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  Reply # 1441216 6-Dec-2015 03:28
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The LBird1 signal is still up with same details.



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  Reply # 1441568 6-Dec-2015 21:27
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Thank you very much!! Retuned as given.Thanks again.



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  Reply # 1448384 10-Dec-2015 20:45
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Can anyone please confirm reception of the Channel 9 variants on 12396V  SR 20106 (in New Zealand) and are they still there?

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  Reply # 1448608 11-Dec-2015 10:18
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Yes they are still there. 12396 V 20106.

Repeated scans give 4 sets of different SIDs and VPIDs. You end up with 32 channel numbers or names.
Names include CH9 Brisbane, CH9 Perth and CH9 Melbourne.
There is 9Go!, 9Gem, Extra, 9Life, 9??? and a HD channel for each city name and two CH9 (City name).
It is all mixed up. The best channel I'm getting with a 1200 dish is Gem and two of the CH9's.
The HD channel is 1080 Mpeg H264 with AC3 sound and the others are Mpeg576 Mpeg sound.
The CH9 city name feeds are different to each other. This means there are more than 8 channels there at one time.
I'm thinking they are multiplexed some how or I just don't have the signal to get it all properly.
I'm working o my 4.1m dish.

Also Channel7 have channels up on 12639 V 15000 again with a 1000mm dish. These come and go.
There's the cricket 1080 up on 12429 v 7000. Also 900 dish from here in Christchurch.

So this is a heads up to the big dish sales people, if it lasts.

Owen

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  Reply # 1448830 11-Dec-2015 17:33
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For the non HD channels , do you still need a DVS-S2 receiver like is needed for L-Bird-1?



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  Reply # 1448833 11-Dec-2015 18:01
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I have been unable to receive any signals on these frequencies using my 90cm dish in the Coromandel I have an unused 2.4m dish I could use but I will wait to see whether these devices stay around.



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  Reply # 1448834 11-Dec-2015 18:01
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I have been unable to receive any signals on these frequencies using my 90cm dish in the Coromandel I have an unused 2.4m dish I could use but I will wait to see whether these devices stay around.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1449004 12-Dec-2015 07:32
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Re DVB-S2 I think yes for this TP. 12396v20106
The QLD channel7 stuff is still up this morning. The adds on 7mate are for Townsville.
I will try an old DVB-S unit on this today a repost here.

I heed to get my big dish up!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 1449069 12-Dec-2015 10:18
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Yes, looks like you do need to get that dish up and running...  Large dish projects haven't gone far with me. So I'm interested in what your one there will receive. 

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  Reply # 1453328 19-Dec-2015 07:43
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Whilst the stuff about what you can get with a big dish is interesting - it is a bit off topic. The L-bird signal at 12382 3750 Vertical is still up and running and allows access to Australian Channel 9 for people in NZ with a standard Sky dish and a DVB-S2 capable set top box.

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  Reply # 1461984 5-Jan-2016 21:58
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Is L-Bird Channel 9 stilling running on D1?  I had it up until yesterday but now showing no signal at all (late last year when it was off the signal was there but only a black screen) now no signal whatsoever.

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  Reply # 1461994 5-Jan-2016 22:07
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L-Bird-1 (Ch9) is still there, been watching it most of this evening. Nelson area.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1462001 5-Jan-2016 22:13
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Thanks Thunderflash, must be my LNB has rotated slightly as everything else on D1 is fine.

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  Reply # 1467132 10-Jan-2016 18:03
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Just to close off the topic I raised in this thread about no longer receiving L-Bird 1. It turned out to be the the LNB - I swapped it for a new one and everything fine.

Interesting that the faulty LNB affected reception of L-Bird 1 and nothing else on D1. I cracked the old LNB open and it was heavily corroded precisely at the angle the LNB sits on the dish and that got me thinking that it would be a good idea to run a bead of silicon around the joints of the plastic housing of the new LNB as it is obvious that that rain readily enters the LNB through the casing joints.

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  Reply # 1477977 24-Jan-2016 23:38
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I just tried Optus D1 160E on my 88cm dish

12381 V DVB-S2
SR 3750- FEC 2/3 QPSK

Wonderful signal 14dB :D





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