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Birdog Ultra Satellite Signal Meter for DIRECTV SWM (BIRDOGULTRA)
Birdog Ultra Satellite Signal Meter for DIRECTV SWM (BIRDOGULTRA)
Birdog Ultra Satellite Signal Meter for DIRECTV SWM (BIRDOGULTRA)
Birdog Ultra Satellite Signal Meter for DIRECTV SWM (BIRDOGULTRA)

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Birdog Ultra Satellite Signal Meter for DIRECTV SWM (BIRDOGULTRA)

Brand: BIRDOG           P\N: BIRDOGULTRA           UPC: 610370580813

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BIRDOG The BIRDOG satellite finder is a small, lightweight, signal meter. It has been the meter of choice for many years because of its ability to rapidly find the satellite and peak the dish to the highest signal. It easily locates satellite signals to help you aim a dish. The meter comes preloaded with the most popular satellites.

This signal finder is specifically designed for DIRECTV SWM technology, with expanded measurement display for use with WildBlue installations. The Birdog Ultra features an all-in-one zip code look up, spectrum display for your convenience. It also features an all-in-one power solution and constellation diagram to check for noise on long runs. This signal meter’s easy-to-use menu system includes many exciting features. Solid Signal is your source for the Birdog Ultra satellite signal meter.

Key Features
  • Used to easily locate satellite signal to help you aim and install satellite dishes
  • Designed to be used with SWM technology and Wild Blue installations
  • Li-Pro lithium polymer battery gives up to six hours of life or 20 Wild Blue alignments
  • LNB supply 13 and 18V at 250mA
  • Easy-to-Read display with digital enhanced graphics and Spanish language display options
  • RF input range: 950-2150MHz
  • Input dynamic range: -65dBm to -25dBm
  • We do not ship this signal meter to third party locations


  • The Birdog Ultra and the Birdog USB Plus are Similar

  • New battery provides complete power solution: Li-Pro Lithium Polymer battery gives you up to six hours of battery life or 20 Wild Blue alignments

  • Only meter that locks on WILD BLUE

  • LNB supply 13 and 18V @ 250mA

  • Uses new DMTC technology to pinpoint and lock on Wild Blue Streams

  • New Constellation Diagram: Allows you to check for noise on long runs No more questions on your run being to long plug the Ultra in and find out

  • Zip Code Look up: No matter where you are at in the country finding your look angles is now as easy as putting in the zip code right on the job site

  • Featuring: All-In-One Zip Code Look Up, Spectrum Display, Expanded Measurement Display, All-In-One Power Solution and a new Constellation Diagram

  • Data log

  • LNB/Cable Test

  • DTV SWM Histogram Function can show up to 9 simultaneous carrier/frequency measurements

  • Specifically designed for SWM Technology

  • Expanded measurement display for use with WildBlue installations

  • 2.1mm Female PSU plug for external charge

  • Universal charger 80 to 250V AC

  • Spanish language display options

  • Easy-to-Read display with digital enhanced graphics

  • Recalls last satellite position upon power-up

  • Clear and Easy to use Spectrum Analyzer

  • QPSK Constellation diagram

  • Digital Data Stream Identification

  • Downstream Multi-Rate Technology Compatibility

  • Twice the satellite memory positions

  • RF input range: 950 - 2150MHz

  • Input dynamic range: - 65dBm to -25dBm

  • There's no requirement for registration of satellite meters.

  • BIRDOG signal meters will only be shipped to the customers billing address used when placing the order. We will not ship to third party location.


New Features of the BIRDOG ULTRA!
Spectrum Analyzer  -------  Clear and easy to use!
Data Log -------  Upload your installation readings to your PC
Custom Carrier -------  Create your own file while on site and see it lock
QPSK Constellation Diagram ----Detailed diagnosis of digital satellite signals
LNB / Cable Test -------  Measure for open or short circuits in LNB & Cable
Dual display for DTV 101/119 -------  See two satellites at one time, also works with SWM
DTV SWM Histogram Function ------- Up to 9 simultaneous Carrier / frequency measurements

D.M.T.C.   Downstream Multi-Rate Technology Compatibility.  The BirDog Ultra is Multi-Rate Downstream Technology Compatible and will directly lock on to the next generation of WildBlue™ services as they are introduced over the next few months, eventually the whole WildBlue™ network will adopt the Multi Rate Downstream Technology making some other meters obsolete.

