In need of help please:
I am trying to get locked onto the 36 E Eutelsat W4 W7
What I was given for set up was:
Beam Elevation 36.3 Azimuth 220.0 and Polarization of 34.8
I am in Northern Afghanistan, Mazar e Shariff and I have for 3 weeks now been trying to get my satellite locked in.
Basically here is what I have done. 3 weeks ago I got everything set up and was only able to obtain a signal of 29 nothing higher, I scanned several times but still no luck.
I finally was able to speak with a rep from Bentley walker at the NOC who verified my config settings however we then realized that I did not have the right LNB.
I was then sent the universal LNB 1501882-002 which I installed yesterday. When I got everything back together and powered up I had to so some slight modification but again the highest I could get was 29. After a couple of hours I called back to the NOC who went through my settings agains which there he had me make a couple of adjustments:
Frequency from 19582 to 19588
Rate from 9000000 - 10000000
After this powered the satellite back up and tried to secure something above 30, again no luck. I am really frustrated here and have been reading non stop through these forums and figured my best options like others would be to post my set up and some pictures and hope some of you experts can help me out.
Now I have the 1.2 m dish that I believe requires the 17 degree adjustment and hope someone can clarify this for me as I have tried my beam angle at their suggested 36.3 degrees and incorporated the 17 degree adjustment with no luck.
Unfortunately I do not have a satellite meter and am using the web console to do this alignment. Also there is another unit approximately 300 meters away who is running the dual system their numbers were similar to mine and when they lined theres up and powered on they were already at a 60 or 70 signal strength.
I’m not sure if this matters but the power light on the modem just constantly blinks as well.
Any help would be appreciated !!!!!!
Here is my set up from bw:
Satellite Longitude 36 Degrees East
Satellite Frequency 19582
Symbol Rate 9000000
LNB 22KHz Switch Off
DVB Mode DVB S2 ACM
Frequency Band KU/QPSK
Receive Pol Vertical
Transmit Pol Horizontal
VSAT Long Degrees Your location
VSAT Longitude Minutes Your location
VSAT Long Hemisphere Your location
VSAT Lat Degrees Your location
VSAT Lat Minutes Your location
VSAT Lat Hemisphere Your location
VSAT Return Path Inroute
LNB Type from drop down menu. Please check the model number of the receive LNB ( small white block on the Outdoor Head component For Model beginning with 1500287-0003 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1500287-0003 end_of_the_skype_
highlighting LNB Type = "Standard"
For Model beginning with 1501882-0002 LNB Type = "Universal"
Transmit Radio 2 Watt
Here is what is in the modem:
Current Software Image Executing: Fallback.bin
Creation Date [Release #]: Oct 17 2008, 14:23:44 [220.127.116.11]
NAT Status: Disabled
DHCP Server Status: Enabled on Lan1
Firewall Status: Disabled
VSAT Zipcode: Not Available
Parameter Value entered Value in use
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VSAT Return Path: Inroute Inroute
Satellite Longitude in degrees: 36 36
Satellite Hemisphere: East East
Satellite Channel Frequency: 19588 (x 100Khz) 19588 (x 100Khz)
Receive Symbol Rate: 10000000 Sps 10000000 Sps
Receive Polarization: Vertical Vertical
Transmit Polarization: Horizontal Horizontal
LNB 22KHz Switch: Off Off
DVB Mode: DVB-S2-ACM DVB-S2-ACM
Frequency Band / Modulation: Ku / QPSK Ku / QPSK
DVB Program Num for User Data: 20500 20500
DVB Program Num for DNCC Data: 40000 40000
Here are the photos of my set up https://www.brothersofchaos.com/AbnVet/satellite.rar