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October 28, 2004 11:45:41 PM

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone use the Blackbird FTA IRD to get
"in-the-clear" DVB channels? I have been farting around with my ird for
weeks. I haven't been able to get anything. I have a 33" dish with universal
LNBF. I am not even sure that it is even good for this sort of thing. (I
know it is FTA, but maybe it's not the best for this). If another owner of
this receiver has had any success, please let me know.

Thank you

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Anonymous
October 29, 2004 7:09:56 AM

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Mark wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, does anyone use the Blackbird FTA IRD to get
> "in-the-clear" DVB channels? I have been farting around with my ird for
> weeks. I haven't been able to get anything. I have a 33" dish with universal
> LNBF. I am not even sure that it is even good for this sort of thing. (I
> know it is FTA, but maybe it's not the best for this). If another owner of
> this receiver has had any success, please let me know.
>
> Thank you

1. If it's a universal LNB, you must enter the LNB LO Low & High freq's
correctly. The numbers should be written on the LNB.

2. Aiming for FSS Ku is MUCH more difficult than aiming for Ku DBS.
A degree off, and your signal can disappear.
October 30, 2004 5:28:29 AM

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Thanks for the reply Zoyburg, What is the farthest Atlantic satellite I can
get with a 33"~83cm dish? I live in Toronto, Canada and would like to see
DVB italian channels.

"Zoyburg" <rats@attib.com> wrote in message
news:7wigd.328841$3l3.255292@attbi_s03...
> Mark wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, does anyone use the Blackbird FTA IRD to get
>> "in-the-clear" DVB channels? I have been farting around with my ird for
>> weeks. I haven't been able to get anything. I have a 33" dish with
>> universal
>> LNBF. I am not even sure that it is even good for this sort of thing. (I
>> know it is FTA, but maybe it's not the best for this). If another owner
>> of
>> this receiver has had any success, please let me know.
>>
>> Thank you
>
> 1. If it's a universal LNB, you must enter the LNB LO Low & High freq's
> correctly. The numbers should be written on the LNB.
>
> 2. Aiming for FSS Ku is MUCH more difficult than aiming for Ku DBS.
> A degree off, and your signal can disappear.
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Anonymous
October 30, 2004 10:25:01 AM

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Mark wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Zoyburg, What is the farthest Atlantic satellite I can
> get with a 33"~83cm dish? I live in Toronto, Canada and would like to see
> DVB italian channels.

It's not so much a question of satellite longitude as it is a question of
where the satellite's transponder beam is pointing (ie, the footprint).

If you check www.lyngsat.com, you'll see that each satellite has a 'beam'
column which often provides this information.
October 30, 2004 10:25:02 AM

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Ahh, I see, I have been going to that website for so long. It didn't occur
to me about the specific beams.

So, would I be able to get, say, Galaxy 11's The WB with my dish? It is in
the C-band section with a low freq. of 3720 on Tp one. Or is this something
only a C-Band (eg. 8.5') dish can get with a C/Ku feedhorn?

"Zoyburg" <rats@attib.com> wrote in message
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> Mark wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the reply Zoyburg, What is the farthest Atlantic satellite I
>> can
>> get with a 33"~83cm dish? I live in Toronto, Canada and would like to see
>> DVB italian channels.
>
> It's not so much a question of satellite longitude as it is a question of
> where the satellite's transponder beam is pointing (ie, the footprint).
>
> If you check www.lyngsat.com, you'll see that each satellite has a 'beam'
> column which often provides this information.
Anonymous
October 30, 2004 7:31:28 PM

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On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 04:34:54 -0400, "Mark" <mfoss@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>Ahh, I see, I have been going to that website for so long. It didn't occur
>to me about the specific beams.
>
>So, would I be able to get, say, Galaxy 11's The WB with my dish? It is in
>the C-band section with a low freq. of 3720 on Tp one. Or is this something
>only a C-Band (eg. 8.5') dish can get with a C/Ku feedhorn?
>

Yes, the WB is on C-band, meaninbg a large dish. Your dish is Ku only.
Anonymous
October 30, 2004 9:27:19 PM

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from toronto you should receive sbs6 down as far as amc 8 (c band) or T7 Ku
"Gary J. Tait" <classicsat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 04:34:54 -0400, "Mark" <mfoss@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
> >Ahh, I see, I have been going to that website for so long. It didn't
occur
> >to me about the specific beams.
> >
> >So, would I be able to get, say, Galaxy 11's The WB with my dish? It is
in
> >the C-band section with a low freq. of 3720 on Tp one. Or is this
something
> >only a C-Band (eg. 8.5') dish can get with a C/Ku feedhorn?
> >
>
> Yes, the WB is on C-band, meaninbg a large dish. Your dish is Ku only.
October 30, 2004 10:08:36 PM

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On AMC1 could a FTA receiver get NBC 4:2:2 on Transporder 7 & 9?