Expanded Measurement Display:  The BirDog ultra also features an expanded measurement display for use with WildBlue installations.  This allows for extremely fine adjustment to maximize the performance of the WildBlue Ka-Band ODU antenna assembly optimizing the signal available and maximizing the system performance.

Spectrum Display:   The spectrum display capability is a useful additional feature for fault finding and trouble shooting installations allowing you to seethe presence of carriers. Used in conjunction with the extensive custom carrier feature you can quickly examine a carrier using the spectrum mode.

Complete Power Solution:   The BirDog Ultra provides an all in one power solution without the need for the purchase of additional power step up devices.  The BirDog Ultra is equipped with a dual mode power supply delivering 13, 18, 21 and 30 Volts enabling the direct powering of LNB assemblies such as the DIRECTV® SWM™ and ODU utilizing the latest Li-Po Lithium Polymer battery technology providing up to6 hours of battery life: ensuring it will be ready when you need it!

All in one Zip Code look up:   The new Zip Code feature enables you to life quickly enter your installation site Zip Code to obtain your look angles and is pre-loaded as one complete table. Zip Code updates are also available as a single download via the BirDog Ultra support web site.

Constellation Diagram:   The constellation diagram is useful tool for troubleshooting and detection of faults (usually caused by faulty equipment introducing noise).

User Friendly:   Anyone who has used a BirDog will already be familiar with using the BirDog Ultra as the easy to use menu system has been expanded upon to take advantage of the new additional features that the BirDog Ultra offers.

Shock-Resistant Case:  A tough ABS plastic case envelops your Birdog Ultra in a tough hard sleeve shock-resistant shell.

Birdog Includes:

- Internal Battery/ Protective Case
- D.C. Auto Charger
- A/C Charger Cord
- USB Interface Cable
- PortSaver

• Audible tune-in signal
• Total Software Upgrade
• Software stored in Flash memory for later upgrade
• DVB and DSS compatible
• Preprogrammed to most regionally used satellites
• Uses USID (Unique Satellite Information Data)
• Signal strength and Bit Error Rate (Picture Quality) displayed simultaneously
• Easy reading LCD display
• Back lit display 
• Up to 64 satellites may be pre-programmed 
• 32 step bar-graph for Signal Strength plus % readout
• 32 step bar-graph for BER (Picture Quality) plus % readout
• Reading for both Horizontal and Vertical signals
• 2.4 Ah NiMh battery for accurate and fast charge - 6 hours from flat
• Up to 30 installations from 1 charge
• Universal built-in charger for use worldwide.
• Satellites settings stored in non-volatile EPROM
• Short circuit proof on LNB output
• Works with standard linear (DVB) and circular (DSS) polarity LNBs.  
• Drop tested to 1 meter
• Weight approx 2 lbs (900gms)
• Size (approx.): 6.7x 2.7 x 4.5" (170 x 68 x 115 mm) WxHxD 

The BIRDOG satellite menu can be reprogrammed to include only the satellite you are interested in (stores up to 64 Satellite locations). With the purchase of this meter you will be able to download satellite information and update the software via the web.

