Coolsat doesnt play nice with Universal LNB

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Mr Tony

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Well I hooked up a Universal today for the first time to the Coolsat 5000

Its a nice LNB but it doesn't play nice with the Coolsat when you blind scan. Now I enter the shortcut for the LO (Single/Standard 10600 22k on) but when I do a blind scan it defaults for frequencies

11550-12050

uh oh....KU high band is 11700-12200. If I say Universal it then says 10700-12275 but I don't want to wait for the scan to go through the low band. So I have 3 options

-change the frequencies every time I blind scan
-Switch them all to Universal
-go back to the .4 dual I had

I'm climbing back on the roof in about 5 minutes to change back to the Satandard :).

So just a FYI on Universals & Coolsats. My Fortec & Pansat are fine. They scan from 11550-12275
 

Mr Tony

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yeah, when I blind scan on the Coolsat, I pick the satellite and hit "scan"

On some sats, there is good feeds between 12.100 & 12.200 so I put the Dual Standard back on :)
 

jh98

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I haven't noticed that and I've used a couple of universals on my 5000. (That doesn't mean it doesn't do it, I just haven't noticed it!)

But one thing I have had a problem with on the 5000... it refuses to work with a linear dual lnb. It just shuts itself off. I've used both the Invacom and a "megasat" cheapie. With switch, without switch, doesn't matter.

Works fine with a linear single, works fine with a circular dual or single.
 

Mr Tony

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huh. I've used a Linear Standard dual for a while now (I say a good 8 months) with no issues. Running a Coolsat 5000 and Fortec Classic off of it
 

voomvoom

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I have a QPH031 and it's a dual linear as well as a dual circular. I have no problems with it. The Coolsat is also hooked to a dual .6 Coolsat lnbf, and it works well too.

Al
 

vfrjim

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I have a Invacom QPH and a SNH working on my Coolsat 5000 with no problems, the SNH is attached to a 1m Winegard on G10R, the QPH is on a Geosatpro 90cm, neither has problems with the coolsat. The only problem I had was when the Coolsat was attached to a 22khz switch, with a 3.1m BUD (cband) attached to the 22khz side and the Universal (SNH) was attached to the non-22khz side, it would aways get the Cband signal. Replaced the 22 khz switch with a Diseqc and no more problems.

Jim
 

Mr Tony

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you cant use a Universal with a 22k switch since the UNiversal has the 22k built in :)
 

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I noticed the Coolsat (6k) limits the scan range depending on the LNB type.

The 4k didn't do this. I used to scan in the DBS freqs with my universal LNB when I had my 4k Pro.

Hopefully it's corrected or at least optional in a future firmware release. It's kind of nice to not scan in the Nimiq stuff when scanning Galaxy 11 though.
 
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Mr Tony

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that is the one advantage of being able to limit the frequencies :)

Standard LNB defaults to 11700-12200
 

tdti1

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voomvoom said:
I have a QPH031 and it's a dual linear as well as a dual circular. I have no problems with it. The Coolsat is also hooked to a dual .6 Coolsat lnbf, and it works well too.

Al

The QPH031 in not Universal, is the Coolsat lnbf Universal?
 
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