Changes to DIRECTV Latin America Satellite at 95W

Changes to DIRECTV Latin America Satellite at 95W
Technical Bulletin
Date:
October 25, 2012
Subject: Changes to DIRECTV® Latin America Satellite at 95°W
Within the next two weeks, DIRECTV will be changing the tracking parameters of its 95°W satellite. As a
result of this change, customers who wish to receive DIRECTV Latin America programming from the 95°W
satellite will need to perform the following steps.
Step 1 – Modify the tracking parameters in the TracVision® antenna.
The following parameters for the 95°W satellite need to be configured in the TracVision antenna:
All TracVision Models
Parameter
Correct Setting
All Models Except HD11
Parameter
Correct Setting
HD11 Only
Parameter
Correct Setting
Polarization
RHC (Right)
Polarization
LHC (Left)
Polarization
LHC (Left)
Frequency
11570 MHz
Frequency
00000 MHz
Frequency
11570 MHz
Symbol Rate
20000
Symbol Rate
20000
Symbol Rate
22500
FEC Code
23
FEC Code
23
FEC Code
23
Network ID
0xFFFE
Network ID
0xFFFE
Network ID
0xFFFE
Note that, unless the antenna is an HD11, there is no longer a valid tracking frequency for the LHC (left-hand
circular) polarization. The antenna will need to track exclusively on the RHC (right-hand circular) polarization.
There are several options available for performing this update:
•
TracVision M5 or M7 with a MultiSat Control Panel (MCP): Update the parameters at the MCP*.
•
TracVision M9 or G8: Update the parameters at the Master Control Unit (MCU)*.
•
TracVision HD7 or HD11: Update the parameters at the web interface or ACU*.
•
All other models/configurations: Connect a laptop to the antenna’s Maintenance port and use the
@SATCONFIG command* as shown below. (If 95°W is installed as satellite B or C, substitute “B” or
“C” for “A”.)
HALT
@DEBUGON
@SATCONFIG,A,58,11570,20000,23,0xFFFE,R,G,1
@SATCONFIG,A,58,00000,20000,23,0xFFFE,L,G,1
@SAVE,A
ZAP
* Please refer to the antenna’s manual for details.
Bulletin Ref #: 12_T_MAR_5
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Step 2 – Connect the antenna’s RF1 cable to the 13 VDC input of a multiswitch.
You can skip this step if the antenna is an HD7 or HD11.
To ensure that the antenna tracks the 95°W satellite on its RHC polarization at all times, a multiswitch must
be installed between the receiver(s) and the antenna. Also make sure that the antenna’s RF1 cable is
connected to the 13 VDC input on the multiswitch (not 18 VDC). This wiring requirement might conflict with
wiring diagrams provided in the TracVision manual.
Step 3 – Replace “GLA” model receivers with “L” models.
Customers who are using “GLA1” or “GLA2” receivers will need to replace them with “L” models (i.e., L10,
L11, L12, or L14). Legacy “GLA” receivers will no longer be able to decode the satellite signal. Customers
should contact DIRECTV Latin America for upgrade details.
If you have any questions about this problem or its solution, please contact KVH Technical Support at
+1 401 847-3327 or via e-mail at support@kvh.com.
Note: KVH is not responsible for service provider changes that are beyond our control. The customer is
responsible for any charges incurred to perform this update.
Bulletin Ref #: 12_T_MAR_5
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