This kit contains all the essential items required to receive free-to-air TV whilst on the road. We call it our LITE kit because we have only included the bare essentials when putting this kit together.
If you are considering buying a portable satellite kit for VAST you should also consider our TravelSat SP75 Mobile VAST DELUXE Kit.
TRAVELSAT PORTABLE, MOBILE SATELLITE TV DISH SYSTEM FOR YOUR CARAVAN
Whether you're a seasoned traveler or have just bought a new van, you may be aware of the difficulties in receiving adequate digital TV reception using a traditional antenna. A satellite system offers perfect digital reception all over Australia. What separates one system from another? On this page, we'll look at each individual component so you can see how comprehensive our systems are.
THE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY
Should you decide to invest in a satellite system it’s important to know you can lean on us should you need a little support now and then. We're a bricks and mortar business offering outstanding customer service. If you buy a system from us, you buy us and whether you need us now or three years down the track, we can help. There's never an issue that we can't solve in 10 minutes over the phone so that's reassuring.
THE TRAVELSAT SYSTEM - PROVEN OVER TIME
The TravelSat SP75 dish reflector will provide you with Australia wide coverage and is a great balance of size versus performance when using it in a caravan. We've been distributing the SP75 dish now for eight years and it's a proven performer with good features. An engraved LNB showing skew marks is included.
The reflector is elliptical and it measures 75cm across x 83cm top to bottom.
It has a rolled edge for extra strength and is zinc coated then painted.
The rear bracket is a winning design that is easily adjusted for different elevations around Australia. We fit all bolts with wingnuts so no tools are required.
The elevation assembly has 5 degree increments stamped on the side so you can adjust the elevation according to the charts we supply.
The main LNB support arm is removable for easy storage by loosening off the knob on the back.
The SP75 dish in the TravelSat kit is mounted on the included tripod. This tripod features adjustable legs for uneven ground, a bubble level on the top will let you know when it's level.
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).
SATKING 800CA VAST DECODER
The SatKing 800CA 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 PVR ready (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.
SATELLITE METER - SF3235 Analogue Satellite Meter
You'll need to align your satellite dish to the satellite and to do this we include a needle and tone satellite finder as standard.
This is a basic meter as sold by most other satellite companies and does require a little patience and understanding to get the dish aligned correctly. The meter is connected inline and gets its power from the connected coaxial cable coming from the van.
A sensitivity dial is adjusted on the side of the finder and the dish is rotated until a signal is found. This is indicated by a rise of the needle on the display. If the needle goes off the scale, it can be adjusted lower and the dish fine tuned for maximum signal. If no signal is being received by the decoder inside the van, then you may be on the wrong satellite. Repeat the above until the next satellite is found.
- 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.
SUMMARY OF INCLUSIONS:
- TravelSat SP75 Satellite Dish, tripod & carry bags.
- Single Output LNB
- Satking 800CA 12v/240v VAST Satellite Decoder
- SF3235 Analogue Satellite Meter
- Cable Kit (2 x 1m, 1 x 10m)