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103 Signal Strength Issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by markrw58, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. markrw58

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    My 103 signals are either very low (30-40) or 0. Bypassed the multi-switch with no change. All other sats are in the 80's & 90's. WHat do you all think? Adjustment?

    Thanks
     
  2. HDTVsportsfan

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    It initially it sounds like you may need an adjustment, but what are your signals on 103(a)?
     
  3. pouterson

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    I had the same issue. Went out and adjusted the dish via fine tuning settings and am now getting mid to high 80s on all TPs. My issue was elevation and azimuth. Once I fine tuned them, the settings popped up. I fine tuned on 101. Tilt was ok, ie, 100%.
     
  4. bubbers44

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    Did you buy a signal meter to realign or did you fine tune with signal strength on set up menu? I noticed with moderate rain today I lost the locals and most of the new channels but still got other satellites so think my install alignment could be improved with some fine tuning. The install crew two months ago didn't impress me a lot so didn't think they would get it right. I have the instructions on how to align with the meter but would rather not have to buy one.
     
  5. markrw58

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    They were zero's.
     
  6. markrw58

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    Did you learn how to do the fine tuning from the install video??
     
  7. HDTVsportsfan

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    That's not good obviously.

    When was this installed. Do you have HD locals. Also, do you know the model number of you multi-switch and dish?
    Is it a 5-LNB AT9 or AU9 Slimline.


    You should have almost all 90's and even a few 100's on the 101 SAT signal meter.
     
  8. markrw58

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    Yes, I do have HD locals, the dish is the Slimline and I belive the Multi-Switch is the
    Zinwell WB68.
     
  9. HDTVsportsfan

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    OK...all that's good. Just trying to get some background here.

    Are any of your signal #'s on 101 in the high 90's or 100?
     
  10. SATGATOR

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    On Ant 1 I get no signal strength but Ant 2 gets great reception for 103b.

    What gives?
     
  11. makaiguy

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    Zeros on both tuners? I had zeros on one and good numbers on the other. Swapped B-Band Converters between lines and got good numbers everywhere. DTV is sending me another BBS because it sounds like I have one erratic one (and they agreed, much to my amazement).
     
  12. azarby

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    You could have a bad BBC or if you have an OTA diplexor, it is interferring with the satellite signal. Swap the BBCs between the two cables. If the problem changes to ant2, you have a bad BBC. If not, you have a bad connection or diplexor interference. If you have a diplexor, remove it and test again.
    bob

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  13. markrw58

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    They are in the upper 80's - mid 90's.

    I plan on fine tuning the alignment this evening so I will report back when that is done.
     
  14. K4SMX

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    Please see Troubleshooting Tips for 103(b)
     
  15. K4SMX

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    Your Sacramento locals are on 99(b), so you should probably see some signals, but not great signals on 103(a).

    Please post your actual 99(b) sig's by transponder. Your 101 110, and 119 sig's are on the low side of good, and I would expect your 99(b)'s to be the same. In any event, your dish probably needs re-alignment, but let's see those 99(b) numbers first, because your mast might be out of plumb, and that would need to be corrected before you do any re-alignment. Good 99(b) sig's would indicate that might be the case.
     
  16. markrw58

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    Fine tuned my dish yesterday and now 103 is 89 - 91 and the other sats are 95-98. Only problem I had was no one was home to help and had to keep going up and down the ladder to check after each adjustment.
     
  17. K4SMX

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    Gee, that is definitely the hard way to do it! Glad you got your numbers up, though, and thanks for reporting back your successful results.
     
  18. knew001

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    What did you adjust to get these numbers? I have low to mid 90's on all the sats except 103b. I don't get any stations off 103a but 2 transponders on that one are in the 50's. 103b all odd are mid 70's - low 80's. all even ones are in the 60's. This is a problem when it rains.
     
  19. Tom Robertson

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    Assuming you do not have diplexors or incorrect switch in the line, I suggest everyone carefully follow the instructional videos: http://www.solidsignal.com/satellite/at9_install_videos.asp to perform realignments.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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