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  • anacondama
    Banned
    • Jul 2010
    • 643

    Sat Finder

    hey Everyone,

    Sat Finder is a device that help dish installer to locate satellite on the orbit , it have a barometer that show you signal strength and a speaker that make a sound when the satellite is received.



    all you have to do is connect the lnb wire to lnb input and the receiver wire to the other input then move your dish until you hear the sat finder's sound

    pro:is simple to use no experience needed
    cons:it dont show what satellite you received so you have to use the receiver to see what satellite you did receive
    PS : Personal Post

    EnjoY!
  • gent59
    Member
    • Aug 2010
    • 50

    #2
    Re: Sat Finder

    can you post the link, please?

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    • fandm
      Experienced Board Member
      • Aug 2011
      • 634

      #3
      Re: Sat Finder

      here is a android app.
      **http://www.dishpointer.com/

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      • skytec
        Experienced Board Member
        • Mar 2010
        • 1208

        #4
        Re: Sat Finder

        Originally posted by gent59
        can you post the link, please?
        I think it is this device.
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        • toby69
          Experienced Board Member
          • Oct 2011
          • 4140

          #5
          Re: Sat Finder

          think gent is actually looking for the gadget, not lat/long position.
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          • nev
            Member
            • Aug 2011
            • 38

            #6
            Re: Sat Finder

            Mine came from Lidl in one of their infrequent special sales of satellite equipment and only cost a few pounds. It has been invaluable in setting up dishes, combined with dishpointerdot com. A search using ****** uncovered other sellers for around ten pounds.

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            • toby69
              Experienced Board Member
              • Oct 2011
              • 4140

              #7
              Re: Sat Finder

              mines only been cheap one also, compass in early days when experimenting, but got motor few years later compass gone in kitchen draw, was helpful thou, i think you can download an app into phone now called satfinder.
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              • rick_o
                Member
                • Dec 2011
                • 42

                #8
                Re: Sat Finder

                these satfinders are ok for fine tuning once you have found the sat you want ,as they do not tell you which sat you are pointing at

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                • nev
                  Member
                  • Aug 2011
                  • 38

                  #9
                  Re: Sat Finder

                  Yes, Rick, and that is why one needs to consult dishpointer.com which means you can point the dish in near enough the right direction - say using a local landmark as a reference point, and at near enough the right elevation using the markings on the dish support and at the right LNB skew from the dishpointer table using a simple protractor.

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                  • valrug
                    Senior Member
                    • Nov 2011
                    • 148

                    #10
                    Re: Sat Finder

                    The precise targeting is still unreliable

                    I wanted to add that identified the satellite, it is convenient to use a TV or cable box and more professional equipment for the precise orientation

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                    • dante_m1990
                      Banned
                      • Dec 2011
                      • 50

                      #11
                      Re: Sat Finder

                      i have analoge sat finder "Tokyo Sat".
                      its very good.

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                      • toby69
                        Experienced Board Member
                        • Oct 2011
                        • 4140

                        #12
                        Re: Sat Finder

                        Originally posted by rick_o
                        these satfinders are ok for fine tuning once you have found the sat you want ,as they do not tell you which sat you are pointing at
                        never bought one never used one, all i have done in the past is selected sat in the box, entered a fta chn transponder data, frequency etc, rough direction with compass, an watch box for signal with very slight movements of dish, if going motorised due south is easy to locate, there have been plenty of these silly things on the market, even one you stick on the end of your focal arm, dont waste your money.
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                        • fandm
                          Experienced Board Member
                          • Aug 2011
                          • 634

                          #13
                          Re: Sat Finder

                          That way is ok if you can move your dish and watch a monitor or tv,but if you have to climb up on the roof every time you move the dish it would become a bit tedious also you can do your inclination with it as well, while you are up on the roof

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                          • toby69
                            Experienced Board Member
                            • Oct 2011
                            • 4140

                            #14
                            Re: Sat Finder

                            totally agree, as my set-up i did at ground level you can get away without using if you got the time, satellite installers use these gadgets for precise signal and the best ones are very expensive.
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                            • sucan
                              Newbie
                              • Aug 2011
                              • 0

                              #15
                              Re: Sat Finder

                              If you have dreambox ( or other linux based recievers ) there is a computer program "signal meter" for E1 and E2. With this program you can connect your dreambox via wireless and take your laptop near to the dish to make fine tuning. On the program screen you can see information about current channel ( SNR, dB, BER, AGC ). The same program now is avalible for android and windows phone 7 platforms.
                              You can find it here _www.krkadoni.com
                              Dreambox500HD ICVS image, 110 cm offset dish with Diseq motor - 45E-30W, Inverto Black Ultra Quad LNB, Samsung 46c7000 3D TV

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