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Spreadsheet available anywhere that shows signal strength numbers?


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#21 OFFLINE   carillon

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:02 PM

Sorry about the way it was posted previously... here they are using the template provided by litzdog911 later today.

 

Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
[Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
1-8    99   99    98   82   98   100   97   100
9-16   98   100   98   72   99   100   97   100
17-24  97   97    97   72   98   100   97   100
25-32  96   92    96   88   97   100   95   100
 
Satellite transponders (3 total at 110º)
[Not present with Slimline3 dish. No channels are currently beamed from this satellite]
1-8    NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  92
9-16   NA  97   NA  95   NA  NA  NA  NA
 
Satellite transponders (11 total at 119º)
[Not present with Slimline 3 dish. Local SD channels for some cities, Spanish package]
17-24   NA   NA    NA   NA   NA   100   0   100
25-32  100   99   100   99   96   100   0   100
 
Satellite transponders (16 total at 99º(s)) [or 99º(b)]
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8     0   44   0   50   90   0   NA   NA
9-16   NA   NA  NA   NA   NA  NA    0   74
17-24  63   56   69   76   0  48    0    0
[Note: these can be very slow to appear]
 
Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º©) [or 99º(a)]
[National HD channels]
1-8    93   95   90   93   90   91   89   92
9-16   88   91   87   93   91   94   NA   NA
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]
 
Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s)) [or 103º(a)]
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8    40   62   8   72   NA   NA   NA  NA
9-16   NA   NA  NA   NA   NA   NA   94  94
17-24  36   57  94   95   60   61   94  95
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]
 
Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))
[National HD channels beamed from D12 satellite]
1-8    NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA   NA
9-16   95   89   91   89   94   93   93   95
17-24  92   95   95   95   92   92   95   95
 
Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb)) [or 103º(b)]
[National HD channels beamed from D10 satellite]
1-8    95   95   93   92   92   94   92   93
9-16   94   95   91   94   94   95   NA   NA
17-24  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA
 
Satellite transponders (9 total at SWM)
[You'll only see this if you have a Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM) dish]
1-8    100    0   0   0   100   100   100   100
9-16   100   NA  NA  NA   NA     NA    NA    NA

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HR24-500 / Panasonic TC-P54S2 / HDMI / Networked - DECA
H24-700 / Toshiba SDTV / Networked - DECA

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#22 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:08 PM

I'm willing to bet that the TS isn't in a city where those transponders make any difference for his SD locals.



#23 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:10 PM

That looks excellent to me. You should not have any problems with those readings.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:09 AM

Yeah, those look great. 


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#25 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:08 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks he can ignore the 0's on the 119 spots.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:32 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks he can ignore the 0's on the 119 spots.

Of course he can ignore them. They are spotbeams. Your posts said that you could ignore the 119 signals, not just the spotbeams.



#27 OFFLINE   carillon

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:14 AM

Thanks everyone... Just wanted to hear some opinions on it since I seem to really suffer from rain fade on HD channels. It doesn't seem to take much of a rain to cause the dreaded 771 error for me.


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#28 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

What market are you in? Do you get rain fade easily on locals, nationals, both?



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

Knoxville, TN is my market... rain fade is a problem for both.


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#30 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:20 AM

I'm willing to bet that the TS isn't in a city where those transponders make any difference for his SD locals.

 

I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks he can ignore the 0's on the 119 spots.

 
In his DMA, you do receive all SD MPEG-2 locals from the 119° spot beam satellite (TPN's 25 & 29), channels 30 and 44 are only available in SD MPEG-2 via the 119°, they are not simulcast on any other satellites. 

 

Knoxville, TN is my market... rain fade is a problem for both.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:43 AM

@litzdog911

 

The signal strength spreadsheet that you posted earlier in this thread is no longer available (at least to me).   Could you please repost on this thread?   Thanks.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:37 PM

I was looking for the spreadsheet as well..  Our HD channels drop out all the time with even the slightest overcast sky it seems...

 

Here are my numbers in case anyone is kind enough to look.... :)

 

Does DirecTV come re-aim a dish for free providing it was not touched/tampered with and I have the protection plan?  Or do I have to pay a service fee?  I guess I will find out, but thought I'd seek advice here if a re-aim is needed or not...

 

Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
[Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
1-8   95  95  94   0  92  98  91  99
9-16  91  96  95   0  95  99  92  99
17-24 88 100  91  43  95  99  95  99
25-32 92 100  90  92  92  99  88 100


Satellite transponders (16 total at 99º(s))
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8    25  0   0   0   0   98  NA  NA
9-16   NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  0   59
17-24  89  91  63  60  95  97  0   0
[Note: these can be very slow to appear]




Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(c))
[National HD channels]
1-8    89  92  85  89  86  88  86  88
9-16   84  88  86  88  89  90  NA  NA
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]


Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s))
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8    51  0   67  0   NA  NA  NA  NA
9-16   NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  0   89
17-24  84  81  85  86  76  64  0   0
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]


Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))
[National HD channels beamed from D12 satellite]
1-8    NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA
9-16   75  67  75  69  73  63  70  67
17-24  71  61  72  66  69  61  70  62


Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb))
[National HD channels beamed from D10 satellite]
1-8    85  76  81  74  80  74  81  73
9-16   80  72  82  74  80  70  NA  NA
17-24  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:33 PM

your 103 is vey low and the 99 can benefit from a realignment as well.  Dish realignment is cover under the protection plan


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

 

I was looking for the spreadsheet as well..  Our HD channels drop out all the time with even the slightest overcast sky it seems...

 

Here are my numbers in case anyone is kind enough to look.... :)

 

Does DirecTV come re-aim a dish for free providing it was not touched/tampered with and I have the protection plan?  Or do I have to pay a service fee?  I guess I will find out, but thought I'd seek advice here if a re-aim is needed or not...

 

 

 

Those signals are much too low,  no wonder you lose HD channels at the slightest sign of a storm.

 

99c/103ca/103cb all signals should be very high 80s, preferably low to mid 90s. Dish needs alignment. With the protection plan, call DirecTV and say you are getting 771 searching for satellite signal messages even when there is no weather in the area, and ask for a service call. It will be free.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Thanks for the guidance and help, I will make the call.  I just didn't want to bother them without knowing if that was the problem or not. :)  I don't like wasting their time or mine.






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