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#1 OFFLINE   Orm941

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:04 PM

Hello from a New Guy,

I have an installation of the Genie system coming up. Getting new dish, LNB, SWM, and receiver.

Checking signal strength with my current system, sats 101, 119, 103s, 103ca, and 103cb look good with transponder signal strengths in the high 80s to high 90s.

Sat 99c is of concern. Readings vary from low 80s to low 90s on clear days, but on cloudy days, strengths degrade to mid 70s to mid 80s.

I understand that Genie installation requires signal strength of 80 or better.

Running Systems Test passes with all items OK.

Could this be an aiming issue or should I be looking at something else?

Thanks for your help,
Oscar

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#2 OFFLINE   west99999

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:21 PM

I think Oregon signal for 99 is usually lower than other parts of the US but I'm not certain on that. Signal varies by regions as for as what is "required to activate" 80 may be fine in Oregon (not sure) but where I am in the south 80 will not get you activated.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

Hello from a New Guy,

I have an installation of the Genie system coming up. Getting new dish, LNB, SWM, and receiver.

Checking signal strength with my current system, sats 101, 119, 103s, 103ca, and 103cb look good with transponder signal strengths in the high 80s to high 90s.

Sat 99c is of concern. Readings vary from low 80s to low 90s on clear days, but on cloudy days, strengths degrade to mid 70s to mid 80s.

I understand that Genie installation requires signal strength of 80 or better.

Running Systems Test passes with all items OK.

Could this be an aiming issue or should I be looking at something else?

Thanks for your help,
Oscar

You might want to "fine tune" off of the 99 SAT.

On the west coast, 99 is the farthest and lowest SAT.

On the east coast it's one of the 103s.


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#4 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:50 AM


I understand that Genie installation requires signal strength of 80 or better.



 

There is no such "requirement"  however, the better your dish is aligned the best it will perform during rain.

 

but there is nothing to worry about as "DirecTV" will make  sure the dish is aligned properly 


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

I'm in Seattle, and my 99c signals range from 86 to 95. I'm farther north and west than you, so that shouldn't be a factor in signal level. A minor tweaking of your dish alignment should bring your signals up a bit.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:44 PM

Thanks to all for the help.

The install occurred today. The installer found:
- cracked LNB
- dish mounting to pole allowing too much movement
- crimped connectors instead of compression connectors

Installer mounted new dish and LNB. Replaced crimp connectors with compression connectors.

Signal now in high 80s to mid 90s.

Genie working great. All signals best ever.

Input from the forum helped me talk to the installer much more intelligently about the problems.

Thanks again!

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:25 PM

Awesome.  Thanks for the update. 


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