I’ve been working on updating my home sat system to HD for a while now. I’ve already posted a few threads asking various questions. Today, I thought was going to be the big day to finally get everything up and running. Unfortunately, I was mistaken… At first I got everything installed so that my wife and I could to an alignment via cell phone. Upon attempting that, all we ever saw was ZEROs on the 101 sat. I then lugged everything out to the dish to try and alignment there and still got all ZEROSs on the 101. I’m at a loss for what I might be doing wrong. Here are the 2 configurations that I’ve tried: SWM Setup: SL3 LNB (Non-SWM) -> 24” Solid Copper RG6 Quad Sheilded -> F81 Barrel Connector (white insert, non-3GHz; blue insert coupler on order) -> 150ft Solid Copper RG11 -> SWM8 -> 10” Solid Copper RG6 Quad Sheilded -> SWS4 (PI inserterd on 1 output, 2nd output to receiver, other outputs terminated)-> 50ft Solid Copper Shielded RG?? (installed by tech 8 years ago; said it was RG11, but it’s not. Copper is larger than RG6, but smaller than RG1. No markings)-> Non-3GHz ground block (3GHz rated block on order) -> 12” Solid Copper RG6 Quad Sheilded -> Non-3GHz Wall Plate (3GHz rated wall plate on order) -> 6ft Solid Copper RG6 Quad Sheilded -> HR24-500 Set up receiver for Slimline 3 -> SWM -> Dual Tuner I did verify that 2 of the lines from the SM8 have 18.3V and the other 2 lines have 13.3V (at the dish). This should be correct (right?). Since we could never get ANY signal, we decided to head out to the dish and try the following: Strait to LNB Setup: SL3 LNB (Non-SWM) -> 24” Solid Copper RG6 Quad Sheilded -> F81 Barrel Connector (non-3GHz) -> 12ft Solid Copper Shielded RG?? -> B-Band Converter -> HR24-500 Set up receiver for Slimline 3 -> Multiswitch -> Single Tuner I’ve adjusted the settings on the dish based on Dishpointer.com (very close to those specified by the receiver). The sat pole is plumb and level. I’ve tried numerous times to slowly adjust the azimuth back and forth with no luck. I’ve also tried to slowly adjust the elevation up and down. I’ve thought that the questionable cable and barrel connector might be causing and issue, but I thought that I should at least get SOME signal. The non-3GHz barrels, ground blocks, and wall plates should not affect the 101 signal, correct? After a few hours of trying, I gave up. Is there anything here that I’m missing?!?! From my reading here, it seems like I must just have the dish aligned poorly, but I didn’t think it should be so darn hard to find the 101. From all my reading, adjusting the dish to the specified receiver settings should be close enough to see something to start with. At this point, I’m searching Craigslist to see if I can find someone to come out and get things running. What do techs make per day? $100-$150? At this point I’ll pay at least that much to finally get this over with! HOWEVER, I’d still like to know what the heck I’m doing wrong!