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  • Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

    I have:
    30 inch Dish
    Linear Dual LNB Ku-Band
    Sonicview SV-360 Premier

    I am trying to receive FTA channels (ARABIC) on Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19 97.0W.
    I have setup the Dish and opened Dish Setting on the receiver to see the signal and quality.
    Now I have:
    Signal 82%
    But 0% Quality

    These are Dish Setting:
    Satellite: Intelsat AM5
    LNB Type: Universal
    LNB Frequency: 9750 / 10600
    22KHz: Auto (Disabled)
    LNB Power: On
    Transponder: 11749
    Search Option All
    Network Search: On
    DISEqC: Off (Cable connected directly)
    Motor: Disable (I have stationary)


    Could someone please help me why the Quality still zero, what is wrong with my setting?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Abdul

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    Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

    Originally posted by Abdul2010 View Post
    I have:
    30 inch Dish
    Linear Dual LNB Ku-Band
    Sonicview SV-360 Premier

    I am trying to receive FTA channels (ARABIC) on Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19 97.0W.
    I have setup the Dish and opened Dish Setting on the receiver to see the signal and quality.
    Now I have:
    Signal 82%
    But 0% Quality

    These are Dish Setting:
    Satellite: Intelsat AM5
    LNB Type: Universal
    LNB Frequency: 9750 / 10600
    22KHz: Auto (Disabled)
    LNB Power: On
    Transponder: 11749
    Search Option All
    Network Search: On
    DISEqC: Off (Cable connected directly)
    Motor: Disable (I have stationary)


    Could someone please help me why the Quality still zero, what is wrong with my setting?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Abdul

    Do a blind scan using your receiver and see what channels you are picking up now. With that information, you will know if you are on the right satellite or not.
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    • #3
      Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

      Do a blind scan using your receiver and see what channels you are picking up now. With that information, you will know if you are on the right satellite or not.
      I tried that and didn't get any channel.

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      • #4
        Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

        Did you take note of what transponders, freq, H/V, SR are??
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        • #5
          Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

          No, I will redo it (blind scan) and take note.

          But, do you think my LNB is not working?
          I mean since I have 82% signal, does that indicate my LNB is working or not?

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          • #6
            Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

            Probably OK, be sure it is properly grounded.
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            • #7
              Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

              Thanks William,

              I did blind scan and no TP info or channels appeared

              Dish set is stable and pointed toward Galaxy 19 97W

              I am using LNBF type linear sonicview

              Now I have 90% signal and no quality

              Maybe the LNB has problem or it is not good for receiving G19??

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              • #8
                Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                Mybe if I buy Invacom LNB I will get quality :|

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                • #9
                  Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                  Abdul-

                  Hi In the transponder list find or add this transponder as follows. Set you freq for 12152 then set it to H = horizontal polarity and symbol rate of 20000. You must be on a active transponder in order to align you dish 12152/H/20000 is a working transponder it has Al Jazeera in English on it. When you find G19 then you will see quality level increase only then. You never told us where you live or have this dish installed. Can you include you lat and long? So we can make sure you have your satellite dish setup correctly.
                  Don
                  Web store: Sadoun Sales International

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                    Thanks Don, here are lat & long
                    Lat: 39.660186
                    Long: -79.9866876

                    Please let me know if can receive G19 in my area before I buy another LNB

                    Thanks,
                    Abdul

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                      Hi Abdul
                      If you goto Satellite Finder / Dish Pointing Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com
                      and enter you lat,log and select 97.0west
                      It will tell you you dish elevation must be set to 40.8 so set it
                      for about 40 degrees
                      Azimuth true 205.6 or Azimuth magn. 214.6 on the compass
                      lnb skew is 19.4 right

                      The mounting pole for the satellite dish must be plumb of level.
                      You can even zoom in and view where you live and it will help you
                      move the dish too. I bet your lnb is just fine there are so many variable to FTA
                      that must be set correctly or you will get nothing or no quality level.

                      Can you explain what you have done to install the dish. I don't have a Sonicview receiver
                      but the menu should contain similar setting to fortec or other fta receivers.
                      Let us know
                      Don
                      Web store: Sadoun Sales International

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                      • #12
                        Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                        Thanks Don,

                        I just got the new LNB it has excellent noise 0.2 dB. I also have DishPointer Pro app. installed on my iPhone. I use this app. to help me find the satellite G19.
                        However, I didn't get any quality , I got 87% signal.

                        My dish is 30 inch = 76 cm. Do you think that I don't get quality because maybe my dish is small, and i need to get bigger dish.


                        Abdul

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                        • #13
                          Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                          Abdul
                          I think you dish is fine. I think you have sometime set wrong in the receiver or the dish azimuth or elevation is wrong.
                          Like I said before in order for you to align your dish you MUST do these first.
                          1) set the correct "lnb LO frequency"
                          2) Be sure the "lnb power" is "ON" if theis feature is in your receiver.
                          3) set receiver to an "active transponder" with the correct info I provided in a earlier post here.

                          The dish
                          1) use a compass and set the "azimuth" to correct setting. from dishpointer.com
                          2) set the dish to the correct elevation for you area from dish pointer.com

                          If does help if you have a small tv and can bring the receiver and a small tv outside near your dish
                          so you can move the dish around and get the quality.

                          I'm getting another dish and I'm going to make a video on exactly how to do this.
                          I know there is very limited info out there on how to setup a fta dish.
                          It's very easy once you understand what is need and what to set to find the signal quality.
                          Don
                          Web store: Sadoun Sales International

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                          • #14
                            Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                            Hi Don,
                            My problem has been resolved
                            Thank you for your help, I got quality now, the problem was that my previous LNB has .3 dB noise, but the new one has .2 dB noise also, i needed to move the dish around slowly to get quality.

                            When I got the new LNB and tried it i also didn't get quality but i got 87% signal, so, I thought that my dish is the problem as it is small 30 inch. However, desperately I tried to move the dish slightly slowly (up & down) then I got quality.

                            So, my recommendation for every one has same problem to get quality:
                            1- Get LNB with low dB like 0.2
                            2- Make sure that you put working TP like the one that has Aljazera News Channel
                            3- When you try to get signal for G19, point your dish to direction as in dish pointer websites, then move up and down slowly, every centimeter you move affect the quality strength.


                            Thanks to every one tried to help, and I appreciate it.

                            Abdul

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                            • #15
                              Re: Help with Intelsat AM 5 or Galaxy 19?

                              Glad to hear that you have it working!
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