Testing

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g4bbh
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Testing

Post by g4bbh » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:56 am

I am currently using a 60cm dish and Octagon LNB (purchased about 4 years ago when they were cheap and avaiable). I have now completed my Minitiouner V2 and and am at the stage I need to test on a live signal. The signal from QO-100 wideband looks to be marginal when I use my SDR receiver or spectrum analyser. Is it possible to test on any of the stronger broadcast sats?
Dick G4BBH

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Re: Testing

Post by G4EWJ » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:27 am

At the same position as QO-100, try 11996H, SR27500, DVB-S for France 24 / BBC Arabic. The LNB needs to be twisted 90 degrees if you're feeding it with 12v.

For Sky at 28.2E, try ITV on 10758V, SR22000, DVB-S with the LNB the normal way.

Brian

g4bbh
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Re: Testing

Post by g4bbh » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:37 pm

Thanks Brian.
I wasn't sure whether the sofware would cope with broadcast settings. I will try it all out over the next day or so.
Dick G4BBH

g4bbh
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Re: Testing

Post by g4bbh » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:41 pm

As an update I am pleased to say that I never needed strong signals as I was copying the beacon with near perfect sound and video. Not bad for a 60cm dish. It has been running for several hours without any problems. Does need a fast PC though.
Dick G4BBH

radiogareth
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Re: Testing

Post by radiogareth » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:07 am

Interesting, my MT runs fine on a tablet PC Lynx12C64 with an Intel Atom at 1.75GHz max. Not exactly high spec, but it does have USB3 and excellent battery life for portable use.
Gareth

Keith G8VMP
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Re: Testing

Post by Keith G8VMP » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Set it up and tested on the domestic dish on ITV.

Very good picture and proves it all works. as per https://wiki.batc.org.uk/MiniTioune_software

Now to set up the other dish.......!

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