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Birdog and problems with 95 sat

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Simmerman, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Simmerman

    Simmerman AllStar

    Apr 10, 2008
    My apologies if this is not posted correctly. I usually just respond to threads, not start them.

    I have not had an International install in some time. Just had one on Friday and could not get a "found" on the 95 satellite on my Birdog ( ver 2.5 software). Thought I might have line of sight issues then after much trouble shooting I just peaked it using the 101 LNB then went inside and had great signal levels on the 95 satellite on both D-12's I installed.

    Talked with a sup the next day and he advised techs have been having problems finding the 95 on the Birdogs. I have no idea about any other meters. I can still do installs using the 101 LNB but I like to use the 95 as we have to install a triple sat or KaKu dish in addition to the International dish for our installs here in southern AZ.

    Anybody have any info on this?

  2. gen2rx7

    gen2rx7 AllStar

    Jan 30, 2008
    Same problem here with my Birdog 2.5. If I remember right I had to re download the 95 sat to get the thing to work. But I can't remember, its been a while since I did one.
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006

    You guys need to keep your sat profiles updated in the birdog. The G3C @95w for both V & H polarities were updated on 8/27. So, if you haven't updated since then, the SSID may not work.

    Here's a link to what was updated and when. http://www.birdog.tv/default.aspx?page=2
  4. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Birdogs are able to "ID" a particular satellite by comparing the signal against its stored profiles, which were created by the folks at Horizon by using a spectrum analyzer on each satellite's signal. When something changes a satellite's signal, such as a replacelment satellite coming online, or a second satellite taking over some of the transponders, it is very common for that stored profile to no longer match the signal coming from the satellite. When this happens, Horizon creates a new profile and posts it on their website so that end-users can update their Birdogs.

    There's been lots of activity recently, and many changes have occured (you can see the dates of every recent profile update). You should try to update your Birdog at least once every 90 days or so, or anytime you know a new satellite is going on-line.
  5. Mertzen

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 8, 2006
    Yup. do the updata and you'll be fine. I had the same issues.
    Use "KH HNS G3C 95 West"
  6. Simmerman

    Simmerman AllStar

    Apr 10, 2008
    Thanks everybody. I knew i could find an answer here. That would make sense, I havent had an international install for a few months.

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