My Arc Scanners

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
Just recently joined and figured I'd post my setup. On c band I'm using a channel master 10'(3m) mesh bud:
 

Attachments

  • 004.JPG
    004.JPG
    79.3 KB · Views: 158
  • 003.JPG
    003.JPG
    80.1 KB · Views: 142

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
I was going to add to the initial post by editing but I guess it's not permitted. My bud arcs all c band sats from ExpressAM44 at 11w-Gallaxy13 at 127w. My ku band setup consists of a Fortecstar 8'(2.4m) prime focus solid. My ku band arc is from Telstar 12 at 15w-Galaxy18 at 123w. Both dishes are moved with 24" VonWeise actuators:
 

Attachments

  • 001.JPG
    001.JPG
    86.3 KB · Views: 151
  • 002.JPG
    002.JPG
    72 KB · Views: 136

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 26, 2003
Messages
49,112
Reaction score
9,827
Points
113
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Nice :)

Such big dishes are unusual in much of Europe simply because of the lack of space available.
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Messages
23,647
Reaction score
3,845
Points
113
Age
67
My Satellite Setup
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 35 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Nice setups there Costactc very impressive
 

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
Analoguesat said:
Nice :)

Such big dishes are unusual in much of Europe simply because of the lack of space available.

I'm aware of that, I lived in south west Greece for 8 years prior to returning home. First thing I look at when buying a house is the back yard space and a clear path to the south.

Topper said:
Nice setups there Costactc very impressive

Thanks.
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
63
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Beautiful dishes mate ...I'm drooling here..

You could impress further and make me drool some more ...
How about a few screen caps of the channels available in your neck of the woods..
cheers
VS
 

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
Vipersan said:
Beautiful dishes mate ...I'm drooling here..

You could impress further and make me drool some more ...
How about a few screen caps of the channels available in your neck of the woods..
cheers
VS

With pleasure, here are a few on my skybox s12 and azbox ultra- all channels are mpeg-4:
 

Attachments

  • 011.JPG
    011.JPG
    82.2 KB · Views: 116
  • 010.JPG
    010.JPG
    81.9 KB · Views: 114
  • 009.JPG
    009.JPG
    89.4 KB · Views: 113
  • 008.JPG
    008.JPG
    88.4 KB · Views: 116
  • 007.JPG
    007.JPG
    86 KB · Views: 116
  • 006.JPG
    006.JPG
    85.8 KB · Views: 117

remlap

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Aug 21, 2004
Messages
2,301
Reaction score
875
Points
113
Age
34
My Satellite Setup
Gibertini 104cm motorised dish with a Technomate 5402 HD CI+ and TBS 6925 + Gibertini 90cm with 9E 13E 19.2E and 28.2/5E with a Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 Media Centre PC and Pure EVOKE Flow Radio + 100cm Channel Master with 2 LNBs at 24.5W and 30W
My Location
Wales
Both are lovely dishes, and thanks for the screenshots as well.

At what western point do the C-Band birds switch to circular for you mate?
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
63
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Costactc said:
With pleasure, here are a few on my skybox s12 and azbox ultra- all channels are mpeg-4:

Just makes me wish we were still believers in the Flat Earth Society...
That way nothing would be below the Horizon ..and out of bounds..
But then Arthur C Clarke would have been branded a heretic ...and geostationary satellites wouldn't exist anyway ..
:)
Cheers for the pics buddy ..
Much appreciated
rgds
VS
 

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
remlap said:
Both are lovely dishes, and thanks for the screenshots as well.

At what western point do the C-Band birds switch to circular for you mate?

Thanks. Circular c band sats on my arc at 11, 18, 22, 24.5, 27.5, 37.5, 40.5 and 53w. 55.5 w to 127 that are in my footprint are linear.
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
63
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Costactc said:
Thanks. Circular c band sats on my arc at 11, 18, 22, 24.5, 27.5, 37.5, 40.5 and 53w. 55.5 w to 127 that are in my footprint are linear.

and Sadly 58 West is where my coverage ends ..
Luckilly some of the South American channels etc ...are aimed on a second though weaker beams both from 55 and 58 West to Hispanic speaking Europe..
So I get to intercept those ..
One of my favourite muxes being the English speaking Jamaican mux on 55.5 West..
Borderline for me ...but just do-able.

