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Friday, 27 May 2011

Felec MC1-SAT




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)...



Rover Instruments Atom HD STCOL




I have a new meter to test...
...a Rover Instruments Atom HD STCOL!

It features:

- 4-2.250MHz
- DVB-S/S2, DVB-C, DVB-T/H
- MPEG2/MPEG4
- Spectrum Analyzer
- Constellation Diagram

This specific model comes with the optical module option, which allows fiber optic measurement.

More about this wonderful device in a near future!

KWS AMA 214S - RS232 Kit

I am preparing a kit for the KWS AMA 214S to retrofit the RS232 option.

The kit will contain all required components to retrofit the RS232 option, together with my KWS AMA 214S Analyzer Software.

Currently the software supports:

- remote control of the KWS AMA 214S
- memory editing
- Spectrum Analyzer (not in real time)
- Long period monitoring (allows to register Level and C/N of given frequency over long period)

Main screen:



Memory Editor

Spectrum Analyzer:

Long period measurement (Signal Level and C/N):