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Updated August 23, 2017
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Arrowe Co. Link Budget calculation software and other satellite stuff.

A list of Digital channels on all satellites

All kinds of video tapes transferred to DVD, UK's lowest prices and top quality. Experienced engineer and a personal service. Most tapes just £10 for 2:30 hours or less in quantity.

Understanding Sky Digital TV

This FREE 40 page book is available for download in the form of a ".pdf" file which you can then read on screen or print out . Everything you need to know about Sky Digital.

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Understanding Sky Digital TV (about 405k file size)


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What Satellite TV on-line Magazine
Media Zoo (Eric Wiltshire)
Lots of information about DTV

Repairing Sky Digital Receivers

Not just a repair book! In fact not even a repair book!

Common problems and cures listed - many of which you can fix yourself with only the remote control handset or a soldering iron. Plus lots of general repair information including how to recognise various components.

Written in simple terms, this book also gives the home user valuable advice on how to prevent failure.
Read it NOW and save money in the future.
But, if the worst happens, read it anyway because it will still save you money.

Repairing Sky Digital Receivers (about 584k PDF file size) $10 = £7

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Graham Southall - VCR Repair tips
RSD Communications D2Mac etc.

TELE-satellite (English) Magazine
Nigel Goodwin's Satellite Info!
Digital Satellite TV for expatriates
Digital Satellite TV for expats etc.

DVD Secrets

70 pages of information covering most popular models.
Details of simple modifications to play other region DVDs


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European Satellite
BBC Digital:
BBC Research & Development:
Anyone hoping to buy or sell a secondhand Sky digibox may be interested in a new mailing list, details of which can be found on
Radio-TV-Satellite-links Add your site here:

Calculate copper wire sizes for coil winding etc.

Electronics links from SatCure

CBC International - Web Site of the famous Lou Franklin!
CB Radio modifications and upgrades Mike Papadimitriou's Electronics site in English and Greek: useful circuits with full description, diagrams and PCB, electronics articles, links and downloads.
ApogeeKits Home of high quality electronic kits - clock kits - digital clocks - animated bell LED displays - free download plans and more.

Highly recommended! Sci.Electronics.Repair group FAQ
Abacus Electrics - designers of specialised instruments
Check Out the Everyday Practical Electronics Web Site! Magazine

Surface Mount Technology - Design Guidelines
by Martin T. Pickering B.Eng.
  • Why do multilayer ceramic capacitors crack or burst into flames?
  • What size/shape copper pads should I use?
  • How can I reduce the cost of solder by 60%?

These notes were written a few years ago but the points considered remain valid today. They don't contain hard and fast "rules" but attempt to make the designer think logically about his design. Of course, there are some contentious points, which are bound to raise comments such as "Why should I change. I've always done it in such-and-such a way?" My answer is "Why not? You won't know unless you try it!" I worked for fifteen years as a designer and I didn't simply pull these ideas out of a hat. Hopefully you will find them interesting and thought-provoking.

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Howard Electronics
Bulbs & LEDs!

Resistor Colour Code Chart

Don Lancaster's Synergetics "Guru's Lair" page
(Useful info but Don *refuses* to reply unless you are in the USA !! A really weird guy.)

Electronics tutorial for beginners

Easier to understand than anything you've read previously!

Martin has a knack of explaining technical subjects in simple language. Components covered include resistors, diodes, transistors and capacitors. This is NOT just another boring technical book full of mathematical equations. You'll like it!

by Martin T. Pickering B.Eng.

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Currency Exchange Rates Currency exchange table creator

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