The DMYCO V8 Finder satellite receiver is a handheld device designed to help technicians locate television satellites in order to position satellite dishes. It’s a handy device if you work with satellites often, but most people don’t have any real use for that functionality. But, as it turns out, it can also be used to pick up all kinds of signals, and YouTuber SignalsEverywhere will show you how to pick up amateur digital TV signals.
This device, which can be found relabeled from many different sellers, can be used to pick up everything from amateur radio transmissions to digital TV. If you’re interested in amateur radio or want to experiment with SDR (software-defined radio) transmission, it’s a really useful device. But, it’s not exactly a user-friendly experience, and SignalsEverywhere does a great job of explaining how to operate its different functions that are of interest to hobbyists.
The first step is to connect an antenna, though you may need an adapter depending on the type of antenna you want to use. Then, you can search for specific types of signals over a wide variety of frequencies. Using the standard functions, you can find standard satellite TV signals or even unpublished satellite uplinks. However, what’s particularly interesting is that you can pick up 23cm amateur digital TV stations. If that sounds like fun to you, these satellite finder devices can be found for around $60.