[linux-dvb] szap2 and Band L???

BOUWSMA Barry freebeer.bouwsma at gmail.com
Thu May 7 02:51:41 CEST 2009

On Wed, 6 May 2009, armel frey wrote:

> I have a Hauppauge HVR-4000 and i would like to receive DVB-S2 !
> The card works well in DVB-S and seems to work with szap-s2, but my problem
> is that i have to receive DVB-S2 in Band L (950...2150MHz) and szap2 don't
> tune this low fréquency.

When I see the range of 950-2150MHz, I think of the intermediate
frequency delivered from mixing the local oscillator with the
received signal, which is passed from the LNB output through
the attached cable.

In reality, this is what is tuned, although most commonly one 
makes use of the frequencies of the Ku band, which the tuning 
utility then converts to the IF frequency:
tuning DVB-S to Freq: 2062000, Pol:H Srate=22000000, 22kHz tone=off, LNB: 1
Event:  Frequency: 12662350

The same should be true for an LNB/dish to receive C-Band
signals, for example, something I've not had any personal
experience, so I don't know how well it would be supported
by the different utilities.

Do you have an example of a particular DVB-S2 service which
you want to receive?

My guess would be that if you need to tune a particular
frequency in that range, say, 2062MHz in the above example,
you can achieve this by adding 9750 MHz -- the LO frequency
in the low range of Universal Ku band LNBs, and then
attempting to tune that frequency, whether that comes as the
IF from a Ku, or C or Ka band LNB of whatever type -- Universal
or otherwise.

Though I should hope that some utility will directly support
specifying a frequency within the above bands directly, if
that's what you're trying to do, or a non-universal-LNB LO

barry bouwsma

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