31/07/2016 at 8:58 am #32845
I recently bought the Satlink ws 6933 and the instructions are totally useless. I have dish aligned to Astra 28.2E but the quality is very low.
Is there anybody here who can explain in idiot proof jargon what I need to program into the signal meter.
Thanks02/08/2016 at 6:34 am #32936
Hi Ann (120cm Triax in Urgons), personally know nothing about the WS6933 but there are members who certainly do. I have replied only to move your post to a more visible location. Good luck!!02/08/2016 at 8:48 am #32939
Thanks. Meter is driving me mad, said I had quality 83% but no signal on the tv, I mist have something not set right02/08/2016 at 11:55 am #32941
Hi Ann …. If you can’t get your Signal meter working…..You could try just using your Freesat box signal meter with a portable tv close to your dish …….tune to a strong channel e.g. Sky news…max that out Â …then fine adjustments with the dish and LNB skew on a weak channel e.g. ch4HD or ITV HD ……good luck .. 🙂 …
Hi Derek ….nice to see you back..! …good holiday ?…..02/08/2016 at 12:06 pm #32945
Hi Steve,Â I always used to tune to a tv channel but was told I should use the transponder set up on the receiver box. I’m certain that the signal meter is not set up properly, it said I had 83% quality but when I checked had no signal on the tv. Can I ask why to use Sky news ??02/08/2016 at 12:29 pm #32947
Sky News is a nice and Strong channel to get the Dish roughly pointing the right direction …once you have that …its just a case of fine adjustments …like dish elevation , LNB position in the holder and LNB skew adjustments ……..do all adjustments nice and slowly ……while keeping a close eye on your Â freesat signal meter Quality readings ……02/08/2016 at 12:48 pm #32949
Sky News is strength 102/quality 10.3dB
BBC1 86/5.8dB02/08/2016 at 1:36 pm #32951
You seem to be making progress.Â I have a different Satlink meter (WS6908 SE) and I agree with what you think of their manuals. Sometimes the German version of their manuals is more informative, they perhaps have torn up the original in disgust and written their own.Â Youtube also has videos about their products.Â If you canÂ´t find the specific model also search in the internet for other models they produce .
Before you use the meter make sure it is fully charged, a low battery may still appear charged in the display but not supply enough volts to the LNB leading to erratic results. The battery may discharge quickly if you are messing about, time flies when youÂ´re having fun.Â Best get to know the system on a dish you know works, i.e. someone elseÂ´s setup, plugged in indoors where you can see the display properly with a glass of nerve tonic.
There are generally two way to use these beasts, either selecting a preprogrammedÂ satellite and with this transponders built in to the meter or by manually entering parameters for a particular transponder (Lyngsat is a good source of frequencies, FECs and polarisations etc.).
I just plugged in the meter and for BBC1 (Scotland)*
(* not all BBC channels are as strong, when it gets marginal you may have to fish around.Â Which BBC were you using? Some are notoriously fickle.)
Signal 65 micro dB V
S/N 21.2 dB
The meter gave it a “quality” about 65 and a Ber of 1 x 10-9
RememberÂ signal is not everything.
Steve isÂ right. As to fine tuning you have to cycle through the direction, elevation and skew settings.
Some idea of dish type, size, positioning (roof or somewhere you can take a kick at it), lnb type, installation (multi- feed etc) and receiver type (some are just deaf) would be useful if you need to pursue this further.
Regards02/08/2016 at 1:44 pm #32953
Hi Steve, nice to be done with holidays, I’m completely knackered!!
Spent 10 days alone in Crete which seemed like paradise – then 10 days on the Adriatic with 2 daughters and 5 grandkids, then 10 days at home with one daughter, 3 grandkids and various visitors which was very nice but tiring for an old’un like me. Hope you are well and enjoying the summer 🙂02/08/2016 at 2:02 pm #32956
August, Ann’s profile reveals she has Triax 120cm dish, Black Inverto Ultra single LNB, Manhatten Plaza HD-S202/08/2016 at 2:06 pm #32958
I have a 120cm Triax off set dish which is on a metal pole concreted into a flower bed, my receiver is a TechniSat ( about 6-7 years old) and I use a single Black Ultra Inverto LNB.
Started getting reception problems back in about May so bought a new digi box a Manhattan Plaza, but had terrible trouble tuning it in as it doesn’t have the option of checking the signal status on each channel, so have gone back to the old box.
It’s hard to set up the dish by myself as the tv is near the dish, that’s why I bought a signal meter. Think I will wit until my hubby is home and he can watch the screen while I move the dish.
Thanks for your help02/08/2016 at 2:54 pm #32963
At the moment Derek I am using my old TechniSat as I can set the signal with it, Manhattan won’t work unless I can get a higher quality signal03/08/2016 at 11:02 am #32980
As your other box works……Your manhattan Freesat box might be getting signal overloaded from your very high output Inverto black Ultra LNB !………Some receivers don’t like high power LNB’s especially with a short cable run……. ..resulting sometimes with no signalÂ !…… try another LNB (Opticum Quad is a good choice ) or add cable length Â or a Adjustable Signal Attenuator …might do the trick…..
Derek……Nice holiday…lucky you………now you need another holiday to recover from the last one …. 🙂 ……03/08/2016 at 12:13 pm #32982
The cable to the dish is long,Â can’t remember the length could be 20 mtrs. I can get a strength reading on the Manhattan but quality was below 30%, so receiver wouldn’t accept the signal.
Hubby is home in a few weeks and it will be easier to try and align the dish with him here
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