Birdog 4.0 USB Satellite Signal Meter W/Compass

Item Number: Birdog Plus 4.0
Manufacturer: Perfect Vision
Manufacturer Part No: Birdog USB Plus 4.0
Your Price: $449.95

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This package includes:
  • 1 Birdog Satellite Meter
  • 1 Caring Case / Protective Case
  • 1 USB Interface Cord
  • 1 A/C Charger Cord
  • 1 D.C. Auto Charger
  • 2 Removable F Connectors
  • 1 Rain Cover
  • 1 Compass
  • 1 Instructions Manual
  • 1 One Year Warranty
The New Birdog 4.0
Plus comes with a Free Compass!

* Port Savers have been discontinued. Removable F Connectors now standard
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BIRDOG USB PLUS 4.0 This is the newest Version, "Birdog USB Plus" It has Easy-to-Read Display with Digital Enhanced Graphics, Twice the Satellite memory Positions, One-Touch Button Easy to Use, More Battery Life, Spanish Language Display Option, Recalls Last Satellite Position upon power-up, Digital Data Stream Identification and more.

To align the integrated SWM LNBs (SL5S or SL3S) with a Birdog meter, you must
use a single port power passing splitter, rated at least 2mHz to 2150mHz, Connect the SWM power inserter to the power passing port of the splitter, connect the Birdog to the non-power passing port.
The Birdog 4.0 is the one of the best satellite meters and satellite finders on the market today.

birdog satillite meter setup with swm

Spectrum Display

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The Spectrum information bar
at the top of this screen will
alternate between the current
frequency and span in use.

Constellation Display

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This Illustration shows how a typical
QPSK constellation diagram would
be represented.

Custom Carrier

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Custom career mode is a new feature which enables you to specify your own career to lock on to. This can be very useful for optimizing a specific service once the satellite has been located - and this feature can be used for VSAT installation too. You can also store this selction separately form your predefined selections.

You can set the desired frequency, the Symbol Rate, the FEC, the LNB Votlage and the IQ un-swapped (Norm) or Swap. You can also save your custom carrier to memory "save and exit"

Birdog Meter Advanced Tech Info


New Features of the BIRDOG USB PLUS

    • DTV SWM histogram function
      Up to 9 simultaneous carrier (frequency) measurements
    • USB Connectivity
    • Easy-to-Read Display with Digital Enhanced Graphics
    • Twice the Satellite Memory Positions
    • One-Touch Buttons
      Easy to Use
    • More Battery Life
      5 Hours on Full Charge
    • Spanish Language Display Option
    • Recalls Last Satellite Position upon Power-up
    • Digital Data Stream Identification
    • Spectrum Analyzer
      Clear and easy to use
    • QPSK constellation diagram
      Detailed diagnosis of digital satellite signals
    • Custom carrier
      Create your own file while on site and see it ‘lock’
    • Data log
      Upload your installation readings to your pc
    • LNB/Cable Test
      Measure for open or short circuit in LNB & cable
    • Dual display for DTV 101/119
      See two satellites at one time, also works with SWM




  • Universal AC Battery Charger 100V~240V ~0.31A MAX 50/60Hz. Intelligent charger (CE approved) with delta V delta T detection, Fast Charge them Trickle.
  • DC 12V Charger 0.8 Amps (1.3 Amps peaks).
  • 2.1mm female plug for external charge via 12 Volt DC 2 Amp fused car charger.
  • Run time with full charge, average 5 hours from 3.3Ah NiMH battery.


  • LNB input via "F" type female connector. Impedance 75 ohms with short circuie protection 0.5 Amps automatic limiter.
  • Computer Interface: USB port for updating satellite settings.

Operation Specifications

  • Rf Input range 950-2150MHz - 65dBm to 25 dBm
  • LNB Supply Voltage: 13V for V and 18V for H @250 mA nominal
  • LNB Short circuit protection @500mA
  • 64 Transponders or 32 Satellites, horizontal & vertical
  • DVB, C & KU band, QPSK, VSAT compatible
  • Input dynamic range - 65dBm~25dBm
  • RF Level can be displayed in dBuV (general accuracy +/- 1dB) or linear scale (256 steps). Feature available is setup mode.
  • Input impedance 75 Ohms
  • Symbol Frequency rate fom 1Msps~45Msps
  • C/N (carrier to noise) is displayed in dB
  • Signal Strength and Ber displayed together
  • The Quality indicator (pre BER or bit error rate) locks on faster making it easier to identify satellite initially; typically locks in less than 100mS
  • Instead of "Found" to indicate the lock on correct satellites, the actual BER can be displayed. This Feature is available in set up mode.
  • Audible and visual tune-in, with selectable and adjustable display back light and contrast.

Satellites Supported:

The BIRDOG satellite menu can be reprogrammed to include only the satellites you are interested in (stores up to 64 Satellite locations).  With the purchase of this meter you will be able to download satellite information and update your BIRDOG via the web (very easy and takes about 2 minutes). For the latest supported satellites please visit

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3 Generation LNBf DirecTv 101 west

