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  1. Pittsville

    Micro HD Antenna connector spins

    I love the Micro HD and I take it everywhere I go. (to the garage, and back to the house), but I think the practice of connecting it and disconnecting it multiple times has caused a problem. A few days ago the thing that sticks out the back that the antenna connects to started spinning and...
  2. Pittsville

    GEOSATpro The channel names on 139W?

    I did read in another thread that the channel tables on AMC8 are not standard compliant or something like that, so that's probably what I'm asking about. My Azbox will blind scan 139W and report with text channel names, but I obviously cannot listen to them with the Azbox. The Micro HD does a...
  3. Pittsville

    139W from the East Coast?

    I'm about 40 miles from the Atlantic Ocean at 38N and 75W. I get a calculation of 12 degrees elevation for aiming at 139W. I'm positive I have trees in the way and I'm surprised my dish works at all, as close as it is to the trees. I have been able to go as far as 125W and the feedhorn...
  4. Pittsville

    Blind scan finds transponders but shows 0 channels

    Something I noticed is that sometimes the Azbox will indicate that it found new transponders, but at the end of the scan it shows 0 channels found. I was saying NO when it asked if I really wanted to save channels because there weren't any. I noticed if I tell it to save anyway it saves the...
  5. Pittsville

    Raspy, distorted sound from 91W C band?

    I tried to listen to some radio channels on 91W C band and it seemed like they all had fuzzy distorted sound. I noticed the same thing on some of the TV channels on 91W. I switched amplifiers that I was using as I had just set up the Azbox and manually aimed the dish, but the problem remained...
  6. Pittsville

    Realistic SR2010 locked up with "L" displayed

    I was using this receiver as a dish mover. It could store satellites by letter and number. A few days ago it froze up with an "L" displayed where the letter for the satellite should be. It won't respond to any button presses at all. I don't have a remote for it, which might allow me to do a...
  7. Pittsville

    Repairing a Venture dish mover

    I have a Venture dish mover that is frozen solid. The motor works fine and is in good condition, but the jackscrew part is locked up. The Venture website says that it is repairable with common tools, but it looks to me like I have to take a pin out of the coupler that connects the motor to the...
  8. Pittsville

    power supply for azbox premium?

    Does anyone know what has been failing in the power supplies? I've seen the factory instructions for changing the bridge rectifier, and a report that one person did it and the fuse still blew. I took one of mine that failed apart and the regulator seems to test ok. It has a 11N760C3 mosfet in...
  9. Pittsville

    My Axbox died, but questions remain

    Is the green LED on the front panel an automatic HD indicator, or is it just a flag that can be set by the user? I found in one of the channel edit programs where the LED can be set to turn on for a channel, but will it also detect an HD channel and turn on to indicate? I wasn't able to...
  10. Pittsville

    Is Nimiq 4 harmful to a DSR922?

    The analog feed on Lyngsat for AMC 9 at 83W seems to be active now. I can see it with my old analog Pansat and I want to attempt to see it with the 922. I have heard that Canadian satellites can do harm to the DSR 922. Nimiq 4 is at 82W and I can see the NTSC feed with the dish pointed to 82...
  11. Pittsville

    I think I messed up a DSR 922

    I did the factory reset and now there are only 3 satellites in it. I was trying to use it on Ku band with my FTA dish. I couldn't figure out how to make it receive anything and I thought the reset might help. I went into the menus and I think everything was set correctly. I tried to manual...
  12. Pittsville

    Good New Years Eve Feed

    I watched this 2 years ago and it was really nice. No announcers yacking about tne new movies and TV shows, and pointing out celebrities in the crowd between commercials, just really cool video coverage of Times Square. It's on 91W 12100V. Live coverage of the Times Square 2009...
  13. Pittsville

    8PSK and HD?

    I've been looking at some ads for HD receivers and I see that they have this 8PSK option available. Is this something that decent, God fearing folks would have any use for? If so, what is it? If not, I don't want to know. I am thinking of maybe getting an HD receiver and I would like it...
  14. Pittsville

    Retail Store Music Channel

    I found one recently where they play a few songs for the shoppers then they say a few words about the bargains available in the store etc. I'm wondering if there are other audio channels like this that anyone knows of? This one is on Ku and not on lyngsat so I guess I have to withold the...
  15. Pittsville

    Using a Satellite Radio Antenna for Music

    I am wondering if it would be possible to use one of the small satellite radio antennas with an FTA receiver for radio-only reception? Maybe the FTA signals on 119 might be the only ones strong enough to work with? Also I'm thinking that the little antennas probably don't downconvert the...
  16. Pittsville

    Mesh Holes

    I just got a 10' Channel Master dish and one of the panels has a few holes in the mesh. They look like they might be bullet holes. They're not very big. How critical is the integrity of the mesh on the C band dishs? Do the signals seek out holes in the mesh and try to escape through them to...
  17. Pittsville

    Dear Abby

    My daughter has just informed me that she is planning to move to Columbus Ohio with her fiance. I was overjoyed when I heard the news but I am feeling guilty about hiding something from her. Abby, how do I tell her that when I travel to Columbus to visit her I will really be going there to...
  18. Pittsville

    BUD Removal

    I have been offered a free BUD. It's pretty far away and the owner is going to try to send a picture of it, but right now I don't know what I'm facing as far as removing and transporting it. They said they think it is small mesh. I told them about using a pencil to check that. Are these...
  19. Pittsville

    G13 H1 SNOT and SNOM

    Are these FTA channels? I could never receive them before but then one day they came in but were broken up. TEST channel and others were also receivable. Now I show good quality and signal but no reception on these channels. Equipment is 36" Fortec Dish, CW600S,Invacom Quad from 38N 74W.
  20. Pittsville

    Poorly Rendered Satellite Related Spam

    I was wondering if anyone has recently gotten any satellite TV related spam email? I suspect that it is due to internet searches I have been doing for a terrestrial hdtv converter (which seems to be a hard item to find). I have a Panasonic HDTV "ready" TV and I wanted to get a set-top box to...
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