motor setup - help locking on to sats

longstockings

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#1
I have an Aston TracSat Motor (don't buy one, they are rubbish)
Anywho it does not support usals or goto x so setting this bugger up with a Dreambox is a nightmare.

The installer used his expensive meter to find the satellites but the tuner is a real bunch of arse as it refuses to show any signal strength above 46% even when it's aimed spot on.

I need help because I haven't got a better / more sensitive receiver that I can use to lock onto any satellites.

I know my dish setup is spot on.

Is there a way I can just copy some files over to the DB and end up with a full working list of satellites ?

If so can someone pm me.
 
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Mine also show no more than 50%. I've read that this is not a true reading and the DB doesn't show it very well. I don't know how true this is as I've misplaced my meter and my dish refuses to turn when told to by the Motor COnfig page!
 
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#3
longstockings said:
I have an Aston TracSat Motor (don't buy one, they are rubbish)
Anywho it does not support usals or goto x so setting this bugger up with a Dreambox is a nightmare.

The installer used his expensive meter to find the satellites but the tuner is a real bunch of arse as it refuses to show any signal strength above 46% even when it's aimed spot on.

I need help because I haven't got a better / more sensitive receiver that I can use to lock onto any satellites.

I know my dish setup is spot on.

Is there a way I can just copy some files over to the DB and end up with a full working list of satellites ?

If so can someone pm me.
You can with dreambox edit.
 
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longstockings said:
Is there a way I can just copy some files over to the DB and end up with a full working list of satellites ?

If so can someone pm me.
Hi LS

There are a few sites which allow you to download the settings for whatever sats you need, there is something about this in the idiot guide.
You can also try out http://www.satellitesettings.net/

Use dreamboxedit to pump the settings onto your dreambox.
 
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tried satellitesettings but was no good.

Found a few sast but having problems with DB locking up quite frequently
I'll plod on
 
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#6
longstockings said:
tried satellitesettings but was no good.

Found a few sast but having problems with DB locking up quite frequently
I'll plod on

What do you mean by "was no good" - the settings or the results with your box?
 
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longstockings said:
tried satellitesettings but was no good.

Found a few sast but having problems with DB locking up quite frequently
I'll plod on
What image have you on your box at the moment, Thought that the locking was a thing of the past. Try the latest Gemeni Image. My image hasn`t locked up now for months.
 
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#8
I've got DM 109 Stable in Flash and Gemini 106 and Hydra Phoenix in multiboot.

Having the latest data from satellitesettings.net is fine but does not help me to find the satellites.

I need to know what the strongest transponder is for all the satellites and see how it goes.
I think this may be a long process as I have no idea where the satellite is pointing to.

I am tempted to buy a Technomate 1500 ci+ and use this as the main receiver and have the Deambox feed off of it as this will help me to lock the satellites in and am also tempted to swap out my tracsat motor for something a bit better quality.
 
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john_graydon said:
What image have you on your box at the moment, Thought that the locking was a thing of the past. Try the latest Gemeni Image. My image hasn`t locked up now for months.
Just new into the hobby myself. I have a 7020 and an SG2100 motorised setup with a 90cm dish. I had huge problems controlling the motor with the software that came with the box. I loaded the Hydra Image (1.09) and problems resolved. I now have coverage from 45E to 58W so I'd recommend to anyone having problems with motorised setups to see if a newer image would sort things. I'd love to hear from John Graydon regarding softcam setup on the box as I'm struggling to understand how it's done (or even if it's going to work at all!). I have no problem FTP'ing files to/from the 7020, or flashing images with the browser interface. I have installed a hard drive and pulled the *.ts files from the box and made excellent DVD copies without problems. It's just the softcam setup that's causing grief.
 
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