Friday, 27 May 2011
Forgot to mention a nice satellite meter I bought at eBay...
Check it out in action HERE.
This was a French company, which does not seem to exist anymore.
The meter came in a pretty good condition - only the rechargeable battery was dead, so I had to buy a new one.
While it does not provide much functionality (real time spectrum analysator, level bar, signal sound and picture of analog transponders - without sound carrier), it is still a great device for satellite dish pointing.
Why? Because of the real time spectrum analysator. It is analog, which means that the cathode ray is directly coupled to the sweeping circuit. You won't get a faster spectrum refresh than this.
It will pick up a satellite much before any analog or digital receiver.
Excellent deal (I won't publish the price, as it was ridiculously low)...