How to Receive with an AFN Decoder

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How to Receive with an AFN Decoder
You can configure your TV decoder to receive the AFN. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

The American Forces Network (AFN) is a worldwide broadcast network of TV and radio stations. The AFN supplies programming to U.S. military personnel and their families at overseas deployment locations. AFN broadcasting is mostly satellite-based and sent over encoded signals. You can program a satellite decoder to receive AFN stations.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Turn on the TV set and the satellite decoder.

  2. 2

    Bring up the decoder's main menu on the TV screen; the method of performing this operation depends on the make and model of the decoder. The Cisco D9865(H) high-definition TV decoder is widely used to receive the AFN. For the D9865(H), press the "Menu" key on the remote control.

  3. 3

    Navigate to the tuning section of the main menu. On the D9865(H), select "Setup menu," press "OK," select "Tuning/preset" and then press "OK."

  4. 4

    Change the decoder's tuning parameters to the correct values for the AFN. On the D9865(H), set the parameters to:

    Downlink: 10.775

    LO Select: Auto

    Crossover: 11.7

    DiSEqC: Disable

    LO Freq1: 9.75

    NetID: 6

    LNB Power: 18-H

    Modulation Type: DVB-S

    Symbol Rate: 28.0

    DiSEqC Switch: Off

  5. 5

    Confirm the changes you made to the configuration. For the D9865(H), select "Save" and press "OK."

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