How to Scan For Satellite Channels in Ghana

Satellite channels have become the order of the day in Ghana as these channels can be found on almost all modern-day television.

Gone were the days when you had to purchase a decoder in order to enjoy satellite television channels, however, this has partly changed in recent times as current televisions have in-built decoders that allow you to have a feel of satellite channels provided you set up the aerial antenna (normally called dish).

In this article, we will be taking a look at how you can easily scan satellite channels in Ghana whether you are using a decoder or you have recently purchased one of the new television sets with the in-built decoder.

How to Scan For Satellite Channels in Ghana

In order to scan for satellite channels in Ghana, you will first need to ensure when installing your satellite dish, make sure it faces east. This is so because that is where the signal is coming from.

A round plate, a dish cap, a stand, an LNB, and an LNB holder are included with the dish. The installation of the digital box comes after the dish installation, therefore you must first determine your decoder name and follow the necessary instructions.

Scanning for satellite channels on flat-screen TV

To scan for satellite channels on a flat-screen TV, do the following;

  • Press the menu button on your TV’s remote
  • Choose ‘Dish Setup’
  • Find and select ASTRA 3A/3B
  • Press GREEN BUTTON to add the transponder list.
  • Set the frequency to 12522
  • One other thing you will need to do is to set the symbol rate. The symbol rate should be 27000
  • After the above steps, kindly change the polarization to either V or H to make the bars change to green color.
  • All that is left is to press OK to start the scan.

Scanning for satellite channels on a decoder

Scanning for satellite channels on a decoder is not a difficult task to do. Follow the steps below to get it done;

  • Click MENU.
  • Press OK on INSTALLATION.
  • Press OK after selecting MANUAL SEARCH.
  • To change the frequency, press the green button on the remote.
  • Choose MODIFY.
  • Click OK.
  • Enter 12522 for the frequency and click OK.
  • To go to vertical, choose POLARIZATION and kindly hit the RIGHT button on the OK.
  • The next thing that you need to do is to choose SYMBOL RATE and set it to 27000.
  • To save your work and leave OK to begin scanning, click the BLUE BUTTON.
  • Click OK to begin scanning.
  • CLICK EXIT to enjoy your channels


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