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dish pointing help

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jkclpc, Sep 2, 2006.

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  1. jkclpc

    jkclpc New Member

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    I picked up a phase III dish for a portable tailgating setup and set it all up today to make sure it worked. I am getting 93 on satellite 110 but nothing on 119 or 101. I have hooked and unhooked and realigned until I am ready to beat it with a hammer. What am i doing wrong????
    thansk, Kevin
     
  2. JLucPicard

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    I hate to ask the dumb question, but when you went through the set up process, you did tell it you had a 3LNB versus standard round dish, correct?
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    It's all about aiming and alignment. With the 3-LNB Phase III dish it's very easy to aim at the wrong satellite and be fooled because the receiver's signal meter just tells you a signal, not that it's the right one.

    What sort of alignment tools and signal meters are you using?
     
  4. jkclpc

    jkclpc New Member

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    I picked up an Accutrac22 and began with the "stock" settings using a compass. I have switch on the 22khz switch and using two leads at a time from the LNBs.

    Admitedly this is the first time i have tried to tune in a phase III or use the signal meter so could be operator error. I am open to any suggestions or tricks to properly get this going before the game tomorrow.

    And yes, it is set to the correct dish type in setup menu:)
     
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Most likely pointing error.

    Check channels 490, 491, 492, 493 and 494. If you are properly aimed, all of those should give you a banner showing the satellite and polarity.

    You might be aimed at 101 instead of 110. The 3-LNB dish needs to be pointed at the 110 satellite.

    Carl
     
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