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No 99 or 103 on HR24 w/ B-Bands


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#1 OFFLINE   theloopboise

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

Just finished what should be a super easy install with a Ka/Ku and two wires going to an HR24. No SWM, not even a 6x8.

Signal strengh is great, but sats 99 and 103 odd and even are failing. When I go into the signal strengh page, 103© and 99(s) show zeros. All other satellites show signals 65-85. I am in the Boise, ID market.

And this is on both tuners, so I don't speculate it is the b-band converters.

Anyone have an idea?

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#2 OFFLINE   john payne

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

if all other satellites means satellite 101 is between 65-85 then your dish needs to be fine tuned.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

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Edited by Curtis0620, 13 November 2012 - 11:45 AM.

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#4 OFFLINE   john payne

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

b-bands would be required on the hr-24

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

HR24's require B-Band converters, but as others pointed out, those signal strengths are too low.

#6 OFFLINE   theloopboise

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

Redialed the dish:

101: 87-97
110: 95
119: 92-95
99c: 58-65
99s: 0 (takes 30 sec/# to populate)
103s: 0 (takes 30 sec/# to populate)
103ca: 63-67
103cb: 68-74

I wouldn't worry about it but this means I don't get CBS-HD, which means no Person of Interest...very bad.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

Redialed the dish:

101: 87-97
110: 95
119: 92-95
99c: 58-65
99s: 0 (takes 30 sec/# to populate)
103s: 0 (takes 30 sec/# to populate)
103ca: 63-67
103cb: 68-74

I wouldn't worry about it but this means I don't get CBS-HD, which means no Person of Interest...very bad.

I'd focus on the 99c & 103ca/b a bit more, as you should be able to get them better.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

I'd focus on the 99c & 103ca/b a bit more, as you should be able to get them better.


I don't see how this will fix the 99s/103s issue. If it will, is this an elevation, azimuth, or tilt adjustment?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

99s and 103s depend on your location most transponders will normally read 0...follow VOS's advice
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

I don't doubt that they could be better, but I should still be able to get CBS-HD, even with numbers in the 60s. I think something else is going on but I'm not sure what.

Could it be a bad LNB?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

I live in Salt Lake City, so we are about the same angle to the satallites as you are in Boise. I don't get anything but 0s on 99s and 103s and never have. My readings on 101 are 92 - 100 and on 103ca/b 87 -92. Where do you think CBS-HD comes from? I get it.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

Quite possibly you might only get any significant signal level on a few transponders between 99s, and 103s because your locals are most likely on only 1 transponder. ANyone know which one carries the Boise ID, locals in HD?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

Quite possibly you might only get any significant signal level on a few transponders between 99s, and 103s because your locals are most likely on only 1 transponder. ANyone know which one carries the Boise ID, locals in HD?

103 tp 15 & 23 according to http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=206618
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

I don't doubt that they could be better, but I should still be able to get CBS-HD, even with numbers in the 60s.


While you might get reception with numbers that low, a properly aligned dish will give you readings above 85 on every (active) transponder on every satellite. By "active", I mean transponders that you should receive, as you will see low or zero readings on spot beams for other markets.

If you have readings in the 60's, your dish is not properly aligned.




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