Signal / reception levels for new motorised setup

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Just finished setting up my new first motorised rig (1.0m Channel Master, Inverto Black Ultra, jaeger 1224, protek 9760 receiver & ***** G-box, Lat 50.8019N Long 0.0077E) Im fine tuning with a swires digimaster and was wondering what sort of readings ( BER pre vertibri, MER, dBuv ) should I be getting on say Turksat, Thor and Hispasat? Also how many Programs, roughly, should I be able to find on these satellites. Im just looking for some feedback as I would like to check what Ive done is right. I set up on Thor and it tracks the arc and Im picking up about 23 satellites from 37.5W to 53E, need to fine tune for some of the more marginal signals. Does this all sound about right? Thanks to anyone that comes back to me :)
 

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Good job.
It sounds good but some signals/satellites can be picked up with a much smaller dish.
What are your signal quality readings on some weaker satellites, like 26E?
Check lyngsat.com for a list of transponders, on all satellites.
 

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Hi Mickha, which weaker satellites? Let me know which ones and I'll check the readings. Thanks
 

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Your 42E west beam stuff should be very strong Ive got most of the 42E west stuff on an old 60cm zone 2 Sky dish.

For weak stuff try 26E & 7W
 

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Analoguesat said:
Your 42E west beam stuff should be very strong Ive got most of the 42E west stuff on an old 60cm zone 2 Sky dish.

For weak stuff try 26E & 7W
Hi Analoguesat, just tried this one, Samanyolu tv 11064 V 13000; MER 12dB, 1.1E-04 BER, 71dBuv, Anygood?
 

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That's on 7E, and 42E, try the MBC channels, on 26E, 11919 H 27500.
 

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Sorry, meant to say that was on 42 E
 

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Mickha said:
That's on 7E, and 42E, try the MBC channels, on 26E, 11919 H 27500.
just got this on 26E 11919H MER 8dB, BER 8.80E-03, 61 dBuv
 

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It looks like you're getting all the satellites East now try 7W.
 

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Mickha said:
It looks like you're getting all the satellites East now try 7W.
Anything specific to look for? Are those readings about right for my setup on 26E? Sorry to be a pain but this is all new to me:)
 

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Mickha said:
It looks like you're getting all the satellites East now try 7W.
Just been checking on Satbeams and King of Sat but they suggest that Im way outside the footprint for 7W with my set up, what would I pick up? Any other suggestions?
 

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Eutelsat's 7W footprint for Eutelsat 7 West A is pessimistic - I can receive all of the transponders in East Anglia with a 1.2m dish, and it's possible you may too with a 1M dish where you are.
 

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Yup. Much the same with a 1.1m in North Yorkshire.
 

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Llew said:
Eutelsat's 7W footprint for Eutelsat 7 West A is pessimistic - I can receive all of the transponders in East Anglia with a 1.2m dish, and it's possible you may too with a 1M dish where you are.
Still trying with 7W :( Not having much luck!
 

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Try 7.2 ................
 

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Llew said:
Eutelsat's 7W footprint for Eutelsat 7 West A is pessimistic - I can receive all of the transponders in East Anglia with a 1.2m dish, and it's possible you may too with a 1M dish where you are.
Finally picked up 7.0W Eutelsat A. Readings as follows; 11354V MER 8dB, BER 9.50E-03, 67dBuv. Not actually getting a picture though, should I?
 

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11354 V 27500 has a number of FTA channels including fashion one:
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http://www.lyngsat.com/Nilesat-101-102-201-and-Eutelsat-7-West-A.html

It looks like you've got your dish/motor working. How about some pictures, with it pointing to 42E, 0.8W and 30W.
 

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Just picked up 53W, 1TV RUS CIS, 11044V, clear as can be! I guess it must be about right, picking up from 30W to 53E. Well happy:-beer
first time all sorted. Massive thanks to all the people that have posted on this forum, I've spent many hours on this forum gathering info on what to get and how to do it. Its all here, you just have to look hard! So all you guys that have been doing this for years:-handclap this is for you! Will post photos as soon as Ive finished tuning in all sats, DiSEqC 1.2 takes forever! Maybe tomorrow
 

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Riverblue said:
Just picked up 53W, 1TV RUS CIS, 11044V, clear as can be! I guess it must be about right, picking up from 30W to 53E. Well happy:-beer
first time all sorted. Massive thanks to all the people that have posted on this forum, I've spent many hours on this forum gathering info on what to get and how to do it. Its all here, you just have to look hard! So all you guys that have been doing this for years:-handclap this is for you! Will post photos as soon as Ive finished tuning in all sats, DiSEqC 1.2 takes forever! Maybe tomorrow

I think you mean 53 East. Here is a list compiled by William1 of strongest transponders in your part of the world. A couple of the weaker ones in Ireland are 11 West and 21.6 East if you want to give them a go. And I don't know if you have any interest in feeds. A lot of them are on 10 East and 7 East, check out a site called Satelliweb.

