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Old 10-25-2014, 12:13 PM   #15
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Well if you have a laptop with a 9 pin serial port and windows you can reprogram it yourself. You use hyperterminal to connect to the antenna. There is a 9 pin serial port on the KVH switchplate connect a serial cable from it to the 9 pin on your laptop Yes you can use some of the USB to Serial adaptors but many of them don't send and receive well. With the KVH on in hyper terminal you should see scrolling lines of data type "halt" and hit enter you should see a echo of the halt command type "satinstall,dss_101.dss_110" hit enter if you typed it correctly and your cable worked it should change the sat you can use dss_72 or dss_119 for a second sat if you want. once it completes type "zap" and hit enter it should then restart and be a Direct TV antenna. Or if you want 101 only type " satinstall,dss_101,none " and hit enter then do the zap when it completes
After figuring out that the "." should be a "," in the command line, I did all that and still have no signal I hear it searching and searching but it doesn't seem to be finding anything. I definitely have a clear view of the south. Any other suggestions?

This is what the output is:

RF: BER: 19 ID's: 0x0003 0x0003 0x0003 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF
RF: NID time: 9.5 Sec
+POS: 331.6 40.6 1310

+POS: 261.4 40.6 504
+POS: 193.0 40.6 509
+POS: 183.3 42.5 513
+POS: 342.3 42.4 992

+POS: 156.4 42.4 705
+POS: 180.0 44.7 507
+POS: 47.7 44.3 508
Satellite Found: AZ = 312.8, EL = 44.3, RF = 1666
*** Entering Tracking ***
+POS: 300.0 44.5 713
+POS: 315.0 44.1 1766
+POS: 313.9 44.5 2150
+POS: 313.0 44.9 2354
RF: Y,0x0000
*** Tracking DSS_101 ***
Avg: 45.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

RF: BER: 174 ID's: 0x0000 0x0000 0x0000 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF 0xFFFF
RF: NID time: 8.1 Sec
+POS: 312.4 45.3 2460
+POS: 311.4 46.8 2625
+POS: 312.2 46.3 2600
+POS: 311.5 47.8 2700
+POS: 312.1 46.9 2663
Avg: 45.1 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Saved Sat Pos: AZ = 312.45, EL = 46.03
+POS: 311.8 48.6 2759
+POS: 311.9 47.6 2691
+POS: 312.0 49.1 2758
+POS: 311.8 48.2 2721
+POS: 312.3 49.4 2766
Avg: 45.1 47.0 48.6 0.0 0.0
Saved Sat Pos: AZ = 311.64, EL = 46.89
+POS: 311.6 48.7 2702
+POS: 312.4 49.4 2750
Gyro Bias Residue: Az = -8.6335e-01 EL = 1.2898e+00
Old Gyro Bias: Az = 2074.96 EL = 2000.47
New Gyro Bias: Az = 2075.83 EL = 1999.19
+POS: 311.6 49.3 2690

+POS: 312.9 49.6 2728
+POS: 312.0 49.9 2658
Avg: 45.1 47.0 48.6 49.4 0.0
Saved Sat Pos: AZ = 312.67, EL = 47.53
+POS: 313.3 49.6 2706

+POS: 312.4 50.4 2643
+POS: 313.5 49.6 2690
+POS: 312.8 50.6 2592

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