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Old 08-08-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Question need a little help, re tweaking the slimline dish for 99(a) sat

the signals on 99 (a) were in the 30 and low 40s now I've adjust the tilt by about 8 degrees and the signals are now in the 80s to 90s on 99(a) and getting picture/sound on the new mpeg4 channels from 99(a) so I know 99(a) isn't seeing the wrong sat 90s on 101 sat yet the 3 transponders on 110 are all 0 and 119 sat is now 0 as well

should I try peaking out 99(a) and then adjust the altitude on the dish or should got but to the original tilt and then adjust altitude ?
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the signals on 99 (a) were in the 30 and low 40s now I've adjust the tilt by about 8 degrees and the signals are now in the 80s to 90s on 99(a) and getting picture/sound on the new mpeg4 channels from 99(a) so I know 99(a) isn't seeing the wrong sat 90s on 101 sat yet the 3 transponders on 110 are all 0 and 119 sat is now 0 as well

should I try peaking out 99(a) and then adjust the altitude on the dish or should got but to the original tilt and then adjust altitude ?
You haven't done this realignment the right way. Unless there is a massive problem with the dish you should not have had to adjust tilt at all, just very small changes in azimuth and elevation. . Go back to the original tilt setting. You need to make sure that the dish mount is plumb otherwise you will have problems. Then align the dish properly for 101 and 119. Make sure you find the center of the 101 beam using "dithering". If you don't know how that is done, look at this video. http://retailer.directv.com/dws/cont...mbly_20107.wmv
Once you have done the best you can with the 101 and 119 signals (most signals should be in the 90s), look at 103c. Using the signal strength screen with one person watching the screen and another adjusting the dish with VERY small changes using the "fine tune" controls (talking via cellphones), maximize the signals on 103c. They should be in the 80s or 90s. Then look at 99c. Your signals on 99c should now be in the 80s also.
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