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Should I expect the same reception with the "Slimline" dish as what I had with my "3 LNB" dish? They are mounted in the same location? Priviously I was in the mid-90's, on sat 101, now it is only mid-70's, is there some sacrifice to get sat's 99 and 103? Or is it just poorly aimed?
 

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Yes, you should see relatively the same signal strength.

It is poorly aimed.
 

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jdwatson said:
Who does one call if the dish is poorly aimed ? I read someplace that aiming the new 5LNB dish is nearly impossible without electronics.
That is incorrect. It is easy to aim to 101, 110, and 119 just by using your
receiver. The installers in my area do not peak 99 and 103 because their
BirdDog does not see those satellites. They just get the highest 101 they can
and that is all............

I aimed mine myself with coordinates from Earl.

Oh, and you should just call DirecTV and they will send someone back out; however, without the proper
satellite finder, it doesn't matter.
 

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I think some of the problems I have with the H20 is related to the aiming of the AT9. What does the collective think of these numbers.

Do I need to re-aim ? (According to my GPS we're located at N35 48.334 W78 50.978)

101 Sat
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01 - 06 73 95 73 95 71 87 75 80
09 - 16 74 89 71 85 67 88 00 79
17 - 24 42 48 42 89 37 87 38 82
25 - 32 39 00 38 85 39 92 82 87

110 Sat
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08 89
10 91
12 95

119 Sat
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17 - 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 96 98 96
25 - 32 00 100 98 99 00 98 100 99

99 Sat
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01 - 08 54 82 57 85 52 00 N/A N/A

103 Sat
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01 - 08 00 76 84 00 19 65 N/A N/A
 

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Earl Bonovich said:
Yes, you should see relatively the same signal strength.

It is poorly aimed.
So if I plug in the Lat/Lon coordinates from my GPS, into the HR20 will that give me accurate settings for the best place to start my aiming?
 

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BillPear said:
So if I plug in the Lat/Lon coordinates from my GPS, into the HR20 will that give me accurate settings for the best place to start my aiming?
Yes, but your GPS is a lot more precise than the input screen to the HR20 allows for. No decimal minutes (as far as I could see). Just full degrees should work fine, then trim it up.
 

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hasan said:
Yes, but your GPS is a lot more precise than the input screen to the HR20 allows for. No decimal minutes (as far as I could see). Just full degrees should work fine, then trim it up.
Certainly the GPS is more acurate than the HR20's screen, but the Lat/Lon input is MUUUUCH more accurate than a simple 7 digit zip code. That area could be a couple of hundred square miles.

Using the Lat/Lon has moved my azimuth from 138* to 152*, I suppose that's why a signal meter is still the most accurate;) .

But I have a compass, Wife, HR20 signal indicater, and a 12' ladder:D
 

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With the above signal strengths, I get a lot of pixelation on different channels. I can't really find a pattern. After a reset of the H20, my local station do not re-appear in the guide for about an hour. To that end, I've called D* and setup a service call for Tuesday.

Channels that are regularly pixelated are: Comedy Central, the Discovery series, TLC, VH1C, DirecTV's 201 to name a few.
 
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