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The Remote Area Broadcast (RABS) digital satellite services is broadcast from the OPTUS
C1 satellite .. The service will replace the old HACBSS/RCTS system that has served several thousand installations in rural and remote communities throughout Australia. RABS comprises of ABC (five time zones),  SBS (in SE and NE), and the four commercial broadcasters Imparja (Central), Seven Central (NE), Golden West and WIN West (Western). As well as RABS there will be a number of other services on Aurora. Authorisation to receive any service on Aurora will be via an addressable smart card.

Aurora uses a national beam, so all of the previous spot beam services will technically be available over the whole country. Click here 
	    for a graphical view of satellite dish size requirements Australia wide The ABC 
& SBS TV broadcast streams as well as a selection of ABC& SBS radio channels. It will only be possible to view the commercial channels within your area with approval from the ABA or Direct From the service provider. There are a few form to be filled out.

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UEC 642,660 & 700,720 IRDs are the ONLY OPTUS RECOMMENDED digital satellite receivers for the RABS service. 

ADB OR UEC SOFTWARE LINKING
Using your
ADB or UEC digital satellite reciever, it is possible to software link different bouquets. This enables you to navigate between Aurora, Optus Vision and Austar with your RCU (Remote Control Unit). You will require the appropriate smartcard for each service you wish to view.

Set Aurora as default frequency:
Turn the IRD on. If it defaults to 12407 Aurora is already the default setting.

  • Press the menu key on the RCU
  • Select "Advanced Options"
  • Select "Change Dish Installation"
  • Enter pin code "9 9 4 9"
  • Select "Change Manual Tuning Parameters"
    Change to:
    • Input frequency: 12407
    • Symbol Rate: 30000
    • Polarisation: Vertical
    • FEC: 2/3
  • Press OK on the RCU
  • Select 'Tune & Rescan (this process may take 10 to 15 seconds)

Software Linking bouquets:
  • Press the menu key on the RCU
  • Select "Advanced Options"
  • Select "Signal Detection"
  • Check "Course Tune" then "Fine Tune"
  • Select "Exit" on the RCU
  • Select "Change dish installation"
  • Enter pin code "9 9 4 9"
  • Select "Change Manual Tuning Parameters"
    Change to:
    • Input frequency: xxxxx
    • Mysm: xxxxx
    • Polarisation: Horizontal
    • FEC: 3/4
  • Press OK on the RCU to confirm changes
  • Press 'Exit' 3 times

How it all works

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