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Self install Slimline SL3 recommendation

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Spicoli, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Spicoli

    Spicoli This is only a test...

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    Jun 7, 2006
    I'm upgrading to HD finally and I've always done my own installs. I purchased a Slimline SL3 and installed it today and I just wanted to look at my signal readings and let me know if I should finish this myself, I don't have a signal meter and am just using the receiver readings as reference, or get a pro to finish the alignment. I live in Franklin WI a suburb of Milwaukee. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
    These are my current readings:

    101
    1-8: 92 84 92 0 89 97 89 97
    9-16: 89 95 95 0 95 99 91 99
    17-24: 85 100 90 0 95 99 95 99
    25-32: 92 100 94 96 95 99 94 100

    99(c)
    1-8: 78 77 77 76 77 78 79 77
    9-16: 77 80 78 78 79 81 na na
    17-24: na na na na na na na na
    25-32: na na na na na na na na

    99(s)
    1-8: 87 0 90 0 0 25 na na
    9-16: na na na na na na 0 70
    17-24: 80 89 71 70 89 95 0 0
    25-32: na na na na na na na na

    103(s)
    1-8: 0 95 0 66 0 0 na na
    9-16: na na na na na na 0 91
    17-24: 0 89 84 89 60 51 0 0
    25-32: na na na na na na na na

    103(ca)
    1-8: na na na na na na na na
    9-16: 73 69 72 72 70 69 69 72
    17-24: 69 70 72 72 69 69 72 71
    25-32: na na na na na na na na

    103(cb)
    1-8: 73 74 74 75 72 74 76 75
    9-16: 74 73 79 75 74 71 na na
    17-24: na na na na na na na na
    25-32: na na na na na na na na
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Sep 16, 2006
    Set your receiver on 99c on any of the lower reading transponders. Peak the dish with that. If you find that you turn the elevation knob several clicks without the signal actually changing, then find the 1/2 way point on either side where it drops off and set it there, then do the same with the AZ knob. YOu are very close right now.
     
  3. Spicoli

    Spicoli This is only a test...

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    Jun 7, 2006
    That's good to hear. So you think that the tilt is O.K.? Just try adjusting elevation and az?
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Tilt appears perfect (both 99 and 103 are about the same).. Just work on the elevation and AZ and you should be great. Probably only about 1 or 2 marks off now on the wheels. Just use a transponder on 99 or 103 now, as they are narrower than 101.
     
  5. Spicoli

    Spicoli This is only a test...

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    Jun 7, 2006
    Finally was able to get out and dither the dish this past weekend and was able to get all Sat signals to 95 or higher. I have to admit the new style mounting system was a little intimidating at first. But after setting up the dish and adjusting it I wish they had this type of set up the whole time. Very easy to fine tune.
     

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