All that being said, I moved my dish on to an under eave mount a few years when I did a new roof, and pointed it without a meter with the help of fine folks here, and got good numbers, and (knock on wood) it's essentially just worked with no problems ever since, until this issue tonight. After I moved it, I did what a lot of people do....checked the signal strength every so often, just for the hell of it, and then got tired of it. If it works, why check. I used to know exactly which satellites matter to me, but I'm a little rusty, and this issue may come up again, especially with the rain they're predicting, so I want to know which satellites I use specifically.
So, I can get numbers off the
I'm pretty sure I only use the 101 and the 103(cb), but I simply can't remember for sure.
Also, is it normal for numbers in the 80's to low 90's to drop into the 50's and even some 50's? I mean, we're getting a good rain, but it's not a hurricane. Just seems like a big drop.
Since they came back up to where they were a little while later, it could only be either the heavy rain, or maybe the LNB having intermittent issues. If the dish had moved, it couldn't re align itself, it would just be off until aligned, so it has to be a common denominator. I did check both tuners, and they were consistent with each other, so it's not just a tuner. Didn't check the other receiver in the other room....but doubt it's the receiver. Obviously I'll keep an eye on it at least over the weekend, with the rain we're supposed to get. I have a spare LNB, and also have the protection plan, if it comes down to it, but I don't mind going out and making an adjustment or swapping an LNB. Right now it's all good, so see how it goes.
Any input greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Edited by Soulweeper, 29 November 2012 - 11:36 PM.