satking promax software update

Software Update Instructions

Software updates are available for any SatKing Pro Max using the LCD display controller pictured right. Pro Max units with the older white round controller with no LCD display please contact SatKing for information on upgrading the unit as you can’t use the software available here.

Currently the latest software is version 20011 released on the 14/08/2020, if you already have this version there is no need to update as you are up to date. To check the software version your SatKing Pro Max is running simply turn the unit on and you will see the CT version and MB version, the CT version is the one you need to check.

Installing the latest software keeps you up to date with any new improvements we make to the Pro Max.

Changes from 18113 to 20011 are: EL Offset removed and added memory of offset applied for EL, AZ, SK in fine tuning mode.


satking promax controller

LCD Display Controller

Updates with this version

  1. Changed TP frequency’s on VAST & Foxtel to reduce searching times and improve locking.
  2. Reduce tuning tolerance to increase tuning accuracy, to increase signal.
  3. Applied reduced tolerance from point 2 to auto fine tuning when you press OK after the unit displays sat found.
  4. Added new satellite Optus 10 to satellite list as this satellite has replaced Optus C1.
  5. When changing satellites on the controller previously you had 5 sec’s to make your selection by pressing “OK” before the unit would go back to your previous selection. We have increased this to 10 seconds
  6. Reduced the time the unit will check other satellites before the unit will continue the search for the selected satellite.
  7. Removed Optus D1 from satellite list.

How to install

  1. Download the software onto a USB memory stick (don’t place inside a folder)
  2. Ensure the ProMax is turned off and plug the USB stick into the USB port on the bottom of the controller
  3. Press and hold the “Tune” button and then press the “Power” button
  4. The unit will then turn on and display “USB connected, F/W Update mode” on the LCD display
  5. Once “SATKING PROMAX_SET-OK” is shown, the update is complete

Trouble Shooting

  • If the controller doesn’t recognize the USB stick the USB maybe the wrong format, the SatKing Pro Max requires FAT-32 format. (The change the format to FAT-32 make sure you back up your existing files on the stick as changing the format will wipe the files.) Insert the USB stick into a PC and check the format of the drive by selecting the USB file and right clicking and going to “Properties”, if the file is not FAT-32 you need to go to “format” and select FAT-32 file system. Then you need to download the software again and repeat steps 1-5.
  • It is also possible that the USB stick is too old and too slow for the SatKing Pro Max, trying using a newer USB stick and repeat steps 1-5.