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Channel Hopper

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i have used the v8 sat meter going fishing with a small plastic 35cm dish antenna.
Plus you re-charge with a 12v solar panel dc car battery charger when off grid.
The battery last for 2hours for tv viewing.
Yes, it does work quite well as a monitor/satellite receiver.
I keep one in the portable/caravan suitcase unit instead of the 'Ross' HD receiver that came as standard (which could have been a superb system if only the bugs had been ironed out).

The built in screen (and both connector outputs) show the battery level indicator in the top right.
 

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Yes i used the lidl camping dish one as its plastic and lighter.
 

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any one got any info on how to use this to setup a motorised dish ?
i used it to tweak the dish in early spring but dish has moved slightly and i can't remember how i did it last time
does this meter drive the motorised dish ? just going to check extreme sat's and their outer frequencies
 

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Yes it can steer the dish as it has usals built in . I did it on mine but now I'm 36v
 

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how do i get it to steer dish, just can't see how
simple guide would help so much
 

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sorry mate, cant remember, it wasnt difficult from memory
 

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how do i get it to steer dish, just can't see how
simple guide would help so much
Post some photos of the menus, it shouldn't be too difficult to work out :)
 

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think i've sorted it but need to try it
To move dish

MENU

ANTENNA CONNECT motor

SATELLITE LIST 0.8w 13e 19e (ones I mostly use)

SETUP (yellow button)

MOTOR TYPE usals

MOTOR SETTINGS

SELECT SATELLITE (top box) dish should move to satellite
 

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did it work in the end, moving the dish i mean
 

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@manikm909 did you ever try 10493H 1500 on 26°E? :)
 

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can you remind me what i was going to do? :confused
On the meter try to tune 10493H 1500 on 26°E where there's a promo video. Some of these meters can tune below the usual frequency range, which enables them to view the amateur broadcasts on Es'hail 2.

 
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