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moonbase

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I managed to lock another frequency from 30.5 East on 12520 V, with SR3400.
Updated list of locked frequencies below:


12507 V, SR2800
12509 V, SR2220
12520 V, SR3400 (newly locked)
12529 V, SR2000
12543 V, SR1400 (FEC 8/9)
12545 V, SR1300
12703 V, SR1640
12717 V, SR3000
12729 V, SR2500
12734 V, SR2142

Picture of the newly locked frequency attached below.

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30.5E_20220110_12520V_SR3400_p0.jpg
 

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You are doing well here MB .....
I,m currently returning the 2.4 c.m. to a K/U setup ... so i will see what luck i have on this sat, this evening.
Being over 250 miles north of you - i doubt i will do so well though - as i recall there is quite a footprint drop off.
 

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You are doing well here MB .....
I,m currently returning the 2.4 c.m. to a K/U setup ... so i will see what luck i have on this sat, this evening.
Being over 250 miles north of you - i doubt i will do so well though - as i recall there is quite a footprint drop off.


Hi nelson,

Yes, based on our previous discussions, there seems to be quite a hefty drop off in signal level for most of the MENA satellite beams the further North you go.

Some of the signal levels on 30.5 East fluctuate over the day. If you are setup for this evening it looks to be the best time for 12529 V, SR2000.
Or rather, that is how that one behaves here in the Southern UK.

Good luck with the 2.4m on Ku, lets hope you grab a bagful.
 

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2nd update for today

I managed to lock another frequency, this time it is on 12707 V, with SR5000.
Updated list of locked frequencies below:

12507 V, SR2800
12509 V, SR2220
12520 V, SR3400
12529 V, SR2000
12543 V, SR1400 (FEC 8/9)
12545 V, SR1300
12703 V, SR1640
12707 V, SR5000 (newly locked)
12717 V, SR3000
12729 V, SR2500
12734 V, SR2142


Picture of the newly locked frequency attached below.

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30.5E_20220110_12707V_SR5000_p0.jpg
 

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12739V s/r1666 fec2/3 locks with MER=9.1dB--no video present at the moment. Reported as NBN on some forums. I'm in the West of England about half way between Birmingham and Bristol. My dish is a 1.2m CM.
 

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12739V s/r1666 fec2/3 locks with MER=9.1dB--no video present at the moment. Reported as NBN on some forums. I'm in the West of England about half way between Birmingham and Bristol. My dish is a 1.2m CM.

I think NBN has left the frequency and it is either an empty carrier or data at the moment?
 

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3rd update for today

Another one, this time it is on 12706 V, with SR2960.
Updated list of locked frequencies below:

12507 V, SR2800
12509 V, SR2220
12520 V, SR3400
12529 V, SR2000
12543 V, SR1400 (FEC 8/9)
12545 V, SR1300
12703 V, SR1640
12706 V, SR2960 (FEC 8/9, newly locked)
12707 V, SR5000
12717 V, SR3000
12729 V, SR2500
12734 V, SR2142


Picture of the newly locked frequency attached below.

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30.5E_20220110_12706V_SR2960_p0.jpg
 

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Strong 4375 driving a 2.4 m Channel Master dual focus offset + Invcom Quad C120 K/U l.n.b. + BSC 421 and Zinwell C band l.n.b.,s - DR HD F15 - TM5302 - Octagon SX88+Optima - GT Media V7 - HD receivers. + other dishes currently in use - Antique 3.0 m Prodelin P.F. - Channel Master 1.8 m offset - Channel Master. 1.2 m.
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Hi nelson,

Yes, based on our previous discussions, there seems to be quite a hefty drop off in signal level for most of the MENA satellite beams the further North you go.

Some of the signal levels on 30.5 East fluctuate over the day. If you are setup for this evening it looks to be the best time for 12529 V, SR2000.
Or rather, that is how that one behaves here in the Southern UK.

Good luck with the 2.4m on Ku, lets hope you grab a bagful.
Skies are a bit overcast here tonight .... but i have an initial result .
A blind scan using - Octagon SX88+ Optima revealed 6 transponders /channels .. will look in more detail with the F15 later if i get the chance .. to see what is lurking - just under lock.

30 .5 E.jpg
 

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Skies are a bit overcast here tonight .... but i have an initial result .
A blind scan using - Octagon SX88+ Optima revealed 6 transponders /channels .. will look in more detail with the F15 later if i get the chance .. to see what is lurking - just under lock.

View attachment 140332


Nice result there, the Ericsson Service frequency was a strange one for me.
It definitely seemed to get stronger later in the day at my location.

Aye, those F15 receivers are handy jobs for sniffing out the frequencies below a lock level.
Plus, the user defined frequency range for blind scan is useful
 

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Strong 4375 driving a 2.4 m Channel Master dual focus offset + Invcom Quad C120 K/U l.n.b. + BSC 421 and Zinwell C band l.n.b.,s - DR HD F15 - TM5302 - Octagon SX88+Optima - GT Media V7 - HD receivers. + other dishes currently in use - Antique 3.0 m Prodelin P.F. - Channel Master 1.8 m offset - Channel Master. 1.2 m.
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Nice result there, the Ericsson Service frequency was a strange one for me.
It definitely seemed to get stronger later in the day at my location.

Aye, those F15 receivers are handy jobs for sniffing out the frequencies below a lock level.
Plus, the user defined frequency range for blind scan is useful
Cheers MB -
The first 3 channels in my list do not lock here until mid afternoon ... channels.jpgThe other 3 hold a lock o.k. at all times,
Despite clear skies in the evenings recently no more channels have come in on blind scan with the Octagon SX88+ Optima. - so maybe that`s my lot from this far North ?

Not had time to check out below lock signals - with F15 yet.
 

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im hoping i will be able to contribute to this soon and im down saarf

:)
 

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