low symbol rates on SkyStar2?

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Wombatter

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Dreambox 7000S with 160GBHdd, 128MB USB, PLi Image.

SkyStar2 PCI Rev 2.6D, 1GB, XP Pro, AltDVB 2.1.
My Location
London, UK
#1
Hi all,

I am having a problem, my SkyStar2 (rev 2.6D), it does not seem to scan the low symbol rate channels i.e 4444,6666,3348 etc.. all the 27500/27000/28000 seem to be fine, I have tried all the drivers from 4.2.11 - 4.4.0 (patched with discqe 1.2).

Is this a limitation of the card/driver? or is there something wrong with my card.

I have tried AltDVB, ProgDVB, DVBViewer 3.0, SkyView, all with the same results, no signal/quality on the low symbol rate channels.

Any suggestions would be helpfull

Thanks
Wom.
P.S London Based, 80cm Dish, Stab HH1x0 motor, 3db Univ.LNB.
 
Lancelot

Lancelot

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125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
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#2
Go to scan transponder, then look a little either side of the stated frequency.

My SS1 does this with low S/R's, and I find I get a low strength signal but no lock. So for example if the listed transponder was 10500000 I would look from 10499500 to 10500500 in 250 steps. This is a pain when trying to look for feeds sometimes, but you'll get used to looking for low signals with no lock and noting the rough frequency of the transponder when scanning.

You will get used to living with it. :D


Rgds

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Wombatter

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Dreambox 7000S with 160GBHdd, 128MB USB, PLi Image.

SkyStar2 PCI Rev 2.6D, 1GB, XP Pro, AltDVB 2.1.
My Location
London, UK
#3
Lancelot: I'll try it, but at the moment I get no signal or quality let alone a lock on the low S/R freq's.
 
Lancelot

Lancelot

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125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
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South central
#4
Yep - give it a go. The only real niggle after living with one of these for 6 or seven years is the low S/R fiddle.

Let us know how you're doing and what sat's/transponders you're trying for.


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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000S with 160GBHdd, 128MB USB, PLi Image.

SkyStar2 PCI Rev 2.6D, 1GB, XP Pro, AltDVB 2.1.
My Location
London, UK
#5
Hi Lancelot,

Right I've tried what you suggested, with no luck, for E.G Hispasat 30w, 11509 V S/R 9550.
now either side, 11503 & 11510 are S/R 4444 all of which are 0 sig/0 qual. and If I adjust too much then 11535 V S/R 24500 = 60% Sig /100% Qual.

So I miss out the 9550 and 4444 S/R's on Hispasat.

This is the same on all the sat's that have low S/R's. ( I think Thor 0.8W has one low S/R that I can lock onto and scan).

Wom.
 
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