WOW ...I never thought this possible

Vipersan

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Just logged in the Indian mux
on Amos 5 @17 East

4131 R

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DVB-S2 5530-3/4
8PSK


I had to remove every switch and feed the F15 directly from the lnb...I even removed the Vbox drive link ..
The pips being well and truely squeezed to the max ..
Its intermittent ...balanced on a knife edged and tweaked both the DOS plate and the scalar feed ...
I saw the signal level originally at 5.9 db ...
it turned out I need to squeeze it to 7.8 for even the briefest of locks ...but I did it...
Freak conditions ???who knows...but 8PSK is a killer..
Here are the pics


Gone now ...fragmented lock lasted just 15 minutes..
:(
 

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And I've just told a punter from Sweden there is no way he could get this Sat!
 

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Tivù said:
And I've just told a punter from Sweden there is no way he could get this Sat!

Now thats Irony...
What you told him is most likely true ..at least for this mux ..
You need a big dish ..and tweaked till the pips squeak..
4148 R

Optima Sports
DVB-S2
MPEG-2
2400-3/4
8PSK


Is very doable on a 2mtre dish with an F15... at my location..
rgds
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Just came into lock again ...and with longer periods between fragmentation and dropout...
Looks like this one is going to be very T.O.D dependent..
rgds
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Ok ..it appears I'm at the optimum time at night for more or less smooth playback from this mux ..
I'm upping a small sample of each channel ..in zip form ..
You will need windows media player classic to play them back..
rgds
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...Am currently watching Indias equivalent of X factor or Indias got talent or some such ...on the India Channel ....and although the voices aren't neccessarily so ..the reception is currently ..as smooth as silk...
;)
rgds
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I suspect I wont get to see the winner...
Starting to fragment again ...
still ...30 minutes solid lock this time ..
I'd call that a successful DX
;)
rgds
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Vipersan said:
You need a big dish ....

2m isn't a big dish, at least not by elderly standards
 

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Channel Hopper said:
2m isn't a big dish, at least not by elderly standards

Quite so CH ...2m ain't that big I spose ...
The point I was trying to make is that for this sat with such variable TOD signals ...a 2m is bordeline at best ..and would require considerable tweaking imo
rgds
VS
 

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Wot you've done is far more than tweekin.
 

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well done VS thats a nice catch.cheers
 

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Just got in from work ...and as expected ..this mux is low signal at 7.5 db ..
Weather is the usual cloudly ..gloomy...and light drizzle ..
No change there ..
What I did notice was that at 11AM this morning signal level on the F15 was hovering in and out of lock ..but no continuity of pictures and sound..(approx 7.7 to 7.9)
Last night around 12:30 the signal appeared to peak at about 8.4 db..so well above lock level.
I shall be watching this tonight to see if I get a repeat performance..though certainly the skies being overcast and heavy with water will not help the cause.
fwiw ..any of our UK Cband DXers wanting to try and log this in ...best after midnight...
rgds
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hi -
locked this transponder about half an hour ago -:) - no moving pictures yet -- just a still picture with some broken audio --
maybe later it will be watchable -- :-righton

my broadband connection is down tonight -- posting this by vodafone dial up dongle -- painfully slow :(

regards nelson.b.
 

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nelson_b said:
hi -
locked this transponder about half an hour ago -:) - no moving pictures yet -- just a still picture with some broken audio --
maybe later it will be watchable -- :-righton

my broadband connection is down tonight -- posting this by vodafone dial up dongle -- painfully slow :(

regards nelson.b.

Nice one Nelson ...look forward to pictures from you post midnight...
rgds
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Already getting Occasional bursts of moving images ...
Currently following last nights pattern...
rgds
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Vipersan said:
Already getting Occasional bursts of moving images ...
Currently following last nights pattern...
rgds
VS

got my broadband back :) so i can post a few pics --

reception was good here for a period about 1/2 an hour ago , quite watchable for 15 mins or so --
weakened for a while :( -- but coming back again as i type this post ---- :)

cheers nelson.b.
 

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You should be seeing some improvement soon Nelson..
Currently hovering between 7.8 and 8.0 db ..and that's with the switches back in line...
If the weather stays reasonable expect a good sustainable lock in about 30 minutes plus
rgds
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Vipersan said:
You should be seeing some improvement soon Nelson..
Currently hovering between 7.8 and 8.0 db ..and that's with the switches back in line...
If the weather stays reasonable expect a good sustainable lock in about 30 minutes plus
rgds
VS

yes -- been locked solid for over 30 mins now - not a single glitch :)
live music on "Saptagiri " and " podhigai " channels -- most enjoyable and fascinating :-righton

cheers -
 

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Not possible for me at the moment. Blindscan can see the transponder but not lock it.
 

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nelson_b said:
yes -- been locked solid for over 30 mins now - not a single glitch :)
live music on "Saptagiri " and " podhigai " channels -- most enjoyable and fascinating :-righton

cheers -

Well at least you confirmed my findings buddy ..
Same here ..solid lock atm ...even with my complex switching on line ..
8.2 - 8.3 db

Not so much dish size as Time of day dependent..
Quite a lot of English spoken as well ...
rgds
VS
 
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