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I was in the middle of the storm path of Hurricane Gustav and fortunately I got by with roof and water damage.

In the middle of the mess my dish must have got wacked. I booted the system on generator the day after and no HD's. I waited until power was back up and still no HD. I checked the signal and I'm not hitting either of the HD sats. I am however hitting all of the non HD sats. I talked to DirecTV and they told me I am looking at 4-6 weeks for an appointment and I really miss the HD.

What should I do? It doesn't sound like an alignment issues since you aim at 101 to get all 5 sats if I read the directions correctly. Is it possible the LNB is damaged? DirecTV won't send me an LNB I already asked so if I buy one off eBay or something and it don't work it will all be out of pocket.

I am currently using an HR20-100 and a HR20-700

Any info is appreciated.
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TigersFanJJ said:
It could be an alignment issue (among other things). The HD sats have a much narrower beam so it is possible to have good signals on 101 and nothing on 99 & 103.
Yeah. One of the other sats have signals in the 60's. I thought my numbers were significantly higher on that sat. I have 0 on both HD sats though. I guess I'll just have to wait for the installer.

Should I take the chance to turn/tilt the dish?
 

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Please post signal strengths for 101, 110, 119, 103(c), and 99(c).
Use a format like this:

Sat 119:
1-8 = na na na na na na na na
9-16 = na na na na na na na na
17-24 = na na na na na xx xx xx
25-32 = xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx

And while your checking strengths, check both Tuner 1 AND Tuner 2.

If there's only a few points difference between tuner 1 & 2 for each transponder, don't bother posting what you get for tuner 2, just post tuner 1 signals.
 

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Check the dish mount foot. Hard winds may have loosened it. Dish usually tends to droop forward. Sometimes a few turns of a wrench to tighten it can brings things back to life, at least enough until the service tech can get there.
 

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Be prepaired to wait a long time for a tech to come out if you call for one, my install is a month out due to Gustav, I live in South Mississippi.
 
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