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Pro Max Estimated Coverage Map

Coverage Area:

This map has been designed to let you know where you can receive both VAST Satellite TV and Foxtel Satellite TV around Australia with the Pro Max Automatic satellite system. The areas on this map in dark green are within the coverage area for the Pro Max, this is where the majority of people live and travel within Australia . The areas in light green are area’s that you should not expect to receive a signal, these are areas less travelled and generally with very little population. With any signal coverage map there can be some areas within this map with lower than expected signal levels, we have tried to assure accuracy within this map. In Australia the satellite TV signal is at it’s strongest along the coast from Adelaide to the Queensland ’s Sunshine Coast and there are also high power spot beams on Perth and Darwin . Locations outside these areas are covered by a lower power national beam.

How does satellite TV work:

Satellite TV comes from satellites than are in a geostationary orbit (they don't move and are locked to the earths gravity) so they are always in the same position. Satellite TV providers specially design the beam of the satellite to cover where the population lives or travels. Satellite TV signal is not effected by hills/terrain or distance from terrestrial transmitters like normal terrestrial TV (digital TV) as the signal comes from a satellite in the sky. Satellite signals can be effected by rain, heavy cloud, overhanging trees or by a building blocking the northern sky (the building would need to be very close to the system to block the signal). When a satellite signal drops out or can’t be received during a storm or heavy cloud normally you just need to wait until this weather event passes and then normal service should resume. If you are in a lower signal area a lesser rain or cloud event could block the signal, again just wait for the weather to improve for normal service to resume.