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    New FTA service with 20 english channels

    I've used Yellow Dog on an old underpowered Mac power pc and Knoppix live CD. No complaints either way. I think about Linux the same way I think about FTA. As long as it's not Micro$oft (or Directv/DN) I'm good. ;)
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    Help with Coolsat 5k and motorized setup

    Ok, thank you very much for the explanation. I appreciate it! :)
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    Help with Coolsat 5k and motorized setup

    Thanks Radar. That makes sense. I took it off today. BTW, on the Coolsat menus, what does Legacy SW mean? And I assume under the Dish menu I leave DiSEqC on OFF. Sound right?
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    Help with Coolsat 5k and motorized setup

    Sorry I wasn't very clear. I got a reasonably good signal on my true south satellite and I know I'm on it. What I wanted to be sure of before moving ahead is: are my receiver settings right (I'm not sure what to put all the Coolsat menus on)? And should I be using both outputs on the LNB instead...
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    Help with Coolsat 5k and motorized setup

    More newbie questions. I ran into some trouble getting my motorized setup locking on across the arc, so I wanted to review everything in a logical way to make sure I've got it all set up correctly. I've got a Coolsat 5000 hooked up to a Sadoun Powertech DG280B motor on a perfectly plumb mast...
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    Update on my first true FTA setup (long)

    I started adjusting the aim of my dish yesterday and here's what happened: when I scanned 125W, my receiver locked onto some channels from 123W as well as 125W. Do you guys suggest I tweak it a bit further over so it doesn't think the 123W channels belong to 125W? Or because it's only two...
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    Update on my first true FTA setup (long)

    Radar, I started plotting this afternoon and I'm resisting the urge to make any adjustments just yet. I took a print of your guide up on the roof with me and wrote the plot on the back of one of the pages. :) Once I get all the way across the sky, I'll cross reference the results with what you...
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    Update on my first true FTA setup (long)

    What I meant was a dish bigger than 18" that could catch more than 119W. I've learned by reading this forum that there's more to life than Ion, Angel One and NASA. ;)
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    Update on my first true FTA setup (long)

    Ok, today I took down the old Dish Network dish I was using to get 119W and started the setup of my new motorized 90cm dish equipment. Due to lack of yard space, it's going on the roof. I got the mast perfectly vertical (the bubble of the inserted level couldn't have been more centered.) I...
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    New FTA service with 20 english channels

    I remember a few of those pretty well. I was a fan of Emergency (I even had the action figures!), The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Voyage and Time Tunnel. I don't remember NYPD or Honey West though.
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    New FTA service with 20 english channels

    If by "Golden Age" they include Rat Patrol, It Takes a Thief, and Rawhide I'm all over it.
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    New FTA service with 20 english channels

    This whole thing has got me excited. I'm just getting into FTA and next weekend I'll have my dish set up. I've heard everyone's comments about the likelihood of these channels actually happening, but I'm kind of an optimist. Plus I think it's cool when something "Family Oriented" goes up against...
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    New dish coming from Sadoun

    You gurus have been great helping me with FTA! Now I've ordered a dish and a motor from Sadoun and I'm pretty excited. One question about LNBFs. I'm still a little confused about Universal vs. Standard. By getting the Universal will I be prohibited from receiving any of the North American Ku...
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    Question about blind scan on Coolsat 5k

    I'm not sure I follow. DishPro is bandstacked and is that and older type or a newer type? I have two DishNetwork dishes that were left on the roof of a house I bought - one with the LNBF's removed and one with them intact. That's the one I'm using for FTA (until I get a bigger one with a...
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    Question about blind scan on Coolsat 5k

    Excellent. It worked. Thanks for the help and the formula!
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    Question about blind scan on Coolsat 5k

    I was able to lock onto 13362 V 20000.
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    Question about blind scan on Coolsat 5k

    I'm not able to lock onto either 12238 H 20000 or 12268 H 20000.
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    Question about blind scan on Coolsat 5k

    Iceberg, thanks for that info. I know the repurposed dish / lnbf was old technology sitting on the roof for several years. BTW, you mentioned hockey in an earlier post. I'm a big hockey night in canada fan. Pretty good Winter Classic game today.
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    Question about blind scan on Coolsat 5k

    I haven't been able to lock onto Ion. I can get Angel One and NASA but not Ion. Tomorrow I think I'll try to fine tune the aim and see if I can get it. Earlier someone suggested that I may need a bigger dish to get Ion.
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    Question about blind scan on Coolsat 5k

    I updated the firmware to .06 and that took care of the problem. On a side note, it's been fun getting a taste of FTA by aiming at 119w but boy, am I ever ready to get a bigger (motorized) dish and see something besides NASA and fifty channels telling me how to set up Dish Network!
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