Hotbird Transponder Power

doverrog

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Whoops I posted on the wrong forum.
Please see my thread on the "Multi-Receivers/Tv Systems" (today 8th November) which I meant to post here.
It's about reception problems from some transponders even on the same beam from Hotbird.
I can get all, with the same set up (except for changing the diseqc switch to an A/B manual), on my Echostar 808 2ci Viacess but some disappear when I try to use my SKY+ which gives "No signal being received" even though the Echostar meter shows ok.
All ideas welcome.
 

Likvid

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The Echostar got a more sensitive tuner than the Sky+ receiver and that means you are probably just on the margin on receving or not.
 

doverrog

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Thanks Likvid.
It's interesting that in any lists of transponders I've seen (including Lyngsat) they don't seem to publish transponder power, but just give beam/coverage implying that if you can receive from a particular beam then you should be able to receive all the transponders within that beam.
 

BGonaSTICK

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The footprint maps show the 'contours' by power (or dish size in some cases - which can be 'converted', at least approximately).

See here for a basic description...

h**p://www.satsig.net/satellite-internet-access.htm

In theory, all transponders listed on that beam should be of the same power.
Well that's my understanding, but I'm sure in reality there might be a slight difference.
 
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