Satfinder V8 Digital Satellite Finder Meter

TJExcalibur

TJExcalibur

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
1,616
Location
Out of this world.
My Satellite Setup
Master Focus 90cm .Gigablue UHD Quad 4K on TM 2600 motor. *Tm 5402 HD M3, *Atemio Nemesis. *Not Used.
My Location
Southern England
I had this as a present for Christmas. +Yesterday I set it up on my desk and had a play. Yes it works a treat but to me the only advantage is I can use it on the roof whilst setting up the dish. Saves going up and down and getting the misdirection from the Overseer when trying to align the dish on the intercom. But it does not have an oscilloscope. Not really necessary but if, as I understand from the dedicated sat freaks, it is a must. Overseer heard me say that's a pity and said she would send it back and get one I wanted. Maybe I will but a decent one with an oscilloscope is much more expensive.
 
Huevos

Huevos

Satellite Freak
Messages
5,993
My Satellite Setup
57E to 58W, C-band and Ku, DVB-S2, 4:2:2 and blindscan.
My Location
38.5ºN, 0.5ºW
The benefit of a real time spectrum, (not a sweeper) is you can see the satellite and recognize it without having signal lock. But meters with real time spectrum cost 500+ GBP.

Other way is an enigma2 receiver and a mobile phone app that displays SNR. These days there are plenty of enigma2 receivers below 100 GBP.
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
46,696
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Is there any way to increase the screen brightness on the V8? I was playing with one this afternoon and the screen is virtually impossible to read even on a moderately nice afternoon
 
statalite

statalite

Member
Messages
428
My Satellite Setup
Nova-HD-S2, Dr HD D15, V7S
Zone 1 @ 28.2°E with cable tied LNB @ 19.2°E
Channel Master 1.0m (to be setup)
Free sat v8 finder V-71HD
My Location
UK Midlands
I don't think there's a setting for brightness. I just use the case to block the sunlight.
 
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