DBSTalk Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
AllStar
Joined
·
63 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 3LNB dish on a tripod that I use for tailgating. I have never had a problem before but this weekend I could only get constant signal strength on every other transponder for satellite at 101. When just looking at the signal meter on the first transponder it would show 80-90% for 5 seconds and then go away without me adjusting anything.

With that problem, the receiver would never finish the setup and populate the guide, so I couldn't get any channels.

Is it possible I am doing something wrong or is the LNB bad?

Thanks.
 

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
3,985 Posts
ncriley said:
I have a 3LNB dish on a tripod that I use for tailgating. I have never had a problem before but this weekend I could only get constant signal strength on every other transponder for satellite at 101. When just looking at the signal meter on the first transponder it would show 80-90% for 5 seconds and then go away without me adjusting anything.

With that problem, the receiver would never finish the setup and populate the guide, so I couldn't get any channels.

Is it possible I am doing something wrong or is the LNB bad?

Thanks.
I had that happen when, in the set-up menu, 6x8 switch had been selected rather than 4x4. If a receiver is set for 6x8, it will send out DiSEqC switching commands that confuse a 3-LNB dish, whereas if it is set for 4x4, it uses the voltage and tone controls that your dish antenna needs.

I have been told that with some receivers, if you slecct 3 LNB rather than 5 LNB in the set-up menu, there will not even be a chouce between 4x4 and 6x8 switch, but YMMV.
 

·
AllStar
Joined
·
63 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
AntAltMike said:
I had that happen when, in the set-up menu, 6x8 switch had been selected rather than 4x4. If a receiver is set for 6x8, it will send out DiSEqC switching commands that confuse a 3-LNB dish, whereas if it is set for 4x4, it uses the voltage and tone controls that your dish antenna needs.

I have been told that with some receivers, if you slecct 3 LNB rather than 5 LNB in the set-up menu, there will not even be a chouce between 4x4 and 6x8 switch, but YMMV.
Thanks for the response. I choose 3LNB and there is no option for multiswitch type. I have an h21.
 

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
3,433 Posts
How 'bout an intermittent connector?
 

·
Icon
Joined
·
1,028 Posts
I had a similar problem on my first DTV install in 99. I could get 2 receivers going, but one I powered on the 3rd, I lost 1/2 of the transponders. I redid all my cable ends and the problem went away.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top