need strong dvb- transponder on 30w (1 Viewer)

Status
Please reply by conversation.

hank123

Thread Starter
COLORADO CONNOISSEUR BUD HUNTER
Lifetime Supporter
May 8, 2016
543
288
N. Colorado
Anyone know if 12052 V or H is a strong transponder on 30w? Needs to be Dvb-s

Its only sitting 2.9 degrees where I am at in Colorado. Not sure if I can make her. Need something strong to test with.

Thanks
 

lost_mesa

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 18, 2010
538
440
New Mexico
My two strongest signals are 11884 V 27500 and 12132 H 27500. Both are DVB-S QPSK. They are slightly stronger here than the two you mentioned.

30w is about 2.3 degrees above the horizon here. I get it fine on a 1.2 meter dish, a 90 cm wouldn't get anything.
 

danristheman

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jan 25, 2011
3,145
1,134
85w
You might have to invert your dish for that elevation. 11884h transponder for cubavision. I had my dish aimed towards the ground i got it to work.
 

hank123

Thread Starter
COLORADO CONNOISSEUR BUD HUNTER
Lifetime Supporter
May 8, 2016
543
288
N. Colorado
You might have to invert your dish for that elevation. 11884h transponder for cubavision. I had my dish aimed towards the ground i got it to work.

30w.png


My only worry is my the apt building or trees might block me. Dang thing is going to be looking almost dead east.
If I invert my neighbors will think im super nuts.
 

hank123

Thread Starter
COLORADO CONNOISSEUR BUD HUNTER
Lifetime Supporter
May 8, 2016
543
288
N. Colorado
Well I cant get it on my channel master 1.0m Not sure what the heck is going on.
Tried inverting in and noting.

Does anyone know what the off set is for these? I cant find anything on google. I was thinking about 15 deg.
I tried inverting it for galaxy 97 and I can not hit that too.

Anyideas?
 

a33

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 4, 2015
540
347
netherlands europe
Addition (after some thinking):
The new dish-angle would indeed (only) be offset angle plus 2.9, as danristheman wrote.

I'm trying to visualize the new value for your inverted scale. That would be offset angle minus 2.9; if I'm not mistaken.
If you leave the scale part on the pole, and just invert the dish to upside down (if that is possible with your dish), the new scale value depends on the angle of the construction between pole/scale part and dish. These parts are not always parallel....

greetz,
A33
 
  • Like
Reactions: hank123

lost_mesa

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 18, 2010
538
440
New Mexico
A couple of suggestions. The first is to use the sun to see if you actually have line of sight to 30w. Otherwise you are trying to do the impossible.

There are a few web sites that will tell you when the sun is at the same position as a satellite. Here is one: http://www.satellite-calculations.com/Satellite/suninterference.php
Enter your location and select Hispasat. Scroll down for the results. It looks like the max outage period for Colorado will be around March 4th to 7th. At the peak interference time, see if the sun is hitting your dish. If it isn't, you won't be able to receive the satellite. Ideally the sun should have been above your neighbors house for a few minutes before the peak interference time. Otherwise the beam of your antenna may be picking up too much ground noise.

You can also use the sun to align the dish. I taped small mirrors to my dish and at the peak interference time aligned the dish so the sun reflections were on the LNBF. (tip of the hat to polygiver for this idea.) I bought small craft mirrors off of ebay, about $5 or $6 for a half a dozen. This got me almost dead on, I was able to blind scan in many of the channels.

The first photo is of some mirrors on another dish, just to show what I did. The second photo is of the 1.2 meter dish pointed at 30w, at the peak interference time.

Mirrors.jpg 30w Sun.jpg
 

hank123

Thread Starter
COLORADO CONNOISSEUR BUD HUNTER
Lifetime Supporter
May 8, 2016
543
288
N. Colorado

Titanium

AI6US
Lifetime Supporter
May 23, 2013
7,205
8,149
Meadow Vista, Northern California
If the dish was inverted and the reflector is straight up/down (angle finder on reflector vertical axis reading 0 degrees), the dish would be looking at point 22.6 degrees below the horizon. To aim at 2.9 degrees above the horizon, place a straight edge on the vertical axis of the dish and tilt it back to set a angle of 25.5 degrees. Offset Angle + Satellite Elevation Angle = Reflector Surface Elevation Angle (22.6 + 2.9 = 25.5 degrees) or (25.5 - 22.6 = 2.9 degrees).
 
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Users who are viewing this thread

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top