signal quality

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force 1144 receiver, 80cm dish, 0.3 lnb, cryptic motor.
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Manchester
#1
I got to use 2 different receivers (force 1144s & technomate 7755) with the same dish/motor set-up over the last week but have been getting different signal quality & strength readings.
For instance, art sports on the force receiver is getting a 58-61% strength reading while on the technomate its 70%, tps football on the force is 67-70% on the technomate its 80%.. etc etc
Does this automatically mean the technomate is a better receiver or do different receiver manufacturers have differing ways of measuring signal strength?? I would have thought going on price the force receivers would be of better quality!
 

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#2
Receivers will only give a comparative figure, they are not accurately calibrated and often give a percentage so cannot be used as a reference. A better test is to find a weak transponder and try it on both receivers, then try it with a wet tea towel draped over half of the dish and see which one still receives the channel.
 

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
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Blackburn, Lancashire
#3
I think rolfw ought to get a certificate which makes him the national tea towel salesman of the year, O-Ha O-Ha certainly must keep production going... what other uses do they have?:p
 

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rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#4
LOL, don't think that tea towels have had a fair crack of the whip since I progressed to the spectrum analyser, so why not a little positive discrimination now. :D
 

Yeshi

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Dm500, TM9100, Samsung V+, 1M Dish. Motect 2100..
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#5
I use a damp jiffy clothes as a rule.. the blue one with the white dots on :)
 

steffo78

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28E 19E on 120cm Gibertini homemade sidemount with Gibertini feedhorn, Inverto C120. 5E 1W on 85cm triax. Digiality VC-CI 204 and Triax dvb-65s receivers. Matrix-cam not working. Swedish Canaldigital "local", Norwegian Viasat.
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Sweden/Norway,Telemark
#6
My receiver, A Triax dvb-65s needs only 3.4dB on Astra 2D to get stable picture without freezing.
After thinking about it I see that it must be wrong.
This receiver takes away about 1-2dB on the meter.

Your Force receiver should get you a better picture to watch but I dont know about sensitivity.
 
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Channel Master 1.2m,1224EL Supermount Orbit Tracking Motor With c120 Feed Horn Invacom Quad Lnb Cas3 SC Dragon Progr
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that would be telling
#7
were did u get them teatowels from looking for a xmas present for my gran she would love them.
 

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 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
#8
Local company East Lancs towel Company Nelson
and yes you can buy online click here
 
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