I have a slimline dish and a non-SWM SL5 at my vacation spot that I have been trying off an on to get peaked. It seems like no matter what I do, I can't get the signals on the 101 to go over the mid 70's (with one or two that occasionally will will hit the upper 80's to low 90's). What's odd is that the last time I was out there playing with it, I was able to get the 110 and 119 dialed in with mid to upper 90's. At best, I was only able to get the 99 and 103's to the mid to upper 30's and doing that dropped my 101's down to the low 70's.. When I was using my R15, it wasn't that big of a deal. However, I upgraded the TV out there from an old tube TV to a flat panel and I'd like to get HD using one of my HR 21's. I have the BBC's installed and I know others at this location that are pulling in high 90's with their old round dishes. I have also tried a couple of different spots, so I don't think it's a line of site problem. Others items of possible note. The LNB was a brand new LNB that I picked up at solid signal. The dish was one a buddy of mine used to use when he tailgated and apparently it has taken a few nosedives over the years. I checked out the location on dishpointer.com and it looks like I'm pointed in the right direction. I also put a level on my pole mount and it looks level and plumb.
So given all of that, any thoughts? Could it be a bad LNB? It was brand new, but I've had brand new stuff that was bad out of the box. Maybe a bent reflector or LNB arm from falling over at football games? I'm wondering if maybe the falls bent the dish from top to bottom and that's why 101 is bad but the 110 and 119 come in OK (that's just a wild guess). I'm thinking about picking up another dish and an SL3 LNB and trying one last time before I attempt to find an installer. However, I figured I ask to see if this type of situation sounds familiar to anyone.
Edited by Getteau, 17 April 2014 - 04:34 PM.