K V Amazonas 61 West

3 Generation LNBf DirecTv 119 west

K V AMC1 103 West

B L DirecTv 110 west

K V AMC15 105 West

B L DirecTv 72.5 west

K V AMC3 87 West

B L Nimiq 2 82 West

K V AMC4 101 West

B L Nimiq1 91 West

K V AMC4 Starband 101 West

B L Rainbow1 61.5 west

K V AMC5 79 West

B R DishNetwork 110 West

K V AMC6 72 Wes

B R Dishnetwork 119 West

K V AMC9 83 west

B R Dishnetwork 129 west

K V Anik F2 111.1 West

B R Dishnetwork 148 West

K V Direcway IA8 89 West

B R Dishnetwork 61.5 West

K V Echostar9 121 West

B R Nimiq3 91 West

K V Galaxy10R 123 West

BR DirecTv 72.5 west

K V Galaxy11 91 West

C H AMC1 103 west

K V Galaxy13/Horizon1 127 west

C H AMC11 131 West

K V Galaxy3C 95 West

C H AMC3 87 West

K V Galaxy4R 99 West

C H AMC4 101 West

K V GTECH Gilat AMC4 101

C H AMC8 139 West

K V GTECH Gilat AMC4 101 West

C H Echostar 9 121 West

K V GTECH Hughes AMC4 101 West

C H Galaxy10R 123 West

K V Hispasat1C 30 West

C H Galaxy11 91 west

K V Horizons1 127 west

C H Galaxy12 125 West

K V Horizons1 127 West

C H Galaxy1R 133 West

K V IA5 97 West

C H Galaxy3C 95 West

K V IA6 93 West

C H IA5 97 West

K V IA6 DMX 93 Wes

C H Intelsat 805 55.5 west

K V IA7 129 West

C H PAS 1R 45 West

K V IA-8 89 West

C H PAS-3R 43 West

K V Intelsat 801 31.5 West

C H PAS9 58 West

K V Nahuel1 71.8 West

C H SatcomC4 135 West

K V NSS-7 22 West

C H Satmex5 116.8 West

K V PAS 1R 45 West

C H Solidaridad2 113 West

K V Satmex5 116.8 West

C L Intelsat 705 50 West

K V Starband IA7 129 West

C L NSS-806 40.5 West

K V Telstar12 15 West

C V AMC1 103 west

K V Telstar5 97 West

C V AMC1 103 westC H AMC1
103 west

Ka/Ku Multi-Satellite 5 dish DirecTv 101west

C V AMC11 131 West

Superdish 105 West

C V AMC12 37.5 West

Superdish 121 West

C V AMC4 101 West

U H Amazonas 61 West

C V AMC6 72 West

U H AMC1 103 West

C V AMC7 137 West

U H AMC3 87 West

C V AMC8 139 West

U H AMC5 79 West

C V AnikF1 107.3 West

U H AMC6 72 West

C V AnikF2 111.1 West

U H Anik E1 118.7 West

C V Echostar 9 121 West

U H Echostar9 121 West

C V Galaxy10R 123 West

U H Galaxy10R 123 West

C V Galaxy11 91 west

U H Galaxy11 91 West

C V Galaxy1R 133 West

U H Galaxy13 127 West

C V Galaxy3C 95 West

U H Galaxy3C 95 West

C V Galaxy4R 99 West

U H Galaxy4R 99 West

C V Galaxy9 127 West

U H Hispasat1C 30 West

C V IA5 97 West

U H Horizons1 127 West

C V IA7 129 West

U H Horizons1 127 West SkyWay

C V Intelsat805 55.5 west

U H IA5 97 West

C V PAS 1R 45 West

U H IA6 93 West

C V PAS-3R 43 West

U H IA7 129 West

C V PAS9 58 west

U H IA8 89 West

C V SatcomC3 131 West

U H Intelsat 705 50 West

C V Satmex5 116.8 West

U H PAS-1R 45 West SkyWay

CV Solidaridad2 113 West

U H PAS-9 58 West Mex Test

DishPro 110 west

U H Satmex5 116.8 West

DishPro 119 west

U H SBS6 74 West

K H Amazonas 61 West

U H Telstar11 37.5 West

K H AMC1 103 West

U H Telstar12 15 West

K H AMC15 105 West

U H Telstar5 97 West

K H AMC3 87 West

U V Amazonas 61 West

K H AMC4 101 West

U V AMC1 103 West

K H AMC4 Starband 101 West

U V AMC15 105 West

K H AMC5 79 West

U V AMC3 87 West

K H AMC6 72 West

U V AMC4 101 West

K H AMC9 83 West

U V AMC5 79 West

K H Direcway IA8 89 West

U V AMC6 72 West

K H Echostar9 121 West

U V AMC9 83 West

K H Estrela do Sul 63 West

U V Anik E1 118.7 West

K H Nahuel1 71.8 West

U V Anik E2R 111.1 West

K H NSS-7 22 West

U V Anik F2 111.1 West

K H PAS 1R 45 West

U V Echostar9 121 West

K H Satmex5 116.8 West

U V Galaxy10R 123 West

K H G4R DirecWay 99 West

U V Galaxy11 91 West

K H Galaxy10R 123 West

U V Galaxy13 127 West

K H Galaxy11 91 West

U V Galaxy3C 95 West

K H Galaxy13/Horizon1 127 west

U V Galaxy4R 99 West

K H Galaxy3C 95 West

U V Hispasat1C 30 West

K H Galaxy4R 99 West

U V Horizons1 127 West

K H Hispasat1C 30 West

U V IA5 97 West

K H Horizons1 127 west

U V IA6 93 West

K H IA5 97 West

U V IA7 129 West

K H IA6 93 West

U V IA8 89 West

K H IA7 129 West

U V Intelsat 801 31.5 West

K H IA-8 89 West

U V Naheul1 71.8 west

K H Intelsat 705 50 West

U V NSS-7 22 West

K H SBS6 74 West

U V PAS-9 58 West Mex Test

K H Starband IA7 129 West

U V Satmex5 116.8 West

K H Telstar11 37.5 west

U V Telstar12 15 West

K H Telstar12 15 West

U V Telstar5 97 West

K H Telstar5 97 West

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