There were two uploads of Cryptoworks hacks on Phill's Satellite Files yesterday (03.02.02). I'm still playing around with them and would like to hear from anyone else who shares my interest in this system - especially someone who knows what cards, programmers, software, CAM's, etc are needed to make the crack work.
I can decrypt Nagravision on Hotbird with some of the 5 in 1 files from the net. For reasons which i don't understand, not all files are successful. I'm having trouble finding Hispasat and I think this is because it's below the horizon from my house (we're on the east side of a steep hill - not ideal for anything west of about 8 degrees!). On the other hand, perhaps my dish tracking is out. Thanks for the suggestion, anyway.
Turksat to the East I think also used Nagravision. This should be in view
I trust your 'hobby' is not so immportant as to think of moving house to get maximum numbers of satellites? It was one of two criteria I had when I started on the slippery mortgage slope twelve years ago, the other being a flat roof house.
Unfortunately, I didn't know about satellite tv when we bought this house in 1991, otherwise we'd have been living down the road from Goonhilly, where there's virtually 180 degrees view of the sky. One of the antennae at the Satellite Earth Station is set almost to the horizon! No danger of our moving house, though; my wife would divorce me if I were even to suggest it.
Can't get Turksat. My cheapo DiSeqC mount covers only 35 deg E to 35 deg W. I think I'll ask for a posh h-to-h motor for Christmas.
If I could get 180 degrees of coverage I would be a happy bunny.
Unfortunately, owing to the laws of physics and gravitational pull, the maximum one can see on the earth is 160 degrees, and so the satellites over the equator are limited to about 73 degrees either side.
I was going to visit Goonhilly in the near future, the business Im in allows me to travel to may teleports in this country. The hobby I started nearly 20 years ago seems to have become my career