Why not use the built in signal meter?Sorry, that was not very helpful!
I'm looking to buy a satellite locator for Shaw Direct. I'm helping someone setup a dish and we are trying to find the signal. Have not had any luck yet. Thank you for your help.
Shaw satellites use the same intermediate frequency as everyone else so pretty much any of the satellite finders you see will work for signal levels.Hey everyone. I'm looking to find a sat finder for Shaw. Sat is in Caribbean area. And any direction is helpful too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Shaw satellites use the same intermediate frequency as everyone else so pretty much any of the satellite finders you see will work for signal levels.
Is your dish stationary or do you move around a lot?
I was referring to any of the inexpensive squawk meters (typically less than 20% of the cost of a replacement battery for a Birddog). They aren't confounded by modulation or encryption schemes as they're looking only for a carrier.@ Harshness, that is not completely correct. Since Shaw uses digicypher and now Turbo 8psk transponders, only the newest Birddog and expensive Applied Instruments meters will get a signal. I checked about this a few months back. There was an inexpensive "sqauker meter" that Shaw used to recommend on their website.
Trust the maps. The only satellite that will be working at all in a few months for Caribbean coverage would be Anik F2, and it does not go very far to the east. You would do well to find some sort of high speed internet and use a Roku or other device to view programming, rather than rely upon extremely weak signals from Shaw Direct in this region, that will vanish without warning whenever it rains. There is little signal to begin with, and putting up a 1.8 or 2.4 m offset dish will buy you very little margin, if any at all.Thanks for the replies everyone. Does anybody have experience with Shaw in the Caribbean area?
A 75E is the only model you should consider using. 60E models are useless on weaker HD signals, which may be an issue on a few channels found on F2. Before you waste too much time looking for an unknown signal, connect your receiver to someone's working system and make sure that you have some authorized channels actually working on your receiver. Then connect to a new dish, first confirming that you have the same type of LNBF as on their system, so there is a match.So with that said, does anybody have any tips to get a dish aligned? Last time we were there we could not get a signal at all with a 60E dish and a new xKu lnb. Next try will be with a 75E and xKu lnb.
That translates to BELIZE.Latitude 17.7429
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We are currently in So Florida and knew the satellite was moved and we were able to lock on with no probllem.. however, this last week it went dead. We learned that Shaw was focusing on the oil fields up north and moved the satellite. We were able to relocate the signal, but all of a sudden it went off line. Word is they are not supporting anything south of the border and will be a Canada only provider. We have not be able to get a reasonable answer from the company yet....Hey everyone. I'm looking to find a sat finder for Shaw. Sat is in Caribbean area. And any direction is helpful too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Nothing of the sort! Someone is telling you a big Fib. Satellites don't move for one and until F1 & F2 need to be replaced it will never be a Canada only thing. (If then even) Especially When the Shaw boys own a house in Phoneix. If that was the case my phone would be ringing off the hook and every single customer would need their dish re aimed.
Satellites can't change their coverage patterns by moving to a different location. Satellites can't move north or south in any case.We learned that Shaw was focusing on the oil fields up north and moved the satellite.
Some satellites may be able to change their coverage area either by tilting the satellite or redirecting their horns so it is possible that Shaw is engaging in that activity.Someone is telling you a big Fib. Satellites don't move for one and until F1 & F2 need to be replaced it will never be a Canada only thing.