Promax HD Ranger Eco - Channel Plans

MuldoonsNI

MuldoonsNI

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Location
Dungannon
My Satellite Setup
I Have 45cm Offset dish for Astra28 with skybox and enigma2 box connected
My Location
Tyrone Northern Ireland
Recently Purchased a Promax HD Ranger Eco, coming from using Horizon Meters, Unsure about Creating channel Plans, is there anybody possibly that would have channel plans for UK/Ireland Freeview transmitters or the European Satellites available in the UK?
 
John

John

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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.
Recently Purchased a Promax HD Ranger Eco, coming from using Horizon Meters, Unsure about Creating channel Plans, is there anybody possibly that would have channel plans for UK/Ireland Freeview transmitters or the European Satellites available in the UK?
Not used or made any custom channel plans here but was wondering if you have checked out the stock channel plans from the Promax site when using 'NetUpdate4' program from Promax ? , you can then load a chosen one into your machine if you wish. Also use the same program to check on firmware status of the meter.
 
vma

vma

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279
Location
Portugal
My Satellite Setup
RX: 3 motorized DiSEqC-1.2 dishes (100cm, 110cm, 120cm) + 7 regular dishes.
Main receiver: Vu+ Duo + many others & IRD
TX: Modulators for DVB-S/C/T + Dektec Modulators
Field Meter: Emitor, KWS, Kathrein, Unaohm, Promax, Spaun, Rover Instruments, ...
My Location
Portugal
You need to use NetUpdate4 as suggested by John.

This tool is a bit strange, since you need to understand the philosophy behind it. I certainly struggled to get it to work!

You need to download the desired satellite transponder lists (normally known as *.ini) files. Make sure you use the correct format: in this case they need to be in *.ini format. Use PLAN DOWNLOAD. I used the last link shown in the software, http://satellites-xml.eu/ and downloaded a ZIP containing the *.ini files of all satellites.
Then you need to import them to NetUpdate4. From here you can then upload them to the meter. Do it one by one and chose only the satellites that you need - if you try all satellites, I will run into erros and won't find them easily. Also, there is no point in storing satellites which are impossible to receive in your location, unless you plan to fly around the world with your meter.
Inside the meter, you need to finally configure your current user settings in order to contemplate the satellites you are interested in, from the available ones you just uploaded.

What makes it especially difficult is that you will get lots of strange uploading errors, which are really due to incompatible *.ini files. So pick the ones you need and edit them if necessary.

Also, make sure you read the NetUpdate4 manual! It is not great, but does help a bit.

Good luck,
Vitor
 
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