the Optus C1 satellite and is ready to lock on to the VAST service on this satellite. You can of course use it for pay TV as well.
The meter will positively identify the correct satellite and will ignore all of the others so you get the right one every time. The SK500 has an easy to read LCD screen (easy to see in bright sunlight) with a great signal strength and quality readout that will only register a signal and beep when you hit the right spot. If you already have a sat system and find it difficult or time consuming trying to lock on each time then the SK500 is for you.
For the user who wants to search for other satellites, the SK500 is fully programmable and can be used on any other satellite if required. Simply browse through the satellite list and choose whichever satellite you want to find. You can edit transponders, edit satellite names and edit the LNB frequency if need be. All in all, it's a fully functional finder that rivals other meters at twice the price. By default, the meter is setup for Optus C1 so if you only want to use it for VAST, Foxtel, Austar or Aurora then it's ready straight out of the box!
NOTE: This satellite meter needs to be connected to your satellite decoder for power during use. If you are looking for a quality meter similar to this with an internal rechargeable battery consider the TravelSat 4200HD Handheld Meter.