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HELP! Landlord says Slimline must move!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jasonblair, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. jhillestad

    jhillestad Godfather

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    Its sad when you give someone proper advice when they asked for it.... I do not recall you asking to do it on a budget . $300 is not a lot to pay for a quality meter that will last you for years to come... not to mention you will probably have to peak it a few times because its on your patio which means anyone out there can mess it up... are you gonna call mastec everytime. ?

    Get cable.... your swimming in the adult pool over here and its too deep for you.
     
  2. HDTVFanAtic

    HDTVFanAtic Banned User

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    I have moved an AT9 three times since the initial install and as the pole was plumb, a simple azimuth alignment on 101W has garnered the same signal levels as I had from the first location on all satellite positions and transponders.

    That, of course, assumes, the first install was plumb and tweaked properly.

    Geez.....these companies pay their "employees" crap anyways.

    Just find one installing a D* unit and stop in....offer to pay the guy on his time off - I've never known one to refuse - also a good idea of why to get the installers name and number at the install - asking if something comes up will he do some work on his time (who cares if its really his time or not :)
     
  3. croaker

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    I used one of those metal wash buckets at my old apt, it has a wider base but I lived in a very windy area, I think it took either 2 or 3 bags of concrete.
     
  4. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    The fine tuning is more for the 99/103 than the 101/110/119. Just look at the latest installation instructions that come with them.

    The KU band has a relatively flat beam peak if you will. While the KA band is rather pointy or sharp. You can have a near peak on the KU but be a ways of on the KA. I don't think anyone is noticing any issues now as we are all on concentrated spot beams. When the new birds are up with the conus beams...should be interesting.

    As a matter of fact, D* has issued a tech bulletin that on all service calls/installs the installer is to do the fine tuning of the odu per the installing instructions and make sure the BBCs are installed. Each and every time.

    Thats what D* is telling us and why. Makes perfect sense to me, but take it for what its worth.
     
  5. HDTVFanAtic

    HDTVFanAtic Banned User

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    I can only speak from my own experience - and the fact that I probably made damn sure my mountings were plumb and my settings were right on the money.

    I HAVE looked at the Ka signal and have readings over 90 on some of the transponders after all 3 moves - as GreyWolf has said, he knows of no one else with readings as high as mine across all 5 birds - so I believe I know how to tweak a dish - and have not had to do so with the AT9 outside of the compass heading upon remounting it.
     
  6. finaldiet

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    You can also buy the 6-8" PCV pipe, put it in ground, stick pole in pipe, a few sticks,et. to level pole, put sand up to about 1-2" of top, and top off with a little concrete. Thats in case you may have to take out in future. Thats how we did flag poles in scool district.:D
     
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