Incidentaly ...I can now receive something from every transponder on Intelsat 9 @ 58 west with one exception ..
Family Christian Network :- 4136 H
tp 22 Family Christian Network
Is this transponder actually active ? ...or is it just very very low power ?
rgds
VS
 

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
Intelsat 9 at 58w is a quite strong sat here in this neck of the woods. FCN normally scans in without issues but there is no signal at the moment- just took a pic of NHK hd channel:
 

Attachments

  • 012.JPG
    012.JPG
    82.6 KB · Views: 90

remlap

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Aug 21, 2004
Messages
2,301
Reaction score
875
Points
113
Age
34
My Satellite Setup
Gibertini 104cm motorised dish with a Technomate 5402 HD CI+ and TBS 6925 + Gibertini 90cm with 9E 13E 19.2E and 28.2/5E with a Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 Media Centre PC and Pure EVOKE Flow Radio + 100cm Channel Master with 2 LNBs at 24.5W and 30W
My Location
Wales
So what's the oddest/favourite catch you can watch right now, be it newsfeed, sport feed, channel or whatever?
 

wod

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Aug 7, 2005
Messages
4,213
Reaction score
235
Points
63
My Satellite Setup
1m channel master, jaeger smr1224, Inverto black ultra twin, technomate tm-1500ci, broken receiver vantage x221ci, New additions Skybox F5s and technomate tm-5402 HD arriving soon.
My Location
yorkshire
Costactc, is cband used for feeds and uplinks in your country or are the direct to home tv services in cband as well ?

Is there a lot to view on cband and is it unecrypted ?

our limit in the uk is 1.2m or larger if you dont have any neighbours.
 

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
remlap said:
So what's the oddest/favourite catch you can watch right now, be it newsfeed, sport feed, channel or whatever?

My favourite of all have to be the CBS sports feeds that only my azbox can open as they are 4:2:2 feeds:

wod said:
Costactc, is cband used for feeds and uplinks in your country or are the direct to home tv services in cband as well ?

Is there a lot to view on cband and is it unecrypted ?

our limit in the uk is 1.2m or larger if you dont have any neighbours.


I use c band for feeds and uplinks although there is a pay service to home called 4dtv. Of the approximate 1,200 open fta channels above me I would say about 75% of them are on c band and most hd channels are also on that band. I live in a city where about 20 years ago your only choice for tv was about 10 ota channels or 4dtv with a bud, city bylaw allows for a dish to not exceed 90 feet.
 

remlap

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Aug 21, 2004
Messages
2,301
Reaction score
875
Points
113
Age
34
My Satellite Setup
Gibertini 104cm motorised dish with a Technomate 5402 HD CI+ and TBS 6925 + Gibertini 90cm with 9E 13E 19.2E and 28.2/5E with a Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 Media Centre PC and Pure EVOKE Flow Radio + 100cm Channel Master with 2 LNBs at 24.5W and 30W
My Location
Wales
Have you encountered any MPEG-4 4:2:2 yet? Here it is becoming increasingly common.
 

Captain Jack

Модератор
Staff member
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
11,230
Reaction score
7,468
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
North Somerset
Nice! Is the FortecStar dish C band as well as Ku or Ku only? They are not known to be great performers in Ku over here....

Remlap, yep, the CBS feeds he gets are 4:2:2
 

remlap

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Aug 21, 2004
Messages
2,301
Reaction score
875
Points
113
Age
34
My Satellite Setup
Gibertini 104cm motorised dish with a Technomate 5402 HD CI+ and TBS 6925 + Gibertini 90cm with 9E 13E 19.2E and 28.2/5E with a Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 Media Centre PC and Pure EVOKE Flow Radio + 100cm Channel Master with 2 LNBs at 24.5W and 30W
My Location
Wales
Captain Jack said:
Nice! Is the FortecStar dish C band as well as Ku or Ku only? They are not known to be great performers in Ku over here....

Remlap, yep, the CBS feeds he gets are 4:2:2

I gathered mate I asked about MPEG-4 4:2:2 not MPEG-2 4:2:2
 

Captain Jack

Модератор
Staff member
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
11,230
Reaction score
7,468
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
North Somerset
Ohhhh... I didn't realise :(
 

Costactc

Regular Member
Joined
May 30, 2012
Messages
811
Reaction score
763
Points
93
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
3m channel master mesh-24" vonweise actuator-ps1 x2 lnbf(L)-pansat ap3500 positioner-x2 premium III-vu+solo2.
2.4m fortec solid-24" vonweise actuator-esx 241 lnbf(c)-vbox 7 positioner- dm800.
1.2m fortec-24"sj actuator-invacom snh-031--tm 5402 m3.
My Location
Canada
remlap said:
Have you encountered any MPEG-4 4:2:2 yet? Here it is becoming increasingly common.

The CBS 4:2:2 feeds are mpeg-4.

Captain Jack said:
Nice! Is the FortecStar dish C band as well as Ku or Ku only? They are not known to be great performers in Ku over here....

Remlap, yep, the CBS feeds he gets are 4:2:2

It can be used for both bands but I'd rather have my feeds being seperate. Although an offset dish would probably show me better signal quality then my prime focus Fortec, pretty much all ku sats scanning in at about 99%.
 
Top