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Alignment Problems with SL3S


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#1 OFFLINE   mikey1974

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

I have a SL3S dish. On sat101 It shows 90% but will only hold that for a few seconds then goes away. I am very new to the aligning process and any help would be greatly appreciated. I have read where people were told to get a power inserter. What is this and were can I get one?

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#2 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

If your LNB has one connection for the coax, not 4,
this is what you need.
http://www.amazon.co...=power inserter

This is an authorized DirecTV dealer and might have more information about it.
http://www.solidsign...ku=185463000894

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#3 OFFLINE   mikey1974

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

You are welcome.
Let us know how it comes out after you hook up the PI.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

Finally got the PI in and installed. I think it was most of my problem. I'm getting 90+ on the signal strength, but I'm still getting 2 zeros on SAT101. Out of the 7 local channels I can only get one. Any suggestion on how to procede?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

Those 2 zeroes are not a problem.
What are your signals on the 99c, 103ca and 103cb ? Those are where the HD channels are located. The locals are on 99s and 103s. Those take a long time to load and the numbers are always funky. That is why we usually don't bother with them, especially when doing the dish alignment.

I think you should get channels 3, 5, 10, 13, 18, 24 and 30 in HD.

You can see the locals here for SD and HD.

http://www.directv.c...equestid=339422

Edited by jimmie57, 07 December 2012 - 01:27 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

I'm getting about 75s on 99c, mid 20s on 103ca, and upper 40s on 103cb. Do I need a different LNB?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

I'm getting about 75s on 99c, mid 20s on 103ca, and upper 40s on 103cb. Do I need a different LNB?


You are not aligned yet.
Make sure you move the dish in very very small increments and align on the 99c and 103ca.
You should have most all numbers in the mid to high 80s up to 100 .
You will need to realign for the elevation and east to west directions.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

I have 90s on everything except 99(s) and103(s). Am I on the right track?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

I have 90s on everything except 99(s) and103(s). Am I on the right track?


That sounds pretty good. There will be a few transponders on 99s or 103s that should also be in the 90s, but most of them will be zero. That's OK, they're spot beams and that just means they're not aimed at your area.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

Got it. Thank you so much. You have been a great help. Thanks again for everything.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

I have 90s on everything except 99(s) and103(s). Am I on the right track?



Excellent. You should be good to go now.

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