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Anonymous
April 18, 2004 1:51:04 PM

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I have a fortec ultra, fotec 80 dish lnb and HH120 motor.

I can get T5 real good and then when I try to tune to other satelites I getr
week signal or no signal.

Should I get a quality, and at what level, on every satelite I see or only
if they are transmitting KU at that time?

Should I leave the LNB setttings as default on the Fortec reciever for each
satelite or select the Universal?

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Anonymous
April 18, 2004 9:04:05 PM

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"Chet Johnson" <rchetj@airmail.net> wrote in
news:c5u4ij$ct@library2.airnews.net:

> I have a fortec ultra, fotec 80 dish lnb and HH120 motor.
>
> I can get T5 real good and then when I try to tune to other satelites
> I getr week signal or no signal.
>
> Should I get a quality, and at what level, on every satelite I see or
> only if they are transmitting KU at that time?
>
> Should I leave the LNB setttings as default on the Fortec reciever for
> each satelite or select the Universal?
>
>

+++++++++++++++++++

I have a Fortec Lifetime with a Fortec Star 90 dish and an HH motor. I
find that the "quality" has to be at least 60% in order to get a usable
signal. I have watched the reading during rain fade and when the signal
quality gets to just above 50%, the station becomes unwatchable. It
usually freezes or shows artifacts and the audio just stops altogether.

The LNBF that came with my FTA system requires a setting of "Universal
1". I have used it with other LNBF's which require different settings.

Make sure your dish is tracking the Clark Belt properly. If you are using
USALS it should automatically track the satellites providing you
installed it correctly.

1. The mast has to be perfectly vertical
2. The HH motor should be offset from the mast by an angle equal to
your latitude.
3. The USALS setting within the Fortec has to be set to your exact
latitude and longitude.
4. Use the remote to tell the Fortec to go to the satelite that is
closest to due south of your location.
5. Peak on a known good signal on this satellite using the signal
strength reading built into the Fortec by adjusting the offset
angle of the dish mount relative to the HH motor shaft.

After these requirements are met, the USALS computer in the Fortec knows
where to aim the HH motor because it knows what your lattitude and
longitude is and it knows where the satellite is located within the Clark
Belt.

Good Luck,

PON
Anonymous
April 20, 2004 12:12:13 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?)

The fortec reciever has different LNB settings for each satellte so I need
to change each one to universal 1?


"Pseud O. Nym" <pon@blurry-vision.com> wrote in message
news:Xns94CF7AD9D3FBblurryvision@24.93.43.119...
> "Chet Johnson" <rchetj@airmail.net> wrote in
> news:c5u4ij$ct@library2.airnews.net:
>
> > I have a fortec ultra, fotec 80 dish lnb and HH120 motor.
> >
> > I can get T5 real good and then when I try to tune to other satelites
> > I getr week signal or no signal.
> >
> > Should I get a quality, and at what level, on every satelite I see or
> > only if they are transmitting KU at that time?
> >
> > Should I leave the LNB setttings as default on the Fortec reciever for
> > each satelite or select the Universal?
> >
> >
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
>
> I have a Fortec Lifetime with a Fortec Star 90 dish and an HH motor. I
> find that the "quality" has to be at least 60% in order to get a usable
> signal. I have watched the reading during rain fade and when the signal
> quality gets to just above 50%, the station becomes unwatchable. It
> usually freezes or shows artifacts and the audio just stops altogether.
>
> The LNBF that came with my FTA system requires a setting of "Universal
> 1". I have used it with other LNBF's which require different settings.
>
> Make sure your dish is tracking the Clark Belt properly. If you are using
> USALS it should automatically track the satellites providing you
> installed it correctly.
>
> 1. The mast has to be perfectly vertical
> 2. The HH motor should be offset from the mast by an angle equal to
> your latitude.
> 3. The USALS setting within the Fortec has to be set to your exact
> latitude and longitude.
> 4. Use the remote to tell the Fortec to go to the satelite that is
> closest to due south of your location.
> 5. Peak on a known good signal on this satellite using the signal
> strength reading built into the Fortec by adjusting the offset
> angle of the dish mount relative to the HH motor shaft.
>
> After these requirements are met, the USALS computer in the Fortec knows
> where to aim the HH motor because it knows what your lattitude and
> longitude is and it knows where the satellite is located within the Clark
> Belt.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> PON
>
!