Just Sharing This Sathero satellite meter

John

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This looks a very familiar shape .. Hmmmm.
Could be worth a look.

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moonbase

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This looks a very familiar shape .. Hmmmm.
Could be worth a look.

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@John

Nice find, how does the listed spec and pics stack up against your Promax Ranger?

If it is reasonably close in spec to a genuine Promax Ranger it looks to be good value even considering it is a clone? There is buyer protection with AliExpress which they enforce.
 
John

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@John

Nice find, how does the listed spec and pics stack up against your Promax Ranger?

If it is reasonably close in spec to a genuine Promax Ranger it looks to be good value even considering it is a clone? There is buyer protection with AliExpress which they enforce.


I'll try and find an on-line manual for it and have a closer look. It says it does blind scan. I'd like to see a bit more info re: the real-time refresh & resolution abilities on the spectrum display
 
RustySpoons

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I've been looking at the SH-800HD and SH-900HD on Aliexpress recently, couldn't find out much info about them especially in English,
few things on YouTube but apart from going through menu options I didn't understand much about them or how well they perform.
Certainly look good for the price.
 
vma

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These are just the typical chinese "satellite meters" in a shape that resembles the Promax Ranger line of products.

I can guarantee that perfomance/spects are totally different, in a worse relation than the price difference!

A Promax Ranger supports DVB-S/S2/C/T at least! Newer models support S2/C2/T2. They provide analogue, MPEG2/4 and newer models even .H265 support. They have constellation diagram, spectogram (optional), can split screen (i.e. Spectrum + Picture or Measurements + Picture) and offer many other advanced measurements. The screen is high resolution and the battery is much bigger. The Promax Ranger offers connection to a PC based software to make reports and keep logs. The Promax Ranger is far more robust and will work in 10 years (while the Chinese clone will be broken within 2 years - most of my Chinese meters are broken by now, without any use: the PCB corrodes, the IC's stop working properly, batteries are flat dead, etc.). This list could go on and on.

I mean, what can you expect from a 170 Euro field meter from China?

It is essentially a satellite receiver for DVB-S/S2 which happens to have blind scan and can sweep the spectrum with 1 sweep per second (my optimistic guess). Far from "real-time" for sure... I only found a video of the SH-600 and here the refresh rate is like 1 sweep in 2-3 seconds. They add a cheap screen and battery and put some buttons on it - often not enough buttons to properly operate the device: do a full channel search that stores thousands of channels and I wish you look to navigate between them with CH+ and CH- buttons...

No RBW settings, MAX hold, etc. on the spectrum, euther.

Don't get me wrong: the device looks great, resembles a Promax Ranger and probably is a nice aid for the casual DXer. But do not compare this to a Promax Ranger, despite its looks.

Regards,
Vitor
 
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