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    Downstream Multi-Rate Technology Compatibility. The BirDog Ultra is Multi-Rate Downstream Technology Compatible and will directly on to the next generation of WildBlue™ services as they are introduced over the next few months, eventually the whole WildBlue™ network will adopt the Multi Rate Downstream Technology making some other meters obsolete.
    Spectrum Display
    The spectrum display capability is a useful additional feature for fault finding and trouble shooting installations allowing you to see the presence of carriers. Used in conjunction with the extensive custom carrier feature you can quickly examine a carrier using the spectrum mode.

    All in one Zip Code look up
    The new Zip Code feature enables you to quickly enter your installation site Zip Code to obtain your look angles and is pre-loaded as one complete table. Zip Code updates are also available as a single download via the BirDog Ultra support web site.

    Expanded Measurement Display
    The BirDog ultra also features an expanded measurement display for use with WildBlue Installations. This allows for extremely fine adjustment to maximize the performance of the WildBlue Ka-Band ODU antenna assembly optimizing the signal available and maximizing the system performance.

    Complete Power Solution.
    The BirDog Ultra provides an all in one power solution without the need for the purchase of additional power step up devices. The BirDog Ultra is equipped with a dual mode power supply delivering 13, 18, 21, and 30 Volts enabling the direct powering of LNB assemblies such as the DIRECTV® SWM™ and WildBlue ODU utilizing the latest Li-Po Lithium Polymer battery technology providing up to 6 hours of battery life: ensuring it will be ready when you need it!

    Constellation Diagram
    The constellation diagram is useful tool for troubleshooting and detection of faults (usually caused by faulty equipment introducing noise).

    Constellation Diagram
    The constellation diagram is useful tool for troubleshooting and detection of faults (usually caused by faulty equipment introducing noise).

    Shock-Resistant Case
    A tough ABS plastic case envelops your Birdog Ultra in a tough hard sleeve shock-resistant shell.

    User Friendly
    Any one who has used a BirDog will already be familiar with using the BirDog Ultra as the easy to use menu system has been expanded upon to take advantage of the new additional features that the BirDog Ultra offers.

    BIRDOG ULTRA Features & Benefits

    Take on any installation with the best tool in the business. It has twice the memory for satellite locations, USB port, Easy-to-Read display with Digital Enhanced Graphics, One-Touch Buttons for easy use, Up to 6 hours on a full charge, Spanish Language option, and recalls the last satellite position upon power-up.
    Other features and improved capabilities include:
    • DTV SWM histogram function
      Up to 9 simultaneous carrier (frequency) measurements
    • USB Connectivity
    • Easy-to-Read Display with Digital Enhanced Graphics
    • Twice the Satellite Memory Positions
    • One-Touch Buttons Easy to Use
    • More Battery Life Up to 6 Hours on Full Charge
    • Spanish Language Display Option
    • Recalls Last Satellite Position upon Power-up
    • Digital Data Stream Identification
    • Spectrum Analyzer Clear and easy to use
    • QPSK constellation diagram Detailed diagnosis of digital satellite signals
    • Custom carrier Create your own file while on site and see it ‘lock’
    • Data log Upload your installation readings to your pc
    • LNB/Cable Test Measure for open or short circuit in LNB & cable
    • Dual display for DTV 101/119 See two satellites at one time, also works with SWM
    BIRDOG Accessories The BIRDOG comes with all the accessories you need in the box.
    Accessories in the Box:
    • Internal Battery / Protective Case
    • D.C. Auto Charger
    • A/C Charger Cord
    • USB Interface Cord
    • PortSaver
    • FREE Johnson Level Angle Finder ($10 value)
    Birdog Meter Advanced Tech Info

