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Signal strength in Texas

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by texas16309, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 #1 of 13
    texas16309

    texas16309 New Member

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    Not sure where this should go but we had a small rain shower the other day - a very light shower. I lost my HD signal. Granted I don't know how thick the clouds where but in general what should the signal be in central Texas? For the 101 sat I have 97-100 on all transponders.

    103ca looks like this
    9-16 88 93 85 89 86 89 84 90
    17-24 85 90 87 88 86 89 87 87

    103cb looks like this
    1-8 85 85 83 85 85 86 84 86
    9-16 85 87 84 88 82 89 na na

    During the rain shower these numbers where in the 20s. Could they be better? Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 #2 of 13
    Xsabresx

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    They could definitely be better. I am in the mid 90's on everything. It takes pitch black clouds and rain for me to lose signal
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 #3 of 13
    ftwrich

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    Live between Dallas and Fort Worth and getting low to mid 90's on 103ca and 103cb. It takes heavy rain to kill the signal.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 #4 of 13
    randyk47

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    Also in San Antonio and pretty much in the low to mid 90's so I'd say you're a bit low.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 #5 of 13
    texas16309

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    Interesting. Thanks all. I'll look into it and see what I can do.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2012 #6 of 13
    texas16309

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    I adjusted my azimuth and now my readings looks like this:

    103ca
    9-16 95 95 95 95 93 95 91 95
    17-24 93 95 95 94 95 95 95 95

    103cb
    1-8 95 95 95 94 95 94 94 94
    9-10 95 95 94 95 94 95 na na

    much better it seems.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2012 #7 of 13
    randyk47

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    Much better...maybe even better than mine but I can't check this morning as it's raining pretty hard right now though I do have signal and picture. :)
     
  8. Jul 9, 2012 #8 of 13
    texasbrit

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    Yes, those are good - about the same as mine - you'll find it hard to get better numbers.
     
  9. KMG 365

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    Which way and how much did you have to adjust the azimuth on your dish?

    I'm in the same boat as you. My readings for 103ca and cb were similar to yours. I would love to be able to get them into the 90s and reduce the possibility of rain fade.

    Thanks
     
  10. thelucky1

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    What should the signal strength be in NW Texas?

    Is this good or could it be tweaked for better numbers?
    If so, how do I fine tune 103 & 99?

    For the 101 sat I have 95-97 on all transponders.

    103ca looks like this
    9-16 92 77 91 82 89 84 88 86
    17-24 86 84 86 82 83 83 86 84

    103cb looks like this
    1-8 95 93 91 91 92 91 91 90
    9-16 93 91 92 93 92 94 na na

    99c
    1-8 86 85 83 83 86 83 85 85
    9-16 85 86 87 88 88 89 na na
     
  11. lokar

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    What satellite has the most HD channels on it? My strength is only in the 60s to 70s and I would like to increase it and am wondering what I should focus on, I am guessing 103cb.
     
  12. RAD

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    Dripping...
    HD CONUS channels are on 99(c), 103(ca)and 103(cb), you should try to get in the 90's on those sats.
     
  13. thelucky1

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    Can you please clarify this for me? I've installed the old 18 inch dishes before. Now I want to tweak my slimline 5lnb.

    Here is the alignment info:

    Dishpointer.com

    Satellite: 101W DIRECTV 4S | DIRECTV 9S | SES 1
    Elevation: 51.0°
    Azimuth (true): 178.4°
    Azimuth (magn.): 171.6°
    LNB Skew [?]: -1.3°

    Directv receiver:
    Elevation: 51.0°
    Azimuth: 170°
    Tilt: 91°

    Which azimuth setting do I use?
    How do I determine the proper tilt based on the above Lnb skew/tilt?
    On azimuth adjustments, do you just loosen the 2 front nuts and the pivot bolt & nut?
    Btw, the azimuth pivot bolt and nut have slots in them. What tool do I use to loosen that bolt/nut?

    I appreciate your time and any help, information and suggestions you can provide.

    Thanks!
     

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