reply to post by TheLoony
Well, this is partially right. With a dish network or other mini dish you can't get these signals. You also can't get them with a traditional in
home reciever like the ones people used to use with the big dishes. The satellites are not turned off though and the big dishes themselves haven't
changed too much, I'm not sure what your boss meant by that.
I think when the guy from the video recorded all of these clips there were secondary feeds on the same satellite as the show that users could tune
into for some reason, sort of like EAS or SAP audio for listening to the weather reports or the spanish audio version of various shows. As I said
before, I'm shocked that the stations were putting this stuff on the airwaves without warning the talent. In a way, this was a sort of fly on the
The feeds are still out there though, and many of them are free and clear if you have the equiptment and know where to point the dish.
is a list of free satellite channels available in the US, not all of them are tunable
for us since some of them use different encoding than we have the ability to decode. But as I said before, with the right equiptment, you can see them
all. At my last job I was trying to learn how to use the satellite tuner since we didn't have anyone on site that knew how to use it (long story) it
was entertaining to find a bird and just flip through the channels, lots of interesting stuff out there; religious shows, interviews, people waiting
for their live shots, lots of scrambled porn out there too with some on the same satellite as the religious channels (that always made me chuckle for
The things I can watch at work now come either that list (things like the nasa feeds) or from various tv stations across the country, we send a
request for video and then get an e-mail from them saying what bird to point at and the various settings to tune it in. If anyone else recieved that
same email and had the equiptment they could watch the raw feed as well. I've worked on remotes from the satellite truck and from the station.
Believe me when I say this stuff is still out there, the only differences between a tv station and the general public is that the average citizen
isn't going to drop a few grand on the equiptment needed to watch the feeds and won't get all of the same coordinates for the various live shots
either. If you were rich, smart, and daring enough, you could intercept and pirate everything being broadcast to the satellites around the world.
I'm watching a random feed right now at work, I'm not sure what it is exactly since I don't have the sound up but for a long time it was just
showing a wide shot of a park and then a reporter stepped in. I turned up the sound for a minute or two and heard him talking to New York, asking what
time they were going to be on. He checked his watch, shuffled his papers, and then in another minute or so started doing his live intro. Now it
appears to be an outdoor press conference of some sort.
This is not something we are airing, we really have no business watching it, but I can because they are using the same satellite we will be using
later. The equiptment we have here isn't anything spectacular, the most expensive thing is the dish on the roof with the pan and tilt controls. Other
than that we only have two satellite recievers; a motorola dsr4410 and a Wegener unity 5000. With those two boxes we can dial in most free and clear
analogue or digital feeds and anything that we need to get from our sister stations.
Again, great video from the op, it does show a glimpse of what can go on behind the scenes. Also thanks for the kind words weedwhacker
I try to
help where i can.
Back to work...