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TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Leading Digital TV Industry Publication

— 05-06/2015

1. Main menu of the SATFINDER

5 HD Slim from Alpsat

2. Selecting the desired satel-

lite from the comprehensive

pre-programmed database

3. Signal measurement

4. Signal measurement with all

relevant reception parameters

5. Pre-programmed channel list

of the SATFINDER 5 HD Slim

6. All DiSEqC protocols are

supported, including those for

motor-controlled antennas

7. Spectrum display

8. Various spectrum display


9. Selection menu in multi-

transponder view

10. Multi-transponder view

11. Constellation diagram

12. Cross-polarisation measu-




data. What’s more, all entries

can be edited and new entries

can easily be added directly on

the meter – a welcome change

from many other meters that

require a PC to perform those


As far as LOF parameters

are concerned, Alpsat went

the whole hog and offers pre-

set values for the Ku, Ka and

C bands, as well as less fre-

quently used LOFs and SCR

frequencies. This adds up to

almost 30 pre-programmed

settings, and in case the one

you’re looking for is still not

among them you’re more than

welcome to manually enter

any valid frequency you may


Once all initial settings are

completed we can now turn

to aligning and optimising a

satellite antenna. For a first

approximate alignment the

SATFINDER 5 HD offers a sat-

ellite search as well as spec-

trum mode. For both options

it makes sense to first select

the desired satellite on the list

and then check whether all

pre-set parameters are indeed

correct. At this stage it is also

possible to change the LOF and

to activate DiSEqC commands.

With the SATFINDER 5 HD sup-

porting all DiSEqC protocols

from 1.0 to 1.3 you obviously

have all options and possibili-

ties at hand to make full use of

that feature. It is even possible