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Just wondering why I'm picking up many signals on this bird and my polarity setting seems make no difference?  In other words, I'm watching one channel and changing polarity from horizontal to vertical to horizontal and the signal never changes (C-band so far).  Are the signals on this bird all circular or something?
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Just wondering why I'm picking up many signals on this bird and my polarity setting seems make no difference?  In other words, I'm watching one channel and changing polarity from horizontal to vertical to horizontal and the signal never changes (C-band so far).  Are the signals on this bird all circular or something?


No, I don't think so. I don't have that problem. Have you tried adjusting the skew on your receiver? Do you do an analog box to control the motor? I do, I have to tinker the skew about once a month on some birds, 

I have the problem you describe on g25 on the 12122 channel
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Hi Mike.  I do use my DSR-922 to move the dish and adjust the skew, and my settings on 117° are the same as all other satellites.  I'm able to pull in lots of different signals at 117°, but the polarity seems to make no difference when scanning in channels.  At least to this point, I haven't adjusted the skew since there really isn't anything I want to watch there.  I'm just going through and reconfirming satellite locations and cleaning up channel lists right now.  I guess I'll play with the skew and see what happens.

EDIT:  I'm getting more and more amazed at my own stupidity.  I had both H and V polarity set at -45.  That would explain the ridiculousness of my first post.  

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With the 922 you can adjust the polarity for each sat.  Find a known transponder, either H or V and adjust accordingly.   I take it that you toggle between 1 and 2 on the 922 to change the polarity?  Sounds like you may have 1 and2 on the 922 set to the same polarity.  Jess out in California
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Jess, you are correct (see edited post #3).  I shook the cobwebs out of my head and realized that I had both V and H transponders set to -45.  Chalk it up to operator error, as per usual.  
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Hey! Glad I could help!  I have learned from my own goof-up's.  There are not too many of us that still use a feed horn and polorotor.  I used to keep the KU sat in my map that had the 26 deg polarity off-set. I had the 922 set for just that.  Glad that everything is pretty much standard now.  Jess out in California
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There are many of us who still use a feed horn with a polorotor.  [smile]

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That birds are runned by Eutelsat. On the Ku side there will be a few free channels but mostly paid programming. The C Band is supposed to carry 500 free channels of secondary programming from Spain and South America. It covers all Americas @117 and there are two birds collocated there.

The problem is they will be in Spanish or Portuguese language. No word of any English translations available.

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That birds are runned by Eutelsat.
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The C Band is supposed to carry 500 free channels of secondary programming from Spain and South America.    (...)
The problem is they will be in Spanish or Portuguese language. No word of any English translations available.


It's currently 156 channels of free and encrypted programming on C-band (or 99 channels of FTA only programming) found in 60 different signals.

Some channels have an occasional movie in english with spanish subtitles, or you can watch an occasional baseball or soccer game and know what's going on despite the graphics and audio being in spanish.



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