Ka-Band Satellites

Llew

Llew

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Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
I'm unwilling to climb up to my Gibby to change the LNB to a Band A for Turksat 4A, as I don't fancy visiting A&E during this time of pestilence if I break a bone. So I recovered from the back of the shed an old Sky dish, the 60cm perforated job.
Rusty, but fits the bill.

I'm limited in convenient places that can find 42E at ground level, so I've wedged it between the garage and shed.

The FD9000 feedhorn needed a dielectric card inserted into the throat to convert left hand circular to linear suitable for the Norsat to increase the signal to lockability.

@John - No Dominium City Global Tv Test at present, presumably random tests come and go with this mux feed?

For tests, I'm using an RPi4 with updateDVB on an ArchLinux build. No mosaic of the mux with that, so I'm using 4T2 Analyser there.

60cm dish for Turksat KA.JPG

Dielectric card in FD9000.JPG

Turksat 4A KA.png

Turksat 4A KA with updateDVB.png

IQ Plot Turksat 4A KA 18866L.png

Turksat 4A KA.JPG
 
John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
I'm unwilling to climb up to my Gibby to change the LNB to a Band A for Turksat 4A, as I don't fancy visiting A&E during this time of pestilence if I break a bone. So I recovered from the back of the shed an old Sky dish, the 60cm perforated job.
Rusty, but fits the bill.

I'm limited in convenient places that can find 42E at ground level, so I've wedged it between the garage and shed.

The FD9000 feedhorn needed a dielectric card inserted into the throat to convert left hand circular to linear suitable for the Norsat to increase the signal to lockability.

@John - No Dominium City Global Tv Test at present, presumably random tests come and go with this mux feed?

For tests, I'm using an RPi4 with updateDVB on an ArchLinux build. No mosaic of the mux with that, so I'm using 4T2 Analyser there.

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... Love it Llew, seems to be working very well
 
John

John

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Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
... Love it Llew, seems to be working very well


'MAJESTY TV TEST' has been part of the 6ch mux for a few days but only seen a black screen up to now

Ka Turksat - 42 East... reduced..jpg
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Thanks John, as the dish is fixed on that KA beam, I can check the mux for changes more easily.
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
My DRO modded 9E Saorsat KA LNB seems to work well on the dish too (reversed spectrum puts the beacon to the right of the mux).

9E KA Band LNB on 60cm dish for Turksat 4A.JPG

9E KA LNB on Turksat 4A.JPG

9E KA LNB Services on Turksat 4A.JPG
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Turksat 4A KA 18668L. New channel on 53202. Replaces Majesty TV.

Live And Work In America.JPG
 
John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
Info: - 16° East Ka.
As from approx late afternoon UK time freq 21.534 H - - 'Vision 4 - RCA' appears to have left it's frequency slot
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16° E - Ka 21534 H missing..JPG
 
John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
Info: - 16° East Ka.
As from approx late afternoon UK time freq 21.534 H - - 'Vision 4 - RCA' appears to have left it's frequency slot
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... she's playing tricks Llew , she's back up and running this morning
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
... she's playing tricks Llew , she's back up and running this morning
Oh well, we all have off days I suppose. Keep 'em peeled John :)
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Turksat 4A KA 18669L New channels, SID 53206, 53207. Or are they merely returns?

Turksat 4A KA 53206,7.JPG
 
John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
Turksat @ 42° East.
Up to eight things running now on 18669 LHC.
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42 °East Turksat... reduced..jpg
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Staff member
Messages
48,246
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
What sort of dish size is needed for Ka on 42E?
 
John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
What sort of dish size is needed for Ka on 42E?


For that particular LHC frequency from 42°E here 17miles north of Nottingham, i'm using a 1.2 Gibertini with a modded Gilat ODU lnb mated to a Hughes Ka poloriser.
I recon if the signal stays at this regular strength then 80cm upwards should suffice.... I think Llew had it all ok recently on a 80cm or similar.
Although iv'e not shown the strength on that simple shot, it's showing 12dB C/N.
 
John

John

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Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
Just an observation -

Ka - 18GHz ITN Newsnet - - 18.557 V.
Not very often you see the Newsnet scene totally empty of people & all equipment / monitors switched off.
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ITN Newsnet - reduced..jpg
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Creepy :-ohmy

None of the usual coats, drinks etc.
 
John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
... back to normal this morning
 
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SimonE

SimonE

Regular Member
Messages
62
My Satellite Setup
1.2m CM dish,Supermount 1224 H-H rotator, Octagon SX88+, DR.HD D15, Ku LNB:Octagon OSLO, C Band: Titanium C1W-PLL, Ka Band: XMW R9216AF with FD9000 feedhorn,Inverto Saorsat LNB and Inverto Ka/Ku LNB .
My Location
Gloucestershire, UK
Lots more signals on Turksat 4A Ka. 5 muxes running there now.
 

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Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
15,098
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
A little too weak for me with the 60cm dish. Only the Turksat Promo locking on 18590V.

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John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
Lots more signals on Turksat 4A Ka. 5 muxes running there now.
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Can you just remind us again Simon what lnb and dish you are using for 42° E
 
John

John

Enthusiast.
Messages
2,493
Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.

Re: 42 East Ka ....
Can't make my mind up if the signal around 18705 L is two small ones or not
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Mux's 42 east .. reduced.jpg
 
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