KNLB Changing Transponders?

Cemguy

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KNLB Radio has been broadcasting announcements that they'll be changing transponders in the Glorystar network.

Any word on what the new specs will be?
 
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I know they're being duplicated on both 12177 and 11716 right now...wonder which one is dropping them
 
Cemguy

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interesting...12177 is stronger transponder for me than 11716

Same here...Central PA is in the weakest section of the satellite "footprint". Too bad they're going with the weaker transponder.
 
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Cemguy,

This is a little off topic, but you say Central PA is the weakest section of the satellite footprint, as we are planning to get a Glorystar system in the future, do you know how the JCTV signal comes in? We are in Roxbury PA, norther Franklin County... so South Central, PA

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Bruce - Roxtreme

Same here...Central PA is in the weakest section of the satellite "footprint". Too bad they're going with the weaker transponder.
 
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Cemguy,

This is a little off topic, but you say Central PA is the weakest section of the satellite footprint, as we are planning to get a Glorystar system in the future, do you know how the JCTV signal comes in? We are in Roxbury PA, norther Franklin County... so South Central, PA

Thanks,
Bruce - Roxtreme

Today I'm getting 40% to 50% signal quality on JCTV. In other parts of the country, with the same basic GloryStar setup, people could be getting 60% - 70%.

I have no problems with reception until it rains really hard.
 
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Thanks for the info... it's good to know. We will probably never watch anything live, so I doubt that it will be that big of a deal if a major rain storm once in a while wipes out reception of a program that we will probably be only warehousing for the future.

Thanks,
Bruce - Roxtreme


Today I'm getting 40% to 50% signal quality on JCTV. In other parts of the country, with the same basic GloryStar setup, people could be getting 60% - 70%.

I have no problems with reception until it rains really hard.
 
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Central PA is in the weakest section of the satellite "footprint".

I would think that if a person purchased the 1.2 meter dish from Glorystar instead of the 92 CM dish that would help with the signal strength. Although it $69 more plus another $50 or so in shipping, it might be worth getting stronger signal.
 
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Today I'm getting 40% to 50% signal quality on JCTV. In other parts of the country, with the same basic GloryStar setup, people could be getting 60% - 70%.

I have no problems with reception until it rains really hard.

also each receiver model has a different signal quality structure. On the same channel using 4 different boxes I can see quality readings of 70,60,55,and 90 :)
 
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also each receiver model has a different signal quality structure. On the same channel using 4 different boxes I can see quality readings of 70,60,55,and 90 :)

Interesting. Does that mean that the box that reads 90 is actually doing a better job of rendering the signal, or does it mean that the box just assigns a "90" to the same signal quality at which one of the boxes assigns a "55"?
 
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its just the way the box reads it...nothing more nothing less

I know the Merc II had a software upgrade (the non glorystar model) and the meter went down drastically...what was 90 is now 60...Glorystar said that was normal
 
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I have noticed differences between receivers so far as receiving weaker signals, even though, as you say, sometimes they just give a different reading but perform the same.

I recently tried to receive the PBS channels on AMC3, and they are quite weak (at least where I live...just north of the border above Idaho). My Coolsat 6000 would sometimes show the breakup (square boxes, picture freeze), whereas on a newer VisionSat IV200 the same signal would show a good picture without any breakup. At other sites, I noticed that the Coolsat was better at picking up weaker channels than some older receivers, such as the SatCruiser.

So it's not just a matter of different reading...some boxes actually seem to be more efficient at dealing with weaker signals.
 

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