Yep, I get that. Searching forums should not be such a pain. Sometimes they work for you and sometimes they don't. Even after you get to know a forum and the right vocabulary, their search system can still be difficult.
The latest version of the forum software has done some serious damage to the search function. I've found it easier to use Google to search SatelliteGuys in some cases (especially since the forum software no longer sorts the results by any discernible index).