[SBE] sat finder
thackett at commeng.com
Wed Apr 30 15:00:21 EDT 2008
From: sbe-bounces at sbe.org [mailto:sbe-bounces at sbe.org] On Behalf Of
A9xw at cs.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 2:42 PM
To: sbe at sbe.org
Subject: [SBE] sat finder
Even if you are not a PBS affiliate but have need for a good satellite
finder, you may want to read on.
There are several popular ways to detect and ID the various satellites.
venerable spectrum analyzer can look at the L band output and you can
the spectrum to published satellite transponder guides, such as Lyngsat.
SatLook, Bird Dog and SatMax all have ID capability, but many feeds and
satellites do not use the ID data these rely on to determine the feed
source. If you
are setting up a new steerable dish its a bit of a job to peak az/el and
on a bird, determine if the polarity is H or V, and Ku sats with big
hard to zero in on because of the narrow beamwidth of the antennas.
Fear not. A vendor is going to announce a new $600 sat finder that
the satellite, and uses the Lyngsat database. So no more trying to find
25, 26, 27, etc only to find that they are not new satellites but
So hold on to your budget, before spending it on a sat finder a little
longer. I have asked for a demo unit as soon as available and let you
know how well
SBE mailing list
To unsubscribe, go to http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/options/sbe
SBE at sbe.org
More information about the SBE