Hello fellow members. I have a question about the 61.5 satellite for the eastern arc dish.
We recently started having picture quality issues with some of our locals (63052 zip code), mostly during storms but wind would also do it. I received "complete signal loss" error messages during storms.
So - I trimmed trees and tried peaking the dish (using receiver and TV). My best numbers so far are as follows:
Sat 61.5 = 29%
Sat 72.7 = 50%
Sat 77 = 75%
I'm going to try peaking it again this morning. I will concentrate on Sat 72.7, and then perhaps try the skew to see if I can get the other two a little better.
Dish tech support was not much help, although they eventually confirmed that 70% or better was desirable. I can't recall what the signal was like back in 2009 when they installed the dish, but it was pretty good. I live in a heavily wooded area and trying to shoot over or in between some trees. I have good line of site using the LNB arm as my guide (plus several degrees left and right).
Doe anyone have some tips for peaking beyond the typical:
- two people with walkie talkies
- slowly sweeping dish till I get max signal on 72.7
- check and fine tune skew for max peaking of other two
Seems like there must be a trick with optimizing the skew.
Thanks for any input or suggestions