01-02/2013 —
TELE-audiovision International —
those first TV channels were: “It was
the cable TV channel VCC and its com-
petitor CV. It was also the state-run
Canal 7 and the just-started private TV
channel Canal 9.” These four channels
were on the INTELSAT V-F13 satellite.
“I could also receive the channels on
It didn’t take long for him to realize
that his 2.5-meter dish was too small
for the C-band and in 1987 he was able
to acquire a 3.4-meter antenna. The fol-
lowing year 1988 he began working for
a living and started as a technician at
a TV broadcaster. He soon realized that
his fellow technicians and engineers
were quite familiar with the theory but
didn’t have all that much practical ex-
perience with reception. Ricardo on the
other hand was always testing dishes
and LNBs and knew exactly what size
dish and what type of LNB was needed
to receive a particular satellite.
After installing satellite systems in
his free time for years, he finally de-
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