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Are my signal strength readings ok?


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#1 OFFLINE   joshferg

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:14 PM

Today I decided to check my signal stength and noticed that on Satellite 101^ transponder 26 is in the mid 40's and transponder 18 is in the low 70's. Is this a cause for concern? All of my other readings appear to be ok with the majority of them being in the 90's and 100. These values are similar for both tuners.

Edit: Found some more lower values (0's, 40's and 50's) on Satallite 99^(s) and 103^(s) also.

My system was installed a week ago and the only issue I have noticed was some pixilation on HGTV a couple of times.

Thanks!

Edited by joshferg, 23 July 2010 - 08:19 AM.


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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:28 PM

Today I decided to check my signal stength today and noticed that on Satellite 101^ transponder 26 is in the mid 40's and tranponder 18 is in the low 70's. Is this a cause for concern? All of my other readings appear to be ok with the majority of them being in the 90's and 100. These values are similar for both tuners.

Edit: Found some more lower values (0's, 40's and 50's) on Satallite 99^(s) and 103^(s) also.

My system was installed a week ago and the only issue I have noticed was some pixilation on HGTV a couple of times.

Thanks!


"S" on 99 and 103 means SPOT beam, so you will only get strong readings on the two or three transponders actually pointed to you.

If the "C" Conus transponders on 99 and 103's are above 85, you are ok.
On 101, there are some spot beams as well. As long as the overall strength is in the high 90s, you are ok.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:39 PM

The spot beam TPs on 101 are 4, 12, 18, 20, 26, and 28.
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