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119 Transponder Strength

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sobal, Sep 28, 2005.

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  1. sobal

    sobal AllStar

    Jun 4, 2004
    I'm having problems with reception from the 119 satellite. My signal strength for ESPN2HD (transponder 28) is in the mid 30%, yet my locals which are spot-beamed on transponder 31 come in at a signal strength of 90%.

    Why would the signal strength be different on two transponders from the same satellite? Thanks for any info.
  2. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    The Spotbeam is concentrated on your area which makes it stronger/easier to get in than the other non-spotbeam transponders.
  3. greywolf

    greywolf DBSTalk Club Member

    Jul 13, 2005
    Right. Any spot beam under 100% on a clear day is a weaker than normal signal. Even when other channels are rained out, locals will normally remain working.

    119 has a relatively recent collection of hardware and provides strong signals. Check for obstructions to your line of sight and your dish aim.
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