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E7 is online!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by DDRio, Apr 22, 2002.

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  1. Apr 26, 2002 #81 of 111
    TNGTony

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    Here are my readings from 4am this morning and again now for the transponders moved today (except 9--took my by surprise)

    tp 4am 10am

    2 91 85
    6 89 81
    9 <92 92
    10 80 83
    11 95 90
    12 86 85
    14 85 85
    17 79 90
    18 80 87
    20 87 85
    21 83 92

    All signal readings can vary by as much as 2 points either way. Bot at 4am and now there is/was a clear sky though it was a very dewey night so some condesation on the dish may have had the morning readings a little lower. But you can see how it is impossible for me to tell what's coming from where right now.

    See ya
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  2. Apr 26, 2002 #82 of 111
    ekake2

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    tp1 0
    tp2 51
    tp3 43
    tp4 50
    tp5 0
    tp6 50
    tp7 0-25 was 80 two days ago
    tp8 53 was 0 " " "
    tp9 0
    tp10 52 0 " " "
    tp11 55
    tp12 48 was 0 " "
    tp13 55 " 0
    tp14 55 " 0 " "
    tp15 55 same as allways
    tp16 55 " " "
    tp17 55 was 0
    tp18 56 was 0
    tp19 55 was 75
    tp20 55 was 0
    tp21 56 was 0
    two days ago = before e7 started testing (may have been 4 days ago)
    southeast alaska is looking good - ist time in two years, x fingers it is this good when they get done testing
     
  3. Apr 26, 2002 #83 of 111
    bryan27

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    I have a significant improvement over yesterday with the exception of 2 TPs everything is between 93-117. TP4 is 74 and TP5 is 79. I don't care too much about TPs 1,3,5,7,9 since I'll loose those anyway, but TP4 was so bad yesterday that when it clouded up in would go in and out of lock all day.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2002 #84 of 111
    fo71

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    Hello... I'm located in NW Mexico (109.56-27.29), have a 1.9m dish. This week my system has been slowly dying. Today I only receive TP's 1,3,5,7 and 9 on 119. I've been reading E7 is on and has been transfered most of the TP's. What should I do to see E7? realign? bigger dish? Wait for May 1st? Any ideas, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you all in advance,
    Keep on dishin !!!!!
     
  5. Apr 26, 2002 #85 of 111
    Geronimo

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    How is everyone determining which satellite has which transponder?
     
  6. Apr 26, 2002 #86 of 111
    ekake2

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  7. Apr 26, 2002 #87 of 111
    kstuart

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    Can someone clarify this for me?

    On the 125 point signal strength scale, is "125" equal to "100" on the old 100 point scale? Or, is "100" on the 125 point scale equal to what was "100" on the old 100 point scale?
     
  8. Apr 26, 2002 #88 of 111
    bryan27

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    100 is equal to 100 on the old scale. The reason for adding 25 more to the scale was that peaking the dish for the best signal strength became difficult with doublepowered TPs. If the dish wasn't alligned for the best signal, but you still got 100 on a clear day you would get more rain fade.

    When I hook an FTA MPEG-2 receiver to my dish it shows a signal strength in Percentage. What I have found is that 125 is 100%, 115-96%, 95-92%, 85-88%, 75-84%, 65-80%, 55-76%, 45-72% (signal goes in and out of lock), 40-70% and below no lock possible.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2002 #89 of 111
    Tony S

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    I agree with bryan27... 100 on the 125 point scale is equal to what was 100 on the old scale. Besides the double powered TPs (as bryan27 pointed out), the dish 500 also increased the signal strengths over the older dish 300, making the signal strength go over 100 on the older scale.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2002 #90 of 111
    akll

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    Nice signal level from Southwestern Alaska. Glad to see all the channels back after several years. My 119 readings with 6' dish are:

    1 - 0
    2 - 105
    3 - 0
    4 - 101
    5 - 0
    6 - 104
    7 - 0
    8 - 106
    9 - 0
    10 - 101
    11 - 105
    12 - 104
    13 - 101
    14 - 105
    15 - 103
    16 - 102
    17 - 104
    18 - 105
    19 - 104
    20 - 103
    21 - 104

    Thanks, E* !!!
     
