With a Technosat free to air digital receiver, you do not need a buzzing satellite finder. It has an inbuilt satellite finder tracking system. This is how to use the Technosat t-888 as a satellite finder. If you find the images in this post just ugly, I apologise in advance but please bear with me.
First of all the advantage of using this decoder is that it can tell you exactly the satellite you want, unlike the Stargold SG-20SF satellite finder which will just buzz whenever it detects any satellite.
It is also very cheap compared to the pro satellite finder meters sold in the market and it gives you the chance to see the signal quality and intensity like the expensive meters do.
There are two methods of using the satellite receiver as a satellite and here is the:-
Now you have aimed at the correct satellite dish. What is left now is to fine tune the dish and do a little bit of LNB tweaking to get a good signal quality. I have used the Technosat decoder for quite some time now and the best strongest signal quality is 74%. 70 -72 percent is a good signal and anything below 65% is an unstable signal.
Once you have received a signal, then do a blind scan and the decoder will automatically save all the channels. The second method is using these scanned channels as a satellite finder. For example if my neighbor wanted me to set up for him Amos 5. I just simply select any FTA channel on that satellite, in this case RRsat Promo.
Once here I press the i button on the remote control twice and I am presented with the signal intensity and quality bars. Fro here I just crank up the volume and set up the dish until the TV “talks”. It’s that simple.
The second method can be used with any free to air satellite decoder.
For these two methods to work, you first need Electricity. Any blackout means you will not get the job done. This is where those pro satellite finders come in handy, because they have inbuilt rechargeable batteries.
Secondly you must be able to hear the sound from the roof, if you cannot, then its useless.
Written by Gichane
Thursday, June 26, 2014