BIG CHANGES TO TV WATCHING IN REGIONAL AREAS. Capital city areas are unchanged.

Basically WIN and Southern Cross TEN have reversed the Programs they are transmitting. WIN has retained its name and are now transmitting TEN programs, and Southern Cross Are now transmitting NINE Programs and are using the name of NINE. Channel SEVEN is unchanged.

To find the channel you want, Simply reverse the Logical channel numbering you used for channel 5, and additional digits, and 8, and additional digits.

Documentation on this page will be updated to reflect these changes in the very near future.



NEW TV AERIAL FOR TRAVELLERS. Now that the Restacking has been completed read This Document about a new aerial for travellers, suitable in most areas of Australia.

New Satellite Tuning Meter. Download.


This page covers TV reception details for fellow travellers.

There is a booklet with details of what is required for good reception throughout Australia.

There is now also some details on Satellite reception and setup procedures.

A new digital Satellite system called VAST has been commenced, initiated by the government, and there is some information on this. Travellers are now allowed access.

Also included are details on channel information for each state of Australia. These documents are updated, hopefully, each month.

One will require Adobe Reader to access these documents, this can be downloaded from the Adobe web site, Click Here.


Reception Details.

The ‘Grey Nomads’ quide to Australian TV Reception is available as follows: For the revised edition for POST ANALOGUE Click Here. For the old edition Click Here.

The ‘Grey Nomads’ quide to Satellite Dish setup procedures: Click here.

VAST Digital Satellite TV: This is a new digital satellite system: Click here.

Optus C1 Satellite alignment settings: Click here. (This is a document from Hills Antennas)

Work out your own satellite alignment settings: Download

Using a Clinometer for Satellite elevation settings: Download

Quite a lot of travellers are having trouble in areas with Vertical Polarization, if so check out this document: Click Here.


TV Station Details.

Details for Digital channel transmission are available for download as listed below. (Updated 18th June 2016.)

TV Northern Territory


TV Queensland

TV South Australia

TV Tasmania

TV Victoria

TV Western Australia

4 thoughts on “TV RECEPTION”

  1. Hi
    we have just purchased a little caravan and are looking forward to using it when we retire soon. Its all a new area to us. We have found your site because we are looking at whats required for reasonable TV reception and have down loaded your revised document. Was wondering if the aerial Fracaro LPV 345F is still your favoured unit.
    Look forward to keeping in touch
    Dean & Janet

  2. Dean,
    Yes that aerial would be definitely my favourite unit. All one has to do wherever one is, is find out what polarization the transmitter is, and where it is, and I do have that information on the web as well.
    My only other advise would be that if you strike problems, satellite TV is the only other answer, you know exactly what you are going to get wherever you are.

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