Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:29 AM
I am still having problems tweaking the slimline dish. My concern is leveling the post. It appears to be level, but I'm not positive.........
If you are using a wooden "post," you're asking for long-term trouble with maintaining alignment of the Slimline dish. That said, the best way to check your plumb is to mark the current azimuth setting with a Sharpie where the dish mount meets the J pole, remove the dish temporarily, and check the plumb of the pole with a torpedo level. Many commonly available 9" torpedo levels have a groove down one side for pole leveling. Brannayen
makes a good point, although the problems I've had with warped dishes primarily effected the HD satellites. Determining whether a dish reflector is warped is not easy. The only way I've been able to guestimate this issue is by placing two yard sticks across either side of the center of the face of the dish and then viewing the yard sticks from the side as someone slowly slides one of the yard sticks and then the other toward the outer perimeter of the dish.
Have you confirmed these "low" signal strengths with a different receiver, even if you have to borrow one from a friend?
Stew in Florida
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