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This morning I checked the signal strength on 129. It sure is strange that the Salt Lake HD locals are on the weakest transponder. Here is what we have at 9:45 today. Can anyone explain why this happens? I sent the info to Dish.

note: this dish is a 24" that is only used for 129 (single lnb)

1-63
2-78
4-84
5-77
6-82
7-82
8-80
9-85
10-89
11-80
12-82
13-87
16-73
17-83
18-62
19-94
21-72
22-76
23-83
27-81
30-86
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Steve H said:
This morning I checked the signal strength on 129. It sure is strange that the Salt Lake HD locals are on the weakest transponder. Here is what we have at 9:45 today.
I think that is good data Steve. I am in the pacific noth west. My 129 LNBF is on a 500 dish. I will pull transponder data an post it here so we can compare. Did you ever hear anything back from DN?

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I got an email from them yesterday, they tell me that someting is not right. TP 18 is too low compared to the others. Two weeks ago tp 18 was in the 70/80 range.
 

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Steve....

Here are my numbers. I have a 500 dish (smaller than your dish) and I have the single 129 LNBF installed in it. I have not completly dialed in my 500 on the roof. It has been raining cats & dogs for the last week (as well as today). We also have a high wind storm. My numbers are in () behind your numbers:

1-63 (57)
2-78 (60)
4-84 (82)
5-77 (70)
6-82 (58)
7-82 (62)
8-80 (78)
9-85 (79)
10-89 (82)
11-80 (58)
12-82 (81)
13-87 (80)
16-73 (70)
17-83 (68)
18-62 (56)
19-94 (85)
21-72 (66)
22-76 (58)
23-83 (61)
27-81 (58)
30-86 (83)
31-95 (89)

I see a pattern. Where you have low numbers, I have low numbers. Where you have high numbers, I have high numbers. You are far away from me (we are in different states), so this is a DN Satellite feed problem, not anything local to you. I don't think DN will do anything about it. I think the only way to bring our numbers up is to install a larger dish. This is JMHO.

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I think the only way to bring our numbers up is to install a larger dish. This is JMHO.
I'm using a 24" dish ...............................
 

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Portland, OR - 24" DISH

129W

T1 - 80
T2 - 85
T4 - 95
T5 - 80
T6 - 80
T7 - 80
T8 - 90
T9 - 90
T10 - 93
T11 - 78
T12 - 93
T13 - 92
T16 - 87
T17 - 83
T18 - 80
T19 - 92
T21 - 80
T22 - 85
T23 - 80
T27 - 82
T30 - 92
T31 - 96
T32 - 83
 

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Seattle, WA area - Dish1000+:

Transponder 1 63
Transponder 2 64
Transponder 4 86
Transponder 5 75
Transponder 6 60
Transponder 7 64
Transponder 8 85
Transponder 9 85
Transponder 10 85
Transponder 11 62
Transponder 12 87
Transponder 13 88
Transponder 16 78
Transponder 17 77
Transponder 18 60
Transponder 19 88
Transponder 21 76
Transponder 22 64
Transponder 23 77
Transponder 27 64
Transponder 30 88
Transponder 31 91
Transponder 32 77
 

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CastleGrayskull said:
Portland, OR - 24" DISH
Your numbers are *OUTSTANDING* CastleGrayskull. I don't think any one is going to beat them. Now I know I ned to move to a 24" dish.

Can you recommend a 24" dish to me? I will be doing a self install and I am buying all my equipment.

Thanks

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mraroid said:
Your numbers are *OUTSTANDING* CastleGrayskull. I don't think any one is going to beat them. Now I know I ned to move to a 24" dish.

Can you recommend a 24" dish to me? I will be doing a self install and I am buying all my equipment.

Thanks

mraroid
Are you anywhere near Portland?
 

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Rob Glasser said:
Seattle, WA area - Dish1000+:

Transponder 1 63
Transponder 2 64
Transponder 4 86
Transponder 5 75
Transponder 6 60
Transponder 7 64
Transponder 8 85
Transponder 9 85
Transponder 10 85
Transponder 11 62
Transponder 12 87
Wow, did you install your dish or did someone else?
Recommendations for an installer in the Seattle area?
1000+ Is that 28'' ellip.?
I'm hoping they authorize RSN's for HD Sports on 129 :p as I can 'move' and
get HD from 129. I figure I can't lose this Sunday as I like both teams. Go Hawks Go Bears :confused:
 

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I bought and installed myself. By going from a Dish1000 to a Dish1000+ I gained, on average, about 10 points per transponder. Still not as high as a 24" Dish but it allowed me to have a single dish install, and minimizes the dropouts. The Dish1000+ is the new Dish that picks up 118.7 as well as 110, 119, 129, looks a lot like a SuperDish. I don't know of any installers in the area with them since there is not any local programming for us on 118.7.