Strongest transponders July 16th 2012 update

Satellite...............Strongest transponders here in South East of UK

Express AM22..............53 east 11660H 2170 Arzu tv
YahSat 1A.................52.5 east 11881V 27500 Saudi Sport 1 to 6 (new)
IntelSat -12..............45 east 11631V 30000 City tv
TurkSat ..................42 east 11804V 24444 CNN Turk
Hellas Sat-2..............39 east 12524H 30000 The Voice
EutelSat 36B..............36 east 12506H 2278 Azerbaijan tv (new)
Eutelsat 33A..............33.2 east 11602V 15710 Map tv test card
Eutelsat 28A..............28.5 east 11343V 27500 Euronews
Astra-2 ..................28.2 east 10714H 22000 Film-4
Astra 1N..................28.2 east 11126V 22000 dvb-S2 Ch-4
Badr-4....................26 east 12522V 27500 Saudi Sport HD
Badr-4....................26 east 12225H 27500 Bahrain tv (new)
Astra-3B..................23.5 east 11915H 27500 TV Noord-Holland
EutelSat 21A..............21.6 east..11529V 2856 Al rai TV (new frequency)
Astra-1L..................19.2 east 12226H 27500 Euronews
Astra 1KR.................19.2 east.10742H 22000 dvb-s2 ARTE Deutsch HD (new)
EutelSat 16A..............16 east 12733H 5700 BN Music
HotBird-13A...............13 east 11137H 27500 Bloomberg Europe
..................................11681H 27500 dvb-s2 Arte Français HD
EutelSat 10A..............10 east 12596H 2930 Al Sharqiya News
Eutelsat 9A...............9 east 12053H 27500 dvb-s2 Real Madrid tv
Eutelsat 9A...............9 east 11996V 27500 CCTV (new)
EutelSat 7A ..............7 east 11221H 27500 Africable
Astra 4A..................4.8 east 11766H 27500 RADA
EutelSat 3C...............3 east 12661V 2200 Misrata TV & Radio

Thor-5....................0.8 west 11862H 28000 BBC World
IntelSat 10-02............1.0 west 12564V 27500 Speranta TV
Amos-2....................4 west 10722H 27500 Menu tv
Amos-3....................4 west 10805V 30000 dvb-s2 TA3
Eutelsat 5 West A.........5 west 11553V 29950 TMC (new)
Nilesat ..................7 west 11938V 27500 MBC
Eutelsat 7 West A.........7.3 west 12341H 27500 Panarama Action
Eutelsat 8 West A.........8 west 11093H 2200 Sama Almosul
Express AM 44.............11 west 11550H 1600 Conad tv (new)
Eutelsat 12 West A........12.5 west 11180V 22400 Canal 50 (new)
Telstar-12................15 west 12608H 19280 Tzuchi
IntelSat 901.............18 west 11569H 5775 TV Sonce
SES-4.....................22 west 12674H 20255 Canal Algeria
IntelSat 905..............24.5 west 11675V 27500 -NTAi
Intelsat 907..............27.5 west 11495V 44100 dvb-s2 BBC tv (Encrypted)
Intelsat 907..............27.5 west 11663V 9865 Ch-5 regions (Encrypted)
HispaSat-1C..............30 west 12092V 27500 Al Jazeera English
................................12012H 30000 dvb-s2 Euronews
IntelSat-903.............34.5 west 11027V 6500 S2 .Data
Telstar 11N..............37.5 west 11062V 2010 Dove Vision
IntelSat 14...............45 west 11608H 1852 RASD TV

This list was compiled by William-1
If you take this to another forum please mention who compiled it thanks.
 

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Yeah, I did mean 53E, got a bit carried away. I saw that list and tried to use it but in the end I scanned off of my meter using the spectrum analyser, changing the transponder frequency till i got a lock, then checked the lnb settings and looked for the best readings then i used the receiver to scan and picked up the channels available. Not sure if that is the best way, but Ive got it down to a fine art now.I have noticed that although a channel is on the receiver they don't always show a picture, the ones on the bouquet and the fta's. Is that just down to the dish size? Plenty available though.
 
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