Welcome to "RICKS SATELLITE WILDFEED & BACKHAUL FORUM"... ... ... Brought to you by "RICKS SATELLITE USA" - "Where the Big Dish Rules!"... ... ... In Association with "GOFASTMOTORSPORTS.com" ... ... ... Green Flag - Green Flag - Go Go Go ... ...

Forum Header Ad

This Forum is Brought to you by "Ricks Satellite"
www.RicksSatelliteUSA.com or www.GoFastMotorsports.com or call 816-228-1801
Your US Supplier for Free To Air Digital Receivers, Feed Horns, LNB's & LNBF's, Venture Made in the USA Actuator Arms and many other products!

"Now In Stock... The NEW SX88 Octagon H.265 HEVC HD DVB-S2 Multistream Satellite Receiver!"
Great Receiver At A Great Price of Just $109.00 plus $12.50 for Shipping in the 48 Cont. United States!

Ricks Satellite Wildfeed and Backhaul Forum
Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 4 of 5      Prev   1   2   3   4   5   Next
Kermit

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,621
Reply with quote  #46 
I'll definitely miss this PBS feed! I tried to do some tweaking again yesterday and while everything from 91w to 113w come in almost perfectly except for C band on SES3. I'm using a PLL LNB with a Corotor and I know that my alignment is spot on. The KU side of the bird comes in perfectly on both polarities. So I'm thinking low signal on SES3 is either attributed to the feed being off centre or possibly an adjustment to the focal distance needing to be implemented. Keep in mind that the south sky may still be partially obstructed by my neighbors massive structure. I can't justify going to all of that trouble for one satellite especially now that PBS is going away I suspect there won't be much to watch anymore.
__________________
Equipped with Azbox Me, 2 X Octagon SX88, Linkbox 9000i, Geosatpro microHD, Synoq SR1, Openbox S9, Monterrey 90, Uniden SQ560 + SQ360, General Instruments X 5 RECEIVERS, Motorola DSR6000
9' solid Dish C/KU, "Muzak" 1.2m Prodelin + legacy Prodelin 1.2 dish. 
photoman76

Registered:
Posts: 11,251
Reply with quote  #47 
The PBS C band mux on SES 3 is now gone.[frown]
Kermit

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,621
Reply with quote  #48 
Quote:
Originally Posted by photoman76
The PBS C band mux on SES 3 is now gone.[frown]

Really sad to hear that. Another favorite bites to dust.

__________________
Equipped with Azbox Me, 2 X Octagon SX88, Linkbox 9000i, Geosatpro microHD, Synoq SR1, Openbox S9, Monterrey 90, Uniden SQ560 + SQ360, General Instruments X 5 RECEIVERS, Motorola DSR6000
9' solid Dish C/KU, "Muzak" 1.2m Prodelin + legacy Prodelin 1.2 dish. 
chuckrcheese

Registered:
Posts: 570
Reply with quote  #49 
Quote:
Originally Posted by photoman76
The PBS C band mux on SES 3 is now gone.[frown]


pbs and ions are now on 131w
biss

or they were over the weekend when I was testing the new fw with blind scan
superhero55

Registered:
Posts: 521
Reply with quote  #50 
the KU PBS feed on 125w is way stronger and much better quality (higher bitrate) than the C band feed ever was. I don't see why everyone is up in arms about PBS leaving 103C. There was also not much else ITC on 103C [confused]. I don't see the big deal 😋
Skip

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 416
Reply with quote  #51 
Agree. I changed to the Ku feed last November.
__________________
VietNam 1966-67 101st Airborne VietNam 1968 82nd Airborne. Life has been gravy ever since.
Callisto

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 451
Reply with quote  #52 
Quote:
Originally Posted by superhero55
the KU PBS feed on 125w is way stronger and much better quality (higher bitrate) than the C band feed ever was. I don't see why everyone is up in arms about PBS leaving 103C. There was also not much else ITC on 103C [confused]. I don't see the big deal 😋
as Rick knows not every member has a ku dish so SES 3 was the only way to watch PBS outside of a cable subscription
RickCaylor

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 9,184
Reply with quote  #53 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Callisto
as Rick knows not every member has a ku dish so SES 3 was the only way to watch PBS outside of a cable subscription


Hi Callisto,

Yes, that is true for sure.

I have been thinking though, that for those that are really big PBS fans, that the assortment and number of PBS channels on 125, that folks that are able to, should consider putting up a fixed Ku band only dish just for 125.  I pick them up on a 90CM GeoSat Pro dish here in Missouri.

Yes, maybe I would get to sell a dish and LNBF, but for those folks that really Love PBS and are missing the C-Band feed, this might satisfy their viewing needs and desires to get PBS back.  Of course there are no guarantees that these feeds will stay for the next 10 years plus either.  As this Hobby goes, we just never know what changes will happen and the one thing we do know is that things change often.  Another reason why I enjoy chasing all of the various signals.

Thanks,

Rick

__________________

It's Another Great Day to Be Alive! Keep Your Eyes on the Sky!
Please e-mail or call me if need to make contact @ rickcaylor@aol.com or Ricks Satellite / 816-228-1801.

superhero55

Registered:
Posts: 521
Reply with quote  #54 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Callisto
as Rick knows not every member has a ku dish so SES 3 was the only way to watch PBS outside of a cable subscription


OTA? PBS here is on 2 different high power OTA signals.
RickCaylor

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 9,184
Reply with quote  #55 
Quote:
Originally Posted by superhero55


OTA? PBS here is on 2 different high power OTA signals.