"kilmister" <brian_santoro@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> from toronto you should receive sbs6 down as far as amc 8 (c band) or T7
> Ku
> "Gary J. Tait" <classicsat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:D vq7o01f9esb8l26uii32jhp911bfsllf9@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 04:34:54 -0400, "Mark" <mfoss@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>>
>> >Ahh, I see, I have been going to that website for so long. It didn't
> occur
>> >to me about the specific beams.
>> >
>> >So, would I be able to get, say, Galaxy 11's The WB with my dish? It is
> in
>> >the C-band section with a low freq. of 3720 on Tp one. Or is this
> something
>> >only a C-Band (eg. 8.5') dish can get with a C/Ku feedhorn?
>> >
>>
>> Yes, the WB is on C-band, meaninbg a large dish. Your dish is Ku only.
>
>
Anonymous
October 31, 2004 12:04:00 PM

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Mark wrote:

> On AMC1 could a FTA receiver get NBC 4:2:2 on Transporder 7 & 9?
>

They're marked as encrypted, though the method isn't shown.

If they're not encrypted, it's unlikely you can find a consumer DVB box
that will handle 4:2:2. A DVB card for a PC might be able to handle it,
given the appropriate software.
November 3, 2004 1:00:25 AM

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How about a satellite finder, will that help?

"Zoyburg" <rats@attib.com> wrote in message
news:7wigd.328841$3l3.255292@attbi_s03...
> Mark wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, does anyone use the Blackbird FTA IRD to get
>> "in-the-clear" DVB channels? I have been farting around with my ird for
>> weeks. I haven't been able to get anything. I have a 33" dish with
>> universal
>> LNBF. I am not even sure that it is even good for this sort of thing. (I
>> know it is FTA, but maybe it's not the best for this). If another owner
>> of
>> this receiver has had any success, please let me know.
>>
>> Thank you
>
> 1. If it's a universal LNB, you must enter the LNB LO Low & High freq's
> correctly. The numbers should be written on the LNB.
>
> 2. Aiming for FSS Ku is MUCH more difficult than aiming for Ku DBS.
> A degree off, and your signal can disappear.
Anonymous
November 3, 2004 9:47:30 AM

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I didn't find one helpful. Problem is that the FSS signal tends to get overwhelmed
by nearby DBS signals. Nothing better than the receiver's own signal meter. I got
a 5" B&W TV from a thrift store for a few dollars. That plus some long cables does
the job best.

Mark wrote:

> How about a satellite finder, will that help?
>
> "Zoyburg" <rats@attib.com> wrote in message
> [...]
>>2. Aiming for FSS Ku is MUCH more difficult than aiming for Ku DBS.
>> A degree off, and your signal can disappear.
>
Anonymous
November 3, 2004 3:03:41 PM

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On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 22:00:25 -0500, "Mark" <mfoss@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>How about a satellite finder, will that help?


No, a spectralook will help and is sorta cheap. As well as a Satlook
mark3 or a birddog.


>
>"Zoyburg" <rats@attib.com> wrote in message
>news:7wigd.328841$3l3.255292@attbi_s03...
>> Mark wrote:
>>> Just out of curiosity, does anyone use the Blackbird FTA IRD to get
>>> "in-the-clear" DVB channels? I have been farting around with my ird for
>>> weeks. I haven't been able to get anything. I have a 33" dish with
>>> universal
>>> LNBF. I am not even sure that it is even good for this sort of thing. (I
>>> know it is FTA, but maybe it's not the best for this). If another owner
>>> of
>>> this receiver has had any success, please let me know.
>>>
>>> Thank you
>>
>> 1. If it's a universal LNB, you must enter the LNB LO Low & High freq's
>> correctly. The numbers should be written on the LNB.
>>
>> 2. Aiming for FSS Ku is MUCH more difficult than aiming for Ku DBS.
>> A degree off, and your signal can disappear.
>
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 4:07:09 PM

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Easier than running two wires from the receiver to the
dish (for me), is to get a pair of diplexers and keep
them handy with a couple of short jumpers on each end.
Then backfeed the RF channel 3/4 signal into the
dish wire, and with the second diplexer at the dish
end, pick off the channel 3/4 signal for your TV set.
This way, you can use the single run of wire you
just installed for permanent use and don't have
to have a long jumper handy all the time.

-Web Williams, Myrtle Beach, SC

In article <2a%hd.562157$8_6.406011@attbi_s04>, rats@attib.com says...
> Nothing better than the receiver's own signal meter. I got
> a 5" B&W TV from a thrift store for a few dollars. That plus some long cables does
> the job best.
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