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  1. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Appears the upper odd number transponders on 103 (ca) are giving me a 0, so it appears that perhaps my old AT-9 LNB is failing.

    Where can I purchase a replacement AT9 LNB at the best price possible? I do not want to replace the dish with a slim swm unit.
     
  2. SomeRandomIdiot

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    EDIT:

    Rethinking this....why would the odd transponders on 103W be bad on just the upper end of 103 (ca) only and not on (cb)?

    103 (ca)
    01-08 na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
    09-16 43-91-45-90-40-89-24-92
    17-24 00-91-00-92-00-91-00-95
    25-32 na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

    103 (cb)
    01-08 69-95-73-95-72-94-76-93
    09-16 75-91-76-91-73-90-na-na
    17-24 na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
    25-32 na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

    I get 771 Searching for Satellite on Channel 104 3D PPV now.

    Mapping shows that as 15 CINE3D 104 17 D12 @103W 1050 3D HD PPV
     
  3. Davenlr

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    Swap your BBC's and see if the problem remains.
     
  4. Manctech

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    If you have an AT-9 call D* and see if they will give you a free ODU upgrade. Worst comes to worst get a "Loyal Customer" service call and have the entire dish replaced.

    AT-9's are outdated and should be replaced.
     
  5. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Unfortunately, or fortunately....they signal strength WAS higher than neighbors with SlimLine Dishes which is very much needed with Summer Thunderstorms.
     
  6. boba

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    Well Idiot you need an education on the AT-9 but I'm not going to give it to you. I'll just say the LNB must be from the manufacturer of your dish and will be a used one there are no new.:)
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Why would you call him an Idiot? My AT9 has strong signals as well. The ONLY reason I switched it out, was for SWM. It was working just fine.
     
  8. matt

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  9. Davenlr

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    Duh...Im going to bed now :) I actually, at the time, did not have line of site for all five satellites, so I installed two AT9's, one with the Main LNB, and the second with only the sidecar LNB. I then ran two 25' runs of cable from the sidecar output to the main LNB input. If for some reason, that is his problem, just replace the two cables with longer ones with compression connectors on them. It doesnt matter how long they are.
     
  10. BattleZone

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    As boba stated, the LNBs for AT-9 dishes are proprietary to each of 4 manufacturers, so you must have the right brand for your dish. Further, the AT9 was discontinued some 4 years ago, and no replacements were available. The official procedure to "fix" a broken AT9 dish is to replace it with a Slimline dish, as AT9 dishes are no longer supported (or supportable) in any way.

    So, you'd be on your own to locate the proper brand of LNB for your dish (think: eBay or Craigslist for a used one).
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    While my AT-9 Boxcar Dish served me well for a number of years....and solid high 80 and low 90 signals were steady for reception....

    My new Slimline with readings in the 90's - mid to high for most - is working like a charm as the replacement for about 6 months now. Yesterday's monsoon here resulted in no rain-based dropouts.

    No desire to go back to an AT-9, if if they were available (which they are not).
     
  12. MikeR7

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    I just called about getting my AT9 dish swapped out and was switched to the Protection Plan people as I have the protection plan. I told the lady that my 103ca signals were a little low 68-78 and 103cb at 73-84 and that I had heard the AT9's should be swapped out for a slimline. She said it would be $49. I told her no thanks. Should I call again and try to get it done free?
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I would.

    I got mine done for free less than 6 months ago making the very same call to the Protection Plan department. Let them know your Dish is old, and may be the likely source of your low signal levels.
     
  14. RobertE

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    Sometimes, less is more. Don't give any more information than needed.

    If you would have stopped at the low signal levels, you probably would have got it. But when you when into the swapped out, then bam, now your into upgrade land.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Good advice.
     

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