2If you have bought the SATHUNTER, this presentation will help you to start using your unit.If you have not got it yet, we hope it will help youto take a decision!
3With the SATHUNTER, aligning a dish to the required satellite becomes fast and easyAnyone even with small technical knowledge can do the job.
4Some hightlights Small, light, easy to use and rought. It works for DVB-S and DVB-S2.Identifies the satellite and reads the service list of the selected transponder.Measures Power, MER, CBER and LBER for fine adjustment.Drives the LNB with voltage and 22 kHz signal.Li+ batteries.
5Before starting...Check if the satellites / transponders preprogrammed in the SATHUNTER are good for your application.SATHUNTER needs to be programmed before use with transponder information from the satellites you want to work with.Each set of transponder data (frequency, FEC...) will become a test point in the SATHUNTER which you can label, so you identify it easily.
6Why use preprogrammed satellites? This is a solution to make the installation and measurementswith minimum operation complexity.You can...Set up to 16 satellites.Set for testing the 4 polarities on up to 4 satelites.Set only one point to avoid any possibility of error.
7Replaceable input connector The input connector is a frequent point of breakdown in fieldinstruments. Therefore the SATHUNTER comes with areplaceable F/F adapter.
8Li+ batteriesBefore starting operation make sure batteries are charged and eventually charge them for a few hours using the AL-101B power charger supplied.The batteries are Li+, so not only battery life is longer but also the charging time is quite short.The unit comes with a power adaptor and a charger for the car lighter.
9If the preprogrammed configuration is not good for your application, please go to the “modifying configuration” sectionClick me to go theredirectly.
10STEP 1 Detecting a satellite Switch on by pressing key # for more than a second.Move the dish towards the position where you’d expect to find the satellite you wish to align.As soon as you receive signals from a satellite, the bargraph will show some activity and the acoustic indicator will beep.
11STEP 1 Detecting a satellite Move the dish smoothly up, down, left and right to get the maximum bargraph deviation.Display will be also showing additional information:Actual LNB voltage supplied22 kHz signal On/OffBattery charge levelMaxhold of the signalenergy reading(bargraph andpercentage)Current signalenergy reading(bargraph andpercentage)
12STEP 1 Detecting a satellite There are some of the messages you can get on the display:“LNB SHORT CIRCUIT”. Look for a short circuit in the cable to the LNB, connectors, LNB itself...“LNB NOT DETECTED”. Check connectors and LNB. Check that the cable run is not too long
13STEP 2 Identifying satellite Once you have the maximum bargraph deviation, press key The label of the first test point will be displayed (for example TP64).Right after the label the SATHUNTER will display all information.Test point nameOrbital position + Network nameIF frequencyService list
14STEP 2 Identifying satellite Every time you push the key , the next text point will be selectedin a cyclic sequence.
15STEP 3 Optimising the quality Once you know you are on the right satellite, press keyAnother bargraph showing MER measurement (both graphically and numerically) will appear together with the CBER and/or LBER measurement (configurable with the software).
16OPTIMUM CROSS - POLARIZATION STEP 3Optimising the qualityMove the LNB to maximise the bargraph deviation and eventually try very small dish fine tuning.MAXIMUM DEVIATIONOPTIMUM CROSS - POLARIZATION
17MODIFYING CONFIGURATION If you wish to work with satellites different to thosepreprogrammed from origin or wish to change the test points inany way, you should proceed as follows:Get information on the satellites and transponders of your choice.Edit the configuration file accordingly by using the SATHUNTER software supplied and change the programming of the SATHUNTER using the communications cable included as well.
18Get information...Satellite and transponder information is available through different sources.Several websites offer reliable data which can be used to configure the SATHUNTER.
19Get information...Enter Lyngsat web site and click on your region in Packages.
20Get information...Click on the desired satellite:
21Edit the configuration... Install the SATHUNTER software supplied on your PC.Connect the included cable to the USB port.Start the SATHUNTER.Run the software SATHUNTER.Select Tools Detect from the menu.
22Edit the configuration... Select Tools Receive from the menuSoftware should then take a few seconds to extract the test points which are currently installed on the SATHUNTER.
23Edit the configuration Select Edit Point from the menu. You should then get the screen where you can modify the test points as you need.Select the detectionpoint which you wantto edit.
24Edit the configuration Enter the IF frequencyof the desiredtransponderSelect the LNB voltageSelect whether thetransponder is DVB-S2or DVB-SSelect ON/OFF forthe 22 kHz signalif neededEnter the symbol ratefor this transponderEnter a name (4 chars)so that you can identifyit when you see it on theSATHUNTERSelect the Code rateor leave it in Auto ifyou don’t knowthe value
25Edit the configuration You should perform the same procedure for every test point you need to charge.
26Edit the configuration Select Edit Config from the menu.You should then get the screen where you can modify the configuration of all points.
27Edit the configuration Select the number of test points that you want to be active on the SATHUNTER.If, for instance, you have edited 10 tests points, you should enter “9” as the last detection point.
28Edit the configuration Once all changes have been made, you should save the file, either with the same name, thus erasing the original, or with a different name thus keeping the original for future reference.Select File Save from the menu. You should then get a regular Windows screen where you can name and save the edited file.
29Edit the configuration Select Tools Send from the menu. Software should then take a few seconds to install the new configuration onto the SATHUNTER.Note that this will install the last file that you have been working on and that you have already saved.
30Edit the configuration Select File Exit from the menu.Turn OFF the SATHUNTER and disconnect the cable from the computer.You are ready to work with a newly configured SATHUNTER.