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Trouble Getting Signal with 18" Round


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#41 OFFLINE   prospect60

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:38 PM

101 -Tr 4 is generally pretty strong and in WI that certainly shouldn't have been a problem. I rarely hear of that TP being less than 90 for anybody and it often is high 90's.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:00 AM

101 -Tr 4 is generally pretty strong and in WI that certainly shouldn't have been a problem. I rarely hear of that TP being less than 90 for anybody and it often is high 90's.

TP4 is zero here in DFW because we are not inside any the spotbeam coming from that transponder.

#43 OFFLINE   joe diamond

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:22 AM

Could be the difference between the azimuth line that is magnetic and the one on charts that they call True. This deviance can be as much as ten degrees.

Setting the elevation to the correct spec on a plumb mast and swinging slowly through the az should do it. Turn on the signal meter for the 101 sat and pick a transponder. Select round dish.

I keep an old Hughes box around for this because it is known to work & the signal meter has a real loud tone.

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#44 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:23 AM

101 -Tr 4 is generally pretty strong and in WI that certainly shouldn't have been a problem. I rarely hear of that TP being less than 90 for anybody and it often is high 90's.


TP4 is zero here in DFW because we are not inside any the spotbeam coming from that transponder.


Transponder four is zero here as well in Los Angeles, as are the other 101 spotbeam transponders 12, 20, and 26.

The L.A. SD LiLs at 101 are on spotbeam transponders 18 and 28 excepting the "Big Four" network outlets which use various CONUS beam transponders since they need to serve as nationwide SD DNS signals as well.

Guess L.A. and the DFW DMAs are rarities then. :)




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