Feb 2017 signal reports

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  • #35254

    Montgolfiere
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    missed the change of the month…. signal good here

    #35256

    Montgolfiere
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    lets hope it continues

    #35258

    Derek
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    Not awake yet! You’re right Monty so moved my post as follows to correct month:
    Sorry no longer able to post my CNR plots on Robs but here are some spot values of 6 transponders measured at midday on 1st February 2016 and 2017 respectively:

    10758V: 15,4 – 15,5 dB
    10847V: 14,8 – 14,4 dB
    10964H: 15,2 – 15,4 dB
    10994H: 14,3 – 14,7 dB
    11097V: 13,4 – 13,4 dB
    11126V: 13,8 – 14,3 dB

    2017 values generally slightly higher but effectively no real difference. I will do another spot check at 8pm today.

    #35260

    Steve ……
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    Derek ..can you add 12304 , H ,27500, 5/6 (Kiss) and 12129 ,V, 27500, 2/3 (Drama) to your list? …these two are easily my weakest channels …about 20-30% weaker than others ….or is it just my setup?

    #35266

    Derek
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    Hi Steve, here is the 8pm news. I’ve added Drama and Kiss to my list but obviously I’m not able to give you the 2016 numbers…

    ———–2016—2017
    10758V: 13,4 – 13,0 dB
    10847V: 12,8 – 12,0 dB
    10964H: 13,2 – 12,5 dB
    10994H: 12,6 – 14,7 dB
    11097V: 12,3 – 10,7 dB
    11126V: 12,3 – 11,7 dB
    12129V:———-10,5 dB
    12304H:————9,5 dB

    2017 midday signal yesterday was slightly stronger than 2016 whilst today it is weaker than 2016 at 8pm. This could reflect fact that it’s raining this evening, possibly having a negative effect on today’s signal.
    Anyway Steve, you can see that Drama is 2,5 dB weaker than the best of the rest whilst the difference for Kiss is a whopping 3,5 dB, equivalent to the difference in gain between a 100cm and 150cm dish.So unlikely that your setup is the problem 🙂 .

    #35268

    Steve ……
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    Thanks for testing ,Drama and kiss frequencies  Derek…., at least i know its not my setup !…

    wonder why Kiss is so weak? …maybe its high frequency?

    Looking at your list …as the Frequency goes up ..the signal seems to drop……lucky the main channels are lower numbers!………

    Signal ok here …but not as good as last week……

    #35271

    Terry
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    Hi all – missed seeing the reports for a while but nice to hear from you Derek.

    All ok here in North of Germany with some very high C/N values in January and Feb ITV HD drops to around 30 at 1900 hrs and seems to be the weekest signal

    Terry

    #35273

    Derek
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    Hi Terry, good to know you are still out there!!
    As you may have seen from some previous exchanges, it’s no longer possible to post attachments on this forum. The best I can do is to share a list of numbers as above but unfortunately this is not a real substitute to the plots.
    However, with the signal being so high at the moment, must not complain – just hope it lasts as long as poss!!

    #35275

    Terry
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    Nice to hear from you Derek – hope you are well. My plumbing is working but the treatment can’t be recommended!

    its a pity that we can’t see your charts, the changes to to site seem to have had a negative effect in terms of people reporting or it is a sign that transmissions have now settled.  For me the signal is good all last year except in June July and August had pixelation on ITV HD.  SD is always available

    #35281

    Gary D
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    Is anyone having trouble receiving 4seven or Box Hits?

    These channels have gone following very severe winds here a few days ago, but strangely all the other transponders I monitor are still at the same strength, so I’m not sure now if the dish has moved during the storms.

    #35285

    Montgolfiere
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    4/7 ok here…. the winds were mad…and i have had reports this morning  of dishes being moved from your area north and east of carcassonne from my mate at digitvsolutions. it could just be a small movement..

     

    #35287

    Montgolfiere
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    another annoying piece of news i have been made aware of… Opticum have changed the ‘spec’ of the 2x and 4x lnbs, that have worked so well for many years.. they still go under the same part number but according to my source they are now pretty useless so difficult to try and source the ‘old’ model…

    #35291

    Steve ……
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    Re Opticum LNB…..Are your talking about the “red label / Gold connector” version…….yes they are different …the power output is too high! .. but great for a long cable run…(70-90 meters)

    a inline attenuator sorted the prob for me with the new Red Label /gold connector Opticums!…. on my receivers close to the dish (20-30 meters or so)!….I have fitted them  at the receiver signal in connection ,

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B017K629BO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    #35293

    Montgolfiere
    Member

    no, i knew the red labels were not. These new versions  look virtually identical to the ‘usual’ model have the same part number. i haven’t seen them myself but this info comes from a very reliable source

    #35297

    Gary D
    Member

    Thanks Monty.

    It looks like I’ll be having “fun” tweaking the position of the dish. My first thought was that the dish must have moved in those winds, but since nearby transponders on 2E, F & G still work without any significant change of SQ or SS I hoped it was a temporary problem their end.

    Oh well, at least the dish stayed up!

    #35303

    Steve ……
    Member

    Bad news about the Opticums….If you find a LNB with similar performance as the Opticums …can you post the info on here ?…as I replace the LNB every year … don’t wanna buy the new duff version !…..

    #35307

    Montgolfiere
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    have you kept your ‘old’ ones?? they might have a bit of life left in them…!!!

    #35309

    Steve ……
    Member

    Yes ….plenty of “old”/one year old ones… and one brand new spare  ….. 🙂

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