    If you are a professional installers and want a finder that can identify a particular satellite, then this is the one! Also a great tool for mobile UPLINKERs
    How does it work?
    It communicates with the satellite's digital transmissions with "Unique Satellite Information Data" (USID). While most pointing devices only give you a general idea that there are indeed satellites in the sky and allow you to peak the signal, the BIRDOG takes you one step further by positively identifying the satellite.
    Easily identify all 2 way Broadband Satellites like Hughesnet, DirecWAY and Starband. You select the satellite from the menu, move your dish until the BIRDOG says "Found". Indicates raw signal level and digital data error rates at the same time for best dish alignment and cross polarity adjustment.
    • Why drag a TV and satellite receiver to the roof, when you can do the whole job with just a small and easy to carry tool like this!
    • At less than 2 lbs in weight, you can carry it anywhere you want.
    • It has a LOOP OUT to connect to your receiver if you wish.
    • Don't waste your valuable time or money on cheaper analog meters. Use this professional meter for all your installations. This digital satellite meter will maximize the number installations any installer can perform in a day and is very easy to use.
    • What used to take half an hour to an hour now takes a few minutes to find and peak the signal! Time is valuable, why waste it!
    • Improve your service call efficiency and speed.
    • We RECOMMEND THAT THE INITIAL BATTERY CHARGING IS TO BE A MINIMUM OF 6-12 HOURS. By charging the battery for 12 hours, enables the cells to balance out, this enables the batteries to operate 100 %. This is also applicable in a Meter that has not been used for 6 month. Don not over-charge.
    • Testing also revealed that in extremely cold weather (around 34 degrees and below) the battery level could drop as low as 10% of the original charge if the meter (and LNB) were left exposed for an extended length of time.
    • We recommend to keep the meter battery charged as high as possible in extreme weather.
    • Keep the meter (and LNB if practical) warm until time for use.
    • Battery is guaranteed not to be DOA (Dead on arrival, i.e. non functional).
    • The Mfg warranty does not cover the battery. See return policy about batteries.
    Satellites supported:
    The BIRDOG satellite menu can be reprogrammed to include only the satellites you are interested in (stores up to 64 Satellite locations). With the purchase of this meter you will be able to download satellite information and update your BIRDOG via the web (very easy and takes about 2 minutes). The list of satellites supported below is subject to change without advance notice.
    ---------- KU-Band ----------
    KV Telstar-12 15 West
    KH Telstar-12 15 West
    KH NSS-7 22 West
    KV Hispasat-1C 30 West
    KH Hispasat-1C 30 West
    KV Intelsat-801 31.5 West
    KV IS-1R 45 West
    KH IS-1R 45 West
    KV AMC-6 72 West
    KH AMC-6 72 West
    KH Horizons-2 74 West
    KH AMC-5 79 West
    KV AMC-9 83 West
    KH AMC-9 83 West
    KH AMC-16 85 West
    KV AMC-3 87 West
    KH AMC-3 87 West
    KV Galaxy-28 89 West
    KH Galaxy-28 89 West
    KV Galaxy-11 91 West
    KH Galaxy-11 91 West
    KV Galaxy-26 93 West
    KH Galaxy-26 93 West
    KV Galaxy-3C 95 West
    KH Galaxy-3C 95 West
    KV Galaxy-25 97 West
    KH Galaxy-25 97 West
    KV Galaxy-16 99 West
    KH Galaxy-16 99 West
    KV AMC-4 101 West
    KH AMC-4 101 West
    KV AMC-1 103 West
    KH AMC-1 103 West
    KV AMC-15 105 West
    KH AMC-15 105 West
    KV Anik-F2 111.1 West
    KV Satmex-6 113 West
    KH Satmex-6 113 West
    KV Satmex-5 116.8 West
    KH Satmex-5 116.8 West
    KV Echostar-9 121 West
    KH Echostar-9 121 West
    KV Galaxy-10R 123 West
    KH Galaxy-10R 123 West
    KV Horizons-1 127 west
    KH Horizons-1 127 west
    KV Galaxy-27 129 West
    KH Galaxy-27 129 West
    ----- Named services -----
    BR Dishnetwork 61.5 West
    KV HNS AMC-6 72 west
    KH HNS AMC-6 72 west
    KH Starband AMC-6 72 West
    BL DirecTv 72.5 West
    KH HNS Horizons-2 74 west
    BR ExpressVu Nimiq-2 82 West
    KV HNS AMC-9 83 west
    KH HNS AMC-9 83 west
    KV HNS AMC-3 87 west
    KH HNS AMC-3 87 west
    KV HNS G28 89 west
    KH HNS G28 89 west
    KV HNS G11 91 west
    KH HNS G11 91 west
    BL ExpressVu Nimiq-1 91 West
    KV HNS G26 93 west
    KH HNS G26 93 west
    KV HNS G3C 95 West
    KH HNS G3C 95 west
    KH HNS Galaxy-16 .74 99 West
    KH HNS Galaxy-16 .98 99 West
    KH Starband AMC-4 101 West
    DTV Ka/Ku 3G 101 West
    SuperDish 105 West
    BL DirecTv 110 West (single LNB)
    BR DishNetwork 110 West
    DishPro 110 West
    KV HNS SM6 113 west
    KH HNS SM6 113 west
    KV HNS SM5 116 west
    KH HNS SM5 116 west
    BR Dish500+ 118.7 West (10.75GHz)
    DTV Ka/Ku 3G 119 West
    DishPro 119 West
    BL DishNetwork 119 West
    SuperDish 121 West
    KV HNS Hor1 127 west
    KH HNS Hor1 127 west
    BR DishNetwork 129 West
    KV StarBand Galaxy-27 129 West
    KH StarBand Galaxy-27 129 West
    BR DishNetwork 148 West
    ---------- C-Band ----------
    CR Intelsat-907 27.5 West
    CV Intelsat-805 55.5 West
    CH Intelsat-805 55.5 West
    CV Intelsat-9 58 West
    CH Intelsat-9 58 West
    CH Amazonas 61 West
    CV AMC-6 72 West
    CV AMC-3 87 West
    CH AMC-3 87 West
    CH Galaxy-28 89 West
    CV Galaxy-11 91 West
    CH Galaxy-11 91 West
    CH Galaxy-26 93 West
    CV Galaxy-3C 95 West
    CH Galaxy-3C 95 West
    CV Galaxy-25 97 West
    CV Galaxy-16 99 West
    CH Galaxy-16 99 West
    CV AMC-4 101 West
    CH AMC-4 101 West
    CH Anik-F2 111.1 West
    CV AMC-1 103 West
    CH AMC-1 103 West
    CH AMC-18 105 West
    CV Anik-F1R 107.3 West
    CH Anik-F1R 107.3 West
    CH SatMex-6 113 West
    CH SatMex-5 116.8 West
    CV SatMex-5 116.8 West
    CV Echostar-9 121 West
    CH Echostar-9 121 West
    CV Galaxy-10R 123 West
    CH Galaxy-10R 123 West
    CV Galaxy-14 125 West
    CH Galaxy-14 125 West
    CV Horizons-1 127 West
    CH Horizons-1 127 West
    CV AMC-11 131 West
    CH AMC-11 131 West
    CV Galaxy-15 133 West
    CH Galaxy-15 133 West
    CV AMC-10 135 West
    CH AMC-10 135 West
    CV AMC-7 137 West
    CH AMC-7 137 West
    CH AMC-8 139 West
    ------ Universal KU LNB ------
    UV Telstar-12 15 West
    UH Telstar-12 15 West
    UH NSS-7 22 West
    UV Hispasat-1C 30 West
    UH Hispasat-1C 30 West
    UV Intelsat 801 31.5 West
    UH Intelsat 801 31.5 West
    UH Intelsat 3R 43 West
    UV PAS-1R 45 West
    UH PAS-1R 45 West
    UH Intelsat-705 50 West
    UV AMC-6 72 West
    UH AMC-6 72 West
    UH SBS-6 74 West
    UV AMC-5 79 West
    UH AMC-5 79 West
    UV AMC-9 83 West
    UH AMC-9 83 West
    UV AMC-3 87 West
    UH AMC-3 87 West
    UV IA-8 89 West
    UH IA-8 89 West
    UV Galaxy-11 91 West
    UH Galaxy-11 91 West
    UV IA-6 93 West
    UH IA-6 93 West
    UV Galaxy-3C 95 West
    UH Galaxy-3C 95 West
    UV Galaxy-25 97 West
    UH Galaxy-25 97 West
    UV Galaxy-4R 99 West
    UH Galaxy-4R 99 West
    UV AMC-4 101 West
    UH AMC-4 101 West
    UV AMC-1 103 West
    UH AMC-1 103 West
    UV AMC-15 105 West
    UH AMC-15 105 West
    UV Anik-F2 111.1 West
    UV Satmex-6 113 West
    UH Satmex-6 113 West
    UV Satmex-5 116.8 West
    UH Satmex-5 116.8 West
    UV Echostar-9 121 West
    UH Echostar-9 121 West
    UV Galaxy-10R 123 West
    UH Galaxy-10R 123 West

    ---- Customer Specific ----
    GTECH Gilat AMC4
    GTECH Hughes AMC4
    KV G-26 DMX 93 West ( Test )
    UV Skyway AMC-4 101 West
    KV PAS-2 NEA 169
    KV PAS-2 AUS 169
    KV Galaxy-10R HNS Shim Kit Test 2
    KH AMC-2 Test 1
    KH AMC-2 Test 2
    KH Galaxy-10R HNS Shim Kit Test 1
    KV Galaxy 11 (Shim Kit) HNS
    KH Galaxy 11 (Shim Kit) HNS
    A note on the Custom Carrier feature – you can build one personal custom file into the memory of your BirDog by entering the transponder parameters needed for a lock - specifically the frequency, symbol rate, FEC, etc.
    The satellite transponder parameters may be furnished by the company ordering the satellite dish alignment and you should seek their assistance first, but due to the immense number of possible combinations:
    We do NOT provide Custom Carrier parameters.
    One possible research source of satellite transponder parameter information is
    The Configure page of Birdog website has the more common satellite parameters already listed and available for download directly to the memory of your BirDog.

    Data Log Reader

    See below for the instructions for using the Data Log Reader.

    Log Reader Instructions.pdf

    Before using the Data Log Reader, you must first download & extract the following zip file program to your computer.

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