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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by newtosat22485, Sep 2, 2006.

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  1. newtosat22485

    newtosat22485 New Member

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    2 parts,,,, part 1- I had directv come over two months ago to do an install of a 5 lnb dish. I was told that the only place that it could be put would knock out all the other dishes in the area by pulling the signal away from them, to my knowledge i thought the dish caught the signal not actually pulled it any info or insight would help.

    part 2 I was in the process of builing a deck they said when it was up have them come back out and maybe they could do something. I want to be prepared this time I have a compass so i'd like to know what sattelites. This will actually be pointing at my zip is 04210 my lat is 44.0965 my long is -70.2571 there are so many dishes in my area I find it hard to believe I am the only one who cant recieve sattelite thank you ps I have time warner cable at the moment it hate my service please help:confused:
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Part 1: Total BS. Not true. They just need to find a spot where your 5-LNB dish can "see" all 5 satellite locations.

    Part 2: This web site provides the aiming information you need ....
    http://www.emantechnology.com/lookangle.asp
    The DirecTV satellites are at 99-deg W, 101-deg W, 103-deg W, 110-deg W, and 119-deg W.
     
  3. jdspencer

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    Being in Maine, your elevation is quite low, especially to the 119 sat. This could cause a problem finding a clear line of site.

    The sucking of the signal is just plain stupid.
     
  4. mjones73

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    "I was told that the only place that it could be put would knock out all the other dishes in the area by pulling the signal away from them"

    God I wish I had that installer here so I could laugh at him, that's just funny.
     
  5. newtosat22485

    newtosat22485 New Member

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    Thanks thats what I thought. now as for elevation where is elavtion actually from? if you are on top of a roof, or on the ground the 0-45 dgree would be different correct? also if i got a 3 lnb dish instead of a 5 could that make all the difference?
     
  6. litzdog911

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    Nope, the elevation angle is the elevation angle, regardless of whether you're on the ground or on your roof. So, if your elevation angle to a particular satellite is 25-deg, that's the angle you need to check for line-of-site. Usually being on a roof makes it easier because you already have a height advantage, making it easier to site over trees or other buildings.

    It's not necessarily any easier with the 3-LNB dish. The 3-LNB dish needs to "see" the 101-deg, 110-deg and 119-deg satellite. The 5-LNB adds the new higher frequency satellites at 99-deg and 103-deg. Those new satellites are pretty close to the 101-deg satellite, so it's usually pretty easy to site those satellites if you have a clear view of 101-deg.

    Hope that helps.
     
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