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10-02-2012 03:06 PM #1
Can no longer receive RTV on 87 and 137 W - HBCD modulation No Signal !
I've lost all dvb-S2 signals on 87 W (those listed on Lyngsat/ Mike Kohl). The signal quality is zero and the info says "HBCD" modulation/ By source (resolution).
Both on 87 and 137 W. DVB-S signals are fine i.e 360 North and Alaska nets. I checked the signal , DVB-s that is, on a second unit and they are decoded fine. I did the usual reloading of firmware and reboot procedure but nothing helps. Another "clue" is that the RTV feeds have erratic signal quality - by that I mean they bounce back and forth between 35-70 on the Quality meter (one of these days somebody is going to have to explain to me the difference between signal and quality). The DVB-S signals are solid, don't waver on the same satellite. Again this is an issue with RTV only, other DVB-S2 signals i.e NHK Japan on PAS 9 is solid 70 (Q). Has anybody else experienced this problem ? It also seems to improve as the unit warms up so I suspect a thermal problem somewhere. A possible related question is the weak 83 W (AMC-9) RTV ku signals.. I peaked my 10' this summer -spent two months meticulously getting everything as best I can. The only other change I made was getting a newer Corotor II plus Wideband (Int'l) with the dielectric plate integrated in the feedhorn. Now I know this adds some loss 1 db from what I've read , but it seems that I lost 3db or more.
New ribbon cable, new lnbs' (NJR ku 950 khz LO stabilty <---- could this be the cause of the 'wavering DVB-S2 RTV signals ?). Also Metv is gone from Anik , same issue "no signal and modulation says HBCD, by source resolution". Also the ku reception is now very fussy on the motor actuator, one or 2 units and the signal disappears. I have a feeling it's this 'fussy' new Corotor. I was going to buy a regular, non-international one but this one was on special - but I never imagined it would cause such troubles as it has. Oh one more thing, I did a blind scan on 137 W and received RTV alternate set there, (not listed on Lyngsat btw) so I am lucky. I'd like to get back my strong ku signals on 83 W so that I could record the older DVB-S signals on the Pioneer DVR. I know I could setup a separate dish fro ku, but I used to have them fine on my SAMI 10' footer for years.
I have a sneaking suspicion that RTV symbol rates or something is causing this GEosat to freak out. Can anyone else chime in here and share their experience ?
Btw I added coaxial composite video and stereo audio jacks to the back of the unit - and no no I didn't mess things up inside - I'll post pics if anyone is interested. I also added a copper grounded plate underneath and moved the unit far away from the set, that helped a bit with the RFI interference but I'm still not satisfied. Yes I will come out of the dark ages and get HD tv but liek I said I'm only doing this for classic tv (480i).
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10-02-2012 03:07 PM #2
RTV moved transponders recently. Big thread on it in the main area
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http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads/...27#post2985027Directv Slimline SWM 5 LNB and DirectvWorld dish on the roof of the apartment building...Directv HR34 AKA Genie
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10-02-2012 03:39 PM #3SatelliteGuys Freshman
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Merci monsieur. But please read the rest of that wordy thread above concerning the Corotor II Plus Wideband 'fussiness' and weak Ku signals.
Last edited by TvMind; 10-02-2012 at 03:40 PM. Reason: spelling mistakes
10-02-2012 08:04 PM #4
TvMind, I'm getting the RTV on my Micro but it's not a steady signal due to tree limbs. By next month I should get then to stay in. Do you have another receiver to try and see if you get different results? I usually swap the Micro with another receiver I have to compare results..Micro HD Receiver, 36" Primestar dish with SG2100 motor & GeoSat PPL Lnb scanning KU from 61W-125W, Fortec 8 Foot with Geosat CK1 Lnb, and HARL2424 Powertech acuator and Gbox scanning 61W-139W, Fixed 6 Ft Fortec dish for 43W-58W.
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