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#421 OFFLINE   Valve1138

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:50 PM

I'm having a ton of trouble aligning my tailgate dish. SL3 on a Phase III. Last season it worked great, didn't take more than 5 minutes to set up. This season I can't get the 103 and 99 sats to light up at the same time no matter what the tilt is. I can get 101 nailed damn near perfect.

Would adjusting the elevation help any?

Right now I guess I could just leave the tilt bolt loose and we could tilt the whole thing back and forth depending on what channel we want to watch.
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#422 OFFLINE   TwoPhases

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:42 PM

I'm having a ton of trouble aligning my tailgate dish. SL3 on a Phase III. Last season it worked great, didn't take more than 5 minutes to set up. This season I can't get the 103 and 99 sats to light up at the same time no matter what the tilt is. I can get 101 nailed damn near perfect.

Would adjusting the elevation help any?

Right now I guess I could just leave the tilt bolt loose and we could tilt the whole thing back and forth depending on what channel we want to watch.

The reflector might have warped or your lnb might be toast. Have you tried another lnb?

#423 OFFLINE   Valve1138

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

The reflector might have warped or your lnb might be toast. Have you tried another lnb?


The reflector looks ok, but I'll double check.

I'm on my 3rd LNB, they all do the exact same thing.

I'm ready to try a different box, but the box works fine here at the house.
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#424 OFFLINE   Matt9876

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:03 PM

If the elevation is too high or low it is hard to get 99 & 103 at the same time.

Also a bent / warped reflector will cause sever problems with the HD signals.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:49 PM

If the elevation is too high or low it is hard to get 99 & 103 at the same time.

Also a bent / warped reflector will cause sever problems with the HD signals.


Ahh ok, I'll try to fiddle with the elevation tomorrow if I have time.

I've looked at the reflector from all angles and it looks like it's fine.

Worse case I'll stick with my on the fly tilt adjustments. :D

Thanks guys :)
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#426 OFFLINE   Valve1138

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:06 PM

Got the dish aligned quite well yesterday, all three sats locked in.

Came back after the game and someone had stolen my generator. :mad:
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:44 PM

Sorry to hear that...an other POS thief....scum bag....can only hope what comes around goes around

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

Nice to know it works up north,How far north are we talking about ?


I have used the modified 1000.2 from Yellowstone to Bar Harbor, Maine without a hitch. Never got below the around 72% ON 99 OR 103.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:13 PM

Any NEW ides?

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

I have read thru this thread and I think I might try out this modification.
I realize it's an old thread but has anyone done this lately?
I wish now that I didn't throw away my phase III but they can still be had for short money.
Hopefully I won't have to come back with any questions but I will report back my results!
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#431 OFFLINE   schneid

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:23 AM

There are two of here who have been using them for well over a year.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

Finally finnished this MOD! I will test it at home this weekend then some cosmetic tweeks!
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

I did my toughest shot yet this weekend using a SWM SL3, a Phase III mount, and a "Dish" 1000.2 reflector. Was camped in a giant redwood stand in Trinidad, CA. Found a small hole and got all three birds. 103 was down to 40% but had useable signal.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

I have been using a DirecTV Phase III Mast Assembly and Back-plate with a "Dish" 1000.2 Reflector as I started with the Phase III version of this mod. Recently picked up another 1000.2 put out for the trash and swapped in the Dish mast Assembly/Back-plate. Gained 10 points on the 99 and 103. Must be a small difference in geometry. Thought I's try as mikestock stayed with the all "Dish" route other than theDirecTV LNB.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

Used my SL3/Phase III setup for the third year this weekend at the Nascar race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Had mid 60's to high 70's signals on 99 and 103 conus birds and 90's on the 101. Decent usable signal for camping; enjoyed ESPN and Speed channels HD all weekend.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

Having used both, I'm convinced a "Dish" 1000.2 with an SL3 is the way to go.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:01 PM

I just cleaned up my photo spread of my "Dish" 1000. Slimline substitute. Comments are with photos.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

Are Dish 1000.2's routinely discarded - like the DTv Phase III was phased out - or do you just have to get lucky to find one that has been discarded?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

Are Dish 1000.2's routinely discarded - like the DTv Phase III was phased out - or do you just have to get lucky to find one that has been discarded?



I imagine so especially since the Slimlined sized Superdish is out there. Bigger is better at home.

I got my dish on eBay and the mount off a Dish 1000, 22", put out for trash guys. i was even going to try the 1000 but it seemed a little flimsy for the road.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:24 AM

I just picked up a "Dish" 1000.2 off eBay. I intend to swap it in in place of the Phase III as a poster said the results are better on the 99 and 103. It is roughly the same size but 3" wider.

What is encouraging is that the bolt pattern matches that of the Phase III so that is one challenge behind me. Probably won't take for a spin for a few months as I want to be some place warm and stationary so I can play with arm angles and lengths. But then, maybe I'll get lucky and it will be fine just the way it is.

Got to do something about the unholy "Dish Turbo HD" logo too. Don't want to advertise for the dark side.


schneid, as you know when using the complete Phase III dish the location of the LNB has to change. When you added the 1000.2 reflector to the Phase III mast assembly, did you have to change the location of the LNB again?




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