ha! i hadn't even thought about that possibility. must be nice if its the case. for the first time ever bout a week ago i heard english on 245.275, and crystal clear over a period of about 3 hours giving out co-ords. i was so excited about it for various reasons that it was a couple of days later that i realized it was the first non-ham sat Tx's i had ever been able to understand.I assume you won't have to put up with the incessant Portuguese down there?
Thanks everyone. got her built today, signals are stronger (nothing like Rich (rbm) screenshot yet) and im now getting another group of channels statring at 244.000 and some strong msfk type signal at 243.800 (centre freq). i might stand a chance of getting something above 250.00 now the antenna doesn't see the terrestrial digital tv that starts about there. At present, my reflector is your basic chook wire, but i will get some proper mesh tomorrow and see how we go.I'm very happy and greatful to the designers of the antenna and to those who posted and discussed it!