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Question about 101 signal strengths


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#21 OFFLINE   Soulweeper

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

LNB about 98% likely.


Another thing I noticed is that it doesn't appear that this "lower numbers on odd or even transponders" thing is across the board on every sat.Is that typical in this situation? Just curious, as it is only apparent with the 101.

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#22 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:59 PM

look, I may be way off but have you tried tweaking? you said you noticed this but were having no issues. if this were something broken I think you would have issues.
IIRC a tilt issue had been reported to occasionally cause some odd/even reports like this.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:03 PM

look, I may be way off but have you tried tweaking? you said you noticed this but were having no issues. if this were something broken I think you would have issues.
IIRC a tilt issue had been reported to occasionally cause some odd/even reports like this.


tilt will never affect 101 readings on a KaKu
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:05 PM

Another thing I noticed is that it doesn't appear that this "lower numbers on odd or even transponders" thing is across the board on every sat.Is that typical in this situation? Just curious, as it is only apparent with the 101.


each sat has it's own lnb in the lnb assembly, only the one for the 101 is going bad.
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#25 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:52 AM

tilt will never affect 101 readings on a KaKu

ok, but my point is instead of first replacing parts the most basic item might want to be checked, and that is aim.
takes minutes and will rule it out.
nowhere here, and I may have missed it, have I read that checking aim was attempted.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:46 AM

ok, but my point is instead of first replacing parts the most basic item might want to be checked, and that is aim.
takes minutes and will rule it out.
nowhere here, and I may have missed it, have I read that checking aim was attempted.


No I didn't, since it was only the odd # tp's on one sat apparently being affected......that's why I posted the question here. No one else has suggested tweaking the dish, that's why I won't. If you looked at the numbers I had in July that have held steady, why would I want to mess with it, when it doesn't appear to be the problem?

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:12 PM

Please let us know what happens when the 101 LNB is changed. And then remember who suggested an LNB problem in the first place. ;)

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:50 PM

Please let us know what happens when the 101 LNB is changed. And then remember who suggested an LNB problem in the first place. ;)


Will do.......and thanks to both of you:)

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:25 AM

Turns out these low numbers I'm seeing may be related to the latest firmware upgrade, according to this thead
http://www.dbstalk.c...782#post1873782
If I take the BBC off and check the signal on that tuner without it, my odd TP numbers go right back up into the 90's like they had been......put it back on, they're down 7-10 points on the odd TP's. It's obviously coincidental that my odd TP numbers are a little low on my old hughes receiver. It has some pretty old connectors on it's cable, so that would explain that. I'll still order a spare lnb, but doesn't appear to be the problem.

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