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Being Beaten By Dish Alignment

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by pjschwartz, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. pjschwartz

    pjschwartz AllStar

    Jul 13, 2007
    Yes. I saw your post regarding the SWM . .

    This whole adventure started when I upgraded my system to SWM so I could have a "supported version" of MRV as well as prepare for upgrading to an HR34.

    So I went from:

    1) 5 LNB w/o SWM

    2) 5 LNB with a 16 Port SWM

    3) 5 LNB with built in 8 port SWM

    I luckily recorded my signal strengths before each change, and they where all relatively the same. I can't blame this problem on SWM :(
  2. pjschwartz

    pjschwartz AllStar

    Jul 13, 2007
    Well guys, I am happy to report "success" following the installation of a new Slimline Dish (same 5LNB SWM). Signal strength readings (conus beam transponders) on a cloudy, overcast day in Minnesota today are now:

    * 101 = Mid 90's

    * 99 = Mid 90's

    * 103CA = Mid to high 80's

    * 103CB = Mid to high 80's

    I realize that there is on opportunity to dither a little bit more to bump up the 103s, but as they say "close enough for government work".

    I did do a visual inspection of the old dish on the ground. I was not able to find any visible damage. In comparison to the new dish, I found the new dish had:

    * Slightly different design along the circumference of the dish.

    * A beefier mounting of the arm to the back assembly.

    * A "quick disconnect" lever type mechanism for attaching the LNB

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