After two attempts (Jan 21 and 23, 2016) to set up the Lighthouse receiver UMCom entrusted me with for testing purposes, I invited a friend here in Abidjan to help me with correctly pointing the satellite dish in a another attempt to set up the Outernet device.
On Saturday June 4, Martin Luther and I met at my place very early in the morning to try to do as much as possible before the sun gets very hot. Martin Luther is a technician at the Voice of Hope Radio (VHR) in Abidjan. He has experience in pointing satellites as they use them for radio retransmissions. VHR is the radio of the Cote d’Ivoire United Methodist Church.
After two hours searching using tools like an analog satellite finder and SatFinder app from Play Store, we could not get a signal with my 60 cm dish pointing in the east to connect to Intelsat 20 (IS-20) – the recommended satellite to download content from the Outernet library.
Fortunately, Martin Luther has dishes of different sizes at his home and the office. He took the Lighthouse receiver to test on those dishes.