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Trouble aiming slimline3

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by goober55, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 #1 of 14
    goober55

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    I am trying to install a Slimline 3 dish, not a Slimline 3S...its is not SWM. Trying to install it at a camp cabin that we stay at a few times a year. Have a clear line of site. I use all the settings that the dishpointer gives me for a slimline 3, the same settings that a neighbor has an all I get is the 101 bird when i do a test. I am selecting Slimline 3, multiswitch, and dual tuner in the settings of my HR22. After running the test I get green checkmarks in 101 but 99 & 103 I get red & 'X'. The signal is very strong on 101. I tried adjusting the tilt a notch or two each way and testing after each adjustment. Also the bubble level in the mast says I am level. I only have one line coming from the lnb with built in multiswitch to the satellite input 1 of the receiver. Do I need another line running to the receiver to input 2 ? could that be the problem, or do you think I am not just aimed right, or my settings are wrong ?

    Thanks, goober
     
  2. May 5, 2010 #2 of 14
    veryoldschool

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    What receiver?
    Do you have a BBC connected?
     
  3. May 5, 2010 #3 of 14
    Davenlr

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    If I had to guess, I would say you are probably pointed at 110, and not 101. Try swinging it east a bit, and see if you find "another" satellite. The only reason you would only get 101, and not the other two, were if you forgot to hook up your BBC;s on the dvr.
     
  4. May 5, 2010 #4 of 14
    jdspencer

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    For alignment purposes, I'd change the setting in the receiver to single tuner. What transponders are you getting for 101? Does the neighbor have the same dish? Also, with a direct connection from the LNB to the receiver, I believe you don't want the multiswitch selection. The DVR should also have a selection for doing an automatic determination of the dish type. Make sure the tilt is set exactly to what dishpointer said.
     
  5. May 5, 2010 #5 of 14
    joe diamond

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    In addition to what all others have stated...know that the 101, 110 & 119 are exactly (by law) nine degrees apart.

    The 99 & 103 are on either side of the 101 about three degrees apart. This close alignment is allowed because the 99 & 103 are a lower frequency than the others and are allowed to be closer (in summary) but if you have the 101 (and not the 110 or 119)..other considerations are halting your reception of HD signal.

    Keep going!...........Got a good luck blue shirt?

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  6. May 5, 2010 #6 of 14
    veryoldschool

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    99->101<-103, seems more like 2 than 3 degrees.
    99 & 103 are Ka [higher than] 101 which is Ku.
     
  7. May 5, 2010 #7 of 14
    goober55

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    OK....so I guess that is the problem....I do not have a BBC hooked up. My home setup has a Slimline 3S SWM setup setup so I guess I dont need a BBC in that setup ? When I took it to my camp to set up it was with the Slimline3, I now need a BBC ? Am I getting this right ?

    Thanks again, goober
     
  8. May 5, 2010 #8 of 14
    sigma1914

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    SWM = No BBC needed
    Non SWM = BBC needed
     
  9. May 5, 2010 #9 of 14
    Davenlr

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    Yep. SWM=No BBC, Non-SWM=BBC Needed (except for HR23)
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    If you have a H23 or HR23, then you wouldn't need the BBC on a non SWiM dish, but it sounds like you don't have 23s and are now not on a SWiM, so you need BBC(s).
     
  11. goober55

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    I Have an HR22 receiver, not sure if that makes a difference in this situation.
     
  12. goober55

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    What are the advantages of running two lines to the 2 SAT inputs of the receiver in this non SWM setup...just trying to determine how many BBC's to get
     
  13. Davenlr

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    Nope, you NEED a BBC on your dish with a HR22. One for each tuner. DirecTv will send you two free, if you call and ask. If you just run one line with one BBC, only Tuner 1 will work. If you want both tuners, you need to run two lines with a BBC on each
     
  14. goober55

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    thank you everyone !!
     

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