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  1. Cham

    Problem to get 8PSK Freqs by DVB S2 Card

    @ HBF86 Noticed in the Classifieds Scott has a brand new 6903 for half price if you are looking for a replacment.
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    Ran out of space in main circuit breaker panel, what to do?

    I'll "second"or "third" the opinion that you NEED to have a qualified electrician give you an estimate on what is required for your hot tub installation. They will know the cost of increasing your service (dealing with the power company), and/or getting your existing wiring up to local code...
  3. Cham

    Little ugly dish

    Yes paint would be the way to go. Makes a nice stable mount for a 120cm dish for sure!
  4. Cham

    Bad News for C Band from the FCC

    What's happening with the 3.5-3.7GHz portion of the downlink band? Is it taken up by 5G as well? Maybe that portion of band is not considered satellite downlink in NA so they don't mention it...
  5. Cham

    DirecTV Uplink Site?

    I like the cherry picker for accessing the feed horns etc. Need one of those!
  6. Cham

    ABC NewsOne mux 91W

    Might as well see the glass as half full. :) Services come and go, maybe there will be something new showing up. This is one aspect that makes FTA interesting.
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    Any Ideas or Cures

    It works fine as long as you don't do a blind scan, and the pre-loaded sat/TP lists work? Does the ATSC scan work ok for local OTA channels? Thinking maybe wrong firmware installed, or memory issue? Can you ssh into the box and see what is on the various drives? I'm not familiar with the...
  8. Cham

    Problem to get 8PSK Freqs by DVB S2 Card

    Do you have a DVB-S2 receiver you can compare with? Suspect the signal will be the same as the card if you do have one. Also if you know someone locally that does get the sat/TP you are interested in you can compare... The TBS card I use typically gets a better S/N than the S2 receiver(s) I...
  9. Cham

    Very Large Array

    Was there a few years ago. Very interesting place. Self guided tour takes you around the site. Was hoping to get a tour in the building where all the signal processing is done but no luck. Got a "T" shirt and VLA mouse-pad. The opening shot from Space Odessy 2010 was filmed there too. :) If the...
  10. Cham

    Equipment to go

    Nice FM exciter just need a PA and you can have your own broadcast station! Dish is nice too! I would be too far away to ship, maybe someone local in S Ont can respond. Good luck! -C.
  11. Cham

    Don't laugh, but is this a good basic test for an LNBF??

    Likely just picking up the microwave noise in the IF (feedline, connections, etc) range rather than 12 GHz from a microwave. Not much around that's easily accessible that generates RF in the Ku spectrum that your LNBF/receiver would recognize other than the satellite downlinks, unless you can...
  12. Cham

    Merry Christmas

    Seasons Greetings everyone!
  13. Cham

    Help selecting transponder

    KE4EST I have no knowledge in the video game field, other than maybe Pacman. Then M2 isn't in Hydra, it's in Aquarius, should have been my first clue. :) Way too much eggnog here..
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    Help selecting transponder

    That sirect TV dish should at least find some stronger TPs, I know I used an 18" dish once just for run and it found the TPs but poor signals badly broken up etc. Have to be patient with a small dish sometimes it takes several seconds to lock on a tp. Your username; M2 (Messier 2) refers to a...
  15. Cham

    Darn my dish iced up...

    Had a bunch of freezing rain today... but my dishes don't look THAT bad! Looks like a mountain top way up in the clouds.
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    C-Band NPRM

    I mounted an 8ft CM offset on railway ties buried just below ground surface. Hasn't blown over yet! Likely not best for a rooftop though can't bury anything there unless you can tie into the roof structure somehow. Shouldn't be difficult to weld something like post #6 with some material from a...
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    SiriusXM with FTA dish?

    Yes I am absolutely assuming the panel is ok... which it may not be. Not that familiar with XM/Serius, was guessing at the frequency from what I have heard in the past. That's all good, a smaller reflector in the 6-8 ft range would likely work then. Just something to try.
  18. Cham

    SiriusXM with FTA dish?

    Guess if you have a large enough dish pointed at the proper satellite, replace the LNB with your patch antenna (pointing at the center of the dish), it should increase the signal. Might have to play with the focal distance a bit. Will be some trial and error. Think the signal is 1150-1200MHz so...
  19. Cham

    DVB-S2 vs. DVBS2X

    Those Ubiquti Bullet M2/M5 radios are quite handy, been able to catch wifi signals using a 1m offset dish about 40mi away using a tin can feed horn. :) The M5 might be better for high bitrate satellite feeds though, the 2.4 GHz can be marginal if there is any kind of interference. Need...
  20. Cham

    PBS MUX down on 125W?

    Using a 90cm stationary here, only getting 9.7-10dB SNR. Plays fine though. Definitely a drop in signal here too. Playing Sesame Street on HD01, cookie monster singing... Now I need cookies!