Discussion in 'DISH SETUP: Single sat, Multi-Sat & Motorised' started by nelson_b, Sep 27, 2016.
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Hi @nelson_b - any updates on this project?
Hi . @Captain Jack ...
no i,m afraid not .. even though its a superb day here today .... this dish has been chained down for weeks now with all the recent windy weather ... out mountain/ fell walking this afternoon and tomorrow .. then working sunday ... maybe i will get chance to continue something with this dish on monday i hope ... .. the last thing i did was fitted a combined ku/ka lnb and had a bit of a play around just before the bad weather closed in.
Hi nelson, what signal are you receiving from this with the 2,4 and does the 1.8 lock it, could you check with the v7 please
Easily comes in on my CM 1.8 Blade
Not at home at the moment but pretty sure it was fine down here as well
Good result with 1.8 ... into F15 and V7 .. smooth picture (no breakup)
2.4 has no l.n.b. on currently ... going to play with an old co rotor on that dish later, after work.
Hey Nelson, any chance of a quick try on 36e Russian beam on the 1.8? I still haven't tried the plate you sent but hopefully over the next few weeks.
Thanks guys, I think this is from the Mena beam ? not NWA its far to strong compared to other NWA transponders.
Hi -- C.J. ... not looked there for ages ... will look with the 2.4 first (easier to setup for test ) and check the signal strength etc. if all looks good enough i will try with 1.8
It's for sure NWA. (MENA is bad here)
2.4m and Solose. Currently light rain..
10992 V 5000 12.4db
11034 V 5000 10.2db
11170 V 5000 11.5db
11476 V 27500 8.4db
11559 V 27500 8.2db
11595 V 22000 7.8db
11658 V 27500 9.8db
10719V 22000 6.0db
11938V 27500 8.1db
Thanks its very strong here I can get it on a 1.2, they must have the power turned up, thanks all for checking.
Hi C.J. ... i had spare time Saturday afternoon so had a check on the Russian beam with the 1.8
when the skies are cloud free as they were on sat afternoon i,m able to lock (just) ---
the same 3 transponders as before ... not a hint of signal from any others on the Russian beam though ..
the signal gets a little stronger late afternoon/ early evening. when i took these levels with the F15
12 130 R 27500 .. 8.1 db
12 092 R 27500 .. 8.8 db
12 149 L 27500 .. 8.3 db
Needs 7.9 db for lock (Lyngsat)
with the 2.4 all readings are a full 1.0 - 1.2 db higher
pic below of the - l.n.b - feed - plate - orientation that i used .
Perfect thanks! Will have a gander next weekend weather permitting.
This is the only TP I get any sort of signal from on the Russian beam - without the plate in yet. I suspect the plate isn't going to go far enough to get a lock on this.
Hmm -- Got to be worth a try with the plate i guess ...
but i must admit it doesn,t look very promising ... maybe i,m just in an unusual hot spot here.
Took advantage of the sunny weather to try this with a plate. This time, all the Russian beam frequencies you receive come in at about 2.5dB - obviously waaay below what's required for lock. I have a better chance of 56e down here but not until I relocate the dish slightly... and that probably won't be enough.
What a pity -- perfect weather for a best try ... but yes judging on the result without a plate --- your result with a plate is about what i thought it probably would be .. the plate i sent you is as good virtually, as an original one too - only 0.1 db less on my setup.
can only assume that i,m in some kind of odd hot - spot here then ?
anyone else in the uk able to get a lock on these 3 circular k/u transponders ?
Yeah it doesn't help the fact that there are sub-Sahara beam transponders on nearby frequencies creeping in. I put the LNB at a 45 degree angle to try and eliminate them but with the plate in, it seems to come in on both polarities. Is that the best position for the LNB?
Hi -- I have it setup on the 2.4 currently .. as in pic 3 and 4
here are some pics of positions and 1 of the feed with position of probes in relation to plate marked in red pen
if i skew the whole issue as in the second pic i gain about 0.1 -- o.2 db
i get signal on both polarities from
12 130 and 12 149 but only 1 polarity on 12 092?
edit --- see next post for additional info
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