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AT9 (KaKu 5 LNB) Comparison

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by scott T, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. scott T

    scott T The Nth degree

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    Here are my comparisons.

    Same house
    Same R15 unit for measurement
    Same tech aligning
    Same wiring

    Different Sunny days, but all clear!

    Three Dishes
    Winegard 46cm (18")
    Andrew KaKu (AT9)
    Winegard 76cm (30")

    See for yourself ...

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    .........................Good ............................ .........................Step backwards......................... ........................Much better .....................


    The real test will be the RAIN (cloud cover)! BRING IT ON! I hope there is less rain fade!
     
  2. scott T

    scott T The Nth degree

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    Found a great place for the AT9 ........

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  3. Dave from Kazoo

    Dave from Kazoo AllStar

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    I have had the AT9 dish replace two(2) single dishes. On the R10, Hughes Tivo(2), and D10 signal strengths are the same for 101 and 119. The H20 has a signal strength reading but it works good even when it's raining. Only time I have lost signal with the AT9 dish was during a 10 minute downpour.
     
  4. Cap'n Preshoot

    Cap'n Preshoot Godfather

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    Now-now Scott, let's be nice.
    Got a box? Ship it to Houston and we can do some surgery on that triple LNB and see what's inside. Don't anyone say it won't come apart either, I have a band saw. Anything can be taken apart. :grin:
     
  5. Cap'n Preshoot

    Cap'n Preshoot Godfather

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    Well, propagation characteristics do vary a little from day to day, even hour to hour, but I think we get your point. Nice looking signals!!

    I stopped by the Home Theater Store today and absolutely fell in love with the new Mitsubishi 65731 (65" DLP). Who knows, maybe this weekend I'll have something else to play with :) :) :) :) :) :)
     
  6. Cap'n Preshoot

    Cap'n Preshoot Godfather

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    Thanks for the info Dave.
    Dunno what's going on here, but Scott_T and I have had some very-very sorry results with our AT9s on the 101 sat.
     
  7. scott T

    scott T The Nth degree

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    Come on, haven't had a fun time screwing around with this, I'm just blowing off a little steam. :bang OK, maybe a little fun! :rolleyes:

    I plan on taking it apart slowing and documenting. I will update you later.
     
  8. AnonomissX

    AnonomissX Godfather

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    Scott...you are getting sleepy....so sleeepy....you are packing up the 5lnb dish...you are shipping to me for free....you feel so freeeee....Oh, dammit, they don't even HAVE HD locals in Las Vegas yet!

    Grrrr
     
  9. NSDQ160th

    NSDQ160th New Member

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    I have a H20 receiver with the KaKu dish. How come I don't get any signal strength on 99 and 98?? it all saids n/a. I 'm still getting local HD channels. Also I thought 110 and 119 would populate numbers for 1-36 but I only get a few signal strength readings. why is that? please reply back with an answer to NSDQ160th@hotmail.com thank you all.
     
  10. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    The H20-600 has a software bug which makes it not display signal strength for 99 (it still works, however). If 103 doesn't have any spotbeams in your area, they will read 0 (there are two settings for each, to allow for the sats which will be launched next year).

    DirecTV only has a limited number of frequencies on 110 and 119 (these locations are shared with Dish) The other transponder spots will say n/a.
     
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