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0s during rain

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jrsimpson927, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. jrsimpson927

    jrsimpson927 Mentor

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    We just had some light rain go through and every transponder and SWM signal strength was zero. During sunny weather my 101 sat is 80-94 but 103 and 99 are 60 70s. Two questions.

    1). Can rain knock everything to zero if I just need an alignment? The rain was not heavy by any means.

    2). Could something else be wrong?

    I was having 771a errors but I switched the outlet I was using based off of other experiences on this board for the PI and I haven't seen that since.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    You need a realignment. 101 should be 97-100, and the KA(c) sats should be in the 90s on most transponders. Any 70's during normal weather indicates misalignment.
     
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Ideally, your signals should be in the 90+ range on 101/99c/103c(a)(b). With the lower levels, you will have rain fade earlier and longer lasting than when peaked.

    Additionally, it does not have to be raining hard right on you, but somewhere in the line of sight to affect the signal levels.
     
  4. jrsimpson927

    jrsimpson927 Mentor

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    Thank you for the quick replies! I will look into getting it aligned.
     
  5. Go Beavs

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    Yeah, like the others said, it really looks like you need an alignment here. If your sat signal goes to zero, so will your SWiM levels. In this case, a dish alignment should fix both.
     
  6. mini1

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    Alignment is needed. 101 should be 97-100, the rest 90+. If you have the PP then the alignment is free of charge.
     

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