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Dish 1000.4 EA Setup on SP95C meter for newbie

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ateet, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. ateet

    ateet Cool Member

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    I have Dish 1000.4 EA setup and I only get 61.5 on middle LNB (due to installer's fault) for which I never followed up (so my fault also). Now I want to make it right without calling Dish and I ordered SF95C meter online today.

    I already have everything installed, but I just want to make sure that I get 72.7 and 77 also. How hard is it for somebody totally new to install dish using SP95C meter ? I am sure many have done it before. I hope that I dont mess it up. I understand azimuth, elevation and skew. Does anybody here live in Zip Code 19701 or around it so that they know the settings.

    From what I have gathered dish markings can be little off especially on elevation. I believe I should focus on getting azimuth and elevation right and skew is something that would be last setting. Is that correct assumption ? Thanks in advance for your help and any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Matt9876

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    The third LNB cable connector is for 61.5,cover the two close made caps (double cap) LNBs (72,77) with aluminum foil.

    You will need to adjust elevation and azimuth to correctly find 61.5

    LNB cable taps in order from left to right> 77 - 72 - 61.5 - LNB in
     
  3. RasputinAXP

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    I do believe you peak for 72, not 61.5.
     
  4. Matt9876

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    Once 61.5 is found you can remove the foil connect to the second cable tap and peak on 72 if needed.
     
  5. Jim5506

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    If you are getting 61.5 in the center lnb you need to turn the dish to the right (from behind) about 10 degrees and raise the elevation 2-3 degrees, this should get you close enough to begin peaking the dish.
     
  6. BattleZone

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    It is FAR easier to peak 61.5, because with 72.7 and 77 being so close, it is difficult to get the right sat on the right LNB. Once you tune in 61.5 on the right LNB, fine-tuning 72.7 and 77 is easy.

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  7. Aug 1, 2010 #7 of 15
    PEARLTONE

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    the problem im having is i went off the instructions which state peak 72 which i am doing perfect, when doing check switch i get nothing but that
    ill try the foil method and go for 61 when i peaked 72 at 60 i was sure everything would come in i know im right there but i will keep trying

    thanks
     
  8. Aug 1, 2010 #8 of 15
    PEARLTONE

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    sp basically set the 61 meaning, 0 out the scew and just hit 61? then set scew and move dish to the right?
     
  9. Aug 1, 2010 #9 of 15
    scooper

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    No - you always set the skew and LEAVE IT.
    Cover the 72.7 and 77 LNBs with foil and get the 61.5 as good as you can.

    Then take the foil off and check, maybe do some peaking on 72.7 and 77.
     
  10. ateet

    ateet Cool Member

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    I assume peaking means making sure I get 61.5 on correct LNB and then try to get 72 and 77 via small adjustments. I assume I should not move dish a lot because if I try to peak 72 and 77, I don't want to lose 61.5. Also peaking means making small adjustments. Anybody know the best transponders for peaking 61.5/72/77 ?
     
  11. BattleZone

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    If you are getting signal from 61.5 on the 61.5 LNB and your skew is set correctly and your mast is plumb (or close), then you will be getting SOME signal on 72.7 and 77. Peak it out as best you can by moving the dish in very small amounts, then tighten the mast collar. You can then use the fine-tuning mechanisms to further peak the signal strength.

    As stated previously, set the Skew/Tilt to the correct value for your zip code and do not touch it again, as you will only make things worse by "adjusting" it. Peaking should be done with azimuth (side to side) and elevation (up and down) adjustments only.
     
  12. PEARLTONE

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    thanks alot, i will try it again, whats also messing me up is my buddy 2 doors down has an e arc set up and the elevation is off by 2 deg from what dish pointer is saying, so now i am playing with too many vaiables and getting myself messed up, i got 72 perfect right away, i know im right there ill keep scew what it is and work from there

    but for me to see 61 i have to hook up 61 port??
    thanks
     
  13. Matt9876

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    For 61.5 the main transponder I've always used for peaking was TP 14.

    Here is the full list of primary conus transponders.


    TP 2,4,8,10,14,19,20,21,22,25,27,28,29,30,31

    On 8/3 half of these will be swapped to the new E15 satellite and on 8/5 the rest will change over to E15.
     
  14. ateet

    ateet Cool Member

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    Thanks everyone for your inputs. Also I should be able to connect cable from any 3 Lnb slots and plug the other end directly into the receiver. I assume that 1000.4 already has an inbulit switch into it so that receiver can pick all 3 satellites at once unlike other setups where you need a switch.
     
  15. PEARLTONE

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    yes no switch is needed here, you will need a switch if you want to hook up to more than 3 boxes
     

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