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My first swimline install

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#1 OFFLINE   joe58


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

I am trying my luck at my first swimline dish install (having previously installed 2 of the old triple lnb dishes) but am having little luck. It is the Slimline 3LNB with swm built in the lnb (SL3-P I think). Also am trying to use a H21-100 receiver at aim with (as any meter would be well beyond by fiscal ability, go the dish free from father in law). The only signals I seem to be able to get are on 101, transpoders 28, 30, and 32 all of which are in the upper 80's. I have checked multiple times and am pretty sure I have it all hooked up correctly, dish to swm splitter using power passing port and then to PI and to dish from there. Any help on what I may be missing or aiming tips would be appreciated.


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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

Triple sats aimed at the 110 satellite. Your new dish aims at the 101. Sounds like its hooked up right, but pointing at the wrong satellite. Try swinging it east about 9 degrees and recheck your elevation.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

Yup, getting only TPs 28, 30, and 32 means you are pointing at the 110 sat.
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#4 OFFLINE   joe58


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

Thanks. Will start again tomorrow and try again. You guys are great.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

Unless you are near the 110 longitude, you will have to adjust your elevation and likely the skew.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

Nine degrees to the right and a little elevation tweak and sure enough I found my signals. Thanks to all who helped. :)



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#7 OFFLINE   BobStokesbary



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:07 AM

It's embarrasing when you do that isn't it. I share your pain. I did exactly the same thing on my second install in our RV. I was so sure I had 101. Fortunately, others on a forum like this pointed out that I too had done the setup on 110 instead of 101. And I was using a medium priced meter which did not save me the embarrasement of hitting 110.


Glad everything worked out for you.

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