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transponder signal levels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Stephen J, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. Stephen J

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    I live in the Cleveland Market and have a 625 DVR. On the 110 Sat I get a great signal level on spotbeam 10 (108%) On the CONUS transponders the signal level is much less. (40 to 75%) Why? What causes one transponder at the same location to be that much better or worse than others? I just bought MLB EI last week, and was haveing a problem for a while getting the Marlin vs Astros and the Giants vs Padres. I just have the system installed back in Feb. Do I need to have a tech come out and readjust my Dish?

    The 119 give a much better strength across the board (High 80's to low 90's)

    This is of particular concern since Sportstime Ohio is on Tp 24, and I only have about a 71% streangth.

    We had some strong storms earlier, but they finished passing thru about 2 hrs ago. Nowwe just have some light drisle.

    Will Echostar 10 improve this?

    Anyone have any advice? Thanks.
     
  2. boba

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    That signal strength is too low you do need a service call!!!
     
  3. Stephen J

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    Thanks. But that still doesn't answer my question why would the spotbeams on 110 have over 100% strength, but the CONUS transponders have below 80. If the dish is getting a good strength on some transponders, then doesn't that mean that it is pointed correctly?
     
  4. avediswolf

    avediswolf Cool Member

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    The only way I can think to explain is, go find a trusty mag-light.

    Give it a wide beam, covers alot of area, but not as bright. ( Like a CONUS transponder )
    Give it a tight beam, covers less area, but much brighter. ( Like a spot beam transponder )

    The transponder usually has about the same amount of power, but is focused on one small area, as compared to the full CONUS.
     
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