97W Gal19 Ku/3971/V/22000 <- What does it mean? (1 Viewer)

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Ramshot Rowdy

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This is what my Amiko Mini HD RE says in the info when I tune to Peace TV, 97W Gal19 Ku/3971/V/22000, but what does that mean?

I know the 97W Gal19 Ku means my dish is pointed at Galaxy 19, which is 97 degrees West, and Ku Band.

My main question is what does the 3971 mean? It should be down link frequency of 11929 MHz.

I assume the V means Vertical Polarization, which is correct.

The 22000 matches the symbol rate I was expecting.

New to FTA, and just wondering what it all means.
 

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3971 is for the language pid that is what it says on lyngsat. Symbol rate means how much data they are sending bigger the SR more channels they can have its like having bigger bandwidth to use. They can't have a lot of channels on a small SR because it would be trying to fit a 10lb ham into a 5lb bag.
 

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IDK, on Lyngsat it's listed as this, shown in picture...
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10 = SID (station id)
2010 = VPID (video packet id)
3010E = APID (audio packet id) (english)
 

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If 3971 is showing in your receiver as the number for the transponder, then your lnb lo is set wrong, most likely.
 

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This is what my Amiko Mini HD RE says in the info when I tune to Peace TV, 97W Gal19 Ku/3971/V/22000, but what does that mean?

I know the 97W Gal19 Ku means my dish is pointed at Galaxy 19, which is 97 degrees West, and Ku Band.

My main question is what does the 3971 mean? It should be down link frequency of 11929 MHz.

I assume the V means Vertical Polarization, which is correct.

The 22000 matches the symbol rate I was expecting.

New to FTA, and just wondering what it all means.

97W Gal19 Ku means the name of the satellite in the memory of your Amiko, not the name of the satellite you are receiving. (for example you could point your dish at Hispasat and scan under 97W Gal19 Ku and the channels would display as 97W Gal19 Ku, even though they are Hispasat.) So don't use that as a sign that you are on the correct satellite.

3971 is the frequency. It is a combination of the actual received frequencies as detected during a scan, and the LNB local oscillator (LO) frequency as entered in the receiver

V is the polarity/polarization

22000 is the symbol rate (SR). Basically the amount of digital information transmitted per second. High SR transponders usually carry multiple channels (as is the case here). That is typically detected by the receiver during a blind scan

So in your case it seems that you are receiving a Ku band channel but your receiver has been set to a C-band LNB LO.

To change that, go to:
- setup
- installation
- satellite installation
- LNB - click on where it says "Standard", and a pop-up will show the details. It will likely display 5150. Change it with the left-right arrows to 10750.
- exit (to save that new setting)
- do a new blind scan
This should get you all the G-19 channels with the proper frequency

Note that the Amiko will keep the old channels too, so once you have scanned all the channels with the proper frequency, you might want to delete the old transponders with 4-digit frequencies (under 97W Gal19 Ku) to keep things clean.
 

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Thanks, I figured I had done something wrong, and I wondered about that setting when I saw it. One last question on that setup screen, what does the 0/12V On/Off setting do?
 

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A feature of the Ali chipset that is not implemented in that receiver. Some receivers have jack on the back that will output 12V if that is on. So nothing for you to worry about.
 

Ramshot Rowdy

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OK, set the correct frequency, cleared out the channel list, and did a new blind scan. All the frequencies look right now, and I got rid of a bunch of duplicate channels I had accidentally added with two scans before. Thanks for the info on the 0/12V thing.

I appreciate all the help.
 
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Sounds like you are all set now. :thumbup
 
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