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USER’S MANUAL


COMPACT ST

User’s Manual (English)


User’s Manual · COMPACT ST

Thank you for purchasing this product and therefore trusting our company.

To obtain the best performance from this product, please read the manual carefully before using for first time.

The technical specifications and operating methods included in this manual are subject to changes without notice. In case

of any inquires after a period of usage, please contact the manufacturer to the latest news and updates.

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BEST USE OF COMPACT ST

The aim of this manual is to provide the fundamentals of the operation of the field strength meters in order to make the

best of it. The COMPACT ST field strength meter is a portable devices, conceived for exterior use, with certain

limitations:

It is not advisable to use the strength meter under the rain; although it is water proof, it could be damaged if the water

penetrates inside.

It is recommended not to use the meter in case of extreme weather conditions, such as temperatures below 0

degrees or over 40 degrees centigrade

Never use your meter as a standing support

The mains power supply is designed for indoor use, so it must not be used outdoor. Always use the power supply

adapter provided with your meter.

Please keep always in mind the following recommendations:

Please note that the meter’s battery is specifically designed for the device. An eventual replacement by any other,

could cause a failure of operation, or even worse, a serious damage to the battery and to the meter.

A field strength meter is a very sophisticated measurement device, sensitive to sudden temperature and humidity

changes, and affected by impacts and vibrations.

Never open the meter by yourself. Every manipulation inside the device requires specific instruments. An unqualified

manipulation may cause serious damage in the meter.

Always handle the meter with care, it is a high technology device that may be damaged in case of improper use.

Please do not obstruct the ventilation orifices situated on both sides of the meter, in order not to overheat the system.

It is important not to use poor quality connectors, nor right angle connectors and different adapters, since all these

elements degrade the quality of the signal arriving to the meter’s RF-IN socket.

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INDEX

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Chapter 1. Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 4

Chapter 2. Function............................................................................................................................................ 5

2.1. FRONT PANEL......................................................................................................................................... 5

2.2. REMOTE CONTROL................................................................................................................................6

2.3. QUICK OPERATION ................................................................................................................................6

2.4. DVB-S SIGNAL FINDING ....................................................................................................................... 7

2.5. DVB-T SIGNAL FINDING: ....................................................................................................................... 9

Chapter 3. Detailed operation Guide ..............................................................................................................11

3.1. POWER ON..............................................................................................................................................11

3.2. INSTALLATION........................................................................................................................................11

3.3. SYSTEM SETTING ................................................................................................................................. 12

3.4. SPECTRUM ............................................................................................................................................ 13

3.5. DVB-S SPECTRUM ............................................................................................................................... 13

3.6. DVB-T SPECTRUM ................................................................................................................................13

3.7. ANGLE CACULATION ........................................................................................................................... 14

3.8. CHANNEL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................... 14

3.9. CHANNEL LIST ..................................................................................................................................... 15

3.10. TV/RADIO MODE CHANGE................................................................................................................. 15

Chapter 4. Technical specification.................................................................................................................. 16

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Chapter 1. Introduction

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Digital satellite finder COMPACT ST is professional instruments dedicated to aligning and setting satellite dishes quickly,

easily and accurately.

Designed for field measurement, all instruments are compact (0.9kg with the battery), autonomous (packed with battery

and fast charger), rainproof designed and are equipped with a 3.5 Inch High Definition TFT LCD Screen for better

readability.

The instrument can be left and operate on its own as it is equipped with rechargeable Li-oN battery pack, 12.6V, 2,200

mAh ensuring a standard operation for 4 hours. We recommend that you to give the unit a three hours charge at first time

Package content:

1 x Protective carrying bag with strap.

1 x Car charger cable

1 x Upgrade line

1 x Audio/Video cable

1 x Adaptor/charger

1 x Full function IR remote control.

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Chapter 2. Function

2.1. FRONT PANEL

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1. LNB input : Satellite signal input port, connects directly to

satellite antenna with coaxial cable.

2. ANT input : Terrestrial signal input female port.

3. LCD Screen:Shows menus and programs clearly

4. Power Light : Light up while power is on.

5. Lock Light: This will be lighted when signal is locked.

6. 22K/13V/18V light:Indicates the mode of 22K/13V/18V

7. Function Key: Consist of 2 keys, F1 – F2.

F1: Changes the signal bar on SIGNAL FINDING menu.

F2: Actives DiSEqC1.2 function on the SIGNAL FINDING menu.

AN/DG: To active the spectrum on the SIGNAL FINDING menu.

0/22K: A quick key to switch 22K output on the SIGNAL FINDING

menu.

H/V: A quick key to switch 13V/18V output on the SIGNAL

FINDING menu.

8. Arrow Key and OK Key : Use Arrow key to browse the item,

press OK key to select option.