• K V Telstar12 15 West
• K H Telstar12 15 West
• K V Hispasat1C 30 West
• K H Hispasat1C 30 West
• K H Telstar11 37.5 west
• C V Intelsat805 55.5 west
• C H Intelsat 805 55.5 west
• C V PAS9 58 west
• C H PAS9 58 West
• B R Dishnetwork 61.5 West
• B L Rainbow1 61.5 west
• K V Nahuel1 71.8 West
• K H Nahuel1 71.8 West
• C V AMC6 72 West
• K V AMC6 72 Wes
• K H AMC6 72 West
• BR DirecTv 72.5 west
• K H SBS6 74 West
• K V AMC5 79 West
• K H AMC5 79 West
• B L Nimiq 2 82 West
• K V AMC9 83 west
• K V AMC3 87 West
• K H AMC3 87 West
• B L Nimiq1 91 West
• B R Nimiq3 91 West
• K V Galaxy11 91 West
• K H Galaxy11 91 West
• C V Galaxy11 91 west
• C H Galaxy11 91 west
• K V IA6 93 West
• K H IA6 93 West
• K V IA6 DMX 93 West
• K V Galaxy3C 95 West
• K H Galaxy3C 95 West
• K V IA5 97 West
• K H IA5 97 West
• K V Telstar5 97 West
• K H Telstar5 97 West
• C V IA5 97 West
• C H IA5 97 West
• C V Galaxy4R 99 West
• K H G4R DirecWay 99 West
• K V Galaxy4R 99 West
• K H Galaxy4R 99 West
• 3 Generation LNBf DirecTv 101 west(one of two files)
• C V AMC4 101 West
• C H AMC4 101 West
• K V AMC4 101 West
• K H AMC4 101 West
• K V AMC4 Starband 101 West
• K H AMC4 Starband 101 West
• C V AMC1 103 westC H AMC1 103 west
• K V AMC1 103 West
• K H AMC1 103 West
• Superdish 105 West
• B R DishNetwork 110 West
• B L DirecTv 110 west
• K V AnikE2r 111.1 West
• C V Solidaridad2 113 West
• C H Solidaridad2 113 West
• C V Satmex5 116.8 West
• C H Satmex5 116.8 West
• K V Satmex5 116.8 West
• K H Satmex5 116.8 West
• B R Dishnetwork 119 West
• 3 Generation LNBf DirecTv 119 west (one of two files)
• Superdish 121 West

• K V Echostar9 121 West
• K H Echostar9 121 West
• K V Galaxy10R 123 West
• K H Galaxy10R 123 West
• C V Galaxy10R 123 West
• C H Galaxy10R 123 West
• C H Galaxy12 125 West
• C V Galaxy9 127 West
• K V Galaxy13/Horizon1 127 west
• K H Galaxy13/Horizon1 127 west
• C V IA7 129 West
• K V IA7 129 West
• K H IA7 129 West
• K V Starband IA7 129 West
• K H Starband IA7 129 West
• C V SatcomC3 131 West
• C V Galaxy1R 133 West
• C H Galaxy1R 133 West
• C H SatcomC4 135 West
• C V AMC7 137 West
• C V AMC8 139 West
• B R Dishnetwork 148 West
• DishPro 110 west
• DishPro 119 west
• K V Horizons1 127 West
• K H Horizons1 127 West
• K V GTECH Gilat AMC4 101
• U V Telstar12 15 West
• U H Telstar12 15 West
• U V Hispasat1C 30 West
• U H Hispasat1C 30 West
• U H Telstar11 37.5 West
• U V AMC6 72 West
• U H AMC6 72 West
• U H SBS6 74 West
• U V AMC5 79 West
• U H AMC5 79 West
• U V AMC3 87 West
• U H AMC3 87 West
• U V Galaxy11 91 West
• U H Galaxy11 91 West
• U V IA6 93 West
• U H IA6 93 West
• U V Galaxy3C 95 West
• U H Galaxy3C 95 West
• U V IA5 97 West
• U H IA5 97 West
• U V Telstar5 97 West
• U H Telstar5 97 West
• U V Galaxy4R 99 West
• U H Galaxy4R 99 West
• U V AMC4 101 West
• U H AMC4 101 West
• U V AMC1 103 West
• U H AMC1 103 West
• U V Anik E2R 111.1 West
• U V Satmex5 116.8 West
• U H Satmex5 116.8 West
• U V Anik E1 118.7 West
• U H Anik E1 118.7 West
• U V Echostar9 121 West
• U H Echostar9 121 West
• U V Galaxy10R 123 West
• U H Galaxy10R 123 West
• U V Galaxy13 127 West
• U H Galaxy13 127 West
• U V Horizons1 127 West
• U H Horizons1 127 West
• U V IA7 129 West
• U H IA7 129 West

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