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Old 07-12-2010, 04:35 PM
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I have a Viewsat Ultra 2000. I have been on the satellite AMC 4 for a number of years now, so that I can watch RTP (the Portuguese channel). It has now changed over to Galaxy 19 satellite. I have tried changing the satellite by going to installation, then antenna setup, but when I try to do a channel scan or an auto scan, it always says failed, and no channels appear. On the receiver itself it says NO CH (which I assume means no channels). What Bin, or Fix, or Factory file do I need to load into my receiver? Do I need to manually move my dish? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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armymommy : Yes you will need to adjust(move) your dish settings to locate that satellite. here is a program to use for satellite location>>>Satellite Finder / Dish Pointing Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com and here is one more>>>LyngSat - Lyngemark Satellite You will need to have that satellite signal locked in for the channels to populate in your satellite set up menu. Good luck testing.
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Yes, dishpointer.com is very convenient with the view of your property and the obstacle calculator makes it easy to find your way. Just put in your address and hit go. I found something like 250-300 channels at 97w, (galaxy 19) ..good luck.
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Another thing to keep in mind is dish size and LNB type, you will need at least 30" dish ( bigger is better) and linear LNB for 97W and a lot of patience when aiming at it, signal is very weak and it might take some time to tweak it in.
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I have repositioned the dish. Thank you to those that gave me that advice. My receiver still says no ch on the front. I don't know what to load into my receiver. I do not have a WF. Could this be the problem? The receiver just stopped working last week. Any help is appreciated.
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You actually don't need any fixes or modifications to your receiver to receive 97w. Size of your dish may matter, 30 inches or better, and the LNBs should be linear, not circular as is used for dn. If you have tested the position of your dish and the signal is good it should show which sat you are pointing at. From my knowledge, if you have covered all this, try reloading the factory file. reboot, and rescan. I have suffered several glitches that can be resolved by disconnecting the network cable, (if you use one) and rebooting. You do not need to be connected to any servers to receive 97w. It is true FTA.
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you are not trying for dish signal at that satellite location. it is true fta.no WF (weather forecaster) is needed for true fta. you will need it for dish or other premium service sats.bambam is correct. a linear lnb & a large dish is also needed for 97. reboot factory file and try locating it again. it is very weak signal as fta pro mentioned.
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