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

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

Post by 2W0ODS » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:16 pm

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

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

Post by 2W0ODS » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:12 pm

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.
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