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Is my receiver bad?

Discussion in 'Technical Talk (Closed Forum)' started by impuresoul2k3, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. impuresoul2k3

    impuresoul2k3 Cool Member

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    I have an RCA 430 and when I goto the dish pointing screen it makes a really loud tone and I can't get any signal strength. Am I doing something wrong or is it broken? (BTW I got it from an old house we cleaned out)
     
  2. retiredTech

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  3. impuresoul2k3

    impuresoul2k3 Cool Member

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    I'm not exactly sure which way south is form my house either :rolleyes:
     
  4. scooper

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    Can you buy and use a compass ?
     
  5. impuresoul2k3

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    Yeah I'm sure I could but I will probably borrow one from a friend if I find one that has a compass
     
  6. impuresoul2k3

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    Nevermind got it fixed. Didn't know about the elevation marker thought it was absed on the bold. :rolleyes: But i did notice that some transponders were considerably lower than the others, what are the spot beams?
     
  7. retiredTech

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    spotbeams are for "spot area reception" such as a specific "spot" for local channels that only that (smaller than US wide) area can and will use. In other words if you aren't IN that "spot beam" your signal level for that spot will be lower to none.
     

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