Birdog Ultra News and Downloads


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.

WildBlue                                                 August, 2015

The WB1 and Anik F2 files for original WildBlue dishes have all been updated and are now locking. 
Updates for these files are happening quite frequently so please check this page for a list of recent updates.

The custom carrier parameters are listed below to manually enter that update from the field before you have a chance to do a new download 
(Additional WildBlue custom carrier files have been added to the WildBlue list.)

Recent WB1/AF2 file updates (and custom carrier info):  

08/20/15:    Beam 126A:  LNB: 21000; carrier:  19651; symb:  22500; FEC:  Auto; LNB:  30V; IQ:  Auto
08/2715:     Beam 44A:   21000; 19642; 15000; FEC:  QPSK 2/3; LNB:  30V; IQ:  Auto
09/01/15:    Beam 122A:  21000; 19643; 15000; QPSK 2/3; 30V; Auto
09/16/15:    Beam 113A:  21000; 19901; 22500; QPSK 2/3; 30V; Auto   

Ultra Downloads Here :

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

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. 

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  This will fix the issue.


Dishnetwork 119 & 110                                   August 27, 2015

Their are new DishNetWork  files named:   DishNet 119 *New and DishNet 110 *New.

They are included in the Standard, DishPro & DISH Network lists and these files will not 'cross id', meaning the 119 file will only lock on 119, 110 file only on 110.

Hidden Transponders                                        
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            

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)         

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):

Zip and Postal
Code Loader:

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

Recent File Updates: 

119W     Dishnet  *New           Added 08/27/2015
110W     Dishnet  *New           Added 08/272015

101W     SES-1       KH            Revised 08/27/2015
119W     Dishnetwork              Revised 08/21/2015
105W     AMC18            CH      Revised 06/15/2015
103W    AMC-1 / SES-3  KV    Revised 06/04/2015
85W      AMC-16             KV    Revised 06/04/2015
139W     AMC-8       CV            Revised 05/21/2015
127W     Hor1         KH            Revised 03/18/2015
105W     AMC15      KH      No longer locking    01/12/2015
113W     SatMex6   KH & UH     Revised 01/08/2015
93W       G25         KV             Revised 12/16/2014
105W     AMC15     KH             Revised 10/30/2014
103W     AMC1      CV              Revised 10/24/2014
97W      G19          CV             Revised 10/22/2014
99W      G16         KH              Revised 10/03/2014
97W       G-19        CV             Revised 09/08/2014
91W       G-17        CH             Revised 09/08/2014
133W      G-15        CV            Revised 07/17/2014
116.8W   SM8        KV & KH      Revised 05/15/2014


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
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  WB1GTech Gilat SES 1 HughesNet Sats:  72, 74, 83, 87, 89, 91, 93
WildBlue Anik F2 GTech Hughes SES 1 95, 99, 113, 117, 127
Bloomberg NSS-806 Xplornet Anik F2 & F3
Bell TV 82 & 91   
Starband SES 1, AMC6, G27