Monday, February 22, 2021

Read this before buying a "new" FS1-ProHD satellite finder

Note to buyers

First Strike Meters stopped production of the FS1-ProHD some years ago. Some sellers on eBay, Alibaba, AliExpress, and other sites claim to be selling new FS1-ProHD meters. This is notice that First Strike Meters warrantee has expired and First Strike Meters will not warrantee any meters going forward. Make sure to ask the seller about warrantee and who will be doing the warrantee work.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

FREE Satellite List without signing in

For several years now we have produced and posted our free satellite / transponder list for anyone to download. After being up for a long time, the spammers found it and soon overloaded the server we were using. This caused us to move to another server, not a easy task. It wasn't long before the spammers followed us causing the same problem for us.

To avoid the spammers we agreed to put the free list on Ivy Stone Place which required users to login providing a layer of security and hopefully keeping the spammers out. The list remains free.

Now we are once again allowing interested users to download the free list without the need to sign in. IF the spammers don't ruin this we will continue to provide this "no sign-in" download of the list.

Want to download our FREE satellite list without signing in?

Find the download links here. Feel free to download our list without signing in.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Linux common commands cheat sheet

 Using Linux? Get this "Common Commands" cheat sheet. 

This cheat sheet is perfect for new Linux users or those who may have recently switched distributions. It contains a list of Linux commands for routine tasks including file navigation, file management, software installation on the most common distributions, and services.  

View/Download it now

Monday, February 1, 2021




Free Satellite / Transponder List (February 1st, 2021)

NEW Regional Lists

We've had some requests for regional lists. These lists are smaller and better for smart phones with little memory available.
So here is a test run. You will find them in their repective folders.

Region Worldwide America Europe Asia Atlantic
Satellites 177.0 - 180.0E 61.0W - 177.0W 1.9E - 177.0W 74.0E - 177.0W 0.8W - 65.0W
PDF Size 300.1 kB 120.0 kB 169.2 kB 254.0 kB 118.2 kB
EPUB Size 55.8 kB 15.3 kB 26.3 kB 45.3 kB 15.1 kB

This list is supported by your generous Donations.
Donating or clicking on the ads will help us keep this list going.

Feel free to download our Satellite / Transponder list, now in EPUB as well as PDF. EPUB greatly reduces the size of the file.

This is a reference list (not to be loaded into any meter), download to your PC, laptop, smartphone, etc and carry this reference list with you.

This list contains:

  • C-band
  • Ku-band
  • Ka-band - as a reminder, most meters, receivers, and LNBs in use will not do Ka band.
  • Active and inactive transponders

You really only need 2 transponders per satellite. 1 vertical and 1 horizontal will allow you to get a perfect alignment of your dish and LNBF.

Want to know when new lists come out? Get FREE email updates.


FREE cloud storage

FREE Cloud Storage for Linux There is lots of FREE cloud storage available. I write this mainly for Linux users however most cloud...