• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

satlook micro +

iwol

Specialist Contributor
Messages
688
Likes
11
My Satellite Setup
channel master 1.2m dish
technomate 6900,,and invacom 0.3 quad lnb
satlook micro
My Location
yorkshire
#1
hi to all could anyone one tell me how reliable these meters are and can the internal batterys be changed,also can the meter be run on an external power supply ie when its charging ,any other comments thanks iwol
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,654
Likes
1,272
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
Berkshire
#2
The meter certainly runs whilst plugged in iwol, my NIT is very similar in design. The battery life is good, haven't tried changing it though, as it is still working fine, reliability is great, have not heard of anyone having problems on that score.
 

iwol

Specialist Contributor
Messages
688
Likes
11
My Satellite Setup
channel master 1.2m dish
technomate 6900,,and invacom 0.3 quad lnb
satlook micro
My Location
yorkshire
#3
cheers rolfw
 

iwol

Specialist Contributor
Messages
688
Likes
11
My Satellite Setup
channel master 1.2m dish
technomate 6900,,and invacom 0.3 quad lnb
satlook micro
My Location
yorkshire
#4
anyone else with comments plz
 
Messages
24
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
PACE Sky+ HD box, PACE DS440NB Sky Digibox, Technomate 6900HD Super combo+, 1 Metre Dish motorised from 45W to 30E. Panasonic TX-P50G10B 50" Plasma with RTÉ Saorview and UK Freesat.
My Location
SW Ireland
#5
I have done some researching into Satlook Micros and have ordered one myself, they seem to be a nice bit of kit for what they cost. I ordered mine off Wizard Satellite and all I'll say is avoid this crowd like the plague.

I am still waiting for mine nearly two week on from ordering and everytime, I ring it was a different person who is dealing with it. Wizard Satellite's supplier apparently has left them down and they have now got the supplier to send the meter direct to myself in the ROI.
 

iwol

Specialist Contributor
Messages
688
Likes
11
My Satellite Setup
channel master 1.2m dish
technomate 6900,,and invacom 0.3 quad lnb
satlook micro
My Location
yorkshire
#6
cheers will take note
 

CROSSBONES

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,000
Likes
187
My Satellite Setup
1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
My Location
S.Wales
#7
A very good meter, If your going to get one get it from myerssast, at £200 brand new bargain!
 
Messages
24
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
PACE Sky+ HD box, PACE DS440NB Sky Digibox, Technomate 6900HD Super combo+, 1 Metre Dish motorised from 45W to 30E. Panasonic TX-P50G10B 50" Plasma with RTÉ Saorview and UK Freesat.
My Location
SW Ireland
#8
UPDATE: I received my meter today by courier, exactly two weeks on from ordering from Wizard Satellite. I have been testing it the last few hours and will say after some initial "this thing is too complicated" scepticism I sat down and read the manual, then I re-read it :) and found the thing a doddle to work.

It comes with 38 different transponders pre-programmed in; with all the most popular birds included. Typically me my bird wasn't included as the firmware is from Feb 2006 on it, (updateable via the net from www.emitor.se) so rather than update the firmware I just added my three transponders which I am hunting for to trackdown Atlantic Bird 2 at 8° West. Telecom 2D at 8° West is preprogrammed on it but as Telecom 2D reached the end of its ten year lifespan during summer 2006; certain channels and data services migrated over to Atlantic Bird 2 so as to not upset their customers by having to change dish positions. Anyway I added in my chosen transponders which I got from Lyngsat. I have a dish aligned to 8° West already so I was able to test it out and it worked handsomely.

The Satlook Micro+ comes with a european two pin plug on the charger so an adapter is needed, luckily I had one from a recent stint in Lanzarote. The battery seems good if a little iffy, it came with only a limited charge and began shutting itself down with about a fifth left in the battery indicator meter.

I put it on charging and the display says 10.00 and it begins working its way up after about 2 or 3 hours it was up to 2.22 - 10.00 with ten seemingly being the goal; (Manual very gray on this). Anyway the battery said 14.0 volts (12 Volt battery :confused ) so for fear of overcharging it I stopped it and switched it on where the built in bat meter read full. Most of these things usually have batteries as their Achilles heel although the charging is a bit iffy the battery does hold good (I wonder though if it would be good enough for the pro with several installs to do everyday). I had a guy from Sky out to fix my Sky Digital dish at xmas and naturally I struck up conversation with him; and his meter (yellow banana type) was being powered by a DeWalt drill battery rigged up with homemade dangly wires.

My meter also came with a Cigar charger, a RS232 connection lead, a software CD with the software for copying my customised transponders onto someone elses Satlook Micro+ the disk also contained a PDF file about the firmware upgrade but the file was corrupt and wouldn't open on either Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. The paper manual and Tough navy nylon carry case also came included.

