Open Box S10

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by Jack Ivy, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Jack Ivy

    Jack Ivy Topic Starter Member

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    Thanks for all the advice.
    The delay in responding is because I have no internet
    where the dish is located.
    When entering the transponder code it also lists a Ks value.
    Is this the value shown in Lyngsat list or is it found somewhere else.

    What size dish should I go for?
    Should I keep trying KU or is C band a better option.

    The main reason for this project is to bypass pay for vue service (Shaw in my case)
    I have OTA in my home and am quite happy with the 20 plus stations
    but my cottage is located in a no OTA signal local.

    thks jack
     
  2. FTA4PA

    FTA4PA Satellite Guys Family
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    Depending on your tastes C band will likely yield you more channels. Minimum recommended size is usually 8ft but bigger is better if you can get it. You can set up both KU and C band dishes with a diseqc switch. :)
     
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    Not sure what a "Ks value" is. Would you give the context of the text or snap a screen shot?
     
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  4. Jack Ivy

    Jack Ivy Topic Starter Member

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    Would this dish be suitable, and would my existing LNB work or should I secure a different one?
    FORTEC STAR 120cm 1.2m KU Band Offset Dish Antenna Model FC120CM has been replaced by the new WS1247 and WS1247M. This is perfect for KU and C Band satellites. The HH120 Motor is recommened to be used with this dish!!! Local pick up only.
     
  5. Jack Ivy

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    Hey Titanium,
    When I go to the transponder list to add a transponder it has the
    first line which is the frequency beam , then it has a space for what appears to be DVB-S2 # 30000 ?
    then has a line space for the V or H.
    If I don't enter that second number will it still detect the signal?

    11760 H
    tp 3
    North America Ku
    [​IMG]
    NBC
    DVB-S2 30000-5/6
    8PSK

    9.4
    F Miata
    151018

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    NBC Mountain [​IMG]
    MPEG-4/HD 3 61. 851 Eng
    NBC West [​IMG]
    MPEG-4/HD 4 613 861 Eng
    (NBC feeds)
    5 614 871
    Cozi TV [​IMG]
    MPEG-2 7 615 881 Eng
     
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    I use a 90cm (36") Fortec Star dish for my motorized setup. It has worked well for several years. I have heard that the quality of some 1.2m and 1.8 solid dishes is questionable (thin metal, easy to rust) but can't comment about the specific models you mentioned as I have no experience with them. I can say that in general a 1.2m (48)" dish is highly desired for a ku setup. On the other hand, a mini-bud (the term used to describe an undersized c band dish) will likely be disappointing if you are expecting to get all the channels that are in the clear on c band. Not saying don't try it, especially if you can get one for free/cheap, but if I was paying full price for a dish I'd go with the minimum recommended (or bigger :yes) to maximize my investment. :)
     
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    Hi Jack,
    I'm not Titanium, but I can tell you that yes, that number is needed, and you would not lock on a signal without it
    It's called Symbol rate, and basically it represents the amount of data per second that is being transmitted. Note that it can be off by a few digits, so don't worry if you receiver detects 29999 and Lyngsat says 30000, it's all good. Likewise, the frequency can differ by a few MHz.

    about the Fortec Star 120cm, I don't have experience but I will tell you that a seller who advertises a 120cm dish as "perfect for C-Band" is not someone I would trust. This said there are some parts of the world that have some stronger C-Band service so in that context it might be true, but in that specific context only (Venesat in South America, some Russian satellites in Europe).
     
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  8. Jack Ivy

    Jack Ivy Topic Starter Member

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    Thanks for all the help, was going for a bigger dish to capture KU. have uploaded the update and it has most of what I wanted and I now can add the rest. One last try before I put in a bigger dish. Not giving up yet, in fact this is become a bit of challenge and is addictive. Back up to the cottage tomorrow. thanks again jack
     
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    We are the Borg,resistance is futile,you will be assimilated :biggrin
     
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