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I am setting up my Portal Slimline system and I just wanted to test how easy it was to setup.I use my home Zip Code settings to setup in my backyard and I found a couple of the Satellites real quickly but I didn't have time to "fine tune" the Dish to get all the Birds.I am getting like ESPN and ESPN2 in SD and HD but no ESPNnews in HD and some of the Movie Channels in HD aren't there. My question is, to Fine Tune is there one setting(tilt,Elev. Azimuth) that perhaps is the main one I need to work with to get all Satellites? It seems that if I do much on the settings I would loose the Satellites I have already found.

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Where are you getting ESPN and ESPN2? In the 70s or 200s.
If you are getting the 70s you're ok on 119 but off for the 99 / 103.
 

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There are two settings to fine tune, the big bolts with numbered wheels you see. All you really do is adjust one until the values peak, then adjust the other to peak, then go back to the first to peak again, and go around a few times.

You do this on the Ka (99c/103c) satellites after doing it on the Ku satellutes (101/119). Tilt doesn't come into play much, if you want to adjust it, know that it's a distant third in importance.

You won't believe how wide the 101/119 beams are compared to the Ka beams when you start adjusting for Ka. You can easily turn the adjustment bolts 2 times around without affecting the 101/119 figures noticeably, while the Ka numbers will have changed over 20 pts.

Don't forget to loosen the lockdown bolts for azimuth and elevation before starting the adjustment process.
 

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flipptyfloppity said:
There are two settings to fine tune, the big bolts with numbered wheels you see. All you really do is adjust one until the values peak, then adjust the other to peak, then go back to the first to peak again, and go around a few times.

You do this on the Ka (99c/103c) satellites after doing it on the Ku satellutes (101/119). Tilt doesn't come into play much, if you want to adjust it, know that it's a distant third in importance.

You won't believe how wide the 101/119 beams are compared to the Ka beams when you start adjusting for Ka. You can easily turn the adjustment bolts 2 times around without affecting the 101/119 figures noticeably, while the Ka numbers will have changed over 20 pts.

Don't forget to loosen the lockdown bolts for azimuth and elevation before starting the adjustment process.
Thanks. I was wondering about the numbered wheels.
 
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