1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Spreadsheet available anywhere that shows signal strength numbers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by carillon, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. carillon

    carillon Legend

    168
    0
    Nov 14, 2007
    Sorry about the way it was posted previously... here they are using the template provided by litzdog911 later today.

    Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
    [Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
    1-8 99 99 98 82 98 100 97 100
    9-16 98 100 98 72 99 100 97 100
    17-24 97 97 97 72 98 100 97 100
    25-32 96 92 96 88 97 100 95 100

    Satellite transponders (3 total at 110º)
    [Not present with Slimline3 dish. No channels are currently beamed from this satellite]
    1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 92
    9-16 NA 97 NA 95 NA NA NA NA

    Satellite transponders (11 total at 119º)
    [Not present with Slimline 3 dish. Local SD channels for some cities, Spanish package]
    17-24 NA NA NA NA NA 100 0 100
    25-32 100 99 100 99 96 100 0 100

    Satellite transponders (16 total at 99º(s)) [or 99º(b)]
    [Local HD channels for some cities]
    1-8 0 44 0 50 90 0 NA NA
    9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 74
    17-24 63 56 69 76 0 48 0 0
    [Note: these can be very slow to appear]

    Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º©) [or 99º(a)]
    [National HD channels]
    1-8 93 95 90 93 90 91 89 92
    9-16 88 91 87 93 91 94 NA NA
    [Note, these can be very slow to appear]

    Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s)) [or 103º(a)]
    [Local HD channels for some cities]
    1-8 40 62 8 72 NA NA NA NA
    9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA 94 94
    17-24 36 57 94 95 60 61 94 95
    [Note, these can be very slow to appear]

    Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))
    [National HD channels beamed from D12 satellite]
    1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
    9-16 95 89 91 89 94 93 93 95
    17-24 92 95 95 95 92 92 95 95

    Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb)) [or 103º(b)]
    [National HD channels beamed from D10 satellite]
    1-8 95 95 93 92 92 94 92 93
    9-16 94 95 91 94 94 95 NA NA
    17-24 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

    Satellite transponders (9 total at SWM)
    [You'll only see this if you have a Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM) dish]
    1-8 100 0 0 0 100 100 100 100
    9-16 100 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
     
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,345
    504
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    I'm willing to bet that the TS isn't in a city where those transponders make any difference for his SD locals.
     
  3. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    7,661
    456
    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    That looks excellent to me. You should not have any problems with those readings.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    12,257
    77
    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Yeah, those look great.
     
  5. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,345
    504
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks he can ignore the 0's on the 119 spots.
     
  6. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    5,255
    118
    Aug 9, 2006
    Of course he can ignore them. They are spotbeams. Your posts said that you could ignore the 119 signals, not just the spotbeams.
     
  7. carillon

    carillon Legend

    168
    0
    Nov 14, 2007
    Thanks everyone... Just wanted to hear some opinions on it since I seem to really suffer from rain fade on HD channels. It doesn't seem to take much of a rain to cause the dreaded 771 error for me.
     
  8. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,345
    504
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    What market are you in? Do you get rain fade easily on locals, nationals, both?
     
  9. carillon

    carillon Legend

    168
    0
    Nov 14, 2007
    Knoxville, TN is my market... rain fade is a problem for both.
     
  10. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    1,810
    96
    Jun 2, 2008
    Southeast
    In his DMA, you do receive all SD MPEG-2 locals from the 119° spot beam satellite (TPN's 25 & 29), channels 30 and 44 are only available in SD MPEG-2 via the 119°, they are not simulcast on any other satellites.

     
  11. CincySaint

    CincySaint AllStar

    127
    6
    Jan 16, 2008
    @litzdog911

    The signal strength spreadsheet that you posted earlier in this thread is no longer available (at least to me). Could you please repost on this thread? Thanks.
     
  12. n9yty

    n9yty New Member

    8
    0
    Jun 22, 2010
    I was looking for the spreadsheet as well.. Our HD channels drop out all the time with even the slightest overcast sky it seems...

    Here are my numbers in case anyone is kind enough to look.... :)

    Does DirecTV come re-aim a dish for free providing it was not touched/tampered with and I have the protection plan? Or do I have to pay a service fee? I guess I will find out, but thought I'd seek advice here if a re-aim is needed or not...


    Code:
    Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
    [Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
    1-8   95  95  94   0  92  98  91  99
    9-16  91  96  95   0  95  99  92  99
    17-24 88 100  91  43  95  99  95  99
    25-32 92 100  90  92  92  99  88 100
    
    
    Satellite transponders (16 total at 99º(s))
    [Local HD channels for some cities]
    1-8    25  0   0   0   0   98  NA  NA
    9-16   NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  0   59
    17-24  89  91  63  60  95  97  0   0
    [Note: these can be very slow to appear]
    
    
    
    
    Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(c))
    [National HD channels]
    1-8    89  92  85  89  86  88  86  88
    9-16   84  88  86  88  89  90  NA  NA
    [Note, these can be very slow to appear]
    
    
    Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s))
    [Local HD channels for some cities]
    1-8    51  0   67  0   NA  NA  NA  NA
    9-16   NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  0   89
    17-24  84  81  85  86  76  64  0   0
    [Note, these can be very slow to appear]
    
    
    Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))
    [National HD channels beamed from D12 satellite]
    1-8    NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA
    9-16   75  67  75  69  73  63  70  67
    17-24  71  61  72  66  69  61  70  62
    
    
    Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb))
    [National HD channels beamed from D10 satellite]
    1-8    85  76  81  74  80  74  81  73
    9-16   80  72  82  74  80  70  NA  NA
    17-24  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA
    
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    20,082
    1,069
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    your 103 is vey low and the 99 can benefit from a realignment as well. Dish realignment is cover under the protection plan
     
  14. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    5,255
    118
    Aug 9, 2006
    Those signals are much too low, no wonder you lose HD channels at the slightest sign of a storm.

    99c/103ca/103cb all signals should be very high 80s, preferably low to mid 90s. Dish needs alignment. With the protection plan, call DirecTV and say you are getting 771 searching for satellite signal messages even when there is no weather in the area, and ask for a service call. It will be free.
     
  15. n9yty

    n9yty New Member

    8
    0
    Jun 22, 2010
    Thanks for the guidance and help, I will make the call. I just didn't want to bother them without knowing if that was the problem or not. :) I don't like wasting their time or mine.
     

Share This Page