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ilfoman

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I need to re-tune 119W. I have an old 4900 which I can easily take outside by the dish. Is it possible to use this set-up? If yes, what TP should I tune to? thanks for your help.
 

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I need to re-tune 119W. I have an old 4900 which I can easily take outside by the dish. Is it possible to use this set-up? If yes, what TP should I tune to? thanks for your help.
A 4900 is a QPSK receiver, which will not work at all for the 119 satellite with everything being broadcast in 8PSK now.
 

ilfoman

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OP is only using it for it's signal meter and not trying to activate it. It should work for what he wants to use it for.
Yes, correct - thanks. I don't want to activate the 4900, just use it to tune. I will connect to a 211k in the house for programming.
 

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Yes, correct - thanks. I don't want to activate the 4900, just use it to tune. I will connect to a 211k in the house for programming.

I don't think that's correct. You can't use a 4900 to tune in an 8PSK transponder, even to peak the dish. I had one of those which I gave to my mother for her Sky Angel sub, knowing (haha) that I could use it to peak her dish once I mounted it. I couldn't find the sat to save my life! I had to hire professional help who had it peaked in about 5 minutes. It was only then that I discovered that most of the transponders on 61.5 were already 8PSK, and I had not tried tuning in one of the QPSK transponders using that 4900. :(
 
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