Even though the USB Plus has many additional features, the basic operation has remained unchanged from all other Birdog models.
The additional features are available in a new screen, obtainable by one press of the OFF (Up) button when the meter is powered up.
NOTE - the ‘Diseqc’ commands have been moved to this screen
These additional features are designed for those users with knowledge of the makeup of satellite signals and include:
- Spectrum Analyzer
- Digital Constellation
- Custom Carrier
- Data Log
- LNB/Cable fault test
A note on the Custom Carrier feature – you can build one personal custom file into the memory of your BirDog by entering the transponder parameters needed for a lock - specifically the frequency, symbol rate, FEC, etc.
The satellite transponder parameters may be furnished by the company ordering the satellite dish alignment and you should seek their assistance first, but due to the immense number of possible combinations:
We do NOT provide Custom Carrier parameters.
One possible research source of satellite transponder parameter information is www.lyngsat.com.
The Configure page of Birdog website has the more common satellite parameters already listed and available for download directly to the memory of your BirDog.
Data Log Reader
See below for the instructions for using the Data Log Reader.
Log Reader Instructions.pdf
Before using the Data Log Reader, you must first download & extract the following zip file program to your computer.
BirDog USBPLUS_ LogReader.zip