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Old 2012-02-13, 07:10 PM   #1
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SES2 87W
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Ya may wanna check your reception quality as compared to yesterday or earlier.
Seems OK here, ~ 80% qual on the Openbox S9, and 91% on the Prof 7500 USB tuner.

edit: The SR was 12475 yesterday
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Old 2012-02-13, 07:39 PM   #2
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All 3 channels are broken video and audio. Signal intensity 90% but quality 10% (nothing) to 25%. This is with dish peaked the best I can by motor. But at least I'm receiving them; I haven't seen them since late autumn last year.
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Old 2012-02-13, 08:14 PM   #3
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gotta be sumthin related to your LNBF(s), Your dish size (1m) should be sufficient I would think.
Is that on the Ariza dish, or the Multistar? From what I have heard that Ariza should be a decent performer.

How well do ya do on other reported DVB-S2 8PSK Feeds?
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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.
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Thanks for reporting this. I updated the SR rate for LPBS on our channels database at http://channels.drsat.ca and also took the opportunity to add a bunch of C and KU Band channels which were missing as well.
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Thanks Dr Sat. I've said it before, but you're channel list is, imo, one of the most useful FTA tools available on the 'net. Must have used it minimum 100 times so far (including last night..... FX HD West.. awesome!)

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Yes, database is very useful. I have used it often. It would be cool if users could conveniently submit noticed errors via a linked template. The ku portion is mostly accurate now (even Telstar 12 is complete!), but I see a couple of things that need updating.
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I am finding daily variations in conditions are having a big effect on reception.
I was seeing LPB slowly fade out last nite too. Would gradually fade out, and gradually come back, repeat. wierd.
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I think the 200 feet of RG-6 running to my distant dish is probably a big factor for trouble receiving LPB. If I put a separate fixed dish on back balcony with just 50 feet of cable, then I'll reduce cable loss by 15dB. And I could probably swing it over to play with the NBC feeds on 103W too.
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Yes 200' of RG-6 is getting a bit lossy... you could try some RG-11 for that sort of distance but moving things closer works even better.
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I can't move the motorized dish any closer or I lose view of the arc due to trees. But I can probably peek between trees with a much closer fixed dish that I can easily manually orient to get LPB / PBS / NBC. RG-11 isn't as easy to find locally.
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Ever consider cutting down the trees?

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I am getting the same issues with shorter RG 6 and no trees. 90 and 10-25%
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SES2 87W
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Ya may wanna check your reception quality as compared to yesterday or earlier.
Seems OK here, ~ 80% qual on the Openbox S9, and 91% on the Prof 7500 USB tuner.

edit: The SR was 12475 yesterday
How do you find this out? I can not blind scan this signal. Only manual input gets them. Thier website does not reflect this.
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...Their website does not reflect this.
http://beta.lpb.org/index.php/site/satellite/
If you have a strong enough signal, it should blind scan in.
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