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Leosat

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Don't ever post but thought this was interesting. Left my Orby system intact and attached to a TV (using it as a OTA tuner). Well recently I scanned through the channels, and guess what. 3 Orby channels are currently active - same 11940 MHz, same Orby receiver, same dish at Eutelsat 117A. What are they? Channel 102 is NRB TV, 103 is God TV-1, and 105 is Revival-2M. Did Orby donate equipment to a church? Anyway, check it out.
 
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Leosat

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These channels also show up in the Orby program guide so I don't think its a lucky match to an Orby receiver. See attached pic
 

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Quite often an uplinker will retain the mux table build on a transponder and add / subtract customers on the prebuilt table. The Orby STBs channels auto update from this table. This is something that most FTA STBs are capable of doing.

Haven't looked at the mux, but aren't these channels received and associated EPG populating on an FTA STB?
 
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So I'll be creative, since many of you suggest the Orby receiver is now simply an open 30000SR DVB S2 8PSK satellite receiver. I can take one of my Norsat 10 MHz external reference Ku LNB's and hook it to a signal generator, calculate the appropriate input frequency to reference and slightly change my 10 MHz input to make another input frequency look like 11940 MHz, I can now use my Orby as a regular satellite receiver, as long as the signal is 30000SR! A lot of work but fun to try. But another question. What happens if you hook up a new and never installed Orby receiver that was never activated to receive these channels? I don't have one of those or I would try.
 
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So I'll be creative, since many of you suggest the Orby receiver is now simply an open 30000SR DVB S2 8PSK satellite receiver. I can take one of my Norsat 10 MHz external reference Ku LNB's and hook it to a signal generator, calculate the appropriate input frequency to reference and slightly change my 10 MHz input to make another input frequency look like 11940 MHz, I can now use my Orby as a regular satellite receiver, as long as the signal is 30000SR! A lot of work but fun to try. But another question. What happens if you hook up a new and never installed Orby receiver that was never activated to receive these channels? I don't have one of those or I would try.
Sounds like an great project! Let us know the results if you give it a try. As to using a brand new Orby receiver I would think you will hit a roadblock since when these boot up for the first time they need to activate. As there is no Orby company now there is no way to do that. Be interesting to find out though if someone has a donor available. :)
 
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