  11. Apr 26, 2002 #91 of 111
    bryan27

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    Wow!!! Most of your signal levels are higher than mine. Now you just have to wait a couple days for the spotbeam to be activated and your all set :)
     
  12. Apr 26, 2002 #92 of 111
    Ronster

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    I recall seeing a footprint of the E*7 spots and I think I seen the NY area in a spot beam. Is this true by May 1st ?? Also does anyone know if ALL of the NY locals will be on this spot beam ?? There are some on 61.5 now. Thank You.
     
  13. Apr 26, 2002 #93 of 111
    Dave Johnson

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    Akll your signal strengths are the complete opposite of what I am getting here in Alberta, Canada. 1,3,5,7,9 all coming in great and the rest are low to nothing. I`m sure glad I have Starchoice. :)
     
  14. Apr 26, 2002 #94 of 111
    Phil Conger

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    I apparently have lost my Distant Net locals from St. Louis, without notice from E*. I came home this evening and found that the Chicago locals had been substituted for St. Louis. I am assuming that I am outside the footprint for the Spotbeam even though I live in Missouri. I have read that some people had received notices when they were losing their Distants. I am located in the Kansas City DMA but in a fringe reception area and qualify for the Distant Locals. Has anyone else lost your services without notice? Hopefully the day will come when we are free to watch our favorite television stations without the National Association of Broadcasters attempting to dictate our choices.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2002 #95 of 111
    fo71

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    Replying to DAVE'S: Akll your signal strengths are the complete opposite of what I am getting here in Alberta, Canada. 1,3,5,7,9 all coming in great and the rest are low to nothing. I`m sure glad I have Starchoice.
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    I'm in mexico and see exaclty as you do Dave (1,3,5,7,9), is this it for us with E* ? Or do we still have hope after May 1st?

    Cheers !
     
  16. Apr 27, 2002 #96 of 111
    Mark Holtz

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    Here what I'm getting on 119 in Sacramento, CA:

    1- 93-95
    2- 78-79
    3- 87
    4- 71
    5- 82
    6- 81-82
    7- 87
    8- 86
    9- 92-93
    10- 86
    11- 93-95
    12- 98-101
    13- 87
    14- 87-88
    15- 86-87
    16- 89
    17- 89-91
    18- 91-93
    19- 89
    20- 95-96
    21- 89

    Hmmmm.... standard Dish 500, SW-64. The strongest signal is T11 on 148, where I'm getting a 117-118.

    For Dish 500, on transponder 1, I'm getting 64-65 on 110 and 94-95 on 119.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2002 #97 of 111
    Phil Conger

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    As someone who is technologically challenged, how do you check on signal strength on individual transponders?
     
  18. Apr 27, 2002 #98 of 111
    ekake2

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    press menu ,6,1,1, left 2 times .
    thats it
     
  19. Apr 27, 2002 #99 of 111
    Scott Greczkowski

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    ok Heres what I am getting outside of Hartford Connecticut.

    Tr 1 115
    Tr 2 110
    Tr 3 111
    Tr 4 100
    Tr 5 105
    Tr 6 105
    Tr 7 111
    Tr 8 112
    Tr 9 118
    Tr 10 110
    Tr 11 110
    Tr 12 111
    Tr 13 107
    Tr 14 109
    Tr 15 107
    Tr 16 112
    Tr 17 108
    Tr 18 115
    Tr 19 109
    Tr 20 112
    Tr 21 110

    There readings were taken off my Dishplayer 7200 this morning. My Dish is a DirecTV Elipitical Dish which has 4 LNB's 91.5, 101, 110 and 119 degrees. I also have a second 24 inch dish pointed at 61.5 connected with a SW64 switch. The weather at the time the reading were taken was clear.
     
  20. bryan27

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    Phil, if you are in the Kansas City DMA you are definately outside the beam that carries St.Louis.

    See: http://www.stratuswave.net/~bryan27/echo-7s.gif

    Ronster, Yes, NYC will be in a beam. By May 1st, probably not. The beam that covers NYC is on TPs 1&3 and those TPs will not be activated right away for beam use, because 2TPs wourth of programming needs to be moved to 110 before they can be used.

    ALL of the NYC locals will not goto a beam ABC,NBC,CBS,FOX are Distant Nets and WB,UPN are in the superstations package. It is not known at this time if the local stations on 61.5 will move to a spotbeam when the beams are activated. There are indications that E* may to use the 2 dish setup even after the spot beams are activated. E* has recently added a channel called "Re-direct". All the locals will show up on the EPG, but you are rediredcted to a channel that says you will need a 2nd dish if the station is on a side slot.
     
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