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Detroit Area Satellites

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by shoeheel, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. shoeheel

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    I live in the Detroit area. I have rain fade, especially for my HD box. Does anyone know what satellites I should have and what their signal strength should be?

    I checked my signal meters and here's what I got:

    Sat 101 32 total: Tuner 1: 30 = 95-100; 1 (18) = 68 and 1 (28) = 0
    Tuner 2: 30 = 95-100; 1 (18) = 68 and 1 (28) = 0

    Sat 110 3 total: Tuner 1: All = 90-96
    Tuner 2: All = 89-94

    Sat 119 11 total: Tuner 1: 10 = 95-98; 1 (23) = 0
    Tuner 2: 10 = 94-99; 1 (23) = 0

    Sat 99(c) 14 total: Tuner 1: All = 85-92
    Tuner 2: All = 84-91

    Sat 99(s) 16 total: Tuner 1: All = 0-96
    Tuner 2: All = 0-98

    Sat 103(s) 16 total: Tuner 1: All = 0-97
    Tuner 2: All = 0-97

    Sat 103(ca) 16 total: Tuner 1: All = 89-95
    Tuner 2: All = 89-95

    Sat 103(cb) 14 total: Tuner 1: All = 85-95
    Tuner 2: All = 85-95

    Which ones should I be concerned with and how do they look?
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Those look pretty good.
     
  3. HoTat2

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    Though there is no transponder "18" on 119 and "103(ch)" should be "103(cb)"
     
  4. shoeheel

    shoeheel Legend

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    Corrected.
     
  5. HoTat2

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    OK, anyhow as stated previously those numbers are pretty good, but there really isn't much you can do about rain fade as they are deep drops in signal strength on the order of typically 40-50 db.

    You can look to try and increase your "fade margin" a bit by reducing splitter losses by using only the minimum necessary splits in your setup if you have a SWiM install, but not too much else I'm afraid.
     

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