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Direct TV Satellite Issues with trees

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Joe Dirt, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt New Member

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    Guys i got a direct TV dish i am having trouble getting to get a signal. I have some trees and would like some opinions on whether this is going to even be possible. I have already cut down a couple trees and this is my current situation ( see pictures below). I have the dish lined up and still am not getting anything on the signal strengths for the different satellites that i need. The trees to the south are on my property and I can cut them down just really thought this would have given me enough clearance to get a signal. All my settings on my satellite are set up using my current address so to not have any sort of percentage of signal on any of the satellites that I need is something I haven't experienced, but I also haven't worked in an area with this sort of coverage either. Thanks for the help.
    Joe
     

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  2. studechip

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    If you have a smartphone, download the SatelliteAR app. It will show you about where the satellites are.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2018 #3 of 13
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you can use a site dishpointer and check what distance to your trees is safe
     
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    icr2002

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    Easy answer. CUT THEM DOWN.
     
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    WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    Depends on your zip code - the more North you are location of the 99, 101,103 is lower to your Horizon
     
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    inkahauts

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    Yeah without a zip code can’t really tell you if the trees are in the way.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2018 #7 of 13
    P Smith

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    dishpointer site will tell him for sure
     
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    Joe Dirt

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    46845, I’ve tried using all those things and have the dish set at the correct settings still nothing it says my elevation should be 39. I have the slim3 dish, but then look at the attached photo it shows all these satallities much higher so I don’t get why clearance would be an issue.
     

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    Joe Dirt

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    In that picture that has my location and all settings it shows I should be in the clear but for some reason I still am not, are those satellites in the picture the ones I am trying to connect to?
     
  10. studechip

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    The satellites are higher than where the arm points to. And there is no picture.
     
  11. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt New Member

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    look now
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    You should be fine. I’m guessing your issue is in getting the dish pointed properly. Make sure you are reading the tilt and elevation correctly on the right marks on the dish. It’s easy to get the elevation one wrong and be using a different edge than you are supposed to. Speaking from personal experience. LOL
     
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  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    try to make a "scan" of that part of sky - like old CRT's raster, while keep your eye on TV screen or listen to signal sound
     

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