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FORTEC STAR Digital FTA Satellite Receiver

For models 786v3, 786NA, 9800v2, 9800HDD, 6000CI

Fortec Star DVB-786NA FSIRCI-9800NA


Print these instructions for your reference

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Dish Alignment Quick Start:


Free To Air Stationary Satellite SystemsStationary Dish Instructions:

  1. Assemble your dish.

  2. Mount your dish on its mast.  Make sure mast is 100% vertical and solid.

  3. Calculate your Azimuth, Elevation, and LNBF Skew for your location here!  Make sure you compensate for magnetic deviation.

  4. Turn your dish towards the correct Azimuth and hand tighten screws.

  5. Adjust dish Elevation to correct value and hand tighten screws.

  6. Mount your LNBF on your dish and tilt the LNBF to compensate for polarization skew.  For example, if you are aiming the dish at IA5 97W:  

    • In Columbus, OH: LNBF should be turned 16 degrees counter clockwise when facing the dish.

    • Los Angeles:  30 degrees clockwise

    • New York:  30 degrees counter-clockwise

  7. Connect your receiver to the LNBF using RG6 coaxial cable.  Make sure the receiver is "OFF" when you do that.

  8. Turn your receiver "ON"

Motorized Dish Instructions:

  1. Assemble your dish.

  2. Install your LNBF on your dish.  Do not tilt or skew the LNBF

  3. Find your Latitude and Longitude here:

     Enter your city or zip code below and hit "Search"

       City:   State (optional):   or a 5-digit zip code:

  4. Follow the instructions on how to setup your motorized system found here.

Receiver Quick Start:


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  1. Press "Menu"

  2. Press right vol arrow button on the remote to go to "Installation"

  3. Click "OK"

  4. If you have/received a Fortec Star UNIVERSAL LNBF, then skip step 5 and go to 6.

  5. Select "Antenna Setting"

    • Antenna:        1

    • LNB Type:     UNIVERSAL  (For Fortec Star LNBF - Low: 9750, High: 10600)

      Note:  If you are using a "STANDARD" LNBF (11.7-12.2 GHz), then select:

      • LNB Type:     SINGLE  

      • Click "OK"

      • Single: 10750 (enter this value using remote control)

      • Press down arrow to "STORE"

      • Click "OK"


    • LNB Power:   V/H

    • 22Khz:         Auto 

    • DiSEqC:        Off

    • 12V:            Off

    • Press down arrow to "STORE"

    • Click "OK"

  6. Press down arrow to "Channel Search"   

  7. Click "OK"


    • Search Index:  1

    • Antenna:         1

    • Satellite:  Click OK and select "Telstar_5 (97.0W)" by using the channel up/down buttons on the remote.

    • Search Mode:  Auto All

    • Click "OK" on TP Data

    • Use the right <VOL or left VOL> buttons on the remote to go to TP 25 or TP 26 (These have active frequency 12152 or 12177)

    • Click "OK"

    • Positioner:      OFF  (This is only used when you have an HH Motor installed on your dish)

  8. Now adjust your dish alignment until you see the "Signal" and "Quality" bars turn GREEN in color.Menu1.JPG (443790 bytes)  Note: If you only see the signal bar in RED and no quality, that means your dish is receiving a signal, but it is not from the correct satellite.  It will always show this signal no matter where you aim your dish.  Only when you have a perfect alignment to desired satellite is when you will see both the Signal and Quality turn GREEN as shown in the picture to the right.

  9. Scroll down to "START"

  10. Click "OK" to search channels

Congratulations, you just loaded your receiver!


TIP: If you aim your dish at a different satellite other than Telstar 5 (let's say for example Galaxy 10R), make sure that you use an LIVE transponder when you go to the TP Data line.  To check which transponder frequencies are live, click here and select the satellite.


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When you buy a receiver from us, your receiver will be sent to you with the latest software and firmware from the manufacturer. 3rd party software are not supported by us or the manufacturer and if used it will void the equipment manufacturer's warranty.

Note that the software is incompatible across various models. If you upload the wrong software and create a problem with the receiver, this will not only void your warrantee and but may make your receiver inoperable. It may require service which is not covered under the warranty. File transfers errors are entirely your responsibility and we are not responsible for any receivers problems as a result of that.


To avoid invaliding your warranty, contact your dealer to have a factory trained technician upload software to your receiver. Only official software and upgrades available from the manufacturer's can be used with your receiver.  Under no circumstances, should any other software be used with a receiver.



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