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#1 OFFLINE   aseadsea

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

My old slimline 5lnb dish for directv was dropped from about 6 feet by the installer of the new dish with SWM. Now I am trying to reuse this dropped dish outside of my trailer. I am using a hr20 100 and a SD tv. I get no signal on any transponders on the 99, 103, 101, but I do get solid 95's on three transponders on the 110 and 3 in the 80's on the 119. Using dual tuner and multiswitch settings on Sat. setup. If the dish was bent could this cause this issue?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:36 PM

Doubtful. Sounds like you are pointed at the wrong satellite, unless the dish is bent REALLY bad. Aim it at 101 first.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

your dish is garbage. any minor dent or ding to the slimline dish will render it unusable, specially if you are using it with an HD receiver

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:41 PM

yea my grandfather barley dinked ours while mowing last month and we had to get a completely new dish and lnb and i couldn't tell it was dent until the tech pointed it out to me
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:46 PM

I have to agree with Davenlr. Your immediate problem is that you probably aren't aiming the dish correctly and you have your settings wrong most likely. Unless you have a separate international dish and a WB68 you shouldn't have 95 even showing up.

A damaged dish will cause problems getting signal correctly on all the sats you need but it should be more than sufficient to pull in all the SQ channels on 101 if that is all you need. The HD channels from 99/103 are much weaker and more sensitive to proper alignment/damaged dish.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

I have to agree with Davenlr. Your immediate problem is that you probably aren't aiming the dish correctly and you have your settings wrong most likely. Unless you have a separate international dish and a WB68 you shouldn't have 95 even showing up.

A damaged dish will cause problems getting signal correctly on all the sats you need but it should be more than sufficient to pull in all the SQ channels on 101 if that is all you need. The HD channels from 99/103 are much weaker and more sensitive to proper alignment/damaged dish.


ive seen lots of bent dishes. They all can still get perfect signal on the 101 and the 99 and 103 will only get to 70s and 80s. Id agree with these guys that your pointing at the wrong sattelite.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:04 PM

ive seen lots of bent dishes. They all can still get perfect signal on the 101 and the 99 and 103 will only get to 70s and 80s. Id agree with these guys that your pointing at the wrong sattelite.

Ok, so if I am standing behind the dish looking at the sky the 101 Sat. would be to the left? And if so how much? For my Zip it calls for Elev of 38 azimuth of 131.9 tilt is 114. Zip is 95542. If the lnb was also dropped (i did not see if it was) could it be toast?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:24 PM

You can see the line on a map at dishpointer.com.
I just looked at it using your zip and the line runs parallel to the west coast of the USA down the peninsula.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

ive seen lots of bent dishes. They all can still get perfect signal on the 101 and the 99 and 103 will only get to 70s and 80s. Id agree with these guys that your pointing at the wrong sattelite.


Same here. Saw one recently that that went through a hail storm. The signal levels were good enough to pass IV, but I replaced the reflector anyway because it looked like someone took a baseball bat to it.

I've seen others that look perfect, but won't get levels above the 70s.




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