Birdog Ultra News and Downloads

NOTE - THIS PAGE IS FOR ULTRA VERSION BIRDOG ONLY.



Thank you for purchasing the Birdog Ultra.   You now have a meter with a rechargeable Lithium battery.  With this lithium battery you can power two of the most power hungry LNBs in the market, WildBlue and DirecTv SWM, without the need for any optional equipment.


Hidden Transponders                                         Feb 2014

Holding down the left & right arrow at same time will bring up any hidden transponders to
your list.  For instance, if you have the DirecTV group loaded into the meter, you can see the individual transponders for the satellites by pressing left & right arrow at same time.  Powering the 
meter off will again hide the transopnders.


DishNetwork 1000.2 East LNB            April 2, 2012

DishNetWork now has a dish called 1000.2 East that looks at 61.5  72.7 satellites only.  Two new files have been created for downloading, called "DishNet .2E 61.5"  and "DishNet .2E 72.7".  These files will lock and will switch the LNB correctly.  The previous 1000.4 East files will still lock normally on the 1000.4 East dish, but if using those files on the 1000.2 East dish, you have to manually select Diseqc A for 72.7 and Diseqc B for 61.5.

Orientation Feature   (Pointing Parameters)         Dec 21, 2010

When Using the Orientation feature to look up Skew pointing parameters for various zip codes, the following applies:

DirecTV        - use 'Skew (B)"
DishNetwork - Add or subtract as indicated  "Skew (A)" to 90 degrees.
 


DirecTv 99 & 103 Files                    
"Ka DTV  99 RF NL" (No Lock) and  "Ka DTV 103 RF NL" (No Lock) files have been added to the Ultra download page.  These files will not lock on 99/103 but will show RF strength.

NOTE  -  These files are for info puposes only and are NOT to be construed as a substitute for the required dithering of every Ka/Ku dish.




Current Firmware                              Posted Feburary 28, 2011

To check the firmware version in your Ultra:  with meter off press the OFF button, then scroll down to the third line from the bottom.  (Between 'Azimuth' and 'DPD' lines)

Load the Ultra firmware first, then the zippostcodeloader.

Firmware (exe):   BirDog_ULTRA_Upgrade_21Ua-0006.exe

Firmware (zip):    BirDog_ULTRA_Upgrade_21Ua-0006.zip

Zip and Postal
Code Loader:      zippostcodeloader.zip


The firmware 2,1Ua-0006 is the latest factory revision and continues to improve Ultra memory and diseqc switching (ie:  used for Dishnetwork).
 
The zippostcodeloader has also been updated and must be downloaded also.

NOTE - Load the 21Ua-0006 firmware before loading the zippostcodeloader.  After loading the Ultra may display "Low Battery", if so then connect to charger for 10 minutes.



Additional Features of the Birdog Ultra

While the Birdog Ultra is still user friendly and performs it's basic functions similar to previous models, the Ultra also has many additional features:
  • Voltage Measurement - Shows voltage supplied to the LNBF and current being drawn
  • Multi-Rate Technology - Will lock on dynamic/adaptive modulation like WildBlue
  • Expanded Modulation - Will lock on Digicipher II, 8PSK, QPSK, Turbo
  • Zip Code Lookup - The 'Orientation' feature gives you dish pointing parameters 
  • LNB Drift - Measure frequency deviation or 'drift' of the LNB
  • Five Point Scan - Scan 5 transponders at once with pass/fail indication
  • More RF Level Scales - now measures in dBuV, dBm, dBmV
  • Replaceable Connectors - F connectors are field replaceable
  • Lithium Battery - All in one power solution for WildBlue, DirecTv SWiM, DishNetWork
The Ultra has the above features plus many others such as increased file capacity, 256 vs 64; more robust data logger; better carry case, etc.


Ultra Manual - Available on the 'Manual' page of this website.

