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Do Ya'll think I have a shot?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dsheli, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. dsheli

    dsheli AllStar

    Jul 15, 2008
    Hey Guys,
    So moving to a new house and did a site survey with Dishpointer on my iPhone. That was the only small window I could find to place a dish (see attached image). My question is... will this small window be sufficient for a SL-3? Do I need more clearance around these sats for a reliable signal? Obviously if trees are blowing in front of the dish we will have problems...

    Thanks for everyone's help and recommendations,

    Attached Files:

  2. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

    May 9, 2010
    SL3 yes

    SL5 no

    My $0.02

  3. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

    May 9, 2010
    Also you don't need SD locals right?

  4. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

    Oct 5, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    He's in Atlanta so an SL3 is all he needs as their locals come off of 101 (unless he needs Spanish programming)
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I've had worse, so maybe the questions should be:

    1. How long is "OK"?
    2. Do you know a good tree trimmer?
  6. west99999

    west99999 Icon

    May 11, 2007
    You most likely will not get a tech to do that install because QC requires at minimum 5 degree clearance on all sats the LNB will pickup.
  7. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    Any way to shoot through the much larger gap above where you have the arc now?

    Moving 25 feet will raise your 'beam' ~~20 feet higher.

    (I don't have a 'scale' in your picture, so the numbers are very approximate)
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    Jan 10, 2008
    Right on. This is too close. Very doubtful any DirecTV tech will install this for you.
  9. dsheli

    dsheli AllStar

    Jul 15, 2008
    Thanks for the responses guys! I will attempt an install myself, I set my dish up myself all through college so I will give it a shot. I just hope the sats are in fact in that location. I will give it a shot next weekend and keep you guys updated.

  10. Jodean

    Jodean Icon

    Jul 17, 2010
    not sure on your iphone, but dishpointer is not that accurate, on my Galaxy S2 it shows sats in one position, turn phone sideways shows them further west, not much but i usually end up holding phone at about a 45* angle and it seems pretty close

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