OTHER GTMedia V9 Galaxy 19 Setup Help

Discussion in 'FTA Receiver / Equipment Support' started by Peter Gregory, Sep 13, 2019 at 9:48 PM.

  1. Peter Gregory

    Peter Gregory Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I jumped into the FTA Satellite world.
    I got a Freesat V9 Super[P] GTMedia receiver.
    I got a 33" HIGH GAIN KU BAND SATELLITE DISH + LOW NOISE LINEAR LNB from eBay
    The receiver did not have an entry for Galaxy 19 (97W) so I added it.
    The antenna setup is LMB Freq Universal(9750-10750).
    I don't see any entries in the Transponder (Does it populate when you get signal?).
    DiSEqC1.0 is disabled, DiSEqC1.1 is disabled. 22k is Auto and Polarity is Auto.
    I got the dish positioning from the internet
    Satellite: 97W GALAXY 19 (G-19)
    Elevation: 53.9°
    Azimuth (true): 214.4°
    Azimuth (magn.): 221.2°
    However, moving the dish around never changes the signal intensity.
    Is there something I'm missing to set up the TP?
    Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. KE4EST

    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Welcome to SatelliteGuys!

    You need to enter a transponder to use for aiming. 12152 H 20000 is a good one for 97W Ku.
    You say LNBF is universal so you need to find where to change the LO(Local Oscillator) setting and make sure it is set to universal, if not manually set 10750 and 22kHz on.
    Post pics of LNBF.
    ...but yeah, the receiver will not just magically find a signal without the LO set properly and a known good transponder entered. :)
     
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    Are you sure that the LNBF LO is 9750/10750? That would be a very odd LNBF. Usually a Universal LNBF LO is 9750 / 10600. Link to the Ebay item?
     
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    I would suggest setting the lnb properly first as above, most likely 9750 - 10600 for "universal" and 10750 for "standard." It will say what to use on the sticker of the lnb.

    Then aim the dish roughly, and blindscan. If you don't pick up any transponders at all, you need to tweak the elevation (1 or 2 degrees max at a time) and try again. Eventually you'll be pointing at the Clarke belt, then it's just a matter of going left or right until you're aiming at the satellite you wanted. Lastly peak the quality level with fine adjustments to elevation, azimuth, skew/tilt, and lnb positioning. It can help a lot to use a permanent marker for reference points as you go.
     
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    Wellcome to the forum!

    A hint: "signal strength" is usually just a sign that the LNB is working properly.
    The strength must be between certain boundaries, but that usually is not a problem (only with very long cables, or with 'crosstalk' when using multiple LNBs for stronger and weaker satellites, or with certain televisions that don't respond well to too high signal levels,I believe).

    When you aim at a satellite, it is "signal quality" or "SNR" that you want highest.

    Greetz,
    A33
     

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