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Anonymous
May 16, 2005 11:26:45 PM

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I bought a FTA system - Coolsat 4000pro, Pansat 900S rotor, Fortec
Star dish. The instructions are confusing to me.
a) The LNB has two ports. Which one do I hook up to the rotor? Niether
is noted as #1 or #2.
b) This system came with a 4 LNB DiSEqC switch. Where do I hook it up
in the signal path? There is a DiSEqC symbol/logo above #4. The others
are covered but I certainly can remove the caps.
c) Each satellite has several options, . .
1. What values do I enter when programming the Dish Settings:
LNB Power: (ON/OFF/13V/18V)
LNB Type: (Single/Universal/OCS)
LNB Freq: A frequency is preprogrammed in the software. Do I
change it to "Quick Installation" instructions
#1-10750 and #2-11250?
22kHz: (manual says set path of 0/22kHz switch box) I don't
know if I have one.
DiSEqC switch: Select box type (OFF/1.0/1.1)
2. What values do I enter when programming the Motorized Settings:
DiSEqC Motor: (OFF/1.2/USALS)

d) The system boots to Telstar 12. The rotor moved the dish as far
East as it will go then I lost the menu picture and the screen began
to pulse. How can I get control of the rotor again? .. and prevent
this from happening in the future?

The online company I bought the system from will only offer
"links" that do not address my questions - so, I certainly appreciate
your experience and help.

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Anonymous
May 17, 2005 4:52:04 AM

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Al Vanik wrote:
> I bought a FTA system - Coolsat 4000pro, Pansat 900S rotor, Fortec
> Star dish. The instructions are confusing to me.
> a) The LNB has two ports. Which one do I hook up to the rotor? Niether
> is noted as #1 or #2.

Most likely, the ports are symmetric. In other words, it doesn't matter.

> b) This system came with a 4 LNB DiSEqC switch. Where do I hook it up
> in the signal path? There is a DiSEqC symbol/logo above #4. The others
> are covered but I certainly can remove the caps.

You don't need the switch. Leave it out.

> c) Each satellite has several options, . .
> 1. What values do I enter when programming the Dish Settings:
> LNB Power: (ON/OFF/13V/18V)

Should just be "on".

> LNB Type: (Single/Universal/OCS)

Probably "single". Don't know what OCS is.

> LNB Freq: A frequency is preprogrammed in the software. Do I
> change it to "Quick Installation" instructions
> #1-10750 and #2-11250?

For Ku FSS, use 1. For DBS, use 2. In other words, use 1.

> 22kHz: (manual says set path of 0/22kHz switch box) I don't
> know if I have one.

Used only for 22Khz switch or for Universal LNBF. Most likely you have
a regular LNBF and not a Universal one.

> DiSEqC switch: Select box type (OFF/1.0/1.1)

OFF.

> 2. What values do I enter when programming the Motorized Settings:
> DiSEqC Motor: (OFF/1.2/USALS)

Seems to be 1.2.

>
> d) The system boots to Telstar 12. The rotor moved the dish as far
> East as it will go then I lost the menu picture and the screen began
> to pulse. How can I get control of the rotor again? .. and prevent
> this from happening in the future?

Don't know.

> The online company I bought the system from will only offer
> "links" that do not address my questions - so, I certainly appreciate
> your experience and help.

Perhaps try www.sadoun.com.

>
>
Anonymous
May 17, 2005 4:31:08 PM

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Thank you - very good help. Last night, I switched the wire running
from the rotor to the LNB to the other port and checked the coax
connections. Whichever it was - the port or the coax connections - I
now have control of the rotor again.


On Tue, 17 May 2005 00:52:04 -0700, Zoyburg <rats@attib.com> wrote:

>Al Vanik wrote:
>> I bought a FTA system - Coolsat 4000pro, Pansat 900S rotor, Fortec
>> Star dish. The instructions are confusing to me.
>> a) The LNB has two ports. Which one do I hook up to the rotor? Niether
>> is noted as #1 or #2.
>
>Most likely, the ports are symmetric. In other words, it doesn't matter.
>
>> b) This system came with a 4 LNB DiSEqC switch. Where do I hook it up
>> in the signal path? There is a DiSEqC symbol/logo above #4. The others
>> are covered but I certainly can remove the caps.
>
>You don't need the switch. Leave it out.
>
>> c) Each satellite has several options, . .
>> 1. What values do I enter when programming the Dish Settings:
>> LNB Power: (ON/OFF/13V/18V)
>
>Should just be "on".
>
>> LNB Type: (Single/Universal/OCS)
>
>Probably "single". Don't know what OCS is.
>
>> LNB Freq: A frequency is preprogrammed in the software. Do I
>> change it to "Quick Installation" instructions
>> #1-10750 and #2-11250?
>
>For Ku FSS, use 1. For DBS, use 2. In other words, use 1.
>
>> 22kHz: (manual says set path of 0/22kHz switch box) I don't
>> know if I have one.
>
>Used only for 22Khz switch or for Universal LNBF. Most likely you have
>a regular LNBF and not a Universal one.
>
>> DiSEqC switch: Select box type (OFF/1.0/1.1)
>
>OFF.
>
>> 2. What values do I enter when programming the Motorized Settings:
>> DiSEqC Motor: (OFF/1.2/USALS)
>
>Seems to be 1.2.
>
>>
>> d) The system boots to Telstar 12. The rotor moved the dish as far
>> East as it will go then I lost the menu picture and the screen began
>> to pulse. How can I get control of the rotor again? .. and prevent
>> this from happening in the future?
>
>Don't know.
>
>> The online company I bought the system from will only offer
>> "links" that do not address my questions - so, I certainly appreciate
>> your experience and help.
>
>Perhaps try www.sadoun.com.
>
>>
>>
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