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For the past couple weeks, it seems that I can't lock various wild feeds that have been posted on the forum.  FTA and encrypted.  I seem to have good signal strength on the permanent transponders but can't lock or get a sniff of various other feeds.  Although they're mostly encrypted, the NASCAR ones on SES-1 are good examples, and just today the LLWS that was just posted.  Also, it seems I don't get as many transponders on G-16 as I used to.  Dish is peaked but maybe something got out of alignment, or the earth shifted or something crazy like that.

I someone can post a screen shot of a EBSPro blind scan of say, SES-1, G-16 or some other bird in the vicinity, I'd like to do a signal strength comparison to see if I'm off across the board or is it only certain frequencies.

I'm pulling what's left of my hair out trying to figure out what is going on.  Football season is coming up in a couple weeks and I'm getting a bit stressed out of this.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks in advanced.

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Don't feel bad, same here on a 12 footer. Myself and mr Bud are trying to figure this out. I can lock 16 and 32 APSK stuff all day long, but some of these feeds are baffling. Were are you locate? I am in upstate SC and have these problems.
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What really gets me is when i least expect it the Nascar feed will pop in with a solid 13+ db signal. within a few minutes it is back to zero.
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Don't feel bad, same here on a 12 footer. Myself and mr Bud are trying to figure this out. I can lock 16 and 32 APSK stuff all day long, but some of these feeds are baffling. Were are you locate? I am in upstate SC and have these problems.


I'm up here in Central PA.  Like on G-16, I get ABC at 16.3 db but only maybe 12 transponders total on that bird.  I know in the past there were like 24 or so locks on that bird.  Sometimes for the 16 APSK Nascar feed, I'd have 13-14 db on the signal but it wouldn't lock.  Frustrating....


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The LLWS feed was very weak.  I only had 9.2 dB and lots of errors on my 10 foot Unimesh dish.
Some of the SES 1 Nascar feeds have been weak also.
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Does 9.2 dB mean a lockable or an occasional lockable signal on a well tuned 10 ft satellite dish?
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Does 9.2 dB mean a lockable or an occasional lockable signal on a well tuned 10 ft satellite dish?


It depends on the signal's modulation and FEC.
The LLWS was DVB-S2 8psk with 5/6 FEC.

Per the chart below, 9.35 dB is the minimum required.
I was below that and although it was lockable, there were many errors.

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