9. Numerical Key : Used to enter numerical settings directly.

10. FIND Key : Accesses prompt satellite menu that sets and aligns a satellite dish quickly.

11. MENU Key: Display the main menu or return to the previous one.

12. EXIT Key : Cancel the selection and exit from the present menu.

13. ANGLE Key : Accesses the AZ, EL and Polarity calculation menu.

14. SYSTEM Key : Access SYSTEM mode to create all parameters and information.

15. POWER Key : For turn-on / off, to press and hold for 3 seconds to power on the device.

16. TV/RADIO : Selects and plays TV/Radio channel in playing mode.

17. AV(Optional):Shifts AV output / input.

18. Charge port : Allows the external power supply as well as the charging of the battery.

19. USB Port : Used to connect to PC for upgrade.

20. R/L/VIDEO : Output audio and video signal.

21. AV IN : Input audio and video signal to LCD screen.

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2.2. REMOTE CONTROL

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1. 0/22K: Switch 22K output on the SIGNAL FINDING menu

2. H/V : Switch 13V/18V output on the SIGNAL FINDING menu

3. AN/DG: Actives the spectrum on the SIGNAL FINDING menu

4. FIND Key: Accesses easy satellite find menu that sets and aligns a satellite dish

quickly.

5. F1 : Changes the signal bar on SIGNAL FINDING menu

6. F2 : Actives DiSEqC1.2 function on the SIGNAL FINDING menu

7. Arrow Key and OK Key : Browse the item and press OK key to select.

8. AV: Shifts AV output /AV input

9. TV/RADIO : Selects and plays TV/Radio channel in playing mode.

10. MENU Key : Display the main menu or return to the previous one.

11. EXIT Key : Cancel the selection and exit from the present menu.

12. 0-9 Numerical Key : Enter numerical settings directly.

13. ANGLE Key : Accesses the AZ, EL and Polarity calculation menu

14. SYSTEM Key : Access SYSTEM mode to create all parameters and information

2.3. QUICK OPERATION

1. Menu language Setting

1. Turn on the satellite finder

2. Press SYSTEM button to display the setting menu. see (OSD 1)

3. Use [] button to change the language items . Select the

language that you need.

2. Quick operation guide

The following screen displays when confirming SIGNAL FINDING

menu on the main menu. Select mode, terrestrial or satellite

according to your search

OSD 1

OSD 2

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2.4. DVB-S SIGNAL FINDING

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1. The DVB-S finding menu shown as (OSD 3)

The modifiable parameters are the following:

SATELLITE NAME: Use [] button to scroll through the stored

memory and select

required satellite.

LNB SETTING: Select the item needs editing, and set its parameters

as desired.

LNB Type: Use [] button to select C/Ku/Universal mode

LNB.LOW / LNB.HIGH: input the parameters as desired by number key

TRANSPONDER: Modification of a transponder’s parameters, including:

FREQUENCY: Press [] button to add or reduce values or specify the desired value by the numeric keys.

SYMBOL RATE: Perform same operation as described as FREQUENCY

POLARITY Use [] button to select between vertical and horizontal

Note: Make sure all above information is correct to search the signal successfully.

SCAN CHANNEL: Once you have correctly informed all date, use

[]button to select the scan mode, then press OK to launch

search.

(a.) TP SCAN: Scan all transponders one by one, see (OSD 4).

(b.) TP NIT: Scan the transponders in one certain network.

(c.) SAT SCAN: Scan all the transponders in one satellite (these

transponders have been set in advance).

(d.) Blind 8MHz: Blind scan the frequency from 950-2150 by step

8MHz; see (OSD 5).

(e.) Blind 12MHz: Blind scan the frequency from 950-2150 by step

12 MHz.

In the course of signal searching, you can get to know the status by

bar meter of the LEVEL and QUALITY as well as the numerical of

S/N, FEC, BER. DiSEqC indicates which port is connected to the

DiSEqC1.0 switch.

OSD 3

OSD 4

OSD 5

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Adjust the dish slightly until you get the maximum of level and best quality.

Once the signal is got, the LOCK light comes on immediately. Now, if press F1 to enter Outdoor / ZOOM mode, you

can find a continue beeping sound working as indicator that may change its tone frequency according to the signal

strength.

2. MODE CHANGE: Press F1 to shift the display mode between Normal /Zoom/Outdoor

Zoom mode:

S/N : reflects the signal to noise in dB

QUALITY: reflects the signal quality (%)

LEVEL: reflects the signal level (%)

Press [] key to adjust the volume of beep.

Outdoor mode

3. MOTOR SETTING: Press F2 to activate the DiSEqC1.2 control

menu , see (OSD 8).

(a.) MOTOR RESET: Clear the limit of the position, Press OK on the

item.

(b.) MOTOR INITIAL: Back to the initial position, Press OK on the

item.

