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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by satcomsigns, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. satcomsigns

    satcomsigns New Member

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    it is a standard d12 100 on the three sat. to pick up is 101 119 and 110 on 110 i am getting 100% signal and 101 i am only getting 3 transponders that it is picking up and those three are getting 94-96% and 119 is not getting anything at all i have checked all connections and it is all new cable new dish new reciever ....... with my bird dog i never could get it to lock onto any thing i tried all kids of things and just cant seem to get a good signal on anything but 110 ....i tried another lnb that i had and had the same problem so i think i ruled that out i just dont know can you help any ideas
     
  2. miketorse

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    You are pointing your 3LNB dish at the wrong satellite. 110 is seeing 119 and 101 is seeing 110. You need to move your dish slowly about 8-9 degrees to the "left" (while standing behind it).
     
  3. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Sounds like you're locked onto the 110 with the 101 LNB.

    Mike typed faster :(
     
  4. satcomsigns

    satcomsigns New Member

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    yeah i have tried to move it several directions and not really locking onto anything
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Go about 9 degrees east, then you might need to try a little up/down.
     
  6. satcomsigns

    satcomsigns New Member

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    i have moved the dish in all directions and can not seem to get a lock on them at all on my bird dog i get it as close as i can to finding signal but it says searching and i can go inside and the end result is the same
     
  7. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

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    proper Elevation? Proper Tilt? Tripod perfectly level?
     
  8. joe diamond

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    Let me play,

    Is the mast plumb? What dish have you selected in Menu?

    The 101 = 101 degrees west longitude......9 degrees west is the 110 and nine degrees west of that is the 119.

    Set your sat meter on the receiver to the 101 sat and peak that.

    Practice with the Birdog.

    Are you doing installations as a regular job?

    Joe
     
  9. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the satellites are there. Could anything be blocking your dish's view of the main 101ºW satellite? You know that the dish works because you were able to get signals, just from the wrong satellites.
     

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