Transponders and Frequencies (1 Viewer)

hdflsts2002

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Ok relatively new this but trying my best to get educated. Going to be doing a fair number of setups for RVing. Did our first a few weeks ago and while I got it tuned to all three birds in EA it too quite a while using just your basic $20 meter and running a 17" TV set up off the receiver outside during setup.

Decided to buy a decent meter ended up going with the FirstStrike. Now they provide an updated list monthly so long as you register your meter after purchase. For my home setup 110/118.7/119/129 most of the transponders they provide seem to be dead. They only provide a couple on each SAT. Sure they did have at least one for each that was working, but it would be really nice if I had a list of known working TP frequencies rather than trying to find a dead one first then switching to the next in their list and then the next.

We'll be setting up the RV again in a couple of weeks and I was hoping one of the knowledgeable people here might be able to provide me with working TP freq. for the EA sats maybe even the WA as well as I have considered picking up a second LNBF so that if the next campsite has limited LOS to EA I could switch to WA and maybe have a shot on those.

Thanks in advance to all, for any and all help.
 

boba

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Fire Strike FS1 ????????????? Never heard of it, searching forums brought up no information, Google search brought up information that looked more like a scam than a real product. It takes patience to setup a 1000.4 and the more you do it the easier it will become maybe that $20 investment is still a good deal.
 

hdflsts2002

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Boba, FirstStrike not Fire Strike. FS-1 Model L. I'm sure that working with the Analog perfect vision and repeated setups I could get good at it, but as my wife would be quick to tell you, very quick, I can be a bit of a perfectionist at times. Ok she'd probably say all the time. So I bought what seems to be a pretty decent meter, shows Signal Quality, S/N BER so this should allow me to tune as good as possible with out spending a fortune on a Birdog or other more expensive meter. They provide Sat lists and TP freq. but Not many TPs for Dish and several of the ones they provided for 110/118.7/119/129 whis what I have setup at my house are either wrong or are not in use. They actually list nothing for 72.7 but do show Nimiq5 at 72.5 but I have a feeling those may be for DTV which would do me no good. What I am hoping to find here is a list of the TP Freq for the Dish Birds in the air preferably both EA and WA so that if I had to based on LOS at a location I would be good to go either way. Don't even necessarily need all but a few known good ones on each sat would do the trick.

Thanks again to all for any and all help.
 

hdflsts2002

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Thanks, Teehar, I think that using a combination of these two lists might just give me what I'm looking for.
 

hdflsts2002

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Well I wouldn't go so far as to say I got it figured out, but rather I am no longer in a totally dark room. =))
 

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