Gotta cheer for the Hawks, your in Bothell, not Chicago ;)
 

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I'm in Rock Hill, SC (just across the SC line from Charlotte NC)
I've got the Dish 1000+ (I think it's the +)

Transponder 1 51
Transponder 2 47
Transponder 4 59
Transponder 5 59
Transponder 6 43
Transponder 7 49
Transponder 8 58
Transponder 9 60
Transponder 10 59
Transponder 11 47
Transponder 12 58
Transponder 13 60
Transponder 16 56
Transponder 17 60
Transponder 18 44
Transponder 19 61
Transponder 21 57
Transponder 22 45
Transponder 23 50
Transponder 27 47
Transponder 30 58
Transponder 31 62
Transponder 32 55
 

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I'm in Colo Springs CO and have a dish 500 for 129 my signals at 12 PM MT

1-72 13-83
17-74 16-75
2-72 18-68
4-84 19-85
5-73 21-70
6-66 22-71
7-72 23-74
8-80 27-73
9-90 30-83
10-83 31-90
11-69 32-71
12-83

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I'm in Colo Springs CO and have a dish 500 for 129 my signals at 12 PM MT

1-72
17-74
2-72
4-84
5-73
6-66
7-72
8-80
9-90
10-83
11-69
12-83
13-83
16-75
18-68
19-85
21-70
22-71
23-74
27-73
30-83
31-90
32-71

Mike
 

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I am in Middle Georgia, and I have the new Dish 1000.2 Dish. The installer that did the install wasn't the greatest, but I haven't had a chance to go redo things yet. I haven't had any drops on the HD channels, so I haven't worried about it yet. But this is what I am getting:

T01 - 80
T02 - 62
T04 - 86
T05 - 74
T06 - 57
T07 - 61
T08 - 82
T09 - 89
T10 - 84
T11 - 63
T12 - 87
T13 - 92
T16 - 80
T17 - 82
T18 - 57
T19 - 88
T21 - 78
T22 - 58
T23 - 64
T27 - 61
T30 - 84
T31 - 93
T32 - 75
 

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I had a new ViP622 and a new Dish 1000 installed last week. Although my numbers look bad, I have yet to see a single "acquiring satellite" message. But I'm in southern Arizona, which makes me think my numbers should be better. Do I have a problem?

1/7/07, 7:30am MST
Sat 129

1-58
2-59
4-83
5-68
6-55
7-53
8-81
9-80
10-82
11-52
12-84
13-81
16-74
17-70
18-56
19-79
21-67
22-58
23-56
27-55
30-83
31-83
32-70

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Those are about the same numbers I have up here in Denver off 129, Bill.

Lots of them in the mid-high 50's including the Tp. my Local HD's are on.

I've had my 622 about 10 months and never have any problems with it being that way.

They need to drop down in the mid 40's for me to lose it. If that actually happened, short of snowing piling up on the dish, I'd do something about it. But it doesnt, so I dont.
 

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rockandchelle said:
I am in Middle Georgia, and I have the new Dish 1000.2 Dish.
I am in North Georgia, and here are my numbers. I have a single dish but don't know which one. How do I tell? The first column are yours (Y) and the second column are mine (M)
-------Y M
T01 - 80 84
T02 - 62 78
T04 - 86 90
T05 - 74 82
T06 - 57 62
T07 - 61 79
T08 - 82 87
T09 - 89 90
T10 - 84 86
T11 - 63 77
T12 - 87 89
T13 - 92 92
T16 - 80 80
T17 - 82 83
T18 - 57 63
T19 - 88 93
T21 - 78 78
T22 - 58 77
T23 - 64 81
T27 - 61 80
T30 - 84 89
T31 - 93 95
T32 - 75 77
 

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I am in North Georgia, and here are my numbers. I have a single dish but don't know which one. How do I tell? The first column are yours (Y) and the second column are mine (M)
-------Y M
T01 - 80 84
T02 - 62 78
T04 - 86 90
T05 - 74 82
T06 - 57 62
T07 - 61 79
T08 - 82 87
T09 - 89 90
T10 - 84 86
T11 - 63 77
T12 - 87 89
T13 - 92 92
T16 - 80 80
T17 - 82 83
T18 - 57 63
T19 - 88 93
T21 - 78 78
T22 - 58 77
T23 - 64 81
T27 - 61 80
T30 - 84 89
T31 - 93 95
T32 - 75 77
Looks like I might be able to get a better signal, so I will have to play with it sometime. :dance01:
 

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rockandchelle said:
I am in Middle Georgia, and I have the new Dish 1000.2 Dish. ...
Do you have any pictures? This is the first time I've heard of a 1000.2 installation. I've seen the pictures in the Charlie Chats but not the dish installed. Did you have a 1000 before that? If so how much of an improvement did you get by putting in a 1000.2?
 
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