You are on a DBS bird most likely DISH Network. Those Channel numbers are the numbers on DISH, if you paid for it. The $ sign means they are encrypted. Also, since you don't have a C-Band LNBF yet, you have your LO set wrong. Ku numbers should be 5 digits....Speaking of more numbers: The first number is the frequency. I am sure you familiar with 98.7 FM or 103.3 FM on your radio. That is 98.7 and 103.3 MHz. So that number is the frequency, much higher than your FM radio. The H or V is the polarization of the antenna on the satellite; Horizontal or Vertical. Then the last number is like the bit rate(called SR or Symbol Rate). Kind of like how much bandwidth that channel or MUX(Multiple channels) are/is using. EDIT: So 12152 V 20000 translates to 12,152 MHz or 12.152 GHz. The V means the antenna on the satellite is Vertically polarized. 20000 is the symbol rate or the bandwidth allowed for that MUX.