(c.) COMMAND: Control motor moving to west or east, Use []

button to shift.

Stop option automatically once the signal is locked.

OSD 6

OSD 7

OSD 8

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4. USAL SETTING: Press OK on the USAL SETTING item, see (OSD 9)

Choose your desired satellite at the Satellite Name option. Give your

location value to the Local Longitude and Local Latitude. Enter the

position of your selected satellite to the Satellite Longitude if it is not

correct. Press OK to select USAL POSITION, then the motor will turn

toward your selected satellite as calculating its position.

2.5. DVB-T SIGNAL FINDING:

1. DVB-T signal finding menu shown as (OSD 10).

The modifiable parameters are the following:

FREQUENCY: With [] button to add or reduce values or press OK

to get the stored list pop up.

Band Width: Switch band width among 6/7/8

VOLTAGE: using [] button to choose different voltage power supply

to antenna.

SCAN CHANNEL: There are 2 methods to process scan, using []

button to choose then press OK to launch search.

(a.) TP Scan: Use [] button to change the SCAN CHANNEL

item to the option TP SCAN, then press OK to scan. See (OSD 11).

(b.) Scan All: Use [] button to change the SCAN CHANNEL item

to the option SCAN ALL, then press OK to scan. See (OSD 12).

In the course of signal searching, you can get to know the status by bar

meter of the LEVEL and QUALITY as well as the numerical of S/N and

BER. Meanwhile, other details indicating the modulation mode like FEC,

CON, GUA and MOD are all readable.

Adjust the antenna slightly until you get the maximum of level and best

quality.

Once the signal is got, the LOCK light comes on immediately. Now, if

press F1 to enter Outdoor / ZOOM mode, you can find a continue

beeping sound working as indicator that may change its tone frequency

according to the signal strength.

OSD 9

OSD 10

OSD 11

OSD 12

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2. MODE CHANGE: Press F1 to shift the display mode between Normal /Zoom/Outdoor

Zoom mode:

S/N : reflects the signal to noise in dB

Q: reflects the signal quality (%)

S: reflects the signal level (%)

Press [] key to adjust the volume of beep.

Multi-Channel mode:

3. FAV Channel setting: Press F2 to show the setting menu

OSD 13

OSD 14

OSD 15

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Chapter 3. Detailed operation Guide

3.1. POWER ON

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Press POWER ON button and hold for 3 seconds to turn on the device

TIPS: Release the POWER ON button when the logo is displayed.

3.2. INSTALLATION

Choose INSTALLATION item on main menu, then the following

window appears.

see (OSD 16).

1. SATELLITE NAME: Use []button to browse stored satellites or press OK to show the satellite list for

selection.

2. LNB TYPE: Use []button to browse all options.

3. 22K SWITCH: Use []button to shift AUTO/ON/OFF

4. LBN POWER: Use []button to choose OFF /ON

5. DISEQC1.0: allows switching among DISEQC port A/B/C/D

6. DISEQC1.1: allows switching among DISEQC switch from port 1 to port 16,

7. NEW SAT: Press OK to create a new satellite name by*soft keyboard popping up on screen.

8. DEL SAT: press OK to delete the current satellite.

9. TV EDIT: All existent channels that are of satellite and terrestrial to be edit here.

Press F1 to edit TV channel, see (OSD 17)

MOVE INDEX:

Moves channel to another position. Press 2 to MOVE INDEX mode,

and the MOVE INDEX on the help information will be highlighted.

Press OK to select channel.

Use [Up] [Down] key to move the cursor to a new position as you

require and then press OK to confirm.

OSD 16

OSD 17

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DELETE CHANNEL:

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Deletes the current channel. Press 3 to DELETE CHANNEL, and the DELETE CHANNEL on the help

information will be highlighted.

Use [up] [down] key to select a channel press OK to delete.

NAME EDIT:

Press 4 to NAME EDIT, and NAME EDIT on the help information will be highlighted.

Press OK to enter name with *soft keyboard on screen.

SOFT KEYBOARD instruction:

Use [][Up] [Down] buttons to move cursor and Press OK to

pick the alphabet.

Use SAVE button on keyboard to save the channel name entered

in.

Use DEL button on keyboard to delete the alphabet entered.

Use OTHER button on keyboard for shifting upper/lower case.

Use EXIT button to leave soft keyboard mode.

RADIO EDIT: Press F2 to edit radio channel.