While I originally criticised Wizard Satellite in my previous post, I rang them on the phone and found them courteous and helpful and got me my meter this week as promised. The irony in it was that it came from hisat, whom I was considering ordering from but they were £3 dearer and I chose Wizard instead :-doh2 the only gripe I had with Wizard was that I was charged £30 shipping (free-shipping :confused) because I don't live in the UK. Watch out if ordering from outside the UK as delivery is expensive, if the cost of shipping rises anymore it will soon be cheaper to get a Ryanair flight and collect the thing from a postbox at the airport.
 

wod

Specialist Contributor
Messages
4,214
Likes
233
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
#9
right i finally got the dosh to buy one of these and was going to buy it from wizard satellite but after reading the above post it has put me off

crossbones, myerssat shop doesn't work anymore unless there is a new address

so can any one recommend a place to buy from ?
 

CROSSBONES

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,000
Likes
187
My Satellite Setup
1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
My Location
S.Wales
#10
its saying that:-

Sorry, the shop is inaccessible temporarily. Please try again later.
Keep trying as myers have been going for years. Hope there still trading as my guarantee is out the window if they have closed:mad:

Or you could mail them to see whats happened

[email protected]
 

timbo86

Regular Member
Messages
237
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7020, CM 1.2 with invacom quad c120 & channelmaster feedhorn.
My Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
#11
Try hisat. I bought a satlook digital NIT off them about 3 years and the meter is still going strong. Delivery was quick enough aswell!
 

wod

Specialist Contributor
Messages
4,214
Likes
233
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
#12
thanks shall try hisat was going to buy a 1metre gibby dish from them anyway
 

Rob

Regular Member
Messages
1,397
Likes
2
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TMS-1500 CI+ "patched" receiver, 90cm p/f 36v motorised dish, Inverto C120 0.3db LNB, Moteck V-Box 2, Packard Bell 6052 XP Home computer, Toshiba A60 laptop, and lots of Russian Vodka !
My Location
Essex
#13
CROSSBONES said:
Keep trying as Myers have been going for years. Hope there still trading as my guarantee is out the window if they have closed
Myer's have moved to:-

Technomate Ltd
Unit 11
Noble Road
Edmonton
London N18 3AY

Tele:- 020 8884 0545
[email protected]
www.technomate.com
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,654
Likes
1,272
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
Berkshire
#14
What are they doing there Rob, there is no sign of any sales activity on the Technomate site.
 

Rob

Regular Member
Messages
1,397
Likes
2
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TMS-1500 CI+ "patched" receiver, 90cm p/f 36v motorised dish, Inverto C120 0.3db LNB, Moteck V-Box 2, Packard Bell 6052 XP Home computer, Toshiba A60 laptop, and lots of Russian Vodka !
My Location
Essex
#15
Hi Rolf, Don't know to much about this but I went to buy some equipment from Myers about six months ago and their shop shop was closed with a sign giving the new address.

Went to new address which is a new unit on an industrial estate and a nice set up. The Myers boss is also the man who wrote the software for the Technomate receiver's so it looks like he has renamed it as Technomate. By the way it was the same staff at the new place as at Myers.
 
Messages
8
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
95dish, satcatcher diseqc motor, Voyager3 rx, cams etc
My Location
lancashire
#16
another good meter is the Satcatcher, either the 2, manual programming, or 3, computer or manual. The 3 is an updated software version of that sold by Spaun, but about £150 cheaper. I've had one for 2 months and would not swap it, unless its for the spectrum, with color screen and full usals. Its due in the magical 2 weeks. I will keep you posted on it.
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,654
Likes
1,272
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
Berkshire
#17
A £50 meter which is better than the Micro+?
 

wod

Specialist Contributor
Messages
4,214
Likes
233
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
#18
Rob said:
Hi Rolf, Don't know to much about this but I went to buy some equipment from Myers about six months ago and their shop shop was closed with a sign giving the new address.

Went to new address which is a new unit on an industrial estate and a nice set up. The Myers boss is also the man who wrote the software for the Technomate receiver's so it looks like he has renamed it as Technomate. By the way it was the same staff at the new place as at Myers.
so they dont have a webshop anymore ?
 

Rob

Regular Member
Messages
1,397
Likes
2
My Satellite Setup
Technomate TMS-1500 CI+ "patched" receiver, 90cm p/f 36v motorised dish, Inverto C120 0.3db LNB, Moteck V-Box 2, Packard Bell 6052 XP Home computer, Toshiba A60 laptop, and lots of Russian Vodka !
My Location
Essex
#19
wod said:
so they dont have a webshop anymore ?
That was about six months ago, give them a phone call and see if things have changed.

020 8884 0545. :)