Yes, that is good for those that are able to receive OTA signals, but I have many, many customers that cannot receive ANY over the air channels AT ALL, since the move from analog to digital.  They also don't have any good choices for a decent internet provider and Satellite reception is really their only way to get any TV or Radio programming.

This is why so many were bothered when they lost PBS from C-Band, as they don't have a Ku setup and their programming choices are getting less and less.

Rick

__________________

It's Another Great Day to Be Alive! Keep Your Eyes on the Sky!
Please e-mail or call me if need to make contact @ rickcaylor@aol.com or Ricks Satellite / 816-228-1801.

Callisto

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 451
Reply with quote  #56 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickCaylor


Hi Callisto,

Yes, that is true for sure.

I have been thinking though, that for those that are really big PBS fans, that the assortment and number of PBS channels on 125, that folks that are able to, should consider putting up a fixed Ku band only dish just for 125.  I pick them up on a 90CM GeoSat Pro dish here in Missouri.

Yes, maybe I would get to sell a dish and LNBF, but for those folks that really Love PBS and are missing the C-Band feed, this might satisfy their viewing needs and desires to get PBS back.  Of course there are no guarantees that these feeds will stay for the next 10 years plus either.  As this Hobby goes, we just never know what changes will happen and the one thing we do know is that things change often.  Another reason why I enjoy chasing all of the various signals.

Thanks,

Rick
This is a great post Rick. When spring comes around I'll have to consider getting one of these setups for 125. I'll be 96 in 2 weeks so I'm not sure if I'm comfortable getting on top of the garage to get one up and running so I hope I can get someone in the area to do it for me. I was never a fan of doing C and Ku on the same dish. I tried it about 25 years ago with a dual feedhorn and my C band signal deteriorated significantly so I went back to the Chapparal C band feed and it's served me well to this very day. I've always had the desire to add a smaller dish to my collection but unfortunately it had to go very high with all of the trees surrounding my home. I hope PBS will always leave at least one feed on satellite. It's been my favorite TV channels for many years.
majortom

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 5,821
Reply with quote  #57 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Callisto
I'll be 96 in 2 weeks


Hey Callisto,
That is awesome... Congratulations...
Do hope ya can find someone to help ya out... Aside from 125W there is also that LPB PBS feed on 87W Ku
[thumb][thumb][thumb]



__________________
Perfect 10 7.5' mesh Chapparal C/Ku Co-Rotor feed, Norsat 8115 CBAND, Norsat 4106A Ku Thomson Saginaw Actuator, Vbox positioner,
Home Brew Polarotor683 Servo circuit. Openbox S9, Prof7500, v4l-updatelee linux drivers installed.
DB8E/VHF Yagi rotor FM Bandstop ap-8700 preamp 8way split LG lcd.
ricardo's geo-orbit archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20071202191450/http://www.geo-orbit.org:80/sizepgs/tuningp2.html

rolltide

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 306
Reply with quote  #58 
the KU PBS feed on 125w is way stronger and much better quality (higher bitrate) than the C band feed ever was. I don't see why everyone is up in arms about PBS leaving 103C. There was also not much else ITC on 103C [confused]. I don't see the big deal 😋

The "big deal" for me and others is that we cannot see 125W due to trees that cannot be removed or buildings/other obstructions. I was a regular viewer of the 103 feeds and will miss them. Our PBS affiliates here in AL like to preempt the PBS programming so that many times what I want to watch is not on my OTA PBS. We don't all live on mountain tops or on empty flat plains.

__________________
Dishes-10' Winguard Mesh, 10' Perfect 10 Mesh, Two 1.0M Primestars and one DS3100  up & running with Linkbox 9000i-Drake ESR1824 & ESR1724, Coolsat 8000, Icecrypt S1600CHD, Azbox Ultra, Quali-TV QS1080IR PC-Prof 7301, TBS5925
Callisto

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 451
Reply with quote  #59 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rolltide
the KU PBS feed on 125w is way stronger and much better quality (higher bitrate) than the C band feed ever was. I don't see why everyone is up in arms about PBS leaving 103C. There was also not much else ITC on 103C [confused]. I don't see the big deal 😋

The "big deal" for me and others is that we cannot see 125W due to trees that cannot be removed or buildings/other obstructions. I was a regular viewer of the 103 feeds and will miss them. Our PBS affiliates here in AL like to preempt the PBS programming so that many times what I want to watch is not on my OTA PBS. We don't all live on mountain tops or on empty flat plains.
thank you to Major Tom, I'm hoping as well. I think I can get a contractor to put the dish up but I'm not sure that they would know how to tune it.
And secondly rolltide makes a very good point - for me every satellite west of 113 are behind pine trees that are 3 times higher than any house in the area so they don't have leaves to fall off of the tree in the winter.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that 125w may be visible in a small opening between trees across the road from me. My big dish was parked on 103 not only for PBS but also for CTN which I am very happy to say is still broadcasting and coming in fine.
Captain_Kurtz

Registered:
Posts: 3,941
Reply with quote  #60 
Hello Callisto -

What part of the country are in?
Maybe someone here is nearby and could help.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

Fellow Members, your posts are welcome here! Do not worry about posting everything perfect. Different receivers and LNB's will give you different Frequencies and Symbol Rates. Some set top boxes, PCI cards and USB receivers, Do Not Require all of the same information that others may need. It is not Required to post everything that others may need to tune in a feed. It is just most important to share the find. We can always adjust the Frequency and Symbol Rates and try the various Modulations and FEC's on our own receivers until we get a lock and then give a polite reply with what works for your receiver, as that information might help others as well. We all appreciate the efforts and energy of the Posters!

Thank You for Visiting GOFASTMOTORSPORTS.com - Keep Your Eyes on the Sky and the Track!