Snipe sattelite finder
Already around November last year we bought a Snipe, capable of receiving the same TV-signal a 60-cm disk is capable of. The former little disk is not usable for the signal of Astra 3 – the one we need for a better signal. Apart from that broadcasters are leaving Astra 1 for Astra 3, thus forcing us to do something about it – or read a book. The Snipe (cheapest when bought in Germany, which we did) was installed shortly before we left Antwerp at the start of last April. We are very happy with the thing, it works perfectly and is automated too, folding down included, so there’s no longer any need to aim a disk at the satellite with a device that beeps when approaching the right position – while the other half of us loudly calls from the inside: ‘no, do…
…not see any picture' and the one outside, suffering from the cold and/or the rain, with fingers more stiffened every second, not understanding at all why there’s no picture yet (the beep cannot be any louder, can it?). Now one just make a choice inside the comfortable ship and ‘friend’ Snipe does the rest. We only used Astra 1 (no High Definition picture, who cares), 2 (BBC) or 3 (HD picture). Until now we skipped Turksat (Erdogan!) or Eutelsat (with a K in front it would be Dutch for ‘Turdsat’) and the rest. It’s pure luxury – the European Championship of football has our undivided attention. Our favourites, Belgium and England (though, after Brexit…) are out. Therefore now we fancy Iceland and, well, France. Tonight’s the night! Bye for now.