call and have it professionally installed?
4 Years since used with two separate LNBs means it is probably a LEGACY system. What you are calling a splitter is probably a SW-21 switch that combines the 110 & 119 satellites on one cable. The elevation isn't set by the location of a bolt there is an indicator mark on the side of the housing. The indicator is usually the end of the slide that the locking bolt goes thru and most of the time has red or orange paint on it.kckcjl94 said:Ok, have a dish that hasn't been used in about 4 years, just been sitting outside in the element. I originally had it on the ground screwed to a cinder block, couldn't get anything, so i attached it to my wooden balcony.
I used a leveler on the mast, it is even.
The skew is supposed to be 123, and there is a red line on the dish, marking 123.
The elevation is supposed to be 36, i have tried having the bolt on 36, before and after it, even did about 46, or at least i had the bolt overtop of it.
I know the general direction, and have moved it in small increments left/right, trying diff variations on the elevation trying to hit 119 only.
I tried a new coax cable, and even got a new splitter trying to recieve a signal.
I've install quite a few directv single lnb dishes over the years, in various states. I can't get anything on this dish 500, and it has the 2 separate lnbs.
I can't think of any other cause. If no one has any suggestions i might try
replacing the lnbs.
GET RID OF THE SPLITTERS you will never get it to work with a splitter in the line this is not a cable system. If you don't want to use the SW21s connect your cable directly to either of the 119 fittings. 119 marked on the plastic "Y"kckcjl94 said:it isn't a sw-21 i took both of those off, when i said a splitter, i meant a splitter. the lnbs are 2 separate lnbs, and each one has 2 outputs, so i believe it is a legacy. there are short cables coming from the lnbs, so the good coax i have i just used a splitter to connect them. my only thoughts are maybe the splitter isn't good enough or the lnbs like i said.
i've used the compass and i'm on the right azimuth, the skew does have a mark and is set correctly, BUT the elevation doesn't have one. but i have tried it within 10 degrees before and after and still get nothing.
thanks for the quick replies.
You *could* try not attempting to violate federal law by illegally decrypting Dish Network's signal with your illegally-modified FTA receiver...kckcjl94 said:i don't know what else to do. any help would be appreciated.
thanks for the help.... or not. i never said i was. this is a dish 500 that i bought years ago, i'm trying to just see if i can get anything, and so far i can't. being a dish 500 figured i would at least try to hit thte most obvious thing. i'm really interested in asian stuff eventually. but not much point if i can't hit anything, which is the case so far.IIP said:You *could* try not attempting to violate federal law by illegally decrypting Dish Network's signal with your illegally-modified FTA receiver...
You have hit something ... otherwise you wouldn't be getting a signal reading. The next step is to get a receiver that can actually decode the signals you are seeing (a DISH Network receiver) and subscribe!kckcjl94 said:thanks for the help.... or not. i never said i was. this is a dish 500 that i bought years ago, i'm trying to just see if i can get anything, and so far i can't. being a dish 500 figured i would at least try to hit thte most obvious thing. i'm really interested in asian stuff eventually. but not much point if i can't hit anything, which is the case so far.