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Yesterday 09:42 PM
Witchdoctor BTW, there are 15 different files for the two Bell sats. All I'm trying to figure out is which one or two would be the best to download and install in my meter.
2018-04-21 02:40 PM
Witchdoctor
Birdog ver 2.5 and BellTV

I've been out of the loop for a while, and after getting out of the hospital after almost loosing my left arm am planning on getting back into doing the smaller sat dishes. I've had numerous people ask me to re aim their dish with my meter, but it's having trouble at times locking on the signal from either 91 or 82.

I've noticed quite a few files for the birdog on their website and am scratching my head over which ones are the best to use.

Any help would be appreciated.
2018-01-24 07:03 AM
Lowggy
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Originally Posted by Allan B View Post
Sat Finder, is an app that does that or try Satellite Finder / Dish Alignment Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com on your PC if you are not at the location.
I have found a new way to align my Shaw dish. Use two iPads and do a FaceTime. Put one ipad facing your tv with the options set to show the satellite signal bars. Use the other iPad on your roof and do your alignment while looking and listening to the bar strength. If you own two ipad that are on the same network and you use the same email address just use your iCloud address to make the call.
Sure beats taking the receiver and tv up on the roof. My roof is on a slope and alignment by correct elevation number and skew is not that easy.
2017-09-22 12:08 AM
Jimsathome I use the Dishpointer Pro App for the last few years. Works Great!
2017-09-18 06:02 AM
Allan B Sat Finder, is an app that does that or try Satellite Finder / Dish Alignment Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com on your PC if you are not at the location.
2017-09-16 03:16 PM
mchardj
Satellite Finder App for iPAD

First my apologies if this has been covered elsewhere however after some searching I could not find anything.

I am looking for an app for the iPAD that could be used to determine if I have a clean line of sight to the Bell ExpressVu satellites. The concept being it would superimpose the satellites on the screen image presented by the camera looking skyward. I have a location in the Midland Ontario area that I am very interested in switching from Rogers cable to Bell ExpressVu.

Thanks,

John
2017-08-08 02:18 AM
Jimsathome Thanks for the tip. I've passed it along.
2017-08-01 09:49 AM
Dr.Dave
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Originally Posted by Jimsathome View Post
He subscribes to lots of HD and SD channels, but when he goes to look at the Guide there are no SD Channels listed - just HD. If he's on channel 500, and pushes the "up channel" button to go to 501 it won't go there. (He subscribes to both channels.) But if he keys 501 in directly it goes there fine.
When you press the GUIDE button on the Bell Satellite remote multiple times, the guide toggles through various settings such as "All Channels," "All Subbed Channels," "All HD," etc. The current status is shown at the top of the guide. If the screen says "All HD," you can press the GUIDE button again.

All the HD channels are in the 800s or 1000s - channel 500 and 501 are both SD.
2017-08-01 06:58 AM
Allan B Guide info is/was always on TP6 on 91.
2017-08-01 06:15 AM
jdevlin The guide all loads from the same place. The SD channels in the guide do not come from a different place than the HD channels. The actual channels come from different satellites but not the guide info.
2017-08-01 01:23 AM
Jimsathome That's one of the issues, he's not getting any SD Channels on the Guide.
2017-07-31 05:24 PM
jdevlin If he is getting the guide it must be able to see the satellite. Could the trees have grown and be starting to block the signal? Maybe only when it is windy?
2017-07-31 04:02 PM
Jimsathome Gents,

Thanks for chiming in. My friend isn't at his Cabin very often so it's tough to get him to check things in a timely manner. (And again he's mechanical so he's like me to assist here as its "electrical".)

As I said above: its 6-7 hour travel time each way depending on traffic, Ferries, etc., so I can't easily pop over to check things out.

Can you give me your best guess if it's Dish alignment / hardware connections, or the receiver? He's planning to go up next week (with out of town family guests) and would buy a new receiver if that's the remedy. Any recommended vendors other than Visions in Metro Vancouver? (He doesn't like them.)

Thanks for the assist.
2017-07-31 07:07 AM
jdevlin When he push guide button what channel group is showing? You can setup favorites lists and each push of the guide buttons cycles through the list. Make sure it show 'all' or 'all sub'. That would explain the guide.
Channels can also be blocked out using the lock features.
2017-07-31 06:09 AM
Allan B Is it a single receiver install or multiple ?
Has he run a Check Switch ?
What are signal levels on both Sats ?
Have you checked the connections particularly outside, also check for damage to the RG6.
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