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GTMEDIA V8 Finder (V73-HD) Able to receive QO-100 Beacon.

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:16 pm
by 2W0ODS
Picked one of these up from eBay a couple of weeks ago, this model is identifiable by the Gold front case, I have no idea if the older Yellow V71-HD V8 finder can do this, I did have one a while back but QO-100 hadn't launched then.

Was just aligning one of my dishes and thought i'd see if this thing would work with the QO-100 Beacon, indeed it does and tunes outside the normal domestic satellite range. I will have to see if it will tune in lower SR's. The lowest SR you can set through the menu is 1000, but I will have a play with the channel/satellite editing software and try and manually add a SR of 333 and see if it accepts it that way.
Cheap useful tool for alignment and an added bonus you can align to the QO-100 Beacon.

https://youtu.be/Dg1GTgU3l3s

Re: GTMEDIA V8 Finder (V73-HD) Able to receive QO-100 Beacon.

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:12 pm
by 2W0ODS
Received as low as 1000KS, Device does not allow you to enter anything below 1000KS, currently messing around with the chipset software to see if I can manually add a "Channel" Or edit config settings to allow lower Symbol Rates.
CT1BYM rx'd @ 1000KS, Pictures attached.

Re: GTMEDIA V8 Finder (V73-HD) Able to receive QO-100 Beacon.

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:43 pm
by keng8vdp
Try 70cm , it works on mine sr 1k.

There are some fake GTmedia ones around even the gold ones see:
https://www.freesat.cn/forum/viewtopic. ... 0&start=50

Did anyone try the YELLOW one ?

Re: GTMEDIA V8 Finder (V73-HD) Able to receive QO-100 Beacon.

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:59 pm
by G8XPZ
Hi
Just been experimenting with the yellow V8 finder and I have managed to get the QO-100 Beacon on 10491.000 and 1.5 ms/s.
To program the v8 add a new satellite then add a new transponder. Then entering the frequency will not work if the LNB is set at 9750 as it will reply not in range.
To get around this I changed the LNB to universal 5150-11475 - then enter the frequency after saving the configuration.
This will enable you to set a frequency of 10491 mhz and save it.
Next go back into the transponder and move to the second menu change the LNB back to 9750.
Save again and then do a search using blue button and A71A should appear!
i am using a 80cm dish and getting 63% strength and 55% quality when no cloud in the way.

Re: GTMEDIA V8 Finder (V73-HD) Able to receive QO-100 Beacon.

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:38 pm
by g8vpg
I tried this with the latest orange coloured iBravebox v9 Finder and it does not work because that universal lnb option is not available. Also, although it tunes 1500ks/s, it will not tune 1000ks/s.
73 Shaun.