Data Logger

Data logger file.
Data Logger (ZIP)


DishNetWork       Legacy LNBs for 110/119     (Posted 10/27/2009)
For Dish 119 with a legacy LNB, use TPs (transponders) 13, 15 or 21
For Dish 110 with a legacy LNB, use TPs   11 or 15




Ultra Downloads Here :


Problems with Internet Explorer 10?                Jan 2014

If IE10 makes your download page looked jumbled, go into the compatibility feature by selecting the icon that looks like a torn page.  If that icon does not appear, bring up the tools bar by selecting ALT, then Tools, then Compatibility view settings and add birdog.tv.  This will fix the issue.


WARNING - THIS DOWNLOAD PAGE IS FOR BIRDOG ULTRA ONLY!!
Do not attempt to download any version Birdog other than the Ultra on this page.
All Birdogs other than the Ultra must use the 'Configure' or 'Preconfigure page for downloads.


The file capacity of the Birdog Ultra is much greater than any previous version Birdog and as such it has it's own download page, available here http://download.birdogultra.com/birdogultra.aspx


There are 5 Options available on the download page:
Option 1 - Super List download (see chart at bottom of this page for a list of satellites in this list).
Option 2 - Install different predefined lists in the 4 List locations of the Ultra.
Option 3 - Compose your own list of satellite files or add to predefined lists.
Option 4 - Create an account to store your satellite lists (Optional).
Option 5 - Download an updated zip code file.




Recent File Updates:


133W      G-15        CV            Revised 07/17/2014
116.8W   SM8        KV & KH      Revised 05/15/2014
89W      G28          KV & KH      Revised 02/17/2014
97W      G19           KV & UV      Revised 01/10/2014
93W      G25           KV             Revised 01/08/2014
97W      G19           KV             Revised 01/08/2014
101W    SES-1        KV             Revised 12/03/2013
125W   AMC-21       KH             Revised 10/24/2013
113W   SatMex6      KH             Revised 10/04/2013
72W   AMC-6  (SpaceNet)  KV    Revised 09/04/2013
99W   Galaxy-16      KH             Revised 08/08/2013
99W   Galaxy-16      KH             Revised 07/25/2013
121W  Echostar9     KH             Revised 06/18/2013
116.8W  SM8 (FKA SM5)  KH      Revised 06/12/2013
Dishnetwork 72.7W                  Revised 06/10/2013
KV AMC-9   83W                      Revised 06/10/2013
125W  AMC-21   KH                  Revised 03/06/2013
61.5  Dishnetwork                    Revised 03/05/2013
123W   Galaxy-18   KH              Revised 02/04/2013

 





Super List:



The preconfigured ( Super List ) contained in the Ultra is composed of 4 distinct predefined lists

(1) DirecTv / WB (2) Specific (3) Standard  (4)Custom
DTV 72.5 Red Cross Galaxy 18 Dish Pro 110 DVB (4)
KH GC3 95 Skyway AMC15 Dish Pro 119 DSS (4)
KH G3C 5 Point Scan Skyway SES 1 Dishnet 129 Turbo (4)
Ka/Ku 3G 101 USA Mobility 127     Dishnet 118.7 DCII (4)
Ka/Ku 3G 119 Niasat 127 Dishnet 61.5 Wild Blue (1)
SWM101 Viasat 127 Dishnet 72.7 Xplornet (1)
SWM119 DMX G25 Dishnet 77
SWM Dual Display DMX G26 ShawDirect Anik F1
SWM Histogram GTech G17 ShawDirect Anik F2
WildBlue  (APA 1 - 8) GTech Gilat SES 1 HughesNet Sats:  72, 74, 83, 87, 89, 91, 93
WildBlue Anik F2 GTech Hughes SES 1 95, 99, 113, 117, 127
WildBlue AMC15 Bloomberg NSS-806 Xplornet Anik F2 & F3
Bell TV 82 & 91   
Starband SES 1, AMC6, G27