Prior to when I shall introduce the first Bluetooth satfinder to the the house, Let me quickly introduce an Apk that can be used to track a satellite tv position via GPS / location. This application works best with Gsky v5, V7 and v8 as a dvbfinder satellite finder. However, it can serve as a perfect Compass satfinder for you while using it on any android phone with A GPS(this is no big deal as virtually every android has a gps otherwise known as location service Your Android phone can be just the needed hardware for your satellite tracking or DVB finding.
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF DVBFINDER
DVBFinder is a tool which will help you to set up the satellite dish. It cooperates with a DVBFinder dongle or a satellite receiver with DVBFinder dongle function. It will show you the precise azimuth, the signal strength and quality in real time, which can be used to install the dish.
How to use:
First you should connect the DVBFinder dongle to LNB, or scan the QRcode on receiver which support DVBFinder dongle function.
Then on the phone:
1. Turn on bluetooth and GPS on the phone
2. Open the APP, wait untill the connnect icon changes to ![image](https://github.com/g-xu/DVBFinder/blob/master/pic/bluetooth.png)
3. select sat/tp, set up the Antenna LNB/22K/Diseqc
4. Follow the red arrow line to move satellite dish after GPS is available, and make the signal strength and quality to best state.
5. The signal strength will turn to Green once locked
6. Tap the search icon to search current tp and check the programs
HOW TO USE DVBFINDER AS A FULL PROFESSIONAL SATFINDER
- You can use it with a special dongle( I don’t have an idea of where you can buy this from)
- You can use it with some supported decoders like Gsky v8, v5 or v7
- You can use it as an advanced satellite compass.
How to download DvbFinder App
- Download it from their support site here
- You can download it from Google play store
- Finally, you can install it via a QR code(this is embedded in the app and you need to connect the app to supported decoders to be able to pull this through
- search icon, search current tp if locked
- list icon, add new sat or tp
- connect icon, show current connection status
- scan icon, scan the qrcode on receiver
polor tune menu
- Touch four quadrants to select different tp, and the signal quality will be refreshed periodically
- Use this to fine tune the H/V polor
HOW TO CONNECT DVBFINDER TO A DONGLE
- Connect the DVBFinder dongle to the dish LNB
- Dongle is powered by power bank
- Turn on Bluetooth and GPS on the phone
- Open DVBFinder, wait until the connect icon changes from to
- Select sat/tp, set up the Antenna LNB/22K/Diseqc
- Follow the red arrow line to move satellite dish after GPS is available
- Fine tune dish to maximise signal strength and quality. Signal strength indicator will change to Green once locked
- Tap the search icon to search current tp and check the programs
AND FINALLY HOW TO CONNECT DVBFINDER TO SUPPORTED DECODERS LIKE GSKY V5, V7 or V8
When using this function, Please make sure GSKY V5, V7/GSKY V8 is connected to the internet.
1.Install the DVBFinder.apk on your android mobile phone.
For GSKY V7,“Menu”—“Tools”—“DVBFinder”, Enter STB DVBFinder menu
For GSKY V8,“Menu”—“Installation”—“DVBFinder”, Enter STB DVBFinder menu
Use your android mobile phone to scan the QRcodeof “Download App” in STB DVBFinder menu, The phone will appear to download DVBFinder.apkinformation interface, choose to download the APK and installed on the phone.
2. Use “DVB Finder” function in GSKY V5, V7/GSKY V8 receiver
(1)Run “DVBFinder.apk” on your phone.
In the DVBFinder.apk start process, if the following message appears, select “Allow”.DVBFinder need the phone to open the GPS function to locate the phone location
After the DVBFinder.apk is started, if the current location is not available, please check the phone if it opens the GPS function; or you need to go out of the house to get the current location.
After the DVBFinder gets the position, the latitude and longitude of the current position is displayed.The red arrows appear on the screen indicate the azimuth of the satellite antenna.
(2) To adjust the satellite antenna signal strength, or to find the satellite that you need to receive
Make sure the STB is connected to Internet
Here we take the 91.5E Measat3/3a satellite signal as an example.
For GSKY V5and V7,Enter “Menu”—“Tools”—“DVBFinder”, Enter STB DVBFinder menu
For GSKY V8,Enter “Menu”—“Installation”—“DVBFinder”, Enter STB DVBFinder menu
Android mobile Phone Side:
Run the DVBFinder APK on your phone and use this button to scan the QRcode of “Connect server” or “Find Satellite” in STB DVBFinder menu.(Make sure that the phone GPS is already open and get the current location information. If not, please refer to the preceding instructions to solve the problem.)
Wait until the connect icon Status changes from to select sat/tp, set up the Antenna LNB/22K/DiSEqC
Follow the red arrow line to move satellite dish after GPS is available
Fine tune dish to maximize signal strength and quality.Signal strength indicator will change to Green once locked
Tap the search icon to search current tp and check the programs.
Polarization angle fine tuning introduce
Optimization of Polarization Angle of Multi – TP Data
Slide the DVBFinder menu to the left and enter the polarization angle fine-tuning menu
Select Satellite and Antenna parameters
The transponder parameters of the satellite are selected among the four quadrants, and the system periodically refreshes the transponder signal quality. (Generally choose two horizontal polarization transponders, two vertical polarized transponders)
This can be used to fine tune the H / V polarization signal strength, making the horizontal and vertical transponder signal to the strongest.
NOTE: It is now rumoured that Gsky v5, v7 and v8 can auto roll channels encrypted with biss keys. You can find out more about this on their website. Meanwhile, DVBFinder can use v5 to generate biss keys that can be entered manually:
1. Add auto biss function (auto biss need internet connection);
Just connect your GSKY V5 box with internet, when watch Biss channels will automatically send data to server and server calculate out cw return to box to descrambler that BISS channel; (no need manually input biss key)
2. Add Biss key QR code scan function.
(when GSKY receiver did not connect internet, if biss channel not open will pop up QR code, use Androd mobile phone “DVBFinder” apk scan the QR code will get biss key, input the biss key will open channel)