Minimax VAST Satellite System

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Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System
Minimax VAST Satellite System


Purchasing a satellite system can be confusing. There are a multitude of offerings from individuals and businesses both in store and online and everyone could appear to be selling the best.  That is until you buy one, set it up at home and throw your hands up in the air when you can't make it work due to poor quality equipment, sub standard satellite finder, lack of concise instructions and little or no backup support when you need it. Not with our systems. 

This MiniMax system is fully assembled by us and tested prior to shipping.  This kit will provide you with trouble free operation for years to come and once you realise the benefits of perfect TV reception all over Australia, you'll never go back to a standard antenna again.
The essential components of a satellite system are:
  • Satellite dish
  • Satellite alignment meter
  • Cabling
  • VAST Certified satellite decoder
  • Instructions

Once aligned you'll receive the full range of free to air digital channels via satellite.  Let's have a look in detail at what you get in this kit.


Satellite dishes come in various forms and designs but essentially can be broken down into two categories:
  • Tripod mounted dish
  • Integrated base stand

The MiniMax has an integrated base stand and does not require a separate tripod.  It simply hinges open and sits on its triangular base on the ground.  This keeps the weight down and setup time is quicker too. 

If you were planning to mount the dish on a mast or pole on the drawbar or rearbar of your van then  you would be best to opt for a tripod mounted dish instead (see either the Precision, TravelSat or Optima-T2)
The Minimax satellite dish is easily adjusted for elevation by loosening off the rear knob and tilting the dish forward or back.  There is an elevation sticker on the tube too so you'll know what the angle of the dish should be (we include the angle and direction information within our concise instruction manual).
The LNB arm on the front of the dish folds up when packing away or setting up and comes complete with padded carry bag.
Please note that dish design may change slightly from pictures above.


We include as part of this offer, an SK500 DIGITAL pre-programmed satellite meter that will beep when you hit the CORRECT satellite and will ignore all the other satellites in the sky so you only pickup the right one everytime.  Furthermore, with its backlit display and easy to read signal bars you can fine tune the dish for maximum signal and then disconnect the meter.  We include cable joiners that take place of the meter after the dish has been aligned.   No batteries required either as the meter gets its power from the included satellite decoder (set top box) via the coaxial cable.  


We include 10 metres of premium quality coaxial cable fitted with weatherproof compression fittings.  This will connect from the dish to inside the van (or to an external wall fitting if applicable). 


You'll need a way to connect that external coaxial cable in through your van wall.    You may already have something similar but unless it is a direct connection with no joins or splitter in between then it will not work. Our EziPlate can adjust to wall thickness up to 35mm and is a direct, no loss connection from outside to in.This is an optional extra and can be selected from the options above. Please note that WineGard external wallplates will NOT work with satellite.



The SatKing 800CA VAST (Viewer Access Satellite Television) is undoubtedly the best decoder for use in a caravan and motorhome.  Its small size and low power consumption makes it well suited for RV use.  12V and 240V operation coupled with features like PVR ready (recording direct to an external USB drive), easy to use on-screen menus, IR sensor port (so you can hide the decoder away in a cupboard and have the sensor outside the cupboard - IR sensor can be added using the options above), HDMI output and more.  You'll get access to the complete range of free to air Australian TV channels anywhere in Australia.  Standard connection to any TV using the included AV cables or you can add on a HDMI cable for high definition viewing .
You'll get access to the full range of digital channels including Imparja, Seven Central, Ten Central, ABC1, 2, ABC News24, SBS1, SBS2, 7TWO, 7MATE, GO, GEM, ONE Central and more.  For a more comprehensive listing of programs visit


The SatKing VAST decoder comes complete with a 240V power supply and 12V cigarette lead can also be supplied (choose from the options). 


Everything makes sense when concise instructions are included. Our TravelSat manual will assist you with directions, elevation angles as well as decoder screenshots and more.



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