Est. 1981... A Division of Crystal Clear Antenna Services


Optus B3 Coverage

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Optus Aurora Satellite Kit Available

  • 65cm Dish

  • LNBf

  • Humax 5410Z

  • $412.00inc GST

  • Optus Card $125.00inc GST

Customer please advise which mounting bracket is required.

Expires: Feb 2004

We Can also supply 

  • "F" Type outlet

  • 30m RG6 Quad (Ready Crimped)

  • "F" Type Fly lead

  • Satellite Finder

  • Tools Required





The following information is a General Guide only, on how to set up a Ku Band Satellite dish.

 If you have difficulties contact your nearest installer or supplier.

Digital satellite television is delivered to standard television sets via transponders, which are part of the satellite. The transponder receives a signal from the provider's Uplink Centre, recovers it and retransmits it directly to the viewer's satellite dish.

Optus B3 is at 156 degrees East longitude over the equator. The television signal is digital and it delivers high  quality video and stereo.

The installation kit includes:

  • Dish assembly consists of metal satellite dish reflector, mounting mast, hardware
  • LNB
  • 30 metres of RG-6quad satellite coaxial cable, with all the necessary "F" fittings

Description of Components

(1)Satellite Dish Reflectors collect electromagnetic waves beamed from the satellite and directs them to the LNB. The satellite dish must be pointed directly at the satellite. The satellite dish should be installed outside your home and without any obstacles (it requires a clear view from the dish to the satellite).

(2) LNB (Low Noise Block Down Converter) converts the signal from high frequency (KU-band) to intermediate frequency range (from 950 - 1450 MHz). It also amplifies the signal and prepares it for demodulation and decoding by the Satellite Decoder.

(3) SD (Satellite Decoder) also called set-top box or IRD (Integrated Receiver Decoder), receives and decodes the digital signal stream, provides power to the LNB and produces PAL signal to be viewed on the TV set.


The satellite dish installation guide is designed for customers who would like to do the installation by themselves. To complete the installation successfully some experience in construction and electrical wiring techniques can be an advantage, but the installation guide will give you all the necessary assistance.


The installation procedure can be divided into three main parts:

  • General site survey and selection of the mounting site. 

  • Mounting the mast.

  • Mounting the dish and tuning the signal.









TIP: Try to keep the compass away from any metal objects.



WARNING: Take extreme care to avoid contact with overhead power lines, electric lights and power circuits (more than 5m distance is recommended).



  • Secure the mast onto the mounting foot and before fixing the arm, make sure that the top of the mast points straight up, it needs to be perfectly level (figure 4). If it is not level, the elevation and azimuth settings will not be correct.

  • Before mounting the dish adjust the elevation according to Table 1, by using the scale provided on the reflector support (figure 5).

  • Mount the dish and adjust the azimuth using the angle

  • LNB on the support arm. Place some silicone grease (or wrap the outside of the connection with electrical tape) on the LNB connector and connect the coaxial cable to the LNB. (This is to ensure that no water enters the connection)

  • Replace the existing wall plate for terrestrial antenna with the one supplied in the Kit, the plate provided has connections for both antennas. Connect all cables to and from the wall plate and to the SD and TV set. Check the SD operational manual for advice on the best way to connect the SD to your TV set.

  • Power up the satellite decoder and TV (optional). Bring up the menu on the SD and select Signal Meters. Slowly turn dish around the mast until signal level readings show the maximum value (another person's help is easier).

  • Tighten the screws to fix the azimuth.

  • Try to improve reading by turning LNB.

  • Loosen the screws for elevation adjustment and try to peak signal more by adjusting the dish up and down (very slight correction could be necessary).

  • When the signal meter gives you maximum readings on all parameters carefully tighten all screws.

WARNING: Complete the connections of the equipment prior to power. Always pull the power plug out of the wall prior to disconnecting and reconnecting components.

Note: Cable termination has to be done properly to secure a good connection between the equipment. There are two wires which transmit the signal in the coaxial cable: central wire and shield and they both need to have a proper connection with the connector.



Source: Extract from Boomerang TV


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Perth Western Australia