Usage instruction refers to TV EDIT

3.3. SYSTEM SETTING

1. Press SYSTEM button to display setting menu, see (OSD 19).

2. OSD TRANSPARENT: Adjust OSD transparent mode.

3. SLEEP TIMER: Set up the sleep timer mode for auto shut off

timer

4. PROFILE : Shift between the normal mode and outdoor mode

5. LOCK BEEP: Switch on/off the beep function while signal locked

6. FACTORY DEFAULT: Remove all the user data, press OK to confirm on the item.

OSD 18

OSD 19

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3.4. SPECTRUM

3.5. DVB-S SPECTRUM

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Pressing AN/DG key on the signal finding menu gives access to the

spectrum analyzer function. The spectrum of current satellite signal

represents as (OSD 20)

1. H/V key to change between18V(Horizontal) and 13V(Vertical)

2. F2 key to change the scan step (8Mhz , 12Mhz, 20Mhz optional)

3. AN/DG: can change the scan mode from analog to digital

4. F1: to switch ZOOM mode and NORMAL can mode

5. Freq: to show the value of current focus frequency

6. Green axis indicates focused frequency, can be moved by up &

down Key for faster movement or by left & right keys for slower

movement.

7. Top maker will be shown on the high level position of spectrum.

8. The user can move the green column to the peak,and press OK

to scan out the channels.

9. LNB STATUS: reference to the LNB connected or not.

TIPS: Distinguishing of the analog spectrum. There is few change of

the spectrum data between the neighbor steps when signal is weak.

In case, the signal appears, the spectrum level will increase suddenly

or the slope increase to a certain data, which is the peak.

3.6. DVB-T SPECTRUM

Pressing AN/DG key on the signal finding menu gives access to the

spectrum analyzer function. The spectrum of current satellite signal

represents as (OSD 23)

1. F2 key to change the scan step

2. F1: to switch ZOOM mode and NORMAL can mode.

OSD 20

OSD 21

OSD 22

OSD 23

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3. Green axis indicates focused frequency, can be moved by up & down Key for faster movement or by left & right

keys for slower movement.

4. Top maker will be shown on the high level position of spectrum.

5. The user can move the green column to the, and press OK to scan

out the channels.

TIPS: Distinguishing of the analog spectrum. There is few change of the

spectrum data between the neighbor steps when signal is weak. In case,

the signal appears, the spectrum level will increase suddenly or the slope

increase to a certain data, which is the peak.

3.7. ANGLE CACULATION

1. Press ANGLE button to display the Calculation menu, see (OSD 25)

2. 2. SATELLITE NAME: Use []button to browse stored satellites

or press OK to show the satellite list for selection.

3. Give your location value to the Local Longitude and Local Latitude.

4. Move cursor to ANGLE CACULATION and press OK to calculate

the data of azimuth and elevation according to which you adjust the

dish. The result you can read on ANTENNA AZIMUTH, ANTENNA

ELEVATION item.

3.8. CHANNEL INFORMATION

In the playing mode, pressing F1 key gives access to looking over the information of current Satellite name and

transponder, as (OSD 26) show Satellite name and transponder

information will be displayed.

OSD 24

OSD 25

OSD 26

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3.9. CHANNEL LIST

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Press OK in the playing mode to get TV list displayed, see (OSD 27)

1. Scroll the cursor to choose a new channel and for play it by OK key.

2. EXIT key for returning back to playing mode.

3.10. TV/RADIO MODE CHANGE

Press TV/RADIO key in the playing mode to shift alternatively.

OSD 27

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Chapter 4. Technical specification

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System capabilities Fully DVB compliant Yes

LNB/Tuner input

For DVB-S

Connector F type, male

Frequency range 950MHz-2150MHz

Signal lever -65dBm~-25dBm

LNB supply 13/18V,max500mA

LNB switch control 22KHz

DiSEqC DiSEqC1.0 DiSEqC 1.2

Front end QPSK

Demodulator

Symbol rate 2Mbps~45Mbps

For DVB-S

SCPC and MCPC Capable Yes

Spectral inversion Auto conversion

Type IEC 169-2 Female

Frequency Range VHF and UHF

Tuner & Channel for

Bandwidth 8MHz or 7MHz or 6MHz

For DVB-T

Input impedance 75 ohm unbalanced

Signal Level -78 ~ -20dBmV

Modulation COFDM

Constellation QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Modulation

Transmission mode 2K,8K

For DVB-T

Guard Interval 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32

Code Rate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

Processor 32bit processor

SDRAM 8Mbytes

System resource

FLASH 1Mbyte

EEPROM -

MPEG 2 Main Proflie@Main Level

Video decoder

Data Rate

Resolution

up to 15M bits/s

720*576,720*480

Video format PAL/NTSC/SECAM

MPEG 1 layer 1&2 -

MPEG Audio

Type Mono

Sampling rates 32,44.1 and 48KHz

Serial data interface Connector USB type

Li-oN Battery 2200 mA

Power supply

Supply voltage 13.3Volt

charger 90-240V

Panel connectors Digital tuner input F type, male

Physical Specification

Size

Weight(Net)

102x34x180 (mm)

0.9 Kg

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