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Satellite Meter
Someone once said: “We
buy with our eyes” and
that’s true. The designers
of Deviser’s new satellite
meter took this advice to
their heart and managed
to fit their new product into
a really great housing. The
light blue and gray combi-
nation of colors is definitely
an eyecatcher. The plastic
case of the meter is gray
but it is wrapped around
with a light blue rubber en-
velope. Quite an interest-
ing design, but let’s have
a look now into its perfor-
The meter sits nicely in
your hand. Its backlit LCD
is quite large and read-
able even outside. Seven
buttons are clearly labeled
and you can operate them
with your thumb without
touching neighbouring but-
tons. Signal input connec-
tor is located at the bot-
tom of the case while the
12 V DC power socket and
mini USB port are located
on the right side of the S20
Deviser included two F
barrel connectors, so if
the first one is torn off,
you simply replace it with
the second one. The power
supply unit and car charger
unit are also in the pack-
age. But that is not yet
all: you get a detailed hard
copy user manual as well as
a small CD ROM containing
PC software for managing
satellites and transponders
stored in the S20’s memo-
ry. And there’s even more:
the S20 comes with a van-
ity case that you can attach
to your belt and a light blue
strap if you prefer to hang
the S20 on your neck or
Right after power on, S20
enters the signal search
mode. There are two bar
graph indicators on the
screen for signal strength
and signal quality, with
percentage values showed
next to them. Satellite
name, its longitude, tran-
sponder name, polariza-
tion as well as the battery
status are shown. With the
left and right arrow but-
tons you switch the satel-
lite, and with up and down
buttons the transponder.
Every satellite has exactly
6 transponders stored in
the S20’s memory. Once
the meter locks to the
transponder, you know that
your antenna is aimed at
the satellite shown at the
top of screen.
In an early stage of the
antenna alignment process,
you do not receive any sig-
nal yet. In such situation,
the best idea is to use the
angle calculator embed-
ded in the S20. When you
enter the geographical co-
ordinates of your antenna
location and satellite lon-
gitude, it will calculate the
azimuth, elevation and LNB
tilt angles. You should ap-
ply those angles to the dish
as accurately as you can