Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mississauga, ON & Dartmouth, NS
I am finding daily variations in conditions are having a big effect on reception. For example, tonight Pentagon was very strong. Even the Pentagon HD station was perfect reception tonight. Other nights it is invisible. Huntington Beach was strong tonight. Again, other nights it is invisible. Until I can compare with somebody local, I'm not sure I have any problem. We are usually in a different part of the footprint of signals compared with Toronto. I have emailed with a local but he has a 1.2m so not really comparable.
I am using the D*g*w*v*e dish (why won't this forum allow the word D*g*w*v*e??). It is similar to the Ariza. There aren't too many DVB-S2 8PSK on 15W through 121W excluding 103W which I can't receive since I can't do its skew on my motor. In fact, I don't think there are any other regular DVB-S2 other than LPB. The S9 doesn't indicate if a signal is DVB-S2 or DVB so I never know what a feed is using.
OTA: Sony digital TV, Clearstream 2V@7' high, 10dB line amp; FTA: New 1.2-metre Ku-band dish.