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Signal Strength Comparison

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Coax Networking (private)' started by dave29, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    I wanted to start this for information on the First Look.

    Post your "before and after" signal strength results here.

    Please do not clog this thread up with discussion.

    Copy and Paste....

    119
    -before
    -after
    101
    -before
    -after
    99c
    -before
    -after
    99s
    -before
    -after
    103s
    -before
    -after
    103c
    -before
    -after
    SWM
    -before
    -after
     
  2. johern

    johern Legend

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    Which satellites and how many transponders would you like?
     
  3. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Edited the OP.
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I already had mine in a spreadsheet before you started the thread.

    I sure hope this is detailed enough...

    I can sure tell when they setup my dish they tweaked it for 101/110 instead of 99/103. :lol:

    There was no significant change.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    Your spreadsheet is actually a great way to post this.
     
  6. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!! DBSTalk Club

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    I wonder if the SWM signal strength numbers are significant to this comparison. They vary depending on what channels the tuners are tuned to and seem to be either zero or near 100, almost an either/or reading. I wonder if before/after data for the SWM 9 transponders would be meaningful at all unless all tuners were on the same channels for both before and after readings.

    P.S. Sorry for inserting discussion into this thread.
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    I thought of that too and that's why I left the units on the channels that they were on for both comparisons.
     
  8. jasonki32

    jasonki32 Godfather

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    101 Before
    01-08 95 95 95 00 91 98 90 98
    09-16 89 94 94 97 90 98 91 99
    17-24 93 00 95 97 90 99 92 98
    25-32 95 00 96 00 96 99 95 99

    101 After
    01-08 95 95 94 00 90 97 89 98
    09-16 88 94 93 98 90 98 92 98
    17-24 94 00 94 97 91 98 95 98
    25-32 95 00 95 00 96 99 95 99

    110 Before
    01-08 na na na na na na na 96
    09-16 na 96 na 96 na na na na

    110 After
    01-08 na na na na na na na 96
    09-16 na 95 na 96 na na na na

    119 Before
    01-08 na na na na na na na na
    09-16 na na na na na na na na
    17-24 na na na na na 95 00 93
    25-32 98 96 95 96 00 96 97 97

    119 After
    01-08 na na na na na na na na
    09-16 na na na na na na na na
    17-24 na na na na na 95 00 92
    25-32 98 95 95 95 00 95 97 96

    99c Before
    01-08 95 95 90 92 94 94 89 90
    09-16 94 93 89 89 95 94 na na

    99c After
    01-08 95 95 89 90 93 93 88 89
    09-16 93 92 87 88 95 92 na na

    99s Before
    01-08 35 00 34 00 30 00 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 98 100
    17-24 00 00 00 99 38 60 100 00
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    99s After
    01-08 37 00 33 00 31 00 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 98 99
    17-24 00 00 00 99 37 60 100 00
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    103s Before
    01-08 00 00 00 74 00 73 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 00 00
    17-24 00 00 79 77 62 67 00 00
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    103s After
    01-08 00 00 00 69 00 70 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 00 00
    17-24 00 00 80 79 66 64 00 00
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    103c Before
    01-08 95 95 94 93 93 94 92 91
    09-16 94 92 93 92 94 94 na na
    17-24 na na na na na na na na
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    Not sure if you wanted this
    SWM Before
    01-08 99 93 99 00 99 00 95 95
    09-16 95 na na na na na na na

    SWM After
    01-08 99 94 99 00 98 00 95 95
    09-16 95 na na na na na na na
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Putting each receiver on the "SWM screen" will remove all of the zeros
    My H21 at first showed a couple of 75% on/around the middle SWM channels. Never seen this before. Went to each receiver and put them on the SWM screen. All good now.

    TP levels were "OK", but 119 was low. Removing branch [this year's growth] resolved them. :lol:
     
  10. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    From the looks of the 2 detailed posts, the only signal degradation is 1 point, some some went up 1 point. So far, this looks like a non-factor.
     
  11. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    I just finished installing my DECA's.

    I have no signal degradation either.

    Before and after is basically identical.
     
  12. johern

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    101 Before
    01-08 96 100 96 63 96 100 97 100
    09-16 97 100 97 00 98 100 96 100
    17-24 97 00 95 00 98 100 97 100
    25-32 98 00 96 00 98 99 95 99

    101 After
    01-08 98 99 96 59 96 100 96 100
    09-16 97 100 97 00 99 100 96 1000
    17-24 98 00 97 00 98 100 97 100
    25-32 98 00 97 00 97 100 96 100

    110 Before
    01-08 na na na na na na na 97
    09-16 na 97 na 97 na na na na

    110 After
    01-08 na na na na na na na 97
    09-16 na 97 na 96 na na na na

    119 Before
    01-08 na na na na na na na na
    09-16 na na na na na na na na
    17-24 na na na na na 100 100 99
    25-32 0 100 100 100 100 100 99 100

    119 After
    01-08 na na na na na na na na
    09-16 na na na na na na na na
    17-24 na na na na na 100 100 99
    25-32 00 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

    99c Before
    01-08 94 89 93 88 91 86 92 86
    09-16 89 85 91 82 92 85 na na

    99c After
    01-08 95 90 95 90 94 89 95 89
    09-16 95 88 94 85 95 86 na na

    99s Before
    01-08 00 00 00 00 00 00 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 80 92
    17-24 00 00 00 96 39 53 88 79
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    99s After
    01-08 37 00 00 00 00 00 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 84 95
    17-24 00 00 00 97 46 60 92 82
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    103s Before
    01-08 00 13 00 32 00 00 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 00 00
    17-24 00 00 00 00 94 00 00 00
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    103s After
    01-08 00 15 00 39 00 24 na na
    09-16 na na na na na na 00 00
    17-24 00 00 00 00 95 00 00 00
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    103c Before
    01-08 91 76 90 78 87 76 87 77
    09-16 87 76 86 76 86 76 na na
    17-24 na na na na na na na na
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    103c After
    01-08 92 77 90 79 89 79 88 79
    09-16 89 79 87 79 89 78 na na
    17-24 na na na na na na na na
    25-32 na na na na na na na na

    SWM Before
    01-08 100 00 98 00 98 00 100 00
    09-16 98 na na na na na na na

    SWM After
    01-08 100 98 00 00 97 00 100 00
    09-16 97 na na na na na na na
     
  13. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Wow, most of your levels went up a couple points.
     
  14. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    I didn't write them down before, but I can safely say that they changed little if any.
     
  15. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    It sounds like this is not going to be a problem at all, this is all good info for the First Look.
     
  16. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Mine all looked great before and after on all the receivers involved. (Too many numbers to type in.) :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  17. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Yeah, I didn't realize how similar the signals would be, or I wouldn't have asked for it all in the OP.

    I don' think that we need it all, unless there is a noticeable difference (-3 points or so).

    A brief explanation will help just fine.:)

    Thanks everyone that has posted.
     
  18. Zepes

    Zepes Godfather

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    Basically the same
     
  19. DJPellegrino

    DJPellegrino Godfather

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    My signals are comparable before and after. some readings went up, some went down. Only be 1 number.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    Knowing there is no signal loss by installing this stuff is always a positive bit of knowledge.
     

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