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Ohio News Net question

I have been trying to get the Ohio News Net (74W) on that 18" dish with the Linear LNB, has anyone tried this with a small dish? And do I have to put in the Video, Audio and PCR PID's ? What is the signal strength at your location?

I went to Lyngsat and checked the strength for my area and the map shows nearly 49 db strength for my area, I am getting something in that direction with a 85 to 90 db strength but absolutely no quality.

http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/maps/horizons2_namh.html

Should I give up on trying to get this with a 18" dish?

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Seems I have read here somewhere that folks have gotten ONN on a 18" dish. Have you tried to search the forums? It's a good strong signal on my 90cm (36") dish.
 

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The 18" dish would not work for The Ohio News Network. I was getting around 85 db signal but no quality on my Visionsat receiver , I tried every angle and no go. I probably was hitting another satellite anyway...I re parked the dish back at 101W for now. On the Visionsat I get 72% quality with the 18" dish with the Linear LNB and 60% on the Fortec Star.

(BTW I did manage to get That Hotel Channel with History and Biography, but the signal levels were just barely hitting 17% Q on the Visionsat. The Visionsat will get stable signals as low as 18%..compared to the Fortec Star which seems to need 30+ %.)

I did get 95W CCTV with the 18" dish outside by the dish with a 22% quality on the Visionsat, (I did try re tweaking the skew and the settings...but nothing better than 24% peak) but the Fortec inside the house after a 100 foot run didn't get it at all.

I did try 123W looking for Research channel and University of Washington and didn't get a peep out of them either on the 18" dish.

I tried 72W ..no go on that either. I even entered a TP for a active "Wild Sports Feed" that someone reported active this morning...no go either.

But if anyone has a spare 18" dish lying around with a spare Linear LNB, 101W with 3ABN will come in with no problem.

Overall this has been a (good learning experience) ongoing experiment with the 18" dish. The next upcoming projects in the next couple of months.will include multi satellite LNB's with brackets. I thought about a motor, but I have several dishes now and the bracket/LNB multifeed method would be the most logical next step. I have to warm up now, it has been in the high 30's this morning with light wind....lol


Thanks for your comments...
 

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I could get ONN with good quality reading on my little dish project, but mine's the old Dish500 dish. I think it measures around 21-22", don't have an 18" to try but ONN is pretty strong TP.
 

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I tried 72W ..no go on that either. I even entered a TP for a active "Wild Sports Feed" that someone reported active this morning...no go either.

Until a few days ago, I could get the semi-permanent NBC feeds with good quality on 72W with an 18" dish. I was blaming the weather for losing them, but now it's not raining and I have 0 quality. I'm going to have to try moving the dish.

For some reason that satellite was always weird on the 18". If I'd peak on a strong transponder, the weak ones would disappear, and vice-versa. I wonder if it's interference from adjacent satellites.
 

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Yes it will work providing the weather is OK at the uplink. I have it at my cottage in Canada and normally get between 40-60 quality. BTW its been there for 2 years and really have had no problems. Also I used a standard lnb on it with a homebrew bracket (bolt and a couple of conduit hangers)
 

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Ohio News quality has fluctuated latelly. Use to be really high but now its pretty low so a 18" might not work.

I also did the 18" for AMC6 and had decent results.

Also the maps on Lyngsat take with a grain of salt. I think that means if the channels are sending the most power from the source. If they lower it, then that hinders the reception on smaller dishes
 

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Ohio News Net question

I have been trying to get the Ohio News Net (74W) on that 18" dish with the Linear LNB, has anyone tried this with a small dish? And do I have to put in the Video, Audio and PCR PID's ? What is the signal strength at your location?

I went to Lyngsat and checked the strength for my area and the map shows nearly 49 db strength for my area, I am getting something in that direction with a 85 to 90 db strength but absolutely no quality.

http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/maps/horizons2_namh.html

Should I give up on trying to get this with a 18" dish?

Thanks
The weather was sunny and in the low 50ths here in lovely south New Jersey and I decided to break out the old 18x20 direct tv dish and see what I can get. I used the dish a Chapparral LNB and the receiver is the Fortec Dynamic. My TS sat is 74 west. Here are pics of the dish and SQ for 72, 74 and 79W.
 

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Here is the same setup using a 500 Dish.

Can you guess what program is on KTEL?
 

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ICE, your the man, It is Baywatch the Hawaiian Reunion, the whole intro was in English, when the program started they spoke in Spanish.
 

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Mike, thanks for GREAT pictures of the setup and reception with the two dishes.

Is the Dish 500 larger than 18"?

I been experimenting with a old 18" Direct TV dish with a Linear LNB and a bracket.

I see the bracket you are using seems higher up than the one I am using. I could do some modifications and push the LNB higher.

Does that make a difference?
 

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