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BirDog Meter Software Download Procedure

The Birdog meter will hold upwards of 32 satellite locations in its flash memory. Steps to downloading satellite location updates: Go to the following web site http://www.birdog.tv

Note: Temporarily turn on or enable pop ups from you web browser, not doing so may not allow the Birdog software file download to begin.

There are two options to choose from for downloading satellite location updates Preconfigured ­ Includes the following satellite locations KH Galaxy 3C 95 west longitude DTV KaKu & 3G 101 & 119w DTV 72.5w DTV SWM 101W DTV SWM 119W DTV SWM Histogram (this option will only load onto the USB/USB plus version) DTV 101 & 119 dual display (this option will only load onto the USB/USB plus version) Configure ­ Allows you to pick and choose from four sections those specific satellite locations for your needs There are five sections to choose from Ku, Named services, DirecTv SWM, BirDog USB Plus Only, C-Band, Universal LNB and Customer Specific

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Preconfigured satellite download steps

Choose the button from the Birdog web site home page

You can choose either file as they contain the same information, the only difference is that some internal computer networks do not allow an executable file (*.EXE) to be downloaded, in those instances then download the *.ZIP file to your computer. The following message(s) will appear once either of the file formats is chosen. (*.EXE or *.Zip) Choose SAVE to save to your computers Desktop or another folder of your choosing

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Configure your own satellite download steps

Choose the button from the Birdog web site home page

Scroll to the bottom of the page to begin the selection process from the Available Satellites selection menu As mentioned before there are five sections to choose from, most of the DIRECTV Specific satellite locations are in the Named Services Section

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Click on a satellite name in the Available Satellites selection menu and then click on the double right arrow to move the selection to the Selected Satellites menu box

After your selection is complete, press the Generate button to begin the file download process

Note: if your computer network system does not allow an *.EXE file to be downloaded then Check the Create zipped file box

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The following message will be generated once the Generate button is clicked on

Click on the word Here to retrieve the newly created file, a file download message will appear, choose Save

And then place the file either on your desk top or a folder of your choosing

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Note: Ensure the BirDog meter is fully charged before proceeding

BirDog meters prior to the new USB version use a Serial Cable to allow software updates, you must use a computer with a serial port or a USB to Serial port converter must be used.

Connect the data cable to the BirDog meter and computer (the BirDog meters screen will say "Program Mode")

Click on the recently downloaded file

a dialog box will open

Choose the correct Serial COM port if the serial port is used or choose the USB if the USB cable is used

Choose Transfer to load the software, at completion of the download a complete message is given

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