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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by k0rww, Jun 13, 2010.
Any recommendations for a Satellite Signal Meter for measuring the signal from 103?
i do think the new birddog, acutrack III and a superbuddy maybe?
If the LNB down converts a KA band frequency to L-Band (1-2GHz):
Why can't a standard satellite signal meter see 103?
If you are planning to do enough installations to pay for a meter in the $500.00 to $800.00 range....the Superbuddy seems to have most usable features. The Birdog was the only game in town but I know techs who have used both and prefer the former over all others. They charge enough to cover the cost of their tools, time and materials.
I did not consider the Accutrack because they are fragile and that is a lot of money to drop off a roof. The Bird dog & the Superbuddy both addressed the dropping issue one way or another.
If you are only tuning your personal rig....peak the 101 and give a two degree poosh west unless tuning is worth $500.00 to $800.00 to you.
That is the better question...When Directv started using the HD "sidecar" the reason the meters could not "see" the Ku signal from the 99 & 103 was they had not yet been launched or turned on for service. Techs were supposed to guess where the new birds would be and tune fir them.
I always assumed meters would catch up once there was a signal to "see" but it never happened. Is it a technical reason or marketing of the meters? I don't know either.
You're right, $500-800 is way too much for a meter for my own use.
I would like to understand the difference between the signals coming off the LNB for 101 vs. 103 for example.
Thanks for your responses.
I have a supperbudy use three times, retired. Take 500.