I am looking for a couple of users of iDirect X series evolution modems, preferably on 93W but flexible there who can restore their firmware without inconvenience or fuss. They need to have a specific problem. Their J1 does not get the S/N from the modem or polls for it constantly, eating resources. The telnet command "get value esn" will show the serial number if it is working. The "showdebug" telnet command will show excessive polling.
Another problem that will qualify for this test is if their J1 sends the wrong Lat/Long to the modem, and not by just a few tenths of a degree. This problem seems to be fixed, but one more tester wouldn't hurt.
Finally, and this is rare, persistent error -25 where the J1 will not recognize the modem with the router firewall enabled and packet seqn checking on. This has been seen on my SonicWall Pro 3060 and Cisco Catalyst routers.
I do not represent MotoSat or MoSat or anyone else. I do this for fun.
if you think the J1s are rare… Look for a D4 (I have one) or an H3. They really are rare!
I think we might start to see more J1s as the D3's get retired and replaced. We haven't seen any new code for the D3 in several years now and as satellites move to DVB-S2, they might start getting harder to Locate and peak. If the D3 had the programming to do a "target search disabled" a.k.a. "ARC search", then it might be possible with a new satellite table to find those new DVB-S2 only birds. I don't see anyone besides Don Bradner, wearing out his geartrain on his mount, to map the satellites and build a new table.
When your J1 says "Peaking Az using SNR.", meaning that further peaking will be done using the signal-to-noise ratio from the iDirect modem, THEN you're really cooking!
[ January 05, 2013, 11:10 AM: Message edited by: John Watson ]
Jim, I see you are using a D3, so I presume you would be looking for a sattable customized to work on the D3. Of course I can't speak for MotoSat, but I would be surprised if they focused a lot of energy on a product that old, and I think that would be better served by members of this forum creating and updating our own sattable for D3's. User supported software seems to be the way of the future, it hasn't hurt Linux any. Just my opinion. John
MotoSat never tried to make a sat table D3, D4, or J1 specific. Especially because they used a D3 primarily to test tables, since its tuner is so much quicker to change frequencies than the ones in later models. They may have added entries for the J1, but they didn't remove entries usable by all models.