Here is the situation. I set up an SL3 dish and the elevation is supposed to be 33. When I first was searching for signal, I hadn't set my mounting pole plumb yet. I set the elevation to 33 and held pole (I installed it in the ground plumb eventually) as straight as I could and did a sweep around the direction (I used a map off of dishpointer to aim at a landmark since I didn't have a compass) where the azimuth should be. After quite a while, I accidentally tilted the pole back and suddenly I got a signal in the 60's on 101. I had somebody else hold the pole in place and I marked the location. Next, I put the pole in the ground plumb with concrete. The next day, I aimed the dish in the same direction. There was no signal so I decided to sweep the elevation since I remembered I tilted the pole the day before. When I got to 43 degrees elevation (10 off of what is specified for the location) I got strong signal on 101 in the 80s. The cable from the dish runs about 250 feet from the dish so I always assumed that's why the low 80s was my max. When I set the elevation, I am going by the edge of the metal up against the elevation scale stamp. Next, I adjusted the tilt to the specified tilt. No matter what I do, the strongest signal I get on any transponder on 99 or 103 is 42. Most transponders are in the 20's. I recently installed a satellite finder app on my cell phone. Using it for the compass, assuming the compass is accurate, it seems that my dish is actually aimed a few degrees west of the specified azimuth. My question is: Is it possible that somehow I am pointed at the wrong azimuth but having the elevation 10 degrees "too high" is somehow putting the dish in a position that it is reflecting the 101 satellite very well to the LNB and reflecting 99 and 101 somewhat? If I adjust the tilt, I can never get the signal on any 99 or 101 to get any better. In fact, with not very much tilt adjustment, 99 and 101 signals get much worse.