google has helped me out on a couple things that might be causing the problem, but I haven't nailed it down to anything yet.
I have a DM500s I got and am testing it for the first time, I am trying to lock on to the optus C1 satellite... but after about 3 hours of testing with my family, I haven't been able to lock onto anything with satfind on the DM500s box.
I have what appears to be the same size dish as what austar/foxtel generally install.
on most of the frequencies, the SNR moves between 50 and 60%.
I have never seen it go below 50 or above 60 :-s.
(AGC goes all over the place)
I have physically rotated/ skewed the LNB about 10% (9.7 recomm.)
LOF L = 09750
LOF H = 10600
Thrshld = 11700
LNB volt. = H/V (not quite sure what that means.)
Diseqc = none
Running Jade Pli.
(I have been mainly trying)
12407 / 29999 V
12487 / 30000 V
*with no success.
*I have tried scanning all freqs, but with no lock, it's impossible to do.
>FEC is set to 2/3 on the manual scans
Name: 156.0E Optus C1
Dish Setup Data
Azimuth (true): 11.6°
Azimuth (magn.): -0.4°
LNB skew: 9.7°
(aligned the dish with a compass [used magnetic north -0.4]and inclinometer+ there were vertical measurements on the side of the dish)
**is there a dish offset?, so I would have to move it a certain degree's to compensate this?**
I hope someone can help me with this.
let me know if there is any further info you need.
Thanks for any help you can give me.