My New Dish Farm

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Following your lead, today I installed an offset circular LNB on my motorized dish. I have now scanned in 537 TV and 173 radio channels from 31 transponders on 91W Nimiq 6. Likely they are all scrambled but I will go through them now to check. I used 95W to get the dish pointed then used the 4 degree offset to position the circular LNB as you described. Now I will go looking for circular transponders.
When i did my last scan, there is only 1 channel that is ITC with a regular STB. The preview channel. There are a few audio only channels ITC with a Turbo8psk.
 

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Well, thanks to some very helpful people on another forum, and a generous user, I am now able to lock and view FTA DirectTV signals. DirectTV signals won't even lock on most Tuners. Then, there are other tuners where you can lock the signal, but you cannot get any DATA from the Tuner. Then there is a combination of software you must use. In another words, there is nothing about this process that is Easy Peezey.

But, once you get it all working properly, then its pretty smooth to check all the transponders and SIDS.

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Well, thanks to some very helpful people on another forum, and a generous user, I am now able to lock and view FTA DirectTV signals. DirectTV signals won't even lock on most Tuners. Then, there are other tuners where you can lock the signal, but you cannot get any DATA from the Tuner. Then there is a combination of software you must use. In another words, there is nothing about this process that is Easy Peezey.

But, once you get it all working properly, then its pretty smooth to check all the transponders and SIDS.

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What's available FTA on Directv